Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Do You Think I Can Dance?

I'm sure my husband is tired of my obsession with dance but . . . whatever. Still going to post this and probably post some more after tonight's episode of "So You Think You Can Dance". LOL. I don't know what it is but I just love watching people dance! It used to be just hip hop, breaking, popping, all that kind of genre but I guess now that I am much older I've started to expand my dance interest and have started to really enjoy watching salsa, quick step, jive and last but not least contemporary. I remember the first time I watched contemporary and thought "Man, that is wack!". But lately I'm really finding myself loving it. It's so different and I find that those who dance it show the most heartfelt emotion. I think it is starting to become my absolute favorite. I guess it all started as a youngster taking ballet and tap and then in my early teens joining a very small dancing/singing group called "Electric Youth" in which we would perform in Malls and smaller functions in and around Southern Alberta. Go ahead, laugh it up! But I'll have you know we were GOOD! Ok, probably not but again . . . whatever. LOL. So I guess if I was to ever be asked what is my life long dream, I would answer that I've always wanted to dance really awesome and be a Professional Dancer. You know, a backup dancer for Janet Jackson or something! So there's a little tidbit you probably didn't know about me.

Anyhoo, just wanted to share with you my two favorite performances from last week's "So You Think You Can Dance". They were the two where I got all goosebumpily and couldn't stop watching over and over again. The first one, the choreographer, Mia Michaels, tried to choreograph what Tim Burton's wedding would be like and since Chad and I love everything Tim Burton it's no wonder why I love this dance.



5 comments:

Shelly said...

Naomi, we LOVE this show, and those were my two favorite dances as well. I watched each of them about 3 times. I definitely think it has the most impressive, and talented reality show contestants. It's the only show I look forward to in the summer.

Zim Family said...

So Naomi can shake her groove thang!! Well dangit, lets go dancing. I need to start watching this show. Everyone seems to be blogging about it. I am so behind.

JessK said...

Naomi, I can't believe you didn't want to reprise one of your old routines for the ward talent show! We might need a special performance. :)

Naomi said...

LOL. No way would I perform my "Electric Youth" days at the talent show! I definately would have been boooooed off the stage. It's so funny to me how here I am 20 years later and absolutely have no rhythm. So I guess what would need to go with my life long dream would be life long dance classes. Seriously, you don't want to see me dance now, it's awful! :)

Maile said...

These dances are really just incredible - each time I watch them, I like them more and notice new amazing moves. I am NOT a dancer myself, so I am completely in awe of those who do have this talent. I was so amazed by Katee & Joshua and how "in unison" they were - I don't know how to say that for dance. =)