Last class I had with her (about 2 weeks ago) she asked if I minded if she pointed me out in class. She will often point out how people modify the steps to make it work for them. That gave me a boost of confidence.
Last night I got a bigger boost. She was trying to decide on the next song. (Julie tends to be a bit of a free spirit. She never used the same songs in the same order.) I said, "Do my song!" And I did the starting motions. "The one you sent me." (A couple of months ago, she stayed late after class and went over some steps with us. I finally got it, and now it's my favorite. Julie texted me the name of the song: Danza Kuduro by Don Omar.)
Julie figured out the song I was referring to and asked if I would join her on the stage for it. I told her only if she stayed up there with me. The class cheered for me when I went up.
I was able to do the entire done with just a few mess ups. It was a lot of fun. Julie is an awesome teacher, and she loves to share the stage (literally). And she made my day.
I had to include this last one. Julie kept asking us if we were tired. I was tired when I walked in!!