I think what I learned is that I like showcases more than actual comps. I like having my own music that I can really get to know and interpret. I really like doing lifts and tricks that are not allowed in comps. I like having the entire floor. I like getting critiques from judges. And I like the feedback we get from the crowd. Honestly, I am nothing special at a comp, but at a show, I can really put it all out there. And its kind of a giggle when strangers remark on our dance months later. This weekend I ran into a stranger who remembered and started singing the song from our last solo. It's fun entertaining people.