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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Maybe I'm Hip, But I Can't Hop

So I'm swimming with my dear friend Donna on Monday and she mentions to me how her daughter is taking a Hip Hop dance class and that after it's over they have a class for adults. Okay, I'm beginning to see where this is leading. She goes on to say that the first class is free, like a trial basis sort of thing, and then asks the big question: Do I want to go with her?

Awkward silence.

Way back when, I used to take dance. I took jazz, I chose dance as my PE in high school and I danced on the kickline. Twenty-two years ago. And you know what's weird? This is another one of those "a shrink on the couch" moments, I had no problem dancing in recitals or at football games and whatnot, but put me on a dance floor at a party, wedding or club and I totally freak out. No one knows why. Truth be known, there probably is no real reason for my phobia but it's mine and there it is. Discuss!

But back to the hip/hop thing. I really find little to no appeal in the whole hip hop thing. I don't like the music, the moves, the clothes, none of it. Last night Nick and I went to go pick up some pictures from Walgreens and he ran in to a friend of his that was dressed ...well, he was dressed like he ate Vanilla Ice! The rapper, not the actual food. I mean he was a BIG white guy but with the giant diamond studs in his ear, the baggy clothes...maybe this is the style somewhere but on him, I'm sorry, it was near comical. Maybe that's not even hip hop style but it reminded me of it. I guess I'm not all that hip, right? So I had to tell my buddy that it was really not something that I wanted to do. At all. I was kind of proud of myself because I normally end up getting myself invovled in things that I don't want to do, but I felt like this was something that I really, really did not want to do and I'd have to pay for it as well. All in all it would not be a good thing!

She was very gracious, as always, and was showing me some of her moves in the pool. I was not a very good friend and laughed. I apologized. So the next day, her daughter comes out and shows me some of the moves the way they are supposed to look, and again, while she looked adorable doing it, it was so NOT me! Last night she called and asked that maybe instead of swimming today if perhaps her daughter could teach us some moves for the hip/hop class - because it is a really good workout. I don't doubt it for a second. Isn't there a workout out there called "Hip/Hop Abs?" I think my mom and sister tried it a while ago and from the info-mercials, it does look like a GREAT workout, but just not for me.

So we're going to swim today. I really wish that I could support her more and do this but ...I'm about as white as you can get when it comes to dancing. I have rhythym but very little of it and just the thought of trying to make my body do those moves is just to much to even consider!!

3 comments:

Stacie's Madness said...

OH, YOU should TRY...I'm no belly dancer, but would love to try the class...for strict exercise reasons...

or the POLE dancing classes...

yeah...

Lola said...

I hear where you're coming from. If I had a friend who asked me to join a dance class my reply would be that it would get very expensive for her. I mean, for her having to get me drunk for every lesson and all.

Dena said...

kindred spirits, we are. white girls can't dance. i'm with you girl.