6 May 2009

I want to dance...!!!

That's right, I want to dance.

U asking me "Why?" Do I need a reason? As a matter of fact, why should anyone need a reason to dance. I recently had a girl's party at a friend's house, and realised how much I love to dance.

Again you probably want to ask me the same question? "WHY?" Well, its 3:00 am in the morning, and we all are playing cards. Suddenly the computer manages to forget what time it is and plays the song "Pappu cant dance s**la"

People who know me, would know what happened next. People who are unaware of my sudden strokes of dancing...I suggest you leave it to your imagination. My friends told me when I was normal again, "We actually wanted to dance, but couldn't since You had occupied half of the space and we were afraid of getting 'hit and dance'...lol"

I have always been passionate about dancing, and unlike my sister who is a professional BharatNatyam dancer, I am more of salsa and quickstep kind of girl. So few days back when I was surfing facebook taking variety of quizzes (not one of which told me I am a good dancer, haha...) I saw the advertisement of Anand Majumdar's quickstep and salsa classes. Well, it hardly took me few minutes to pick up the phone and dial in and next day I was enrolled for their Bandra classes. (A small trailor of what I have got myself into...though I dont look half as graceful as the lady in the video, *wink*)

Its been 2 sessions so far and I absolutely love it and the way I feel when I am learning this form of dance. I just thought I would share it with everyone. Will upload some videos of my dancing talent real soon. In the mean time, I will leave you with a thought....Read On....

~Dance Like No One's Watching~

We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married,have a baby, then another.
Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are.

After that we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with,
we will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.

We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together,
when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire.
The truth is there's no better time to be happy than right now.
If not now, when?

Your life will always be filled with challenges.
It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.
One of my favorite quotes comes from Alfred D Souza.

He said, "For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin -real life.
But there was always some obstacle in the way,
something to be gotten through first,
some unfinished business, time still to be served,
a debt to be paid.

Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles WERE my life."

This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness.
Happiness IS the way, so, treasure every moment that you have.
And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special,
special enough to spend your time... and remember that time waits for no one.

So stop waiting until you finish school,
until you go back to school,
until you lose ten pounds,
until you gain ten pounds,
until you have kids,
until your kids leave the house,
until you start work,
until you retire,
until you get married,
until you get divorced,
until Friday night,
until Sunday morning,
until you get a new car or home,
until your car or home is paid off,
until spring, until summer,
until fall, until winter,
until you are off welfare,
until the first or fifteenth,
until your song comes on,
until you've had a drink,
until you've sobered up,
until you die,
until you are born again to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy...
Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

So, Work like you don't need money. Love like you've never been hurt
....and Dance Like no one's watching.

So next time you want to do something in your life...Don't stop and think...Don't wait for the RIGHT time..Go for it!!!

Till Next time...Adios...


Nehal said...

I want to dance too
goodd you took that class

have been planing to learn for ages

Tanvi said...

well babes..as i said..Nows the time..Dont wait..Join me ..will u?

Bala said...


a good post with an inspiring thought... keep this going..

Tanvi said...

Thanks bala... :)

magiceye said...

hey! that's lovely! great to know you are following your heart! dance on!

Tanvi said...

Thanks magic eye...I must say i like salsa...

alok said...

gud post i must say...dance as if no one is watching....post towards the end said it all abt being happy. A very inspiring post indeed. Really Tanvi...thr is nothing as gud as to inspire others! keep posting!!

Tanvi said...

Thank u bala...I will do so..

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your postings for quite some time now and must say, that you really write well and inspire everyone, which is a great art that you have.
Great to know that you started learning Salsa and hope to see your clips in which you show your acting skills soon.
All the best !

Voicing my Mind / Heart... said...

Hey Tanni, I don't know about Papu but my Tannu can rock the floor with her dancing skills (Passion & Aada being the major component of ur dance) but also make ppl ponder on to few key things in life!

Keep your Blog (way to express/communicate) going as it inspires a lot!!

P.S.: Which fren's place was the party and who was your dancing partner??

Tanvi said...

haha...voicing baby..I think u know...and I think it rather be our little secret..hahaha...

Waise I am still waiting for that video to get uploaded

Double-Dolphin said...

I absolutely do not want to dance. No matter what you may say. So there!

Imp's Mom said...

Salsa...wow... Have fun and would love to see that video :-)

Sudhindra said...

Again Got a chance to be with the author, saw some salsa dance moves, and it made me think, i should also join the dance classes.... When i can dance in dreams why not on dance floor!!!

Tanvi said...

:) thanks sudhindra...

Go for it..I am sure you will be a major hit with your group..

Hope to see you on the dance floor in the next "Salsa Night"