So we have a lot more people in our Saturday morning beginner class. I mean it more than doubled in size this January. We have 3 teens who are all timid and sweet and thin and flexible, unlike yours truly. ahem. I am none of those things–maybe a little sweet, but I’m not so timid, thin or flexible.
Several adults have also joined. And when I say adults, I’m not referring to 18 and 22 year olds. I’m talking over 30, over 40 just like me. Some of them seem to have a dance background, maybe a long long time ago, but it’s still there.
Today when we were dancing across the floor, Miss Beautiful Ballet Teacher divided us into two groups of five. I made sure I was behind Miss Experienced. I kept repositioning herself and myself so that I would be able to see her movement each time. The others–all newbies to our class this month–noticed and asked me what I was doing. And I said,
She knows what she’s doing. I need to watch her. She even does the performances.
Well, Miss Experienced turned around and informed me that I was doing the performance too. I don’t know what memo she got, but it sure wasn’t the one that I sent out!
I was at a meeting a week ago and there was some performance talk and when one of the song titles came up, I thought, now that’s a song I would like to dance to…but I got the impression it was for the upper level dancers. You know, the ones en pointe who have been dancing for at least 10 years, so I forgot about it and thought I am going to loooooove watching them perform this song, and I had better pack the handkerchiefs!
Back to today in class: “What did Miss Ballet Teacher tell you? and What do you know that I don’t know?” But then we had to move across the floor ourselves, and so we didn’t have a chance to finish our conversation. I was hoping to catch her after class, but she was staying for the next session and didn’t come out to leave.
It is a song that makes me cry sometimes. A song that just makes me wistful. A song sung at a funeral of one of my friends…a song whose lyrics get inside my head and want to come out as an expression of worship.
I can only imagine dancing to this song.
We shall see.