Saturday, May 10, 2008

"I Can't Dance"

Genesis never sang truer words, in my case at least. And I really, really cannot dance. But I thought I'd let you in on my humorous pain that is my ballet dance project.
There are a lot of reasons I've discovered ballet is not for me:
  1. I don't know if it's my low blood pressure defect or some unknown cause (or that I'm just a klutz), but I have a very difficult time keeping my balance. I get dizzy at the slightest movement in the wrong direction.
  2. I can't turn, especially quickly, to save my life. Probably for the same reasons as above.
  3. My back always hurts. Maybe it wouldn't if certain cracking practices were not currently being...practiced...
  4. I believe my arms are too long. There's actually a way to make up for this (by crossing your arms over each other instead of doing the "O" thing everyone is so familiar with), but I can't do that because...
  5. My memory is shot. Or very small at least. I had to look in my book to know what everything was, even though it's been drilled into me over the past 5 months. Pathetique.
Anyway, try not to laugh too hard.

I guess until I solve those five problems I'll never be a really good dancer. Actually four since the arms thing isn't really a problem in other dance styles. So four things. I'm not giving up though. I'm going to attempt ballroom at some point, and I am considering taking Beginning Flamenco this coming Fall semester so I can be like Zorro.
Until next time, buddies.


Janeite42 said...

Well, except for that one time when you sort of backed into the closet door (or whatever that wall-ish type structure is behind you), I thought it was pretty good. And the music is very pretty. I think it lacked some of the creative abandon that I've seen in some of the dances you used to do in the living room back in the day, but I think it's plenty good enough for the class you're taking.

Shannie said...

that was when i lost my balance. it's inevitable. and the creative abandon has to get lost when you're supposed to know what you're doing. haha.

eric & adrien said...

haha. i liked the door-balancing part. it reminds me trying to dance. hah. ballet doesn't seem very exciting. i know flamenco is more exciting. i can't wait until you do it...and then post videos of it!

eric & adrien said...

also, that picture at the top of your blog is hilarious. i laugh every time i see it.

jared & megan said...

well, I thought it was good. and the losing your balance thing was, granted, a little funny, but other than that I saw nothing to laugh at! You are a beginner, and I think you are doing well as a beginner. It just takes a lot of practice and building of muscle (the ballet kind, anyway) to get to a level you will see as "good". what *really* matters is whether you love it enough or not. if you love it and are passionate about it, you can go really far. if you don't, then no sweat. also, I think you saying your arms are too long is vaguely ridiculous. =)