Inspired by both Aerial Amy and Tracee Kafer, I put on some songs I’d never heard before and just went for it. Nothing wonderful or transportive came out of it, but it felt SO GOOD to just keep going and dance for an entire song, especially songs that I didn’t know beforehand. Usually I find a new song I like and listen to it on repeat obsessively in the car, then pole to it after I know every tiny little nuance and when the beats hit. I’m late on some beats and early on others in these videos, but it’s so good for me to not be “on” all the time. I definitely want to do more of this free dancing stuff!
This song was the first one I put on after getting to the studio and strapping on my heels. I hadn’t stretched or warmed up in any way before this, but by the end, I was quite warm! I see a lot of hesitation and repetition here.
Immediately after watching back the Miley Cyrus video, I felt the need to keep going and try another song. I found these songs on Amy’s March playlist and had only listened to the first 10 seconds or so when I chose to use them for this activity. I love this song and the weird undercurrent that reminds me of the creepy boat scene in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Since I hadn’t listened to the song before, I didn’t know when it was going to end and didn’t realize until a few seconds until it started playing again that it was on repeat! I had more fun with this song since I was willing to let go more and get into some strange and uncomfortable situations (like that trapped leg roll thing at 2:55). Overall, I want to keep pushing myself to try new things and not try to “perform” as much when I’m just dancing for myself.