Thursday, February 04, 2010
Well, almost. I planned on starting bellydance classes tonight. Had clean workout clothes to wear, a new hip scarf with lots of jingly coins. I'm ready to shimmy. Ended up spending most of the afternoon settling a matter for my mother (my sister stole mothers identity and ran up a huge phone bill). This resulted in my starting dinner a little later than I planned. Put me a liitle behind, but not too much. When I left for class I figured I had just enough time to get there with 5-10 minutes to spare. I'm almost there when I missed a turn. Okay, got turned around and went back. I'm watching the addresses and suddenly I'm a block past where I should be. I never saw the school. Turned around and went back down the street. Did this 3 more times before I saw 'dance school' on a sign at a shopping center. Went in and no school on the right side, so I checked the other side of the center. There I finally found a sign for the school. Couldn't figure out where the school is though. There is a beauty supply store that is closed and a music store that is open. A dance school inside a music store? Maybe, but I don't think so. I finally notice a narrow passage between the 2 stores. Could it be? No...wait...yep, at the end of the passage is a sign, 'dance school'. You go up a flight of steep stairs to the dance school. I'm listening for bellydance music, but all I hear is classical piano for a ballet class. I ventured down the hall. Ballet on the left, salsa on the right and then...jingle, jingle. I had finally found the bellydance class. Unfortunately, I was a good 15 minutes late. Okay, 15 minutes may not be much, but I just couldn't make myself disrupt the class. So I linger in the hall, getting an idea of how she teaches, what kind of attire the students are wearing (what I had on was fine), and, possibly most important, what body types were present. My biggest fear was that I would be the biggest student. I have nothing to worry about. I'm not going to be the fat old lady among skinny young chicks. There were a variety of ages, sizes and shapes including a couple my size and even 1 a bit larger. Everyone was having fun. I'm am so looking forward to next week. I will get there early. I will shimmy.