OMG what is it about dancing?! When was the last time you went out and danced? Let it all go? Get lost in the moment? And shook your thang? Why does it feel sooooo good? Good music … and … dancing … dance like no one is watching … well it might be a good idea if I reminded myself sometimes that perhaps people are watching and I might want to reign it in a little … OK, rein it in quite a bit then.
Now, as you’ve probably worked out, I’m quite a shy and retiring type and it takes a lot of courage to get me up onto the dance floor … standing at the edge, watching all the other divas, wishing I could go strut my stuff … oh who am I kidding? I’m the first one up! I love a good dance … think myself quite a good dancer (I’m not) … and even have some signature moves that seem to come out time and time again … really not sure why, they shouldn’t be allowed and I am not going to go into them here … am sure there will be friends who will do that for me in the comment section … don’t you dare! Hmm but pole dancing around Robbie Williams’ tribute act’s microphone stand wasn’t one of my finest moments … still have nightmares about the whole thing … was so convinced he was the real thing (he wasn’t but I’ve got a feeling he believed he was too that night!) … but I digress!
Only Saturday night saw me executing those moves again, much to my poor children’s embarrassment … my dad plays in a band … he’s cool like that … so we took the kids … and I danced … first one up … again! But the kids danced with me, and my mum … now my mum … she’s a dancer (must be where I get it from) … met my dad when she danced in his band years ago … yep, both my parents are very cool … so there we were … three generations dancing … best buzz feeling ever …
… so, what is it about dancing then? What is it about a good beat that makes us go crazy? And crazy I do … nothing serene or demure about this girl’s moves! Denise Chow, Sci-Tech Editor at Live Science states that the reason for dance can be found in evolution and that the ‘ability to dance was actually connected to the ability to survive.’ Wow … I’m surviving baby … I need to do these moves … they aren’t just for fun … I am surviving … I can feel a rendition of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ coming on but I’ll restrain myself … I’ll only end up dancing too … and I can see hubby is just not in the mood for those antics of mine tonight!
Denise Chow also goes on to say that a study looking into the DNA of a group of dancers and non-dancers found that the dancers shared two genes associated with being good communicators … and, hey, for anyone who knows me, I love a good chat! Aha! Proof then that I must be in the dancer category and not the non-dancer … love it! In addition, it was also documented that the dancers had higher levels of serotonin which boosts moods … come on peeps … let’s dance! You know how good it feels to turn up the radio just that little bit louder and dance in the car … that’s not just me, is it? Or dance around your kitchen … hmmm that could be just me! The article goes on to say that dance might occur to attract a mate … so to my husband who may be reading this … I only dance for you baby, I promise!
So, for all of you non-dancers out there, I urge you to give it a go … turn up that radio … let yourself go wild … serotonin releasing happening all over the shop! And for all my friends out there that have been known to enjoy my dancing … oh you know who you are … I’m surviving! I’m keeping happy! And for anyone going to Britmums … fancy going dancing after?
… just saying!
*Now, I did try to get hold of some photos from Saturday but, trust me, you really do not need to see me dancing and pouting at the camera like some wannabe groupie!*