Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I decided since there was nothing on TV that I would watch So You Think You Can Dance. It gave me the dancing bug so I got out my dancing shoes and stepped in my garage (door closed) to see if I still had what it takes. I grew up dancing and took lessons for 16 years. However, I haven't put those shoes on since my dance recital my senior year in high school. I noticed two things: 1, my foot has grown!! My tap shoes were about a size too small. 2, I don't have the stamina I used to. Three shuffle ball changes in, I was pooped. After my legs got wiggly from the tapping, I got out my lyrical shoes to see if an axle was as easy as it used to be. Turns is! I'm just clearly not in the shape I used to be in. I danced around the house for about 20 minutes and I had to turn the fan on, the air conditioning down 3 degrees and plop on my couch panting. I enjoyed my dancing though for however short a time it was. Putting those shoes on my feet took me back! I decided to not even go there with the toe shoes. Those'll have to wait another time. I can only imagine to pain those may cause my 24 year old feet. I feel like the dancing is probably good exercise for me so I think I may try to do it every once in a while. Plus, I want to be like my mom was when I was a little girl for my little girl. She was my dance teacher growing up and I have a feeling if she put her dance shoes on she'd still be pretty bad ass. I want my daughter to know me as a dancer like I know my mom cause I think it's pretty awesome! Once a dancer always a dancer? We'll just see I guess...

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