Brick said her daughter watched her one night and said, "Mom, you look terrified." Brick didn't deny it. One part of Brick's routine is difficult and Brick said she is afraid of hurting herself.
But she's now aware of dance's subculture especially in regards to competition: the special clothes, the makeup, which the average person, even Brick until she learned to dance, may not understand, Brick said.
"I resisted my dancing shoes in the beginning," Brick said. ""I thought, 'Why in the world do you need dance shoes?' But I now realize you have to have dance shoes; they make a difference. With the $80 I spent on dance shoes, my feet are more comfortable and they move better on the floor."
Mostly she's happy to to help GACS.
"This is just a great opportunity to combine my love of dancing with advocating for vulnerable females in our community," Brick said. "I'm the real winner here because I get to do that. No matter who wins, this has been such a phenomenal experience and its such an amazing lifesaving organization, that I'm thrilled I get to have this fun experience."