🌿”Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.” Satchel Paige 🌿
I think it’s justifiable to say that I am semi-creative. Growing up I was always drawing, creating collages, and making up little tunes on the piano. As I got older, these things slowly faded as I gravitated towards other creative outlets; blogging, inventing recipes, and wait for it… swing dancing? What?!
Oh yea, I said it! Rock-Step-Step! I realize I sound like a big nerd right now but so what?! When I walked into this charming, rather large, dance studio, they had me at hello. I felt like I was the main character from Pleasantville but this time reliving the 1930’s.
Surrounded by brick walls, mirrors, and a juice bar (how cute is that), I knew I was a goner. You see I love doing new and different things. Not that I don’t like a good night out with friends and drinks, but I would prefer a good comedy show, something outrageously different, or in the case of last Friday night, a dance class.
Most girls were dressed in flirty skirts, keds, and cute pony tails. The boys had more of an array of outfits but a lot sported golf-like shoes, button down shirts rolled up to their elbows, and little flat caps. The teachers blended in as if they were born in another era. One was a blonde girl probably in her thirties and the other, a mid-forties funny French man.
As they gathered us in a circle, putting one girl between each boy, I found myself in a daze dreaming about New Orleans, twinkle lights, and backyard bar-b-ques. It must have been the soothing older tunes as they always seem to bring me back to my days living in the south. How I miss sweet tea, cornbread, and the laid back lifestyle.
When reality set back in, I found myself attempting the basic steps: rock-step-step or 1(quick)-2(quick)-3(normal)-4(normal). The first 15 minutes I was all over the place, lol. I didn’t realize that being accustom to a smooth salsa rhythm would make learning these bouncy steps so difficult! Finally, about 10 partners later I was good to go 🙂
And here’s the evidence:
Oh the crazy things I do lol!