I went to my tap class today for the first time in a thousand years. Well, since August. Weddings, Saturday shifts, hangovers, laziness, and suddenly it’s been nine months. I am a bad student. And because it had been so long since I put on my tap shoes, I was rubbish. Not only did I know I wasn’t getting the steps right, I could hear it.
One of the things I love about the adult classes – apart from the adorable teacher Tracey (the link isn’t my class, but she’s at the front in the blue t-shirt) – is being around women of all ages. Women who are smiling, and learning, and laughing when they get it right and when they get it wrong. I don’t have aunts and grandmothers in my life, and it’s been years since I worked in an office with people over the age of 45, so it’s really nice to be around women who look at the world with eyes that are older and wiser than mine.
I’ve posted this video before (here, where you can also see the amazing Jared Grimes), but this is Savion Glover, the fastest feet in the world: