Saturday, July 31, 2010

Shake Your Booty!



I love to dance. If you're ever in Pittsburgh and you feel like shaking your booty, I will totally go with you.

(but I'll probably wear more clothes)

Dancing is my kind of exercise. I grew up on the basics- ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop.

When I got to college, I started learning more exciting kinds of dance. I joined the break dance club, and learned to pop like you wouldn't believe. Mostly because I didn't have the upper-body strength to do more than freezes.

 (This was during my rebellious phase, when I insisted on baring my shoulders)

Then I auditioned for the Folk Dance teams. I'll post about that another time. For now, I'll just say that I studied a whole lot of dance styles. My favorites were Irish, Indian (both classical and bhangra), Israeli, Spanish (flamenco), and clogging.

(these are Hungarian costumes. I'm in the front row, on the right.)

But my real love? Swing dance. I love swing dance.

 (can you tell these pictures are 2 years old?)

 My brother and I began country swinging when I was in highschool. That's fun an everything, but my favorite styles are West Coast, Lindy, and Blues. In that order.

(this is what you wear when you know how to swing dance)

But the absolute best is when the guy knows all three and dances a west coast/lindy/blues cross over. That's what heaven feels like.

(My favorite part of this picture? The cleavage. Obviously.)

My last year at BYU I gave in and joined the swing team. And dang it was fun. See?

(Yes, I realize I look ridiculously excited. Also, that guy on the left? He's dropping her on her face, not grabbing her boob.)

I recently discovered the intricate swing scene here in Pittsburgh, and I am loving life right now. I just wish I knew more people.

(I'm in the back, dancing with Ransom. Who is 2 feet taller than me)

Kurt doesn't know how to swing, and he's much too busy to learn. Which is ok. I just go by myself, and dance with random strangers all night.

So if you are in Pittsburgh and you swing dance, lets be friends. And if you don't, what are you waiting for?

H.e.a.v.e.n.


14 comments:

Mongooseholly said...

I'd love to take a dance class but there isn't time, money or company here :(

Kristen said...

That sounds so fun! I wish I was a dancer!

Julie said...

I had no idea there was an intricate swing scene in Pittsburgh. Looks like so much fun!

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Loving the reference to the intricate swing dance scene. I wonder if there's one of those around here where I live? Maybe it's an intricate and UNDERGROUND swing scene - that's why I haven't heard of it. ;)

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

Loving the reference to the intricate swing dance scene. I wonder if there's one of those around here where I live? Maybe it's an intricate and UNDERGROUND swing scene - that's why I haven't heard of it. ;)

MommaFreebie said...

*Sigh* You life is so much more interesting than mine. =P

Chantel said...

I'm glad you found a good swing scene :-) You're awesome. And when I visit you we'll go together. But only if you wear more clothes... or not. Whateves.

Skye is the Limit! said...

so much fun!
new follower here, found your blog through picketfence! cant wait to see more!

Shipley family and Tulle Cool said...

The look on your face is one of the many reasons that I am excited for my girls to continue in dance. I want them to be that happy:)

Shipley family and Tulle Cool said...

Oh and nice boobs!!!

Christy said...

I'm with Nikki-nice boobages. And I love, love, love the excited look on your face. My girls want to quit dance this year. I may cry. Or take up bellydancing. And make them cry.

viewfromdownhere said...

I love to swing dance! I took ballroom for a year after law school, but my favorite of all time was the Cha-cha. Too much fun :-)

Briana Priester said...

You + Me + NYE = DANCING!!!!!! YAY!

Lisa Montsion said...

I wish I could dance good like you.

lisa

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