I like to dance. I’ve had little in the way of training – I took a belly course once, and I studied gymnastics for a few years which is somewhat related. I’ve learned that training doesn’t matter, especially if you’re not onstage making it a career. Dancing is from the heart. And the hips. Don’t forget the hips. And lift those feet. Of course, finding music you can move to also helps.
Pink’s music is often good for dancing. “Raise your glass” has been my official anthem for years. Her new one – “Never gonna not dance” – also gets me on my feet.
I’ve also been feeling a little retro with my music choices – perhaps it’s the stomach flu I can’t shake. I find nostalgia tempting when I’m under the weather. “Jump in the Line” fit the bill, although once done, my brain segues to “Beetlejuice” and “Day-O.”
That’s not a complaint.
“Thunder” by Gabry Ponte is my current, car-dancing go-to (it works for house dancing as well). I like to crank it up when I’m running errands. I’ve stopped worrying about people watching me dance in my seat. The outside world doesn’t pay us as much attention as we think. People are mostly concerned with their own stuff, and the ones who do watch generally smile when I catch their gaze.
I flip off the ones who curl their lips and mock me. I’m kind, but I’m not a doormat anymore and I’m no longer interested in rolling over for abuse or nastiness.
May your life be filled with music.
What are your favourites?
Do you have a current playlist that you regularly update?