Friday, January 8, 2010

Tiny Dancer

Did I ever tell you that I dance?

Well, I do. I have danced 'unofficially' for a long time. I have taken an odd assortment of classes over the years and have settled into an aerobic "dance" class at my gym. Within the scope of the gym class I am pretty good. I learn the choreography quickly and am able to do almost any step.

At my new job (Private High School) there is a professional dance instructor. I have ended up working on a dance routine for our Fine Arts Week with him. It is really wonderful. I knew that I wasn't a bad dancer, but I had no idea that I was a good dancer.

Funny enough, it turns out I am a pretty good dancer. I am practicing different spins and steps. When I started our dance instructor created a basic routine, but he has been pleased with my skills and it is getting quite complicated. It seems that I have a good deal of ability.

The funny thing about the entire situation is that I have always loved to dance. As a child I would dress up and take lessons, but as I got older I lost my confidence. High school was a wash out. In college I did start to dance at Latin Clubs. I learned to salsa and cha, cha, cha.

It is hard to find a reason to dance now. I have been grateful for the gym class. I was very hesitant to start dancing at work; thankfully, a nice coworker pushed me to do it. I just have to take it slowly, but, I just need to throw out that Costumes Have Been Mentioned!!!! (Which is another thing that grown ups do not do...)

8 comments:

formerly fun said...

I expect video:)

Heather said...

I promise.

Nat said...

Yeah - I want a video too! I can't dance at all - I just can't remember moves- LOL

for a different kind of girl said...

How fun! I am nobody's idea of a dancer, but I took a class in college in hopes that I'd magically become one. Not so much, but I have taken a few others over the years and, as I stumble and try again, I imagine how wonderful it must feel to really do it well. What you're doing sounds like so much fun.

Laggin said...

Costumes have been mentioned? Yikes. I danced from 4 to 22, not well; but enthusiastically. So now, from time to time, I pick it up and take a tap class again. Any time "costumes are mentioned" I run. I just can't make myself do that again! Well that and NO ONE should be tortured with the sight.

The Radish said...

Me three on that video! That's awesome you dance. I think in our hearts we all want to dance. I've taken dance classes and it never goes right. I think it helps if you have a foundation back there somewhere. Like math. But it's also an intuition. Dance, sistah, don't let them tell you you can't. :)

Teri said...

That sounds so fun!

A Free Man said...

Do you really need a reason to dance?