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"Your left foot goes in here and your right foot goes there – not yet! You have to get up the slope first."
I sigh and try to listen to what I'm supposed to be doing, but it's a little hard to focus when it's him that's doing the teaching… Concentrate Danni I mentally chide myself. You can't be thinking thoughts like that about a friend. Even so, I find it hard to listen to the words and not just his voice.
"Ok, now practice balancing down this mini-slope," he says and gives me an encouraging grin.
Practice balancing? Who does he think he's talking to? I've been balancing as part of my training for years. I'm a dancer, my balance is perfect! I lean forwards slightly and feel the board beneath my feet begin to move. I smile triumphantly as I glide down the slope – easy peasy! But then something happens and the next thing I know I'm on my back looking up at the snow-laden sky.
"Danni!" The sound of crunching snow indicates someone running to me. "Are you ok?"