We figured out last night that this month will bring the first opportunity for ElemenoB to attend a church dance since she has become that magical age of 14.
I decided some advice was in order. The other kids all agreed.
We plugged her iPod in and taught her some classic dance moves.
My old standby was always the step-touch-repeat. If you want to get a little crazy, you can throw in a finger snap every once in awhile.
There's also the jump-dance. All you do is jump and move your arms and hands in whatever fashion you please. Coolister says this is the more common way for teenagers to dance these days. (No more step-touch-repeat? I don't believe it.)
Apparently Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is still played at every youth dance so Coolister gave some instruction on the proper moves.
My favorite dance, though? The Freak. It's where you purposely dance like a dork so no one will think you're too serious to have fun.
See, doesn't Cowgirl look like she's having fun?
ElemenoB just stared at me with a half-smile. I know she was worried she couldn't pull off the same amazing moves as me.
I told her not to worry, I'd be sure to help her and her friends tear up the dance floor the next time I come chaperon.
Thumbelina allowed me to demonstrate.
ElemenoB gave me another half-smile in response. I think that means she's excited about it.