Earlier tonight my kiddo and I were talking about choreography, about how some people can watch someone do a series of dance steps once or twice and they have it down, and some people have to watch lots more times than that and then practice over and over and over but they still eventually get it down, and other people can watch all dang day long and still not get it . . . I fall into the latter category ;-).
I was telling him the story of my 5th grade play, which was actually a “music through the decades” showcase moreso than a play. I was put into the group that performed the Charleston (the individual-dancer parts at the beginning and ending of this video are pretty much what we had to do, although I, for one, wasn’t that smooth and energetic). We practiced and practiced and practiced, and it was still a struggle for me to perform. Not fun at all.
But darn if we didn’t look cute in our flapper outfits!!! I loved the fringe on my dress, and the rolled down knee-high hose were pretty cool. My mom fixed my hair up real cute, too (though my ‘do is cut off in this photo).
As I look through old photos for these Flashback Fridays posts, it’s disappointing to discover so many of the ones taken in the 1970′s and 1960′s have faded so much they don’t scan very well. It sure narrows down the pool of photos from which to choose! I’m glad this one of my brothers and me is still nice and vivid, and now that it’s scanned in I can share it electronically with them and maybe it’ll be around just a little bit longer =).