Friday, 22 September 2017

I'm dancing...Really dancing

Tonight for the first time in over 32 years I am dancing on stage. OMG.

Still can't quite believe it. Excited, nervous, thrilled to be dancing on the same stage as my daughter.

All of the above.

When I was young, from about 6 to 18, I danced, I did tap, modern and ballet.

I did my exams, we did shows.
I am third from the back, we are rehearsing our tap chattanooga choo choo..classic.

I wanted to be an actress when I was a child, so I needed to dance and sing.

I loved the big MGM musicals with Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Cyd Charisse, Gene Kelly ... all of them. Loved them. I wanted to be Cyd Charrisse, she had famously amazing legs. I mean, just look at them.

I'm five foot two, this was never going happen.

Anyway, I digress, I danced, lots and lots of dancing, I used to cycle to my dance classes and then dance then cycle home, I was super fit. I was a kid.

Now I am 49, I am anything but super fit, I get breathless, I have aches and pains in my joints, but when the chance to do a Mum's dance in my daughters dance schools show came up, I jumped at the chance.

A chance to polish off my old tap shoes (turned out they didn't fit any more and I had to get new ones.. proof that having babies make your feet bigger), yes please.

So for the last couple of months, myself and some other brave souls have tapped our hearts out getting ready to dance in this show. Our daughters our dancing loads of dances, mine is dancing in 5. How they do it I don't know, I am practically at deaths door after we have completed our one dance.

But, I have loved it, I will continue tapping after this, it has given me a new lease of life .

Hello, my name's Jane and I love tap dancing.

My new tap shoes, not looking very new, but ready for tonight.
So if you want to see me, and the other Mum's or any of the incredibly talented kids (Some of these dances will take your breath away) or some super cute tots dancing with all their hearts. Come and see us. We are at The Core Theatre Solihull, tonight and then tomorrow for a matinee and evening performance. Tickets are available here

Wish us luck.  





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