16.3.10

Kitten does blues festival

So I couldn't pass up the chance to listen to some blues and rockabilly music so close to home, so I dressed up and did my hair and convinced a friend to join me. My hair;


My outfit;


My brand new shoes; (from Anttila)


While I waited for my friend to pick me up, I quickly looked up the basic step for jive on youtube, just to sort of get a feel for the rhythm of it. We were among the first 5 people to hit the dance floor, both my friend and I enjoy dancing and just could not sit still. All the bands were really good so there was a lot of dancing going on. We had a great time, but, I'm still too shy to go up and talk to strangers, so even if there were a few people with rockabilly style there, I didn't make any new friends.

However, at the end of the night this guy (normally dressed) comes up to me and starts talking. He asks if I take dance classes and if I have a dance partner and all sorts, turns out he's a dance teacher at the local dance club, which I didn't know existed. Apparently my dancing was so bad that he thinks I should learn to do it properly, ha ha. No seriously, he had noticed my attempt at jiving (I guess no-one else was jiving) and saw some kind of potential. So he invited Mr Kitten and me to come and learn to really dance (all the dances you see in Let's Dance/Dancing with the stars/Strictly come dancing on tv) and maybe, possibly compete at some point...(!)

So I'm going a bit crazy at the moment. Was he serious? Had he had to much to drink? Did he realize that we are complete beginners? But...he did say he prefers teaching people who don't know anything but has the will to learn...? So. I don't know. I'd love to learn, Let's Dance is the only thing I really watch on tv, so why not? I have no idea what will come out of this, if anything at all...Just have to wait and see!

17 kommentarer:

Gingeyginge sa...

Your really looking the look! love those shoes

fröken lila sa...

that's funny, about a year ago i bought a pair of shoes that look almost like yours, apart from that they are differently coloures (purple and brown-tones). however they are from a totally different brand (5th avenue). now i wonder - is it thef or are the two brands really the same, just called differently in different coun tries? or did the designer of the shoe sell his design to different brands in different countries? it'S quite mysterious... and shows that both you and me have great taste =)

Mrs Munster sa...

You look fabulous! Jive classes sounds great. I went to a lindy hop class yesterday for the first time and already loving it!

Betty Bottom sa...

Your hair looks so good! About the dancing. I love dancing and have always wanted to learn to dance jive etc. But where to find a partner for the classes! You are a one lucky gal to have one! Not too many of the men I know like's to dance... Or if they do, they are over 40 years. Have I chosen my Mr B. wrong? :)

Ms. B @ Millie Deel sa...

SO lovely! Your hair is gorgeous!

Julie and Bea sa...

I adore your outfit and the hair. It's absolutely amazing. I took dance lessons many years ago and learned to jive amongst other dances. It was great fun and I with I had stuck with it. You two will have a great time. Maybe I should see if I can freshen up my moves. I admit I don't remember much. It's also a great work out without the gym and too much sweat and ugly gym clothes. PS: nice shoes!!!

Erika sa...

Vilka snygga victory rolls du fick till! Du bär dem verkligen väl, , vilket väl får anses vara en konst i sig =)
Det låter som riktigt lyckad kväll! Killen som kom fram till dig kanske driver en dansskola för tio-dans? Det är ju det de främst gör i Let's dance, och jive är ju en av tio-danserna... 10-danserna är väl mest anpassade för tävling, så låter inte otroligt att ni då börjar tävla. Spännande! Jag tycker att man hela tiden upptäcker aktiviteter och kurser i saker man inte hade en aning om fanns i ens hemstad, men blir alltid lika förvånad =)
Lycka till, hoppas det blir något mera dansande!

Zizzi sa...

Hej vackra kvinna! Kul att dansa! Jag vill också börja ta danslektioner. Jag har lyckats övertala min man att följa med mig, så nu ska jag bara titta ut var vi ska gå och vilken dans vi vill lära oss. Det är ju ett jätteroligt sätt att röra sig och få motion!

Kitten sa...

Gingey; Thanks! :)

Fröken Lila; We sure do ;) And that's an interresting question...

Mrs Munster; Thanks, wow, I wouldn't mind learning lindy hop either, glad you had fun!

Betty; And I just spent 3 hours cutting it off...My Mr Kitten isn't far from 40 so I don't know, maybe it is an age thing?

Ms B; Thank you very much!

J&B; Thanks, I know, fun and workout all in one -fantastic!

Erika; Tackar! Låter nog som tio-dans, men att tävla känns väldigt långt borta då vi i princip är totala nybörjare. Men kanske om några år? Dock bör ju nämnas att om några år är Mr Kitten redan 40 och jag närmare 30, så man undra ju hur måga par i den åldern som tävlar...

Zizzi; Åh va kul att ni ska börja dansa, hoppas ni hittar nån bra kurs!

Ninah sa...

Kul! :) Skulle själv ha velat ga på Jeppis Bluesfestival, men är lite långt borta som vanligt !:)

Kitten sa...

Ninah; Kanske nästa år?

sinnlighet sa...

Your blog ..... it's amazing and soooo inspiring. Nice to find you!

A small footprint from Agneta & Sweden

Ps. I have an ongoing jewelry contest on my blog. Welcome! Ds

Kitten sa...

Sinnlighet; Thank you and welcome to my blog! I may have to check that competition out... :)

Sea Doll sa...

I really like the first pic of your hair, it looks lovely!

Miss K sa...

Do the lessons, you won't regret it! They're addictive! And the best part is they encourage social dancing because it's the best way to learn.

Kitten sa...

Miss K; You are probably right...I intend to do everything in my power to make it happen :)

Erika sa...

Fast inte ska det behöva ta några år innan ni tävlar! Det finns ju väldigt många olika nivåer. Dock, jag känner igen tveksamheten ang åldern, är själv några år från 30 och funderar på om jag inte är för gammal för att börja tävla. Men eg tror jag att det mest är en undanflykt för mig, det finns säkert seniorklasser, jag är mest bara feg! =) Uppvisningar är en sak, då applåderar folk, och tycker de inte om det så säger de ingenting. Men att bli bedömd och få poäng... verkar läskigt! =)