I've been going to an adult Tap and Hip-Hop class for the past year at a Studio in Sandy. My little sister, Brecke, teaches the Hip-Hop class, and I clumsily try and interpret her movements.
In tap, I've learned it's all about listening to the rhythm of the steps. I've come to love hearing the shuffle, tap, and skuff sounds, while trying to sychronize the sounds with everyone else. I'm not good at pull-backs, and we haven't even attempted wings, but I love the movement. (It's addicting; while Jeff looks for the right kind of cookies or treats at the grocery store, I find myself busting out 8 counts of some tap move!)
(I convinced Brecke to take a couple of pictures of us working on our Holiday dance.)
As for hip-hop, well, let's just say, I try and try every week. But, somehow I look absolutely ridiculous! The main thing that gets me through the class is not looking at my inept body in the mirror, and looking at Camie who can always get me to laugh.
Besides that, Brecke keeps us on our toes. We do lots of Cardio. She plays funky beats from J.T., Black Eyed Peas- fun music that I can admit I like- but, only in this class.
Plus- deep, deep in my heart, at dance, I feel like I'm a back-up dancer for some hot act, and I can shake my groove thing like the best of them... Watch out Pussycat Dolls!
It's only later that I realize it's a good thing I'm going to dance-- I was slowly loosing my coordination, and now it's slowly coming back.
Not only that, my partners in crime, Camie and Brecke, make me smile! If only I could move the way they do, we would be unstoppable!