Saturday, July 19, 2014
Day 18-Can't do Nothing -So Swing?
(Please see Day 1 (Why This Blog) if this is your first blog visit)
I guess that I have to work on that “do nothing thing” in Day 17 because at 9pm yesterday, I decided to go swing dancing at the James Street Tavern. The Little Golden Book says “dress up and go dancing…any kind of dancing.”Reflection
One thing about dancing is that no one seems to be sad when they’re dancing. Everyone here had a simile on their face even if they were just learning. I watched the dancers to see if I could pick up the steps again. My mother taught me the jitter bug as a teenager. After watching, I felt like Gene Kelly and wanted to yell "Gotta Dance, Gotta Dance". I picked out the young Gene Kelly of the group and I was off! The great thing was that everyone danced with everyone –they just wanted to dance.
This is a great way just to have fun no matter what your dance skill. Tonight everyone knew everyone or they just all switched partners because they just “Gotta Dance”. I went home like Gene just "Singing in the Rain". So find a place and swing!
Praise the Lord, I tell myself, and never forget the good things he does for me. (Psalm 103-2)
Gene Kelly- Gotta Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EVYPwBtZQc
Gene Kelly -Singing in the Rain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmCpOKtN8ME
Swing City Pittsburgh http://www.swingpgh.com/
Steel City Boogie Club http://www.steelcityboogieclub.org/
Posted by Cindy Marie