Friday, May 6, 2011

Homeschooleres Can Have Dances Too!!

So my friend Tasha has been teaching people how to ballroom dance for about a year now. It started as a small group of us on her patio in the hot Tuesday evenings of last summer. But now, she has a class she teaches at Co-op on Monday mornings and she teaches a few of us on Wednesday nights before youth group. They've held quarterly dances and I think this is the fifth or sixth one...

It's really nice that we get to have our own dances and dress up and whatnot because then I don't feel like I'm missin' out on anything from public school. Because public school dances (Sadie Hawkins/spring fling, homecoming, prom etc. etc.) get so much hype and they sound fun. (I had a friendsopt not to hang out with me in favor of going to homecoming once..) But I'm really glad we get to have our fun too.

But I am so terrible about taking pictures!! I tried to get a few tonight:
The whole group. In our Sanctuary
closer up
candid of moi
boys ignoring the camera. It's a little fuzzy but this really captures the spirit of our dances!! Sitting around... texting... while girls are dancing with girls.... Get up and ask one to dance!!

Nicole's sweet self!! ^-^ love this gal!

And I'll throw in a cute one in for you just because I like it. ^-^

This was from our last dance, which also doubled as Tasha's 16th birthday party. It was so fun and I did my hair up all preeety. (wish I had a better picture of it. I'll try to get one from Tasha's mom. She took a picture of the back.)

Actually, I'll throw in an extra cute picture (not extra-cute but another cute picture.) This was from tonight. Same dress different hair/makeup/shoes. I've gotten so much mileage out of this dress for the two years that I've had it.. I wore heels for a good portion of the evening. After about two and a half hours though, I had to change into my flats. Christian was like, "why do you wear them if they hurt?" and I was trying to explain to him, "because they're pretty!" but he didn't really get it. Kerri understood me though!

 Maybe it's kinda hard to tell in this picture, but I am wearing blue eyeshadow. (crazy right?) I showed Mom and she was like, "you can barely see it!!" And then she attempted to add more blue eyeshadow and make it darker! Haha. I love my mom. I went back and toned it down a bit. :)

The dance was sooo much fun! It was like a fairytale that I didn't want to end. It was so wonderful! My heart feels so light and happy and wonderful! (And it has been over nearly two hours already!) I felt beautiful and  (mostly) graceful... We did lots of different ballroom dances: waltz, swing, and some two-step... I also know salsa, cha cha, and foxtrot, but didn't happen to dance any of them tonight.

There were a lot of awkward new guys. Well, they weren't awkward on the whole, but awkward to dance with. I think it is so funny, sometimes! It's like they don't know what to do. But they eventually get the hang of it. The only thing with dancing with the new guys is that it takes a while before they really get comfortable with turning the girl and stuff (which is quite possibly the best part!). And also, when they are looking at their feet, they don't really talk to you... Haha. But it's alright. Everyone has to start somewhere!

For anyone who cares to hear me rant about Christian:
Dancing with him is so much fun and it is so wonderful, as always. Everything feels so right. We are very good at the waltz and swing dancing together. All the turns and twirls and dips flow together so nicely. And he is sweet and makes me laugh and sometimes we talk when we're dancing; other times we don't. Kerri says it is fun to watch us dancing. ^-^ Ah, it was such an amazing evening and I am soo happy...


  1. Awww...Meesh! I'm so happy that you're so happy! It looks like so much fun! I always loved school dances and I'm so glad you don't have to miss out on them!

    P.S. Feel free to "rant" about Christian any time! ;-)


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