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2007 | Freshaman Year | Dance Class
I used to have lazy feet
I didn’t think it really mattered as long as I could run fast.
Then I thought about dancing
Watching dance movies was always fascinated me.
Envisioning using choreographed spins on the football field, I wondered what class I could take to gain the skill.
Reviewing my options, I saw the only one I really had was ballet class. Not the most “masculine” class but at least there will be some fine girls in the class…
At this point, why not?
In a t-shirt, shorts, and socks; I gracefully go through the motions of the various ballet footwork positions.
Waiting for my turn to prance across the room with newfound foot coordination, I noticed the PE class walking past.
Boys were snickering at the sight of me in ballet class. I never understood what was funny about it…
The boys who were snickering were also the boys that consistently and severely underachieved on the football field, but I digress.
In the ballet class I learn the efficiency of proper footwork.
I learned how to maintain focus as I spin or change direction.
The positioning of my foot increased the efficiency of my first step to second step.
My hips not being aligned will change my point of equilibrium, causing a fall.
I look before I turn on a spin move.
I whip my arm around to increase turn speed on a route.
I plie before I jump to high point the football.
I never quantified the return on the investment.
However, if you would like to see the qualitative data, then meet me on the field with a football and some cleats.
*2010 Senior Year*