i don't think i have actually talked about this topic before, and i have no idea why since it's a pretty big part of my life. for whatever reason, when people first find out i'm a dancer they are kind of shocked. maybe it's because of my other interests, maybe it's because i'm not the most in shape person, i don't really know. and i think it might surprise them more that i'm actually pretty good at it. i started in grade school with the jitter bug. in high school i moved on to east coast swing, and kept with that through college. for about the past year now i have been doing west coast swing. i take classes once a week at least, sometimes twice if there is a deal going on at a different dance school. and i must say, i'm getting pretty damn good at it. and this is not just my own high opinion of myself (but that's part of it). this is coming from the teachers and other people in the class. i have been asked several ties in the last few months why i don't go to any of the public dance nights or dance parties. part of the reason that i'm good is because i love it. and i'm at the level now where we are learning some pretty bad ass moves. and if you know anything about me, it's no surprise that i like to look bad ass.
this is an example of west coast swing for those of you who don't know what it is:
and as a side note, i really really really want to do a flash mob
lately, i've been wanting to do more (or less, depending on how you look at it) than my dance class. i'm on one of my kicks where i really want to go club dancing. and while i personally don't consider this real dancing,* i still have a lot of fun doing it. and the last time i went was on new year's with gabi. and that's been too long. so in the same way that i get ren faire withdrawals, i'm getting club/bar dancing withdrawals. because of this, i have been listening to a lot of usher and dancing around my apartment in my skivvies. which means i really, really, really want to go and i'm probably going to be slightly annoying about it until i can convince someone to go with me. so, who's up for it?
one more video because i love jordan and tatiana
*it's pretty much just dry humping in public. which can be really fun and i really enjoy it, but it's not dancing in the way that i define it.