I love Mondays…it’s a great day to wake up, smell the coffee, and embrace the idea of a fresh week. This past Monday, I made a goal of incorporating something new into my week. I was looking for something fun and maybe slightly out of my comfort zone to beat a case of the mid-winter blues.
A friend suggested I look into African Dance. Yes, African Dance! Steamboat is fortunate to have many creative individuals and resources available to offer a variety of dance classes, extra-curricular activities, and random hobbies available at our fingertips. I really had no idea what to expect as I walked into the class held at the Art Depot.
My anxious nerves instantly turned into a burst of adrenaline when the drummers started beating a bold rhythm that hit me deep in the core. Before I knew it, everyone in the class formed a drum circle and started doing a pattern of rapid foot stomps with boastful arm movements. This all took place while incorporating a rapid shake at the waste. I was told it’s all about the waste…the money maker…or lavishly shaking the gift our mothers blessed us with.
I jumped right in standing out like a soar thumb, but I loved it! I was always two steps behind and feeling many beats off, but the most important part was I let loose and had a blast grooving to the drum beat! It was everything I needed – a room full of positive energy, bright colors, and people just having fun.
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