Monday, May 24, 2010

favorite things (24) dance

i have never been one to dance in a communal setting - on my own, in my home, i can shake my bootie for sure. or at a concert, i love to get down - but never think i actually *can* if you know what i mean. i never have considered myself adept at co-ordination or movement like what is required in dance. *however* in the past 2 years i have started to take dance lessons (not like, formal dance or the box step - no, no) i have been taking these fusion classes of hip hop, brazilian, african, haitian & a tiny bit of modern -- and i L.O.V.E. it! i've always wanted to move my body like that & even though i'm still quite UN-adept, i love it. it makes me happy. so, like lykke li says, "dance dance dance -- i was a dancer all along" i like to think i was a dancer all along, & in my 30's actually discovered that :)




ps - lyrics to 'dance, dance, dance' so appropriate :)

Having troubles telling how I feel
But I can dance, dance and dance
Couldn't possibly tell you how I mean
But I can dance, dance, dance
So when I trip on my feet
Look at the beat
The words are, written in the sand
When I'm shaking my hips
Look for the swing
The words are, written in the air
Dance
I was a dancer all along
Dance, dance, dance
Words can never make up for what you do
Easy conversations, there's no such thing
No I'm shy, shy, shy
My hips they lie 'cause in reality I'm shy, shy, shy
But when I trip on my feet
Look at the ground
The words are, written in the dust
When I'm shaking my hips
Look for the swing
The words are written in the air
Dance
I was a dancer all along
Dance, dance, dance
Words can never make up for what you do
Dance, dance, dance

5 comments:

Esti said...

I love this video and this song.

I admire people who can dance and don't feel awkward about it :)

jenifer lake said...

i know esti, isn't the video beautiful? i love the video, the lyrics, the song & i love to dance - but i still feel awkward ;)

Bonney boys said...

i have been dragging my feet getting back into running but suddenly realized I could probably get just as great a cardio dancing for 45 minutes...honestly, it's almost more therapeutic than anything else. Last time, Felix kept peering around the corner, grinning from ear to ear, probably thinking "mama is nuts!" but I don't care.
I feel awkward too sometimes, but once I get going, I think less about how my body is moving and more about how dancing is an expression of thoughts and feelings I can't otherwise seem to get out, so I say go for it!

material said...

I've been preparing a Favorite Things post on dancing . . . I love it when some of collaborators' posts mesh! Dancing is the best--I have lots to say on the subject. And Steph, I know several people who lost a lot of weight doing Dance Dance Revolution for 30 minutes a day.

Shirin said...

I listen to this song all the time because its so fun and upbeat - but reading the lyrics made me like it all the more. Its so, so sweet.