One of my 2nd-year students was a cheerleader for the Cheer Competition this year. I asked her how long they had been preparing for their performances. I was surprised to learn that they only started working on it a month ago. They practiced 9 hours a day! Their rehearsals started at 7 pm every night. They usually kept practicing until 3 or 4 in the morning. The night before the competition, they practiced for 12 hours straight!
I’m really impressed that the students kept coming to classes and doing their homework during that time. I know I couldn’t do it!