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I have thought about it as my 2 daughter take dance - sm

Posted By: Laura E. on 2005-08-10
In Reply to: Does anyone take dance classes for exercise? - wanna dance

Their school is basically pre-school all the way through high school, but they also have adult classes as well.  Since we are a bit rural it is cheap too, about $25 a month for 1 class a week (so $6.25 a class), not bad for a 1 hour class once a week.  They put on a kickass recital every May too which is quite impressive.  I may try it next year....want to shed my poundage first, have been working on it and 7 pounds lighter so far......have about 60 or so to go.....so we will see.

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My kids are allowed on extracurricular activity a piece. My daughter is taking one dance class

week and my son will be starting basketball at school in a month and that is it aside from church activities.  I definitely think parents push their kids to do too much.  Not only is it stressful for the kids, but I can imagine the added stress of parent who works full time having to keep track of each other's schedules, the kids' schedules, and running to and fro taxing kids back and forth!

I worry about my nephew.  He's 13 and he plays every sport there is.  He broke his knee playing fooball two years ago and now has to wear a knee brace in every sport he playes, he's 13!  Right now, he is playing 7th grade football, he is in two different soccer leagues, and he is signing up for a football outside the school system.  So he basically has some sort of practice or a game every day of the week and on Saturdays!  He has strained his back, he complains about his knee aching.  When I say something to my sister about him overdoing it, she says "he does want he wants, we're not making him."  I've told her that she is his mother and it's really up to her to set limits, but she loves the idea that she's the mom of a "star athlete."

Anyway, just a sore subject with me, I guess.  I'm really close to my kids and all my neices and nephews and I hate to see them miss out on the fun in life just because they feel they have to schedule everything!

See if they have a class strictly "technique" for dance team. My daughters danced with band for years and took "technique" class. If no technique, ballet is the best basic before moving on to the other dances.
I would like U2 dance...
take a cha-cha-cha chance!
I work 2 MTs jobs as well, but I make time to take beginning dance classes for adults at least 2-3 times a week. I also recommend Pilates for relaxing and stretching.
So you think you can dance
Is anyone watching this?  I haven't seen it, but my MIL says it is really good.  I'm tired of the reruns of House and some of the others.  I know that someone mentioned Medical Incredibles (something like that) and I have watched it a few times.  Just wondered if this show was as good as American Idol or similar.  Of course I can't miss an episode of All My Children - been watching that since 1970 (I was 10).  I'm just looking for some good TV to help me relax after a day at work.  
I'm a big fan of So You Think You Can Dance. sm
I like it a lot better than Dancing With the Stars because these are mostly highly trained amateur dancers, wtih a few street dancers in the mix. They have them paired up, and they randomly pick all different kinds of dances to do each week....so you might have a ballroom dancer girl paired with a hip-hop guy, and they have to perform a Cuban Samba (that was one instance this week). Next week those two will do something different. It's funny to see a classically trained ballet dancer attempt to do hip hop, or a hip hop dancer attempt to do modern lyrical dance, but for the most part they really are superb. The ballroom men always are my favorite...
Try Irish dance!

My 16-year-old daughter got involved a couple of years ago, and it's wonderful! I had to sit through all the classes as I'm our area coordinator, so I decided to join the adult classes. It's a very social dance form, especially with adults who do a lot of what is called ceili dancing, which essentially dancing with a group of people. In Ireland, it's not unusual for 4 to 100 people to get together than do progressive dancing (stopping for a pint of Guinness as needed) for hours on end.

To look for a school in your area, go to http://www.geocities.com/aer_mcr/irdance/irteach.html

Whatever class you take, YOU GO, GIRL!

Doing the happy dance...
We just moved into a newly bought house (same neighborhood as we rented in) and we're now in bus riding range (too close before).  Today was the first day of school so I drove my kids, but I looked out the window this morning and what do I see but a group of kids congregated at the opening of my driveway.  My house is a bus stop!   My kids will be let off the bus at the opening of their own driveway.  What luck!
Dance Classes
I have 20+ years of dance training (ballet, jazz, tap).  From what I see, jazz and hip-hop would both help with drill team.  Jazz more so, but I know some drill teams are getting a little edgier with the hip-hop style.  If I can help with any other questions, feel free to email me.
Does anyone take dance classes for exercise?
I'd like to get out of the house once in a while and can't stand the gym.  I just don't want to be the only adult student among children.  LOL
First day of school happy dance
I'm going to be doing a happy dance on September 8. It's the first day of school and my birthday. It's the best gift this year. Mine has been out of school since the end of May!!!!!
Irish dance competition.
Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance!
I JUST WANT TO PRAISE HIM - your post made me misty, thank God for you!
the dance that was made famous
in Dirty Dancing, one of my favorite all time movies.... sorry, just couldn't pass this up. 
Last Dance by Donna Summer
keyboard happy dance
Wow! I have used the microsoft ergo keyboards for years..the last one being the 4000 model. It seems after about a year the keys get a little sticky or something and my wrists start to hurt and arms fall asleep, even at brand new I have a little of this problem. I just got a Goldtouch keyboard and wrist rests today and I cannot tell you the difference I feel after just one shift of work. WOW! I am a total convert!!
I'm doing a crazy happy dance!

I know this is not the religion board, but I have to give a shout out - so if it bothers you look down real quick. Psalm 116:1 I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Thank You Lord for Your faithfulness. You have seen every tear and every time my wages have been changed by Medquist. Thank you, Lord Jesus!

I am beyond excited this morning! I have been busy, busy, busy on the Internet since Saturday night, following a trail on earning money on the Internet. I did not even sleep Saturday and then went to church all day Sunday and then back on the computer Sunday night. Anyway, after many, many hours, the Lord just dropped a site on me, I don't even know how I got to it. Well, I signed up and started making money answering surveys! So far, I have made close to $60 in just a few hours! This is for real. I am mad, because it is too easy. I know how I have struggled in the last few months, really the last several years, to earn a decent wage. I have years of data entry experience, and that is how I am looking at this. Just keep the forms moving. Advertisers are willing to pay for exposure, hoping to influence your buying decisions. With this, all I needed to start was my email! I was so impressed, I set up a new blog that has all the details, some tips and the link. The company even asked me to share a testimonial. The site has great support. All the details are in my blog, but basically you get paid per form (the ones I did paid 0.60), and they estimate doing at least 12 an hour. We Ts know how to move records!  I did 16 forms an hour easy last night, and like I said, I am just getting started. You can listen to your favorite TV show while you do this! Great referral earnings too. You can e-mail me if you have any questions or if I can be of help. I am glad things have been going better with the Q - the additional bonuses and OT has been great. But this makes me really happy.


There was a techno dance remix of it done in the 1980s.
Can't remember the band but they played it at the nightclubs.
What company is this? Sounds like the same song and dance
Gotcha all beat - over 64 and love to dance nm


You know I'm just watching them dance. I don't care about A, B or C listers.
Who cares if some over-hyped A lister dances on the show or if it's Tatum O'Neal. It's an interesting and charming little show. I am not interested in seeing say Jessica Simpson or Jude Law (A listers?) dance.
Hora = Israeli dance........no message
Merengue is form of dance, like salsa
or cha cha. You'd be just as likely to dance to *rancheras* and *corridos* since, technically, merengue is a little more South American (namely Dominican Republic) as Tex-Mex. Nonetheless, it is all great spirited fun and I hope you have a good time. It is a wonderful tradition.
I hope you dance - Lee Ann Womack (no message)
I've been listening to the same song and dance for years.

Things only seem to be getting worse.

For mom with teen girls, what type of dance classes sm
are appropriate for learning moves to try out for drill team?  my daughter is 14 and has never been in any dance classes.  i am puzzled by the jazz, hip/hop, etc. and have no clue where she needs to start.  she wants to try out for the drill team next year.  TIA!
49 years old/self taught/daughter 20 years old/self taught. I'm a CMT, and daughter is studying t
take the test soon.
My daughter is 25 and going to
go to auto mechanic school, and likes guys.
35 yof with 2 yo daughter. nm
I will not allow my daughter to go. nm
My daughter...
She was just over 2 when it was pretty obvious mom just wasn't enough! She was bored with the trips to the playground, the toys, the trips to the store, etc.

Her pediatrician told me she needed more socialization. A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME!! So I found a great nursery/day care at the local church and she just loved it. When I picked her up the first day, she told me I came too soon. Talk about hurt feelings!! I was in agony all day and she was having the time of her life without me.

Well, now she's beginning her second year of college next week and is totally bouncing off the walls... pretty much like she did when she was 2.

It's good your daughter can't wait. It may just be a sign of independence and self-confidence. Don't take it personally. They don't appreciate us until they have their own kids!!

Good luck to you and your little girl and you son LOL ;-)
If she were my daughter I'd tell her...sm
that I'd rather her be mad at me for making her ride the bus when she's sleep deprived than having to pick out her body at a morgue from an accident.

Frankly at 10 p.m. every night I'd take the cell phone away and make it clear to anyone that called that it is not acceptable to call after that time. Her friends will get the message quickly and will learn to respect your rules.

Too many parents this day and time are afraid to set rules for their kids to follow, but that's the parents fault. They need to remember who's the adult and who's the child and set/abide by ground rules. Studies show that the more parents intervene in their kids life the less likely they are to drink, do drugs, have sex or get into trouble with friends.
My 13 y/o daughter (more)
and I have gotten into the habit of taking the dog out and having a little walk around the neighborhood when I get off work at midnight. I'm going to miss that. I'm not having the "ready for her to go back" feeling at all this summer, but I have had the feeling in the past sometimes.
My daughter was 5.
She decided she was ready so she did it, and she loves them.  She is almost 8 now and she nor I have regretted it.  Personally, my sister was 3 and I was 4  when we had our's done.  I think it depends on the child.
My Daughter
I let her get her ears pierced for her 6th birthday.
My daughter was 11

She was allowed at 10 but was afraid. LOL. A lot of people asked me why I didn't get her ears pierced as a baby, but I just felt that was something for her to decide. She turns 13 in September and wants to get her second holes. I told her that I will get mine done too.

I just felt 10 was an age where she could decide and also take care of her ears and earrings. Everyone has their own opinion on this, I don't think anyone is really wrong. Good luck.  

My daughter was 8. nm
My daughter and I took it - we both
had no benefit from it, and also my daughter had a very severe allergic reaction. We tried them all Concerta, Focalin, Strattera, all with no help at all. Our neurologist just tried us about 2 months ago on Metadate CD, one of the original ADD meds, and its a MIRACLE. I was only diagnosed this year, after my daughter, and after first I sobbed after taking Metadate, as I never knew brain calm, so to speak. I then read on a doctors' website on ADHD/ADD that you know you have the right med when you get that reaction - sobbing with relief, and also sadness at what you have been thru without realizing it!! Its been about 1.5 months, and she and I are both doing great. The interesting thing is that the meds are speed, basically, but if you have ADD, they don't have that effect on you - they plug in your brain. The ones who speed on ADD meds and also abuse them are ones who don't really have ADD - thus its like cocaine to them! Feel free to write if you want to talk about anything - its been quite a shock to me to accept that I have ADHD, but its getting easier! Provigil is basically an experimental one for ADD - it seems the old ones have the best results!
Thanks! My daughter-in-law is due soon and I will have....
on hand should she need help.  Maybe it will work for her!!!
They probably know both of you. My daughter
picks up my medicine all the time.
Daughter did this...
She finished the school, but basically same thing, poor pay and pill counter at Walmart all that was available.  Not a living wage...
where would you be if your daughter was missing (sm)
in another country?  The posts on down the board are appalling, some of them anyways!  I would hope that any parent in their right mind would be right there, no matter where "there" is, if their child were missing.  I know I'd be whereever I had to be.  I could not rest until I was there, waiting and helping to find my child.  I'd go to the ends of the earth to get my daughter back, no questions asked.  And maybe people are donating money to them so they can stay in Aruba and help find their daughter, as well as keep their lives going back here at home.  Where has compassion gone? It's truly sad that we ridicule people for simply wanting desperately to find their lost child.  Just Sad.
Hey, one of my friend's daughter
is a duck queen!
I have a 15 year old daughter....
and it is also a 16 mild trip to pick her up...but yet every day I am there and I will be no matter what the cost of gas. I would not trust an inexperienced teen driving my daughter. The price of gas is becoming outrageous yes...but your daughter's life is priceless.

My 17yo daughter.....
was similarly distressed at age 15.  A lot of it is just part of growing up.  They are anxious, moody, and sometimes emotional.  I took her to counseling and she decided that she wanted to work through this tough time without being medicated.  I'm not sure that pulling your son out of school and what he knows is going to help.  That's just MORE change in his life.  I would seek counseling and find out what's going on with him, but in your case I think isolating him further would simply contribute to his anxiety.  But since I'm not a professional, again, I'd take him to see somebody.  As a footnote, my daughter will be 18 in March, is a senior, is getting good grades again, and is, as she says..."Happy as a Clam"
It's going around. I have it, too. So does hubby and daughter.
I'm cooking. Daughter and son-in-law,
son, husband and myself will be spending Thanksgiving together (after my son and I get off work).
Yes, a daughter, all grown.
I married & divorced very young. Have 2 roommates (friend and her boyfriend). Couldn't afford this house otherwise. LOL. I live in an area called Lone Mountain Vistas, not far from Summerlin.
Have a daughter with bipolar.
She has racing thoughts and says things not connected to the conversation like your friend. She also has extreme mood swings. Usually bipolars go one way or the other, dysphoric or euphoric. No middle. When manicky, she will stay up for days without sleep, but when dysphoric will sleep for 16 straight hours a day. It can be a very debilitating illness.
My daughter was born at 1:28 a.m. and if she is
doesn't even get in the shower till oh, about 9:00 p.m.   And she sleeps till 1 or 2 p.m. if she doesn't have to work.  Drives me nuts!  But then, I was born at 7:00 a.m. and I like to get up early and then am falling asleep by 10, 11 p.m. at the latest. 
I don't, but my daughter wanted one . . .sm
She wanted a vine (like a bracelet) around her upper arm.  She was 20 at the time so I really had no say in the matter except, "Why don't you wait until we go see your grandmother in short sleeves." We did and she scrapped the vine idea in a hurry.