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Posted on Sep 15, 2013 | 2 comments

So I Think I Can Dance

So I Think I Can Dance

I’m going to die. The closer I get to it, the more I believe it might be true. Yes, this realization may be somber, but it’s also motivating. It also makes me somewhat delusional.

I was watching So You Think You Can Dance the other night, and I thought to myself: I can do that! In fact, I must do that!

I Googled “Adult Dance.” I perused the startling content involving lucite stripper heels and in-home pole installation for a moment, and clicked “Back.”

I Googled “Adult JAZZ Dance.” I found a little studio right down the street! Then, I conducted some essential recognizance before showing up with my my old-lady, mother-of-two self:

 

Dance Studio: Hello?

Me: silence

Dance Studio: Hello??

Me: Um, do you have adult dance classes?

DS: Yes!

Me: Okay…so, um, how “Adult” are we talking here? A bunch of 18-year-old “adults,” or do you go truly geriatric?

DS: Well, I’m 38 and I’m in the class, so that’s pretty old.

Me: Yeah. I remember thinking that too, when I was your tender age.

DS: Okay…

Me: So, what do the young kids wear these days in dance class?

DS: I wear yoga pants and a t-shirt.

Me: Score!

DS: And jazz boots.

Me: Cool! Wait, boots? I have jazz shoes.

DS: Yeah, no. They don’t use those old lace-up ones anymore.

Me: Oh. Right. No, of course not. Pshh. How dumb would that be.

DS: Totally.

 

Despite this dubious conversation, I pressed on. Being elderly does have its benefits. For example, it gives you the chutzpah to do something new even though you will possibly (probably) stand out like a sore thumb. There will be bright lights and lots of more experienced eyes upon me. But, since I’m gonna die anyway, I figure, it’s now or NEVER. And, I just can’t let that happen. Because. I. Must. Dance. Or, at least flail about, joyously, in pseudo-rhythm.

 

So, basically, what I’m hesitant to commit to in writing here is that..I just signed up for dance class.


photo credit: universityymca via photopin cc

EEEEEEK!!

Hold me, people.

(To find out how it went, click here.)

2 Comments

  1. You are gonna have so much new neuron chatter your brain will buzz. “Left foot, move! No, not that way, this way! Wait…you’re too late. Quick, do a grapevine step. Well done!”

    • I hope it will push back my old-age dementia.

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