Baby Steps

Yesterday was the end of term dance recital at our local community centre. What a fabulous show.

Hundreds of talented young people filled with energy, confidence, excitement and joy.

Even my belly dancing class troupe performed.
Did I join them? No.
Did I drop out of the class? Yes.

And yet watching that 90 minutes of dance just thrilled me.
My timid tip-toeing into dance has opened life up.

My burlesque is bashful. My belly dancing, a flop.
But I’m trying. And, although what I hoped would be an introductory class turned out to be a seasoned troupe, I’m undeterred.

I’ve signed up for five new dance classes.

I may never make it into a recital. But, you know, I’m really hoping I do.
And that’s definitely a whole new me.

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About Andrea

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

  • Andreeodonnell

    I will be there whenever and wherever you do your recital cause I just know you will do it someday! It is amazing how dance and music of any kind can change a person.

  • moe

    I gotta quote my one of my favorite people, Ruth Gordon “Live, L-I-V-E, otherwise you’ve got nothing to talk about in the locker room.” u00a0nSometimes is it all about the practise and as long as you keep showing up, as far as I’m concerned, that is a star performance.u00a0nnxxoonmoeu00a0n

  • Janice

    My burlesquercise is SOOOOOOO much fun. Our performance gala (recital?) involves alcohol. Much easier to perform that way!u00a0

  • Cay

    That is so cool, good luck with the dancing :)nI’ve been dancing for 13 years now and it’s one of the best parts of my life. Keep going for it, you will make it into the recitals!

  • Thank you, Cay!n

  • I’m looking forward to watching your solo performance this summer!

  • Excellent advice, Maureen. Thanks.

  • You are amazing, Andree. Thank you for your friendship and your support.

  • Caroline

    Andrea, this is my “babystep” at Facebooking.u00a0 Thank you for opening up the world of your Blognto me.u00a0 Now that you have revealed (unveiled?) how brave you are, I know we can make anbellydancer of you yet!u00a0 Prepare to be amazed…

  • Thank you, Caroline. Hoping I will eventually be ready for choreography…n

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