I love to dance. I just love it. I’ve never had any training or taken any classes but I would like to think I would have been pretty good if I had. That is to say I’m not a total spaz when I’ve gone dancing at a club, if that’s an indicator of a good dancer…though I’m not really sure it is. I haven’t been dancing in a really long time because something happened to the style of dance while I was living in Guatemala and when I got back I felt completely disconnected. Now it’s all about pop and locking and my body can’t contort that way. I really wish it could because how awesome would it be to be an amazing street/breakdancer? Sadly this is never going to happen for me.
I bring this up because I’m starting to get into a new phase of music. I know some people discover artists or tend to stick with one specific style of music they like but I approach it a little different. I tend to emerge myself entirely into new genres. For example, I went through a Motown phase a number of years ago. All I listened to was Motown. In the car, in my room, wherever. Then what happens is I tend to burn myself out and go back to listening to current radio songs until I come up with another genre and the whole thing will start again.
I don’t actually know what to call it, jazz maybe? But I’ve been listening to Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, well you get the picture. It’s just so relaxing and timeless really. Nat King Cole’s voice is like plush velvet and melted dark European chocolate all rolled into one. And when I hear this music I can’t help but want to get up and dance. Do a little ballroom, quick step, or something. Except…I don’t know how. So I’ve decided that if I ever get a job I want to look into taking dance lessons. Watch out Julianne Hough, I’m coming for your job.