One of my most favorite shows on television is So You Think You Can Dance. I am glued to the TV watching these young people blow me away by their dancing routines. I DVR the show so that i can rewind and watch over and over. I started dancing when i was 3. My mom had me in dance classes learning tap and ballet until i was around 10.
Dancing came naturally to me because i was surrounded by music. They go hand in hand in my opinion. Daddy was a musician in a rock band playing guitar and piano. Mom played her albums nonstop. Do you remember the record machines where you could stack your albums up to 5 i think and they would play in that order? Yep we had one of those. I remember owning several of the childrens carry record players that were in a box and would close up and buckle like a suitcase. Totally got off track just then- anyway- music was a constant for me. Then soon after dancing became a constant for me. I loved dance and having my dance recitals. I learned early on about listening to instructors and team work with my fellow class mates. I left dancing for a while when i was 10 and got into gymnastics for a few years. Truth is that was still every bit dancing. My favorite was the tumbling and the floor routines so i was still dancing to music. The gymnastics years improved dancing by leaps and bounds. When i was 12, i was a cheerleader at my junior high. It was mostly all dancing and we didnt do any of the crazy stunts and flips that a real cheerleading team does today. I joined the drill team in high school and danced all 4 years then joined the college drillteam and did that my freshman and sophomore years in college. When i transferred to a large university, i enrolled in dance classes there. I took a few semesters but by then i was working much more and my focus was on affording school and making grades in my "real classes".
Eventually life just happened and i gave up dancing as an active hobby. I never thought i wouldnt be a dancer in some ways. I wanted to be a Rockette but i was too short. Dancing was my life for so long growing up!! I dont even take a Zumba class which i totally should.
I dance around the house when i'm home. I dance in the car when a good song comes on. I love going dancing at bars with live music. I love country dancing too at the country bars. I dance at church during worship time. I guess i will always have Dance in me.
This Saturday is National Dance Day! The producer of SYTYCD show and a few of the dancers are going to be in Washington, NYC, LA and a few other places to have a big dance off. There are a few routines we can watch and learn or you can do your own thing. I will most likely not record myself dancing and upload it to the website like they're asking for all of us to do. I will dance though! One of my favorite things about the show Ellen is that she always dances.
Do you like to dance? What is your favorite style of dancing? Do you watch SYTYCD?
Have a great weekend y'all!!!!