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06 January 2010 @ 08:47 pm
So.  
Facebook, man. I totally got sucked in.

It's a good thing, though. Though there are some "friends" I have through that particular social networking site that... honestly? I have no freaking idea who they are. None whatsoever. And they've commented, you know, so I can't say, "Now, who are you again?"

That's neither here nor there. Bygones.

Anyway, a little over a month ago, one of my facebook friends that I actually DO know messaged me (Facebook! You don't have to know ANYONE'S email address!) and asked me what I thought about taking a dance class from the theatre that I work for. (I teach theatre there, for those of you not in the know.) Ironically, the dance class is taught by another Facebook friend, Jason. Long story short, I've always wanted to take a class from Jason (he housesits for me and is actually my boss if you want to get right down to it), so I said, "I'll do it if you do it." We wrangled another friend into it, and started class last night.

Are you ready for this?

I'm taking a hip hop dance class.

Me.

Miss Uncoordinated.

And it was FUN. The first half is what Jason called a 'warm up,' but what other people might call a full on exercise class. Or maybe the Bataan Death March. Now I know I don't need to do the 30 Day Shred on the same day I have the class. (Mistake. Bigbigbigbig mistake.) I did yoga this morning to stretch everything back out, and there was a lot of sore muscles, whimpering, wailing and gnashing of teeth. But I'm looking forward to the class. If nothing else, my calves are going to look GREAT by May.

And I'll get exposed to a WHOLE different kind of music. 'Cause they aren't dancing to Steppenwolf, over there.
 
 
I am:: bed
I feel:: soresore
I hear:: NCIS
 
 
 
Elle Blessingway: Music Bunny Jamminelle_blessing on January 7th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
Hip Hop dancing is SOOOOOOO fun. I love dancing. And miss doing it as much as I used to.

HEE! Ask Jason about Krunk and see if he can show you some ... XDXD
Carrie Leigh: bad examplecarrie_leigh on January 7th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
I have heard that term... Man I'm old.
Elle Blessingway: Cordelia Serious Thoughtselle_blessing on January 8th, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
Yoos 29 forever. That's what my Grams claims (and she often gets mistaken for 20-30 years younger than she is). And my Mom. And I'm sure I will too.
Elle: stock :: pink roseelvishly on January 7th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
Dance class sounds cool; and it's good to be getting into something new. I've always wanted to take a hip hop dancing class (I need to work on toning up and it seems to be the most "appropriate" type; I r not ballet/flamenco/belly-dancing/other-type-of-dances) but I'm a coward. :P My brother does something like that and parkour; the first week or so he just sat on the sofa and was all: "My. legs. can't. move. legs. ache. so. bad."

Anyway, I hope it continues to be enjoying -- it sounds a lot of fun. :D
Carrie Leigh: Pretty Pansycarrie_leigh on January 7th, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
That's sort of where I'm right now. Tylenol does nothing to dull the pain. Ah, well. What price beauty, right?
Elle Blessingway: I Love Soccerelle_blessing on January 8th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
Tylenol never will ... Advil. It's the Ibruprofen in it that helps with the muscle aches. (*probably took too much Advil while playing soccer in college*)
idreamofdracoidreamofdraco on January 7th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
Ahhh! That sounds like fun! I'd like to take a hip hop class. :D
Alluring_Twilight: Avatar2alluringt_light on January 7th, 2010 10:59 am (UTC)
I've always wanted to go to a dance class. And facebook *is* addictive, especially during exams. That is why I'm trying to distance myself from it right now, so that in time, I won't feel the need to go on every second to procrastinate.
seegrimseegrim on January 7th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
Heeeeeeee!

When I stop giggling, perhaps I'll come back and comment for real. *G*

I'm really glad you're having a good time!
Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on January 7th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
It's totally giggle worthy.

And it's good exercise, but it's a bit sad to know I'll never be one of Brit Brit's backup dancers. :)
maureen: Beastie Boys (young)maureen on January 7th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is SO COOL. All except the Facebook part. I think Facebook might just be the work of the devil. But the friend connection part, the dance class part and the fact that it is HIP HOP is really cool.

There is a whole lotta bad hip hop out there. But there is also some really brilliant, talent-based stuff too. Did you know The Beastie Boys are often classified as Hip Hop?
Ayla: Croquetabitofayla on January 7th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
Oh! Add me on Facebook!
Leigh: it's drinking timeleigh_adams on January 7th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
Icy Hot was always my personal savior when it came to soreness. It will definitely open your sinuses, but it feels so good. :)
Jessica K Malfoyjessicakmalfoy on January 8th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
facebook is fun. i never add people who i don't know though. too many weirdos and people i don't remember from high school out there!

hip hop dancing sounds like loads of fun! i always wanted to take it at Aislynn's dance school, but the intro class was offered when i was at school. boo. instead, my brother signed me up for weight training. how boring can we get???
slitherhither: hislitherhither on January 8th, 2010 09:54 am (UTC)
There's nothing like that hurts-so-good feeling you get after dance classes. *sigh* Your legs and your mojo will be beautiful. (But they probably are already.)

Also, Facebook. I so don't get it. I like my nice little faceless anonymous teeny presence on lj, and can barely keep up with THAT.