Tag Archives: dance

Not your daughter’s hula hoop

I don’t usually wake up the morning after a workout with a sore ear and a bruised waist. And yet that’s exactly what I did after my first hula hoop class. I’d heard that hula hooping builds core strength and … Continue reading

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Playing hooky

I’ve realized that I need to play hooky from this blog sometimes. Or maybe I just want to. Yesterday was like that. I committed to doing something brave every day for a year, and so far I have. Sometimes you … Continue reading

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Shuffle step, shuffle ball change

“Pretty, girls, pretty!!” I had another tap dancing class. All us “girls” did a slightly better job of not crashing into the wall and into each other than last time. Our teacher, Diane, seemed genuinely delighted by us, no matter … Continue reading

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Five, Six, Seven, Eight

And now for another installment of Things I Know Will Make Me Look Ridiculous:  tap dancing class! The ridiculousness started when I bought my size 11 tap shoes. Yes, really. I called around to find a store with my size … Continue reading

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Not-so-brave public shenanigans

Dancing (sober) in public is always a little intimidating for me. Dancing somewhere you aren’t supposed to dance is even more so, given bystanders’ likely annoyance and possible ousting by management. So dancing at Glee: the 3D Concert Movie would … Continue reading

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