Remember when I said I was embarking on Operation Happy? Tonight is step one gets put into action.
Lindy Hop dance class at the Century Ballroom.
When I decided to make myself happy, the very first thing that came to mind was dancing. I love love love to dance. Back when I was in college my sister and I took a swing dance class together and it was SO MUCH FUN. We’d go to shows and cut a rug. I always have a smile on my face when I dance.
Another thing I love? Music. Specifically big band music, jazz and all those fantastic standards singers like Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. What I wouldn’t give to be a jazz singer. (Secret daydream.) By taking this class I am getting both dancing AND music which means I get double the happy. Bonus!
One thing that’s worrying me is that I’ve always been a strong leader on the dance floor. Ask any of my ex’s who tried to lead me. So here’s hoping that my new attitude of loving myself and not being so controlling will translate onto the dance floor. I am trying to squelch any fears that pop up about being too fat to dance or that guys in the class will wish they didn’t have to dance with me. I just tell those thoughts to SHUT THE HELL UP and hum a little diddy.
I think I need a theme song.