Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Slice of Life Day 13

It’s funny how things come full circle.  I am sitting outside of my daughter’s dance class chatting with the other moms when I hear Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.  I smile and bounce my foot along to the beat as the girls click their taps to the beat. 

This brings me back to my freshman year of high school on Orchesis.  Orchesis was a dance troupe that choreographed and performed an original performance every year with close to 20 numbers.  The freshman and sophomores performed a dance to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.  I remember wearing silk seafoam colored pajamas that I think we purchased from Limited Too. We pretended to be sleeping on the stage at the start of this dance number before we all stretched, woke up, and began our synchronized dance moves. There is something about being on stage, the darkness of the audience, the bright lights, and the thrill when the music starts up. Seeing my daughter in dance class and on the stage during her recital brings me back to the countless dance practices and recitals I enjoyed so much. It is a little bit surreal to now experience this from the audience as my mom did so many years ago.


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