a few days ago i was complaining about being bored. Later, it occurred to me that it wasn't so much boredom, as an over abundance of stuff that is all about other people and nothing that was actually nurturing my own soul. (let's not count reading books and doing crosswords and other home based stuff in here....although the Shelfari bookshelf down there suggests i spend a fair amount of time doing both!).
Now, don't get me wrong, I love doing things for and with other people, and especially with friends and family. but what i want is something that's MINE, all mine and won't require me to meet a deadline, supervise a child, clean up someone or something...isn't being done with an ulterior motive (i should do this, it's good for the brain/heart/fitness)...isn't the thing squeezed into the 11 pm and I can't sleep spot....something creative, that encompasses all I love...maybe with new people...maybe in the evening...maybe something I might even have to get a little dressed up for...
something to fill my heart with joy! that's what i needed!
Well sounds like a tall order, right? And, I thought I was pretty smart, so I simply can't believe it has taken me SO LONG to get back into my boogie shoes.
not the girls night out, leaping about to Dancing Queen kind of shoes (although I love that too....) but real, energetic, dance your socks off couple dancing...
I tried Zumba, it was good but not quite there. I did Jazz, much the same. The last partner-y type lessons I took were Irish ceili dancing (a kind of square dancing i guess) which I also just loved and were a great laugh although I don't think I had much natural talent in spite of my heritage!
Before that it was probably (dark recesses!) lambada...oh those really WERE the days!
ANYWAY, if you saw my FB profile you'll know, I went back! This time to Ceroc and I have to say it was brilliant...awesome teachers, great music and I think I did ok for a beginner (no one seemed to be limping after dancing with me...).It was run by addiction dance - just to give 'em a plug!.
I knew I was in the right place when the first two songs played were Usher - More, and Cry to Me from Dirty Dancing.
Tonight I hosted a freestyle party in the lounge - me and the children, some Black Eyed Peas...Jennifer Lopez (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am6iCuPQIDQ)....Snap! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCAqao4pScQ)...awesome!
Can't wait for next time....