I would love to dance! Used to do it all the time when I had a social life in high school and college. I loved going to proms and other formal functions dressed up in my evening gown with matching shoes, a corsage, and my hair all done up pretty. I loved going dancing in spike heels into the wee hours at clubs around town with my boyfriend of the moment.
I like fast and slow dancing. I took ballroom dancing lessons in the 6th or 7th grade, and Latin dancing in college. My favorite was the jitterbug – yes, the jitterbug. Touchless dancing was just beginning to emerge when I was in high school. At my school, it started with the Dirty Boogie. You dropped something on the floor for the boy to pick up while gyrating your hips and getting as close as possible without touching. It was too risque for me, and I never had the courage to do it.
Then there was the Madison, the Twist, the Jerk, the Pony, the Swim, and a bunch of other line dances and derivatives of the Twist, the Jerk, etc. All fun. But slow dancing never goes out of style, and everybody knows how to do it; even the boys who didn't know how to dance. It was hard to find a good dancer. Sometimes you just had to make do.
I don't think I could make it half-way through a slow dance now. I don't know how Florence Henderson did it on "Dancing with the Stars", but I was jealous. Of course, I could work out, get in shape, and start dance classes again. I could…..