A mesmerizing dance video that wandered across my facebook feed this week:
Facebook Friday take 2.
So I came across this from a friend who doesn’t even dance very much (unfortunately.)
I find that people who don’t dance generally think I’m crazy. The whole “Big Dance”, dancing all night thing might have something to do with that. I’ve never had anyone give me grief for being a dancer, not even in jest really. Most people shake their head in awe when I tell them I dance, and that’s about it if I fail to persuade them to join the cult of dancing.
As for hearing music that no one else can here, I’m going to wax philosophic here for a minute. I find that one of the best things I got out of dancing is that I stopped caring so much what everyone else thinks of me. I still haven’t shaken the problem completely, but I’m working on it. I have learned that when you find yourself in a situation and have to make a decision, just make it. No one can see the situation from your perspective, not even you after the fact. Make the best decision that you can at the time, and don’t second guess yourself after the fact. It is at best a waste of time and at worst, counterproductive.
Do you guys ever have pleasant or unpleasant interactions with non-dancers who think you are crazy?
I’m going to try this new thing where on Fridays I post something that has popped up on my FB feed that pertains to dancing and made me smile. I don’t of course expect these things to be new, most will have made the circuit before, but I like the idea of having these things all in one place for me.
So without further ado, here is today’s:
This is from a blog “Just Girly Things” I don’t really go in for pintrest, and certainly not for this board, but this style of picture seems to be pretty popular, and this one in particular made me smile. It is lost in the transfer, but the original caption is “Country music <3”. For those of you who don’t know, I’m a big sucker for country music, even if far too little of it is deemed worthy of dancing to by my fellow dancers at FNW. Maybe it’s time I tried WCS?
This image also makes me smile because it seems to imply that it is unusual for guys to dance with girls. One of the things I love about the social dance community in the SF bay area is that there is no shortage of guys dancing with girls. Or of guys dancing with guys, or girls dancing with girls. We all dance with each other and have a great time of it. The image seems to me to say that it is special because it is rare. I think it is special because it isn’t. Well, I guess what I really think is that this dance community is special because it isn’t rare for guys to dance with girls here.
What are your favorite images/memes/etc. involving dancing? Send them along and I’ll probably fall in love with them and feature them. 🙂