Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Lord(ess) of the Dance
Remember the challenge we had a few months ago about trying something new for a workout? Well I am finally getting to that challenge even if it is several months late(too bad I don't get the points). I am taking Irish dance classes, and they start tomorrow night. I can't believe how nervous I am. It is an adult beginner class so everyone should be in the same boat I am, but I still get little butterflies in my stomach when I think about it.
My daughter was very cute today and reassured me that when she first started dance she was nervous too and that I had an advantage because she had already taught me a few steps. I loved the mothering tone she used as she said all this too.
I think the big reason for my nerves is that I am not a dancer. I didn't ever take ballet, or jazz or modern dance like many of my friends. I was a gymnast. I loved gymnastics and still do but as I watch my daughter dance and perform a little piece of me secretly wishes I had taken dance. So to appease my inner child I signed up for this dance class. We'll see how it goes, if nothing else I am sure it will be a great workout.
Watch out Michael Flatley here I come!