Monday, April 15, 2013

Dancing

Old school Dance Team pic
I miss dancing. I danced for years. I did different styles of dance over the years from hip hop to ballet and pointe. Multiple classes when I was a kid through high school and then my college dance team. I love it. I love the way the music takes over my body. I love the way I feel when I perform in front of an audience. I love that dancing is the one time when I feel in control of my body and not all spazzy. I love that it's a workout that doesn't feel like work to me. I can (and have) danced for hours on end without wanting to stop and without feeling exhausted (until the next day when I couldn't move. 8-hour dance workshops will do that to you).

I haven't really danced since I graduated college. And I feel like a part of me is missing. After all those years of classes, practices, and performances... it just feels empty.



Dance team junior year
In the five years since I graduated college I've debated about taking classes at local dance studios, but haven't done it because 1) they're majorly expensive and 2) most of the classes are for kids/high schoolers. The adult classes they do have are usually for beginners. I may be a little rusty, but I'm no beginner. 

Zumba was a good "fix" for me for awhile there. It wasn't quite the same, but it let me move and listen to the music and just have fun with it. I had to stop when I was about 7 months pregnant because the workout was just too much for me. Now that I'm ready to start again, I discovered that my old gym doesn't have Zumba class anymore. 

So I'm bumming out and trying to find a new place to Zumba or other classes to get my dance fix on. Dance has just always been a part of my life until recently, and I'm in need of that release... I just need to find a place to do it! 

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