May 19, 2006

Foolish is Fun

I wanna go dancing. I just love to dance. Seriously. Mama started me in ballet back when I was three years old in hope that I would learn to walk through a room without hurting myself. Didn't work so well, except it lit a fire.

I studied ballet until they realized I was growing into an Amazon. Not a lot of Prima Amazons in the world of ballet. So they switched me to tap and jazz. I hated tap. Hated it. Toooooooo structured. But jazz? Oh yeah. I loved the "feel" of it.

I stayed in dance for about 12 years. Then I had to make a choice. Dance or music? I played 13 instruments and loved to sing. It was pretty much a no brainer. Plus - I could dance whenever I wanted. But the chance to learn to make music was just more than I could resist.

So I made music. After leaving college I joined a band and was able to combine the two. When I wasn't singing my job was to dance. By myself. On the dance floor. Good thing I'm not shy!!! And I'll be honest. I loved it.

The time came when I realized I had to grow up. Mama was starting a business and needed my help. So I moved back home. (hmmmm - pattern emerging?) But it wasn't too long before I really started to miss the music. No local bands and I wasn't solo material. So I went to a ball room dancing studio. Grown-up dancing. Anything was better than nothing.

Holy Cow. It rocked. Oh, I was alright with the waltz, but I loved the Viennese Waltz, quick and fluid - so much movement. The Fox Trot? No, not so much. Then we started the Latin Dances. OMG! Sex on the floor folks - that's all I'm sayin'. Sex on the floor.

I ended up teaching the Latin styles for a few years. Hey - what could be better? Dancing and makin' money. It worked for me. Until I got married.

After the divorce I went dancing as often as I could. I enjoy getting out there, in a fun dress, moving and well, just losing myself in the music. I haven't been in a while now - and no matter what anyone says, living room dancing or dish dancing (dancing while washing dishes) is just not the same.

I wanna cut a rug. I wanna just let my hair down. I wanna move. Yeah - I wanna go dancing.

Japanese proverb:
We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.

Posted by Tammi at May 19, 2006 08:44 AM | TrackBack

I can't dance. Never could.

Posted by: oddybobo at May 19, 2006 10:46 AM

I understand you
I started dancing approx. 3 months ago
Otiental dance
and now I can't imagine my holidays and any other day without dancing.
We teach Latin dances too
But my favourite are Oriental ones
And I want to get to know what each moving of it means. I know it means

And dancing is not an activity of fool=)

Posted by: Lia from Dubai at May 25, 2006 07:58 AM
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