Hoofer: noun. Slang. A professional dancer, especially a tap dancer. (Dictionary.com)
When I did my Fosse imitation a few weeks back, Karina, one of our commenters, suggested that I try to do a Gene Kelly imitation. I’ve tap danced before, I thought. No big deal. Continue reading Hoofer→
By Anna Rose Meeds One of the best ways to add a bit of creativity into your life is by attending an artistic event. Whether you visit a sculpture museum, attend a ballet, listen to an orchestra, or watch a musical, there is much to be gained from supporting art.
On Wednesday, I went to see the two-man play Greater Tuna at my university. Scathingly hilarious, satire filled this entire show which kept the audience laughing and engaged with the story. Even better, the two actors did a brilliant job of playing 20 characters. Some of the costume changes were less than 15 seconds, but they both remained believable and amusing. Everything from a harried housewife to an enthusiastic Baptist preacher to a dog-killing old woman to a sweet little boy appeared on the stage. By the end of the show, you have met many types of caricatures of people from a small town.
Do you ever watch dances that you love and wish you could perform? I know I do, particularly when I see a well-choreographed Broadway number or a cool So You Think You Can Dance clip. I have a lot of favorite dances, but a most of them are too professional for me to imitate them completely. However, that doesn’t mean that I can’t do something similar.
Do you need more cardio in your life but dread the sight of a treadmill? If this describes you, then know that you’re not alone. I too am tired of running on the treadmill and doing sit-ups. So for this weekend’s short art burst, I’m daring you to dance for your workout.
Now, you may be thinking to yourself “But I’ve never taken lessons!” That’s okay – I’m not a trained dancer by any stretch of the imagination. To me, dancing is simply moving your body to some sort of rhythm. It doesn’t have to be some crazy Dancing with the Stars routine; it can be as simple as stepping side toside and snapping your fingers. It’s a wonderful way to express yourself.