Yes, it is happening... I am slowly giving up dance.
Why? Several reasons...
Firstly, there is no Solo Dance event at Oberstdorf. This prompted me to start concentrating on freestyle, though I wasn't giving up dance yet.
My coach doesn't like to coach dance. Rather, he thinks there's no point dancing without a partner.
Why? Search me!
Anyway, in my desperate attempt to cling on to the thread I have been clinging on to for so many years, I signed up for solo dance at Mountain Cup anyway.
At the start of my lesson last week, I said wanted to dance. To my horror, my coach said, "You have to jump today." Eventually we came to a compromise - work on the dances and then leave a few minutes for that *@^#%!&* double loop.
This week, I asked his opinion on my stopping dance. He said, "Good!"
I get no more dance lessons. I am going to compete pre-Gold Solo Dance at Mountain Cup, having done the dances a grand total of TWO times in the past 2 years!
I am toying with the idea of withdrawing... *sob*