I love any form; from slow, to just goofy dancing.
But just because I love it does not mean that I am the least bit good at it.
A point that has become painfully obvious as Colter has been trying to teach me to
I have really enjoyed having him teaching me, it's a lot of fun!
But I don't know how much fun it is for him because
I took ballet & tap lessons when I was younger but quit when I was just three years old because I couldn't take this mean girl's teasing about seeing my underwear through my leotard.
(which I didn't confess until years and years later to my mom that that was the reason why I hated dance class.
That's how much I was traumatized by the whole underwear situation.)
Since then my skill have barely progressed passed the
"shuffle, shuffle, tap, tap" move.
Well last night I'm proud to say that I stepped outside my comfort zone and
did moves (not very successfully, but still)
that I never thought I would!
Colter took me to SUU's Swing Club.
Apparently it's the BIGGEST club on campus during the school year.
There wasn't much of a crowd there last night,
which I'm very grateful for since I made a fool out of myself, but it was still fun.
There are so many moves, and the people there make them look so easy its ridiculous.
The good thing is that Colter is such a great leader that when he's twirling & dipping me
I can somewhat follow along.
The hardest moves to do were the lifts.
We tried two or three, which were mostly unsuccessful because of me.
- the FLYING SQUIRREL,
(which I think I'll be able to get with a little more practice)
- this crazy one where the girl lays on her back and the guy pulls her legs up until she flips backwards,
(this was the one where I, very ladylike and gracefully, belly flopped on the gym floor.)
- and another crazy one where the girl sits, gets pulled out into a flip and then wraps her legs around the guy's waist as he turns in a circle.
(that was the one I did the most successfully, but still didn't do it correctly all the way)
Needless to say, I need lots & lots of practice. I even need to practice my twirling,
which is kinda sad since that is a basic move most little girls learn when they are toddlers.
(probably would have had it mastered years ago if it weren't for that bully in my dance class)
Even though I completely embarrassed myself at this club,
the only way to get better is to keep going.
Hopefully one day I will be able to do these moves with Colter when we go down to
St. George and dance at the Electric Theater.