So this week's Twisted Mix Tape theme is your favorite dance music. I suppose most people upon hearing this theme start thinking of partying and clubbing and the dancing that occurs in those locations. But I like to be different, and that's not what comes to my mind.
From the age of 3, until I graduated from high school at 17, I took ballet, tap & jazz. By the time I stopped I was dancing 20+ hours a week. With at least 14 dance recitals, and umpteen-million actual dances performed, when I think of "dance music" I think of the songs I spent hours upon hours listening to in little snippets as I learned carefully choreographed steps.
Thankfully for you (and me) all my dance pictures are still at my parents' house, so no photographic evidence will be presented today. So without further adieu....my dance memories.
Brick House - The Commodores
One - A Chorus Line
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Let's Get Physical - Olivia Newton John
Shim Sham Shimmy - Leonard Reed
So there you have it...what dance music means to me.