Monday, January 11, 2010

The Epiphany of Dance

This blog is more often than not a lesson in what not to do, but I've become all philosophical after having performed on Sat. in the Belly Dance Recital.

This was the performance in which I, lil ole carma, was the lead in our group.
Here's more of an action shot, so you can see that I did, in fact, move:
and here I am in the chorus line:
The style of belly dance my group was doing is tribal. There were other styles of dance at the recital, featuring the slinky costumes more commonly associated with belly dance. If I decide to participate in the next recital, bring on the slink!!!!

Am I an exceptional dancer? not by a loooooooooong shot, but has it been fun breaking outside my comfort zone? You betcha!

If there is something you've been itching to try (assuming the itching is not due to chiggers) - Get out there and try it!!!! To quote Bon Jovi, "It's [your] life. It's now or never....." (all good epiphanies involve Bon Jovi in some way or other...)

If doing it for yourself isn't a big enough motivator, my son said to me that one of the best parts of the night was being able to say "That's my mom up there!" (how cool is that?)

What is it you've been dying to do?

40 comments:

Kristina P. said...

You are simply awesome.

Kristin said...

You look SO incredible lady. I'm jealous of your big brass ones.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Stunning costumes! I love dancing, but I haven't done belly dance.

Michele said...

How awesome are you???

That's absolutely the coolest thing! Thanks for sharing.
Great pics ;)

alessandra said...

I have to repeat, you're awesome, and you rock! ( you see the link? ;)

angelcel said...

As a shy person I can appreciate how good you must feel to have done this. Good for you - you look terrific!

(BTW there's another tag going around and I'm afraid I nominated you! No need to take part if you don't want to. Details over at my place). :)

blueviolet said...

I love that you push yourself out of the comfort zone. I'm terrible about doing that with myself!

Mommakin said...

I am in full on Wayne's World 'I'm not worthy' pose...

Good! For! You!!!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

that is so cool that you do that and you look awesome!!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Love the costumes. You rock.

Karen said...

You look fabulous, I bet you were awesome on stage. You are so right about Now or Never.

I would love to try belly dancing, once I lose the belly :)

Karen

~Kristen~ said...

You, girl, are a rock star!!! You look awesome and I am totally in awe of your courage and bravery in getting out there and doing something you have always wanted to do!!! :-)

Rebecca Jo said...

Nothing better then a Bon Jovi quote to inspire!!! :) Child of the 80's, loving it!

You look FANTASTIC lady!!!

McVal said...

I guess I'm not even creative enough to come up with an activity that I would love to try... I guess maybe push everyone out of the house for a whole weekend and sew to my hearts content for clothes for me! Hmmm.. I wouldn't get the same recognition tho.
I think it's so cool you are a dancer like that! You're a brave woman!

Lisa said...

You look so GOOD!!

You said
" (all good epiphanies involve Bon Jovi in some way or other...)
I say... THIS IS SO TRUE! He is my first love....*swoon*

Aunt Juicebox said...

Lovely! I can tell by your face you are enjoying yourself.

Melissa B. said...

Good for you...thanks for sharing these Superior Snaps. And while I'm darn proud of ya, gal, I have to say that if I ever tried this, it would turn more into a comedy routine...

Randi Troxell said...

i think you totally rock for doing this... I'm afraid i might be hard pressed to!

Tater Tot Mom said...

That is so awesome that you've put yourself out there and done something so fun and fabulous!

I've been dying to take a photography class...I really need to just get out and do it! You're my inspiration!

strokeofliving said...

Miss Carma, these photos are super great and you look beautiful but @ the next 'recital' consider having hubby or VC video your dance stylings so we can start vlogging with you :-)

prashant said...

I love dancing, but I haven't done belly dance

Work from home India

Leesie said...

Your blog is so fun/funny thanks for the comment the other day. Cowboy boots are awesome I've been living in mine lately.

abitnerdy said...

Helloo gorgeous. I am loving that you broke out your comfort zone. I am loving that you are belly baring. hey there hotstuff.

Joy said...

Brava, beautiful! You are an inspiration.

Anti-Supermom said...

Another obvious reason you were voted as *Hottest Mommy Blogger*.

Laura said...

That is so cool, you're awesome girl!

Shawn said...

Thanks for sharing the pics---you are amazing!! Did I tell you about the belly dancers at my theatre? THEY do tribal style----so cool.....

Lucy said...

Way to go! You look great!!!

Kelly said...

That is amazing!

Yankee Girl said...

That is so cool!

You looked fansmashingtastic!

Jill VT said...

Golly! You inspire me to take up on my long held dream of learning to ride a horse! Go you!

Stephanie Faris said...

SO cool! I'm sure I told you I took belly dancing lessons for a short while. Everyone in my class dropped out but me and it made it less fun because I was in there all alone. I couldn't do it...I felt like the spotlight was always on me. I'd love to try it again but I'd never be at your level. I'm in awe!

Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

Phew. THank heavens I am not the only one that loves me some Bon Jovi.

And WOE. Look out. Smashin' rockin' belly dancer, YOU!

How fun is that?

Some day I will have a life. Some day I will do something a little out of my crazy zone self!

Congrats :)

AnnQ said...

Love. It.

I'm a BIG believer in doing things we're afraid of doing! Good for you!

Mommyof2girlz said...

You go girl! You are just too cute for words :)

Jen said...

Your son is so sweet for saying that! You are awesome! I liked those pics. Next time can we please see a video of it?

Elizabeth Patch said...

thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a welcoming comment! I tried belly dancing many many years ago, it was terrific fun (and really hard to do!)

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

stunning..i love you GF!

Amanda said...

Is that me in front of you in the last picture? With my belly hanging out and me acting like its all cute? I do that. ;)

kys said...

Look at you! You're so full of The Awesome!

I want to:
Learn to swim, learn to ride a bike, learn to knit, take an art class, take a photography class

And much, much more.

(Yet I sit here and do nothing.)

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