Friday, July 16, 2010

The Rhythm is Going to Get You

As most of my friends know - I have a borderline unhealthy LOVE for dance movies.  I love, love, love them!!  The acting is fairly consistently crap, but that isn't what I watch them for.  I love Step Up, Center Stage (both of which I own, and have watched the sequels to both.  Note: Step Up 3D comes out August 6th, so mark your calendars!!), Take the Lead, Fame (a good movie - but would have preferred more dancing and singing, and less with the monologues), Flashdance and Footloose (that's right - the oldies but goodies still count).  I also have a slight obsession with "So You Think You Can Dance" - the TV show on Fox.  It is FANTASTIC!!  (and as an added bonus, Mary Murphy isn't a judge this season, so I don't have to listen to her hot tamale train yell twenty times an episode)  I have yet to really get into "Dance Your Ass Off" - which I feel slightly guilty about - but them yanking the overweight host for Scary Spice kind of put me off.

I have dreams of one day becoming (because so many people become accomplished dancers after the age of 35 - and many of these people are also severely overweight) a contemporary dancer. (what would have happened had I stuck with the Jill Hoggard Academy of Dance?  I am certain I could have moved up from striped dog to something amazing!!)  I didn't even know what that was until SYTYCD came along - and it is now my favorite!  Last night they had their first "Tahitian" dance. (it was my 2nd Tahitian thing that I have loved.  My first is Tahitian Treat - have you ever had it?  It is like the most delicious fruit punchish beverage)  It was amazing, and awesome, and has now made my "goal" list.  I can't imagine a day where I can move my rear like that, but it is certainly something to strive toward.  The best part is, I already have a built in partner (yet another reason to name my fat a boy name).  Not to worry, everyone.  I promise to never wear the small amount of clothes so popular among dancers - the world is not ready for all of that!

I finally got around to finding a gym yesterday, and joined.  It is doing its best to put LTF to shame.  All of the treadmills and elliptical machines all have their own TVs!!  And there are 2 pools - one is specifically for classes and walking, so I won't constantly feel like I am in everyone's way.  The most intriguing class I have noticed so far?  Zumba in the Water!!  Seriously!!  I think that should help get me back in the groove - when I don't have to try and get all of this (pointing to my over-sized, jiggling bod) moving on land!  I can't wait to try it!

If you want to burn some serious calories while dancing (I use that term loosely in this case) - you could always watch this video, and try and keep up with my adorable niece Macy.  She has some seriously sweet moves!

Need motivation to move?  You should download Cosmic Girl by Jamiroquai.  Then you should go rent "Center Stage".  The acting is horrible - but the end is fantastic! 

Happy dancing!!  Get up and shake what you've got!

1 comment:

  1. I miss dancing. I used to go once a month or so with friends, but now we all have kids and are old enough that it'd be weird to be out dancing. I've never been a great dancer, but I realized long ago that no one cares how you dance because they're too busy being self conscious.

    I do think that dancing is the best exercise, because you are having so much fun you forget it's good for you. Now I mostly dance with my 1-year-old. He laughs, but not in a "ha-ha, you look ridiculous" kind of way.


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