Tuesday, February 13, 2018

14 Days of Love: Day 13 | Dancing

How did we get here so fast? These last two weeks have seriously flown by. I couldn't go this whole 14 days without posting about my love of dancing. I've been dancing since I was 3 years old and my first real memory is from when I was 4 so I can literally say that I can't remember a time where dancing wasn't a part of my life.
I always knew that I wanted to teach dance when I grew up. I remember being in high school and the devil's spawn of student teachers asked our class who thought they knew what they wanted to be when they grew up and I raised my hand. She asked me what I wanted to be and I said a dance teacher and she said, "Well I hate to break it to you but that's probably not going to happen. You're most likely going to change your mind at some point and do something else." Her comment only made me want to pursue my dream even more. And look at me now Miss Tupkull (I have no idea how to spell her name). I'm living my dream and couldn't be happier about it! Take that! lol can you tell I disliked her?
Anyway, I love dancing. Tap is my favorite. When I was being interviewed for my position at the dance studio I currently work at, my boss asked me what my favorite style of dance was and I told her about my love of tap. I got so excited about it that I started crying right there in my interview. I believe those tears are what got me the job hahah actually we've talked about that since then and the tears definitely played a part! But really! When I'm in a tap class and suddenly everyone gets the steps and we are all tapping together and it's loud and in unison and UGH IT JUST MAKES ME SO HAPPY!!!! There's really nothing like it. Good cramp rolls make me giddy. I love contemporary/lyrical, jazz, and ballet, too! But tap just has a special place in my heart.

You know what other kinds of dancing I enjoy? The weird-get-your-spouse's-attention kind of dancing where you do something completely and utterly ridiculous just to get them to look up from studying for a minute or two, even if it's just to scoff at your absurdity. I also love the nobody-is-home-so-I'm-going-to-try-to-twerk kind of dancing. The best-friends-making-a-music-video-while-slap-happy-at-3-am kind is also a particular favorite of mine. I just love to be weird and sometimes I'll get up during commercials and boogie to the background music. The really weird kind of dancing where you think to yourself "if anybody saw me doing this, they would disown me" but you kind of wish that there was a fly on the wall to witness your amazing moves at the same time. That's the best and just feels good, ya know? Like Meredith Grey and Christina Yang say, "Just dance it out."

What's your favorite kind of dancing?

To read about the other things I love, click HERE!
xoxo, Chelan


  1. My fav kind of dancing is dirty-dancing-in-the-car-just-to-embarrass-your-husband. He says he hates it, but you know he secretly loves it.

    And I already can't wait for my kids to be teens so I can (moderately) grind on their dad in the kitchen just to scar them for the rest of their lives. I think that's good for kids.

  2. LOL best comment ever! And yes. I feel like that lets your kids know that their parents still love each other!