National Dance Day

As you all must know by now, dance is a big part of my life. I started taking lessons when I was 2 years old and I never stopped. I still make it to ballet class at least once a week. And I wish I had the time and money to go every day. I was never good enough to do anything serious with dance but it cheers me up on a bad day and I hope it is always a part of my life.

Fans of So You Think You Can Dance will know that today is National Dance Day. And I think I heard that today is actually officially recognized by Congress as such. In honor of dance, I wanted to share with you my oldest dance picture. But I’m not really sure what happened to it. I’m hoping a parent has it because it is adorable (way cuter than this one) and I would hate for it to be lost. What you get instead is 5-year-old Michelle, dressed up in sequins and tutu, and sporting a pretty good skinned knee (tights and skinned knees to not mix well). It’s an iPhone picture of a 1988 photograph so I apologize for the quality.

This was actually the first year I took ballet classes. I was forced to make the switch when we moved to Michigan (I was too young to tap) and I never looked back. I continue to try other forms of dance, but I always return to ballet.

So get out there and dance today. Or leave a comment about how dance has impacted your life. Or tell me who you want to win on So You Think You Can Dance. Just celebrate dance.