Friday, November 22, 2019

Exit, Stage Left

Hi there,

I am stepping down from the Manager role at Dance Queens.

Can't decide if I'm taking a break or taking a hike. Time will tell, I guess.

Thank you to Web for the opportunity to help contribute to the dance community for the past year in this role.

I've learned a lot and gotten to know a lot of good folks, and I hope I've helped more than I've hindered.

But I think it's time for someone else to have a chance to experience it for themselves, and to make a difference.

More thanks...

To the choreographers, who put it all together while desperately trying to keep it all together.

To the directors, who stack the shows, balance egos, and keep the magic flowing.

To the set builders, who build the canvas upon which art flows. Oh, that's texture thrashing? Dammit.

To the costumers, who disappoint the perverts who want to see us all naked.

To the dancers, who provide the medium through which motion is made (until animesh has matured sufficiently).

To the toolmakers, without whom we'd all be just standing around. (Stupid backstage movers.)

To the emcees, who coordinate the music we dance to, otherwise we'd all look weird for no reason.

To the venue owners, who provide the stages on which we lag... I mean dance.

To the hosts, who make us feel welcome, scary eyes and all.

To the fans who suffer through removing facelights, HUDs, and scripts every time they come to a show. (And putting them all back in afterwards so they can remove them all again.)

To the teachers, trying to jam into our heads everything we're too lazy to RTFM or YouTube ourselves.

To the videographers and photographers, capturing moments and memories, and deleting the ones we'd rather forget.

To Linden Lab, for the platform that lets us all do this, or sometimes in spite of it. (Second Life, not Sansar. I mean, get real.)

And to everyone that makes the impossible possible.



  1. Please stick around R, you will be missed!

  2. and Thank YOU R for teaching some of us so much! Your tech savy has been, and will continue to be, GREATLY appreciated! Thank you for your service to DQ! You've been a real asset. Elayn

  3. I'm totally stealing the text in this R. Just telling you ahead of time. I promise to give credit, but this is just too good not to use. :-)

  4. Much love R. you always have that. We know where you are to stalk you!

  5. You've done a helluva job R. You'll definitely be missed. Hopefully you'll stick around and continue to dance.

  6. How come im always the last one to know. We know where you live. Speaking of.. this has nothing to do with the world series ..does it*..Houston!

    * R is a Houston Astros fan and they suffered a tough loss in the world series.

  7. Best wishes to you always R, whatever path you choose to take. I appreciate all you have done for our dance world.

  8. Thank you, R for all the great stuff you have done for Dance Queens and dance in general. You will be much missed. Wishing you luck in your next adventure ;) Phizz