This week I finally returned to my dance class after … (ahem)… a 4-month hiatus.
Part of that long period was summer when there was no class anyway (some activities in Paris simply shut down), but since September it’s been a battle to get back.
I got caught up in rentree madness; every single Tuesday there was an expo or reading I wanted to go to at the same time.
Then my neck gave out.
So this week…finally! The triumphant return!
I was happy to hear a new Bat for Lashes song in the warm-up rotation, then dance some quirky moves to Bjork. I like not only shaking it, but also the cool music we shake it to. We’ve danced to Kate Nash, Florence and the Machine, Massive Attack, and Portishead.
So I was a little surprised when our culminating choreography last year was set to…Jacques Brel. (One of these things is not like the other ones).
I don’t know why I’m so open about sharing embarrassing material with y’all, but it’s the embarrassing material that seems to go over best. So here you go!
My class is a modern/contemporary dance class, but for this Brel piece my teacher invited a beginner hip-hop class to join us, too.
So, an amateur video of amateur dancers.
The most important thing is that I’m having fun, right?
Update! Oh, looks like the video might not be viewable in France anymore because the Brel song is copyrighted. I think you can still see it outside of France, though. Enjoy, those who can see it. Sorry for those who can’t!