Deep down, I’m a dancer.

I have had no training other than my years of ballet and tap classes as a kid (okay and those couple ballroom lessons that Jim and I took last year), but I know I’m a dancer.

I used to LOVE taking aerobics classes, the more challenging the choreography, the better.

My foot taps along with a good beat with no prompting from my brain.

I adore going to receptions where a dance floor has been set up, and don’t even try to keep me from doing the Cha-Cha Slide, the Cupid Shuffle, or the Electric Slide (or even the Chicken Dance). Your efforts will be wasted.

I not only enjoy watching ballroom dancing (and shows related to it), but I also enjoy watching cheerleading competitions because the choreography is just amazing to me.

I have even attempted to do dance routines previously pioneered by the following:
~Janet Jackson
~Gwen Stefani
~Britney Spears
~Paula Abdul

(in private)

When I saw this T-Mobile ad, featuring a flash mob dance, I was in awe.

This week, the news of Oprah’s closing down of the busiest section of the Mag Mile (Michigan Avenue) in Chicago was all we heard about. Though I complained a little bit about it as if I would be personally affected by it like the commuters and cabbies (I wasn’t), in theory it was a really cool idea. Though I don’t watch her show very often, I decided to record the broadcast of her “Block Party” on Thursday, to see how the show went.

I have never wanted to be in her audience more, in all the time she’s been on, than when I saw the surprise that her audience, crew, and the Black Eyed Peas pulled off for Ms. O. Watch for the brunette in the front row who is wearing a dark blue shirt; it starts with her. Click here.

I guess I’m going to have to start patrolling major metropolitan areas, hoping that those around me will break out into spontaneous dance. If you need me, I’ll be in the city…