Today for my Janathon instalment I went to the tap class that I’ve been attending regularly on a Monday night since September 2009. I
t’s an adult tap class run at a dancing school that mainly caters for school-aged children at the weekend. This was the first class after the Christmas break, as we only dance during term time.
It’s quite an exciting time at the moment, as over the first two weekends of March the school is putting on a dance show in a local theatre, in which my class are doing two dances.
The first dance we’re doing is to ‘Steam Heat’, a song from the musical The Pajama Game, which we all know so is pretty much sorted and just needs a bit of tidying up.
The second dance (which the six of us performing it are much more excited about) is to Gramophonedzie’s ‘Why Don’t You?’ which is the dance song that samples Peggy Lee’s ‘Why Don’t You Do Right?’
It’s a really fast song, with a really odd beat, so it’s turning out to be an interesting one, especially as we’re attempting to be ‘sultry’ in this dance at the same time!
It wasn’t a massive amount of exertion tonight as we’re still choreographing, so it was a bit stop-start, but nice to get back into it after the break. Need to start doing some practicing in my kitchen with my tap shoes on in preparation for the show – I’m sure my housemate & neighbours will really appreciate that!
On a separate – and more running related – note, I picked up this whilst in WH Smith today…
Have nearly picked up Runner’s World magazine a few times, but thought it would go over my head a little. However, as ‘Beginner’ describes me perfectly I thought I’d give this version a try. Only had a quick flick through so far, but looks packed with short articles to answer most FAQs a new runner could come with. I’ll be giving it a thorough read over the rest of Janathon.