But, I stuck to my guns - with a contingency plan - and it worked! They joined in and danced with me. Another panelist read my artist statement aloud as we danced. It was a dream to engage the panel in a way that is true to my mission: to get people dancing.
Who knows if the Commission will grant funding to me? Regardless, it was a BLAST - as performing and sharing dance should be.
Thanks for supporting my work!