Actually, the back flip didn't come off because G. pulled her back doing that exact move the day before in practice. I leaned back, she stopped to talk to me, and me not knowing that she'd done that yanked her forward.

Ooops. :D

We actually only "practiced" together TWICE before this show, and have danced together a couple of times before that.

The new shoes - well, I *had* shoes, and they broke, and I needed a new pair pronto. :P