Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I Can't Dance.

I've never been a great dancer. Ever. I was a wallflower at the stake dances and always admired my roommates who could groove. Shelese taught ballroom dance for crying out loud and Kari even had a stage name "Yolanda" - she really could move like a sista. I just feel silly and awkward when I dance slow and especially when I dance fast. Ugh, there are few things I despise more than fast dancing! I don't know if I just don't have rhythm or if it's a coordination thing, or if I can blame my size 9 1/2 feet? Unfortunately, Josh is a GREAT dancer, and with me as his eternal "partner", he rarely gets to strut his stuff on the dance floor.

I've never blogged about TV shows. I watch TV shows, and I've certainly commented on other blogs who post about TV shows, but I've been hesitant to do play-by-plays and post commentaries about what I thought of such-and-such TV show. My friends seem to do it so much better (much like dancing). I'm seeing a theme here!

But, I just have to post about So You Think You Can Dance. It's wonderful and fun and exciting and COOL! The first year I would watch it by myself while Josh stayed late at mutual and Boo was a baby. This past two years, I let him in on the fun and we watched it together and enjoyed it a whole lot!

All contestants have to work their way through a rigorous audition process, and the contestants vary from "I've never had a dance lesson in my life" to "I've been taking lessons since I could crawl". If they make it through that, they are assigned different dance styles and partners each week to test their versatility and skill. I love to see the different dances, costumes and music. We've been introduced to several new artists by hearing a song we loved on the show.

A few of my favorites include this contemporary routine by Mia Michaels set to a song called "Let the Drummer Kick". I thought it was quirky and fun, but looked really difficult to actually perform!

Another favorite was this routine where the dancers were a hummingbird and a flower. It's so pretty and I love that the guy Hok is a street dancer with ZERO professional training and his partner, Jamie has studied for years in a studio. The song is from the film Memoirs of a Geisha.

So, if you enjoy dancing or can't dance like me, go ahead and watch some people who can! Enjoy!


Heidi said...
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steph said...

Very fun to watch! I've never seen the show! I really am not a dancer, either. I have just enough rhythm to sing "If you're happy and you know it" with my kids and get the claps in the right place. So, dancers fascinate me.

kthom said...

Kyle is dreading the fact that my favorite show begins tomorrow..the tivo is set! I've been counting down till Thursday night :) Yolanda will sit in complete amazement and just smile :)

Sarah said...

Maybe the wallflower/lack of coordination is a family thing? :)

I saw the previews for the season premeres on last night. I enjoyed it last season and am excited for it start again!

love.boxes said...

I love this show. I never remember when shows are on and so I always miss them.. but when I've seen this show I've really enjoyed it.

Shelese said...

Yay!!! Can't wait until this show gets goin'. Have you brought yourself to erase last season's dances from your tivo? ha.
You're the best! I hope the tryouts aren't too painful to watch tonight eh?