I love dance (obviously!). I really do and there's loads of reasons why.
I was putting on my clothes this morning and I realised my label was sticking out, it reminded me of just the night before at tap class where one of my dance friends had popped my label back in. Just a little something, but a lovely something. Dancers look out for one another, we have to. If we didn't look out for each other the dances just wouldn't work.
I hate it when I get something wrong, most of all when it's pointed out to me, by anyone (terrible aren't I), however if one of my dance friends didn't tell me, "Louise, we actually start on the left foot there", I might continue to do the wrong foot and look daft - then I'd be more annoyed.
There's often times when someone just can't get the step so someone else may state that they need to go over a bit when, in fact, they can do it fine but want to save the other person's embarrassment. Perhaps the other person hasn't noticed they're doing it wrong, but their team mate is trying to help without being so obvious.
Dancers encourage each other, we all have that one person we watch in class if we're not sure. And they know if you can't get a step right so will 'check' with you to make sure they're doing it right too.
I love shows, it brings out the camaraderie in us all. The silly faces you can pull when your back is to the audience to make the girls giggle. The frantic panic on getting your hair in the right place double checking which side your flower goes. Pulling off the dance, perhaps with a couple of mishaps - but getting through it and really really enjoying it with all your wonderful fellow dancers, there's no better feeling.
I love to dance so much! What are your favourite things about dancing?