My secret passion

Dance is a universal language that can be understood all over the world. There are many different accents in this language that others may not completely understand, but there are few who can resist moving their bodies to the rhythm of a favorite song or a happy moment.

Dancing is something I’ve always wanted to do more of, be better at, and not feel embarrassed at doing regardless of where I may be at the time. I always find it so sad when someone tells another to stop dancing. They might as well be saying “stop expressing/enjoying yourself”.

I have this seemingly never-ending mental list of things I hope to do in the near future and taking dance lessons is high up there. That must be why So You Think You Can Dance is one of my very favorite shows. I love watching others living their dream and sharing it with the world.

The video below is of my very favorite dance of this past season. I think “waacking” may be my new favorite dancing style, regardless of how funny I find the name to be. The dancing I do around my living room on a particularly good day could be a very toned down version of waacking. Feel free to turn it off at the 2:25 mark after the dance. It helps that I absolutely loved this song Schoolin’ Life by Beyoncé. I’ve watched this video more times than I can count!

Are you a So You Think You Can Dance fan? Is there another dance show you love watching? What is your secret passion that you hope to indulge one of these days?

(Original images from Fox & So You Think You Can Dance’s Facebook page)


2 September 2011 - 1:17 am

HA! I knew we were soul sisters Eva! This is my FAVORITE show! I’m basically obsessed with it – obsessed. To watch people express emotions through dance, in the deepest most powerful ways, just blows my mind. Makes me wish I had taken up dance when I was younger. This show makes me cry endlessly! So funny that you posted this!!

2 September 2011 - 1:43 am

I just wish I could dance.. so I would have an excuse to wear heels with sweat pants! So chic!
2 September 2011 - 4:46 am

I love SYTYCD!!! If I could have one special talent, I would want to be a good dancer. It is just not my expertise! I still love it though!

2 September 2011 - 2:10 pm

I am a HUGE SYTYCD fan!! There were so many amazing routines this season, as usual…and I am so happy that Melanie won, she is incredible.

Clare B
2 September 2011 - 2:17 pm

So you think you can dance is one of my all time favourite shows. It’s one of the only shows that I bothered to record when it was on.

Hannah (Culture Connoisseur)
2 September 2011 - 3:03 pm

I love this show! But I never get to watch it because I don’t have TIVO, and don’t watch it live. And they don’t have it on HULU. 🙁

2 September 2011 - 3:42 pm

Love seeing so many (SYTYC)Dance lovers!

Liz – I get bummed out thinking about it, too, but it’s not too late to take those dance lessons… for either one of us!

Hannah – If you’re in the US, you can watch full episodes for free right on their website!

Brandi {not your average ordinary}
2 September 2011 - 10:46 pm

Every single episode of SYTYCD made me wish I had taken more dance lessons when I was little. I still sort of want to BE Melanie — she’s incredible. I’m definitely looking for some local dance classes.

3 September 2011 - 3:30 pm

Wow, actually, I feel the same way about dancing! I don’t get to do nearly enough of it. I’d love to take dance lessons someday.

I love that dance in the video! I don’t think I’ve heard of waacking before, it looks fun. 🙂 I love SYTYCD too, I didn’t get to see as much of it this season as I would have liked to, but what I did see was great. ^_^

Misty :)
16 September 2011 - 3:40 pm

Wow! That was awesome! I wish I could dance like that!!! After school gets done in December, my goal is to actually start taking some sort of dance lessons (hopefully anyway). I think I may even just go out and buy one of those Zumba videos and just do that. 1. It’ll help me learn to dance and 2. It won’t cost as much money.

I’ve never seen this show but it looks really cool. I like Dancing with the Stars. Granted, thats just Ballroom dancing but its still really cool! I also want to learn how to ballroom dance also one of these days! Maybe I can get Rich to go with me? Ha! That would be hilarious to see, but really fun! I like the song too, I have never heard that song before!

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