Saturdays are for dancing.

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.

Pink – Never Gonna Not Dance Again.

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.

Harry Belafonte – Jump in the Line.
Beetlejuice does Harry Belafonte – Banana Boat Song.

“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.

Gabry Ponte – Thunder.

May your life be filled with music.

What are your favourites?
Do you have a current playlist that you regularly update?

12 thoughts on “Saturdays are for dancing.

  1. Belly dancing class sounds interesting. I once took a pole dancing class in Vegas, in fact twice. Come to find out, after taking the skills home, it’s not the dance moves that the “audience” is most interested in 🀣. Are there really people out there who can’t appreciate dancing in the car?

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    1. Pole dancing in Vegas sounds awesome. Though I do believe you’re right about what a private audience might appreciate πŸ˜‰
      A shocking number of people are judge-y drivers. It’s not like I’m picking my nose πŸ˜‚


  2. It’s so funny when a belly dancing class and years of gymnastics equals little training (yes, I agree when compared to professionals, but when compared to me…).

    Since I don’t do music streaming services, I don’t really have a playlist. With mp3s I liked putting them on shuffle and skipping if needed. I have to admit that dancing is something that I’d love to do more of, but it doesn’t seem to be in the cards. I’ve been told that I have no rhythm/two left feet a few times. Not really sure why. I think I do just fine. It’s the others that are weird. I can feel the music in my heart and if the beat is different than in yours… then… well our hearts don’t all beat the same way now do they?

    Sorry to hear about the stomach bug. Have you tried grapefruit seed extract? I heard it works wonders.

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    1. I’m sorry people harsh your dancing. I agree – the rhythm in your heart is perfect.
      Not having a streaming service means radio πŸ“» πŸ˜€
      I will check on the extract. I’m so done with nausea.

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  3. Love the title of this and your line-up of music – I’ve got to check out those two Pink songs you mention. And I lover the transition to Beetlejuice. I totally get that.

    I think everyone should car dance. Probably prepares us better to shake off the traffic woes.

    Hope you are having a great dancing Saturday! πŸ™‚ ❀

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