Dance Around The World – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dreaming of my time in Brazil, I thought I would be surrounded by Samba dancing, capoeira, and the beach. Well, after spending a little over a week in Ipanema, the only one of these I experienced was the beach. I guess if you’re not there during Carnival, your chance of experiencing dance is low. So, I began to scout for a dance class. I did find a studio. However, the website wasn’t very informative. Plus, the only class available was a pole dancing class. Although I do appreciate all forms of dance, pole dancing isn’t appropriate for my blog or for me.
I know this form of dance is gaining in popularity, but I’ve always had a rule that if I thought my dad would disapprove of anything I might do, I shouldn’t do it. I also feel that after spending so many years training to be a dancer, there are so many more dance related options to pursue. Call me traditional, prude, or whatever, but that’s where I stand, and I don’t have a problem defending my decision. If you disagree with me that’s fine. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
Following Brazil, I will be on my way to Morocco. I can’t wait to explore more of this amazing world we live in, and hopefully some dance too!
– The Offbeat Ballerina