Thursday, April 3, 2008
Gettin' jiggy with it
As I posted a couple of months ago, Sean took me to see Riverdance as an early Valentine's Day present. I've followed the Riverdance troupe since I was a little girl and have always loved the style and beauty of Irish dance. Well, thanks to some inspiration from my Aunt Dani and some MAJOR support and encouragement from Sean and my mom, I started Irish dance classes! I know some people think I'm a bit crazy for doing it, but it's so much fun! My first class was last night at the Shelley School of Irish Dance in Cedar Hills (just northeast of Pleasant Grove). Tina Shelley is a great person and an amazing teacher, and I was happy and surprised to see 2 other adults in the class of mostly small children. In only an hour we'd already learned the 2 basic steps in Irish dance (step-two-three and side sevens) and have started learning our first dance - the Beginners Reel. I haven't had so much fun in a long time, and it was a KILLER workout. By the end of the night my thighs and calves were pretty sore, and I was happy I was able to exercise without really meaning to, if that makes any sense. I'm really looking forward to continuing lessons and advancing in Irish dance, and I'm so proud of myself for actually doing something just for me.