This past Friday, while in New York, I took a dance class. I have been doing this lately on Fridays, going to the city to take dance and voice classes and absorb artistic inspiration of all kinds.
Looking at the studio schedule, I decided to try a Contemporary Floor class. I have taken many Floor Barre classes and figured it would be similar; conditioning exercises on the floor, moving across the floor with simple combinations, something like that. The class was also taught by a former So You Think You Can Dance contestant and, as a huge fan of that show, I thought that’d be fun!
The class began with centering and breathing. Ahhh, I thought, this is going to be right up my alley. Then our teacher demonstrated the first “warm-up” which was a lovely choreographed sequence on the floor, using the core to contract and expand and roll around. It looked pretty! It was hard. Instead of moving all watery and fluid like her, I felt like a piece of petrified wood trying to flip itself over. Read more