Growing up, I always thought dancing was more of a girl thing, and so I just ignored it, sticking to my math problems and brain teasers. Sure there were times when I did it, but it was always the same basic move, just shuffling my feet back and forth, my upper body hardly moving and my arms hanging by my side. Plus, I never knew where to look.
That belief, and those moves, began in grade school, continued through high school and college, and can still be observed at weddings today.
Why am I bringing this up?
Well, I was at a wedding tonight.
There was great music, everyone was dancing, and it was hard not to get caught up in the excitement.
So my wife and I went out on the dance floor, and it was time once again for my sixth-grade dance moves.
I know no one was watching me (it would have ruined their night), but I still felt very self-conscious on the dance floor. It seemed like everyone else had moves like Jagger.
So as I watched everyone dance, I wondered where they learned how to do so.
Does it just come naturally to some people, do people take lessons, do they practice on their own in private?
I’ve tried to visualize what I should be doing, but my body just can’t translate thought to action.
At this point, I know I’m a lost cause.
But it won’t stop me from going out on the dance floor.
Maybe someday sixth-grade dance moves will be all the craze.
*image from WikiHow