Friday, 7 November 2008

And All That Jazz...

It's taken me a week to recover from Halloween and I've just realised all the Christmas decorations are up in the supermarket!!! I think I'll give poor Surfer Boy at least a week of a decoration-free home before I go nuts on the Chrissy lights. (I did pick up the cutest santa shaped cookie jar yesterday which had him rolling his eyes and sighing. Oh well)

I went to the most amazing performance on Saturday night. It was at the Collingwood Town Hall, and it was the Body Electric Dancers!

My lovely friend - let's call her...Miss Sassy - joined an adult Jazz dance class recently and Saturday night was their big end of year extravaganza. Now these dancers are a whole lot more than your average dance troupe, they are in their 30's and 40's, they are artists, teachers, jewellers, hairdressers, they are anyone and everyone and co-ordination and rhythm do not seem to be prerequisites.
They attend weekly classes to learn the routines and come November they break out the sequins and spandex to perform to those of us not gutsy enough to do it ourselves!

As soon as the first group hit the stage I knew I was in for a treat. With tears of laughter on my cheeks I cheered and woo-hooed with an audience who fully appreciated every step and jazz hand. Some of the dancers were completely unko, stiff and travelling regularly in the wrong direction but gee they were having a ball. Some, such as Miss Sassy, were actually very good but hammed it up just enough to let you know they knew their limitations.

I applaud each and every dancer and thank them for an absolutely brilliant and joyous night of dancing.

'Miss Sassy'


Cathy said...

That concert sounds absolutely hilarious! Made me think of that movie where all those guys learn to strip...what's it called? I've gone blank!

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Anonymous said...

wanna go next year???