Dancin'

  We’re always ready to dance now.

We’re always ready to dance now.

A couple of weeks ago, I was taking an exercise class from my favorite instructor, the fabulous Teresa Ellis. She was teaching a class called Dance It Out (think Zumba but with much better music and dance moves). At one point, Teresa put us in a circle and had us do our own moves across the floor.

As an ex-dancer, I can tell you it’s still stressful to come up with something on the spot. My turn was approaching, so I thought, go big, just go big. My inner choreographer took over: “5 6 7 8…jazz run jazz run jazz run jazz run…1 2 3 jump high arm extended knee bent …and Fosse arms to finish!”  Quite a moment.

I was wearing Saucony running sneakers, but if I’d been wearingTHESE instead…… they really would’ve bumped up my game. My new Oxfords are amazing and honestly the most comfortable shoes I’ve bought in a very long time. Even in the office, I feel like I could dance or break out into a jazz routine. Try an Oxford-type shoe instead of the ballet flat this season. They’re more supportive and better for your spine. What shoes make you feel like dancing?