No I’m not actually a superstar dancer. I’ve even commented on here before that I’m more of a “she looks like she’s having a seizure” dancer, but in my head, I’m the lady of the dance!
So it’s hard sometimes to keep the need to dance hidden inside. I practically have my iPod attached to me so I’m always listening to music, in fact, I prefer to think of it as living my life to an awesome soundtrack of the Beatles, Paul McCartney, mix music and classic rock. Yeah that’s a good way to think about it.
This means that I’ve been “moved” to dance in public at times, especially when a good song comes on. I can’t help but shake my hips a little bit. Normally, I reserve this to happen when I’m alone in an elevator or at home. My parents house is pretty big so when they’re gone, the music is on and I’m Flashdancin’ or Risky Businessin’ it around the living room.
But the need to dance or sing out loud to music also comes at inopportune times, like at work at my desk (it’s so hard to keep quiet in a cubicle) or when I’m walking down the street. You’ll regularly see me mouthing the lyrics to songs or busting out into a Mariah moment in an elevator (sometimes when I forget people are standing behind me). Oh, I also am totally tone deaf (thanks Rock Band for reminding me!) so imagine the sound of my voice with no music and some 1980s dance moves and you would think I’ve gone totally insane.
But in my head, I am bustin’ a move and droppin’ it like it’s hot. And it is. It’s even more fun when friends get in on it too. Ryan, Sarah and I started dancing at a restaurant once and some people were more than horrified but sometimes, when it’s pouring rain and you’re soaked, why not? I’m even more proud to say that at a San Francisco bar (with no dancing) several of us sectioned off an area just to dance. It was very clear we were a) confused as to where we were drinking and b) tourists.
I even feel like dancin’ now, so it’s time to turn on my latest song addiction, “Disturbia” and bust a few moves.
Am I the only one who does this? Or does anyone else have a song that triggers the need to dance? Plans for the weekend are also welcome!