Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dance Class!

I take an adult jazz dance class. It is so much fun (most of the time). I've been doing it since 2000, when my cousin and her friend, and now my friend, convinced me to give it a try. I had never danced before this, except for one year around the age of 3 or 4. I cried through the entire dance number, which was I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. I danced every step but sobbed through the whole thing while my cousin poked me and gave me dirty looks. We have this on 8mm tape and when we are feeling nostalgic my dad will set up the projector and a big sheet and we'll watch the silent movies of my childhood. But needless to say, I never danced again after that. Mostly because I was a really shy child because I know now that my parents would have kept me in classes if I had asked.

But anywho, tangent:) I started taking this dance class when I was 22 years old and I have been having fun ever since. It is my one hour plus drive time every week to get away from it all. I'm not mama or wife or daughter or sister. I get to spend that time with some friends and get very little exercise. Did I mention we do the recital at the end of the year? We usually make people sit up and think that these old broads are pretty cool/brave for getting up there on that stage! So this year we're thinking of dancing to Bush's Machinehead, which is beyond cool. We started a small routine this week and I'm so excited for this year. A cool song, very different dance moves and hopefully a rocking costume. I love getting hyped up for a new year and having it come together without the drama. And yeah, there can be drama in an adult dance class. Don't even get me started:)


  1. Oh my goodness, it's so cool that you have a recital! My daughter's dance recital had a women's group that got up and danced and it was awesome! I secretly wish I could dance. I've taken a Zumba class, does that count? :)

    You made me laugh with your nostalgic dancing story. I can just picture it! But hey, good for you - You cried but you didn't stop dancing!

  2. Drama in dance class? Hmmmmmmm
    I was thinking about signing the sportsman and I up for a dance class.

    However I can do with out drama.

    I got enough of my own.

  3. kittycat there is less drama in ballroom lessons. When Mark and I took ballroom lessons we had such a good time. And I was 7 months pregnant too! It's just having 10-15 opinionated women discussing costumes or lack of interest that can get heated!