Friday, September 21, 2012

Why Isn't Anyone Dancing?

Since Rinda's 2012 Summertime Photo Scavenger Hunt began, I've been lots of places and seen lots of things. Washington D.C., Arlington VA, Ocean City N.J., Bloomsburg University, around home and around town. And despite seeing a bride, a string band, a train, and an angel, I had NOT seen a single person dancing.

Since dancing is a universal expression of joy and celebration, I'm kind of surprised that over the entire period I hadn't seen a single person dancing. The cheerleaders at the Bloomsburg game last weekend had a number with a few dance moves in it, but if I was honest, it was really just cheerleading.

But last night, just under the wire, I finally got my photo of #15 Someone dancing.  Sure, I had to sign up for a class to get it, but I got it!
This photo shows the teacher Lisa (the one with the bare belly) and 4 of her advanced students demonstrating the moves we will learn over the next 9 weeks.  Besides a few basic moves, I learned that what I'm about to learn is "tribal" style belly dancing as opposed to "cabaret" style. It is different in both movement and  costume - tribal is danced as a group, cabaret is usually danced by individual dancers in restaurants or cabarets and is very choreographed.  You can see examples of both styles here.

And with that, I have officially found ALL 21 items!  My favorite photo? Probably the string band we ran into on the Ocean City boardwalk to fill the prompt "someone playing a musical instrument."  But I haven't seen a single heart shaped rock or four leaf clover. :(

16 comments:

Sian said...

A very interesting point!

..and a very interesting class. I'll be looking out for more photos of Cheri dancing in the future then

scrappyjacky said...

There was just one I couldn't find as well....not even at the last minute....but I did replace it with the heart shaped stone....after a bit of searching!!
Well done on finding them all.

Karen said...

I took a class in swing dancing last winter which I loved--but sadly you need a partner and my husband wanted nothing to do with it! Looks like fun; hope to hear more about it. And congrats on the scavenger hunt finds!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Ah! I love belly dancing! I've taken classes before and loved it.

Congrats on finding all of the items - even if you did have to pay to get the last one. ;o)

Melissa said...

Congrats on finding them all Cheri! Have fun in your new class!

debs14 said...

I love belly dancing! Let us know how you get on once you have had a few lessons. Congratulations on finding all the photos and finishing just in time!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love this! It's a great photo, and I hope you think of me every time you belly dance (as long as you're having fun; don't blame me if you're not - LOL).
So glad you joined in,
Rinda

Abi said...

Cool photo- and learning something new at the same time- bonus!

Irene said...

Well done for finding them all. Your commitment to the Hunt is wonderful. I shall be looking for your dance moves on YouTube soon!

Elizabeth said...

I think I'd rather do tribal dance too! Doing cabaret means everyone is looking at only you! At least with tribal they are looking at everyone at the same time! Congrats on getting in under the wire.

humel said...

Hooray, so glad you found them all in time - even if you did have to pay! Did you have a good time starting to learn the moves yourself?

Karen said...

Well done in getting them all. I have failed miserably this year as work and too many other things have got in the way.

Amy said...

Wooohooo! Did you have fun?

alexa said...

Gosh, you're really dedicated, Cheri, to have joined a class for that last photo! Hoping it was also a lot of fun. :)

JulieJ said...

I would really love to try belly dancing.

Starnitesky said...

Well done Cheri for getting all 21 items in the scavenger hunt, even if you did have to join a dance class! Good luck with the dancing.