Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Swing!

Yesterday was the last class of my second 4-week swing lesson. We all headed over to Fizz afterward for the Monday Swing Dance and Level I Swing graduation.

I danced with some of my classmates; we hung together. When you're a novice, you tend to be insecure about your abilities with an unknown partner. One of my classmates is a good leader, and we did pretty darn well. Another classmate and I danced - he's fun, but he whips me at arm's length all over the place, so there were a few unfortunate collisions on the crowded floor. It was fun nevertheless, and I learned that I'm not a bad dancer! There were lots of really experienced dancers, including those doing the Holy Grail of swing: Lindy Hop. One of the guys runs the Swingers Ball, and he and his partner were amazing to watch. I have to get through two more Level 2 swing lessons before I can take Lindy, and I can wait, because I'm so not ready.

I want to try and organize some practice sessions during the week with some classmates; dancing the steps alone to "Ain't Nobody Here But us Chickens" over and over isn't getting me as far along as I'd like, and the cats find it bizarre.

4 comments:

SP said...

Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens?!? What the...?

JC said...

It's a classic! Oh, I see a birthday present coming!

SP said...

I don't want it.

JC said...

When has that ever mattered?