I know, it was a totally spontaneous decision, and then there you are...tapping your feet off.
Devon made me do it.
In a previous life, about a million years ago, I tried tapping in a Church basement in Oakville, apparently when I still had a modicum of balance. This session is going to be a challenge. Ten weeks.
My "old" tap shoes, exactly like those pictured above, which were retrieved from a bin at said Church basement are about 2 sizes too large, and stuffed with insoles on insoles...still a little wide. They fit Devon, but not me.
In the day, it really didn't matter what you looked like at St. Mildred's...it was a basement and there was nary a mirror in sight, but THIS is a studio with mirrors. Gosh I'll be wearing something very different next week. It was a bit of a scramble to get into the class, hunt through a box of possible alternative taps and then follow instructions realizing that I could hardly stand on one leg even on a good day!
This will be great for balance and hopefully a whole ton of weight loss. Nothing like the truth of a dance studio full of mirrors to stimulate a change in shape. If you think the image you are conjuring up is hilarious, you should have been there.
Our first lesson, I kid you not, resembled many of the moves exhibited in this Michael Jackson video...including the music.
I'll be in Devon's aerobics class this morning. I may just take my taps!
Photo Credit: http://www.bubbygram.com/tap/tapshoes.jpg