Arts, performing or otherwise, require some base talent. That talent can be developed, and depending on the amount of base talent, and ho hard you work, you can develop that talent into something that is truly great. It is true that everyone can draw, but not everyone can create a true work of art.
When it comes to dance … I cannot even draw. Don’t get me wrong, I have deep respect for those who have a talent for this … I look at ballet dancers and dancers who perform in other venues, but it is something that I am purely incapable of doing … I have tried, and I find it extremely uncomfortable to the point where I find it very difficult to even move. I’ve had people tell me “but you were in marching band, dancing is the same thing”. It is not.
Thus I am left scratching my head in my latest “I can’t say no” to my school superiors ….
At the end of the month, for our winter assembly, the school will be putting on “Dancing With the Faculty” (something based on a TV show where people dance with celebrities). I got called in and asked if I was aware of this. Before they continued I told them that there is no way on Earth I can dance. Fortunately, this is not what I was being taped for, since the dancers have already been arranged and are in training. Rather, I am being asked to be one half of the mc’ing corps (with a TBD woman). So, I have been assigned to watch the TV show, and to go out and get a tuxedo.
Part of this job involves developing interview questions to pre-interview the couples so that these can be played on the closed circuit HDTV network at the school.
So, I need to get educated on dance … I really wish Seattle were a few thousand miles closer so I could more readily consult the experts.