When I found out the local dance conservatory was offering adult classes, I literally jumped at the chance to sign up. It is more of a workout that anything, and we have ladies of all ages in the class. I love the stretching, pointing, flexing, kicking, and turning. Towards the end of the class, we work on a combination to add to our dance. It isn't hard or involved, but it's still dancing and it makes me feel great! I am definitely not as flexible as I used to be and I don't remember it taking me as long to learn the combination as it does now, but hopefully that will all come back with practice. It's only a 6 week class but I'm already excited to sign up for the next class in January! Even so, it's not the same emotionally as dance used to be for me. Hopefully, I can get to a point where I'm less concerned about doing it correctly or looking crazy and just "being" in the dance, like I used to be. Maybe I'm not there yet because I don't "need" dance to be that release for me any more--maybe it's just something fun to do now. Regardless, I love it, and I'll keep dancin' until they make me stop!
Do you or did you dance? Did you have that same emotional connection with it? Have you gotten back into an activity that you did as a child?? Is it different for you now as an adult??