Let’s Dance


My beautician cum friend asked me :You want to join me for belly dancing?”

Me: “What! Belly dancing? Aiyo, the place that I want to hide most is my tummy and belly dancing would mean exposing it all!”

My friend: “Belly dancing helps tone your stomach muscle and it is exactly what you need to shed that fats. It’s really fun dancing together.”

Learning dancing? I remembered quitting that social dancing class immediately after two lessons even when it meant my deposit being forfeited. I had alot of problems coordinating my steps. That was years ago.

That day, I was asking our boys :”Want to learn dancing?”  Brendan is as usual with his “Anything lah” reply. This is always his convenient reply when he has no clue to what he is gonna get.  Darren was more image conscious as he replied earnestly :”I want if I can dance as sexily as Shu Shu (uncle or my brother-in-law). He looks so handsome as he dances.”

Yeap. My brother-in-law is terrific in dancing. Not only as a hobby but he is also a professional Salsa Instructor at Mosaic Dance on a part-time basis. He has performed at several Salsa events and is a finalist in the 2007 season of “The Dance Floor” (the largest televised dance competition in Singapore).  Just take a look at my brother-in-law’s (Eddie’s) dance performances below and it is no wonder why Darren is already enthusiastic to learn dancing. Seriously, we are so proud of Eddie, the once little boy that we have seen grown up and becoming so talented in dancing today.


Singapore International Salsa Festival 2010



Los Hermanos at Shines Competition at DXO


Salsa Super Nova @ Union Square


My considerations for our boys to learn dancing? Nope. It is not to model after anybody. We all heard of how dancing keep us healthy, in shape, energised…Wait! Dancing to be smarter? I read about this here. I jumped at the idea! So, why not for our boys? Even for me too if it helps prevent dementia for me in another 2 decades to come.

So. Hip Hop dancing or street jazz or ballet or salsa for our boys? Ballet, a no for our boys.

Seriously, should I start picking up Salsa? It would be super romantic if I could dance my way to Salsa with my old companion in our old age. Haha! If my body could be a little gentler, more agile:)

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