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Tap Dancing with Noticeable Dick

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 in arbitrary nonsense

My friend, I guess I could call her that (she’s a sorta friend who’s turned into a client who then has not paid for months and still expects me to deliver her changes and finished work…wtf?), guilt-tripped me into taking a tap class with her and the first class was tonight. After weeks of some serious build up to the moment kind of talk from my friend, I was only half-dreading tap-shoesthe class. I talked my sweet sweet husband to go with me… and happily enough (with the promise of Taco Bell afterwards…!) he came. We showed up to class right on time, and besides us two, only my friend and the instructor were there. You know what this means: one on one attention from the teacher (oh wonderful).

Now, let’s take a moment, shall we, to talk about the teacher. A very small man, with piercing eyes, tube socks stuffed into his tap shoes and absolutely no personality. He took about 20 minutes of the class to give us three handouts about where to get tap shoes since he could see we were obviously not prepared with the right shoes (sneakers on the both of us), what steps we were going to cover, and class rates. He introduced himself: “As you’ve probably noticed, I’m Dick”. Whaa??? And we would have noticed this how? Was there something about his haircut that revealed his name? Quite possibly.

After we actually started dancing, I realized that this was going to be a hoot. Mainly because I felt like the world’s biggest retard trying to learn how to do a shuffle, and fa-lap, or a step-ball change. I haven’t done anything that requires all that much coordination for a looong time. Not since 8th grade dance class. That was…oh…easily 13 years ago. My husband and I have started playing racquetball everyday..but that doesn’t really require any grace or rhythm. LOL.

Anyways, point is, we lived through our first class with plans to return next week. Yeah! Go us. We’re officially tap-dancing fools!

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