Sunday, July 17, 2011

Dancing Around the World

Hey ohhh!

So it's been a whole month since I've updated. The last was about Vietnam while I was in Italy. This one, I'm just gonna skip Italy and the cruise for now and take you on a short (very very short) journey.

Dancing. I love it. I do it everywhere: in cars, in streets, in the classroom, etc. Most of the time I don't even notice what I'm doing, it just comesssss. I, like most people around the world, use it as a form of expression. Now, I'm not talking ballet dancing, I'm talking "be a whack" dancing (at least in my case).

Back to the reason for this post. There have been a couple places in the past 6 years or so that I've had the great opportunity to travel to and, while there, dance! Woo! But not "Sophia dance," culture dance! It's not very many places, but that's okay for now because I plan on adding to this measly number of 4. Here we go.

In 2006, a group of students from RC traveled to England and Scotland to study art from the Romantic period. On one of our first nights on this trip we were in Scotland. I can't remember the name of the town, but it was a small and cozy place that gave me a warm feeling. Our hotel was holding a wedding reception, if I recall correctly, and we were invited to join in on the festivities. So, we saw bagpipers and dancers! AND we were encouraged to join in! So, there, #1: Scottish dancing.
#2. Most of you know that I studied abroad in Thailand. Traditional Thai dancing is sort of like a tourist attraction because of how different it is. It is classic, slow, beautiful, and entrancing. For dinner one night, a couple friends and myself found a popular and sweet dinner location that included entertainment. Part of the entertainment was aerial stuff and Thai dancing! And, once again, the audience was encouraged to participate! Hey ohhh:
#3. In June of this year, I went a cruise with my parents and grandparents around the Mediterranean. It was awesome. I'll write another post on that later. On the cruise they offer different things to keep people busy and stuff. One day, the rents and I were just sitting around with about 2 hours to spare before dinner. I grabbed the calendar of events for the day and started skimming through it and found dance lessons! 5:15pm rolled around and Mommy and I went down and learned how to Cha Cha. I have no pictures of this, but we did it, I promise!

#4. My fourth dance journey around the world also happened during this summer. One of the stops on the cruise included a tiny place in Greece. If any of you have seen any type of movie that includes dancing, you sort of know what we got ourselves into. During our yummy traditional Greek lunch, there were Greek dancers and when everyone was finished they had people join them! We were all standing in a circle and they tried to teach us how to do a dance. It was quite simple, but I'm afraid some people might've had too much ouzo. Oh well. Blogger is being silly about uploading videos and pictures now, so no pictures or videos for now. Hmp.

So that's that! My teeny tiny adventures of dancing around the world! I hope to include more destinations and dances soon!

Peace & love