Monday, October 13, 2008

Dancin' Fool

I love to dance. I'm not a really good "freestyler" in my opinion, but I like to think that I can rock some choreography. One of my favorite things to do when I was in college was to go to dance aerobics. It's the only kind of aerobics I can get into. Except maybe kickboxing on a good day. I could be in such a foul mood and go to dance aerobics and leave with a new attitude. It just makes me happy. I'm sure it's the endorphins.

When I was little, I wanted to be a Knicks City Dancer. Not many people know this. Well, now I guess they do. I once saw a show (I think it was Road Rules) where people had to try out for the Knicks City Dancers to complete a challenge. I think it was two girls and two guys. Needless to say, the two girls made it. Two white boys with no rhythm = eliminated at the first cut. Really?

I often dance in my room by myself. I'm not ashamed. You should see my "happy dance". I do it on my bed win the Red Sox win a big game. I did it the other night, being careful not to fall off. I was a cheerleader for five years and my favorite part was the dancing. I would have been on the dance team but my high school got rid of it right before my freshman year. Well, that and I don't think I could do a pirouette correctly to save my life.

Anyway, all this to say, So You Think You Can Dance is one of my favorite shows ever. I get to live vicariously through the contestants and trick myself for a couple of hours into thinking that I could actually do some of the stuff that they do on that show. Dancing and watching people dance just makes me happy. I'm sure it has to do with the fact that it involves music. Because, you know, music is pretty much my lifeblood.

So I heard this song this morning that a couple danced to on the show this past season. I don't usually remember a lot of numbers but this one has stuck with me for some reason and I think of it every time I hear this song. The musicality of the choreography is incredible and the passion and emotion in the dancers is en pointe. I thought I'd share it. Enjoy.


  1. ok I love this show too but Mary the Judge drives me INSANE. Everytime she opens her mouth is like a cackling witch. And I hate her "teaser comments" like.... "You know gang, I just really didn't Like it very much...... I LOVED IT!"

    Gag. Other than that, the show rocks.

  2. Do you have the Josh Groban Noel CD? It is by far the BEST Christmas album... It will be the one I listen to First!