Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dance Like Nobody's Watching

Jonas has dance test at school tomorrow and he's extremely nervous about it. He is dancing with a group but they have to do it front of the entire school - including the girl he has a crush on. He has been asking all week if he could not go to school on Friday afternoon and tonight he was near tears about it.

Every group picked a song, they all got to make up their own moves, and then their teacher helped them put it all together. His move is called "DynOmite!" and he is really proud of it and has practiced it every day for the last few weeks. It turns out that nobody else in his group thinks it's cool. He, of course, is worried that his crush will have the same reaction.

As someone who has suffered from stage fright my life, I can sympathize. It was easy enough for me to tell him to just try his best and have fun with it. "Fake it until you make it!" has always been my motto when it comes to stuff like this, but it's easier said than done. Put a smile on your face and dance like nobdy is watching is a life skill that he hasn't mastered yet but hopefully, after today, he'll be one step closer to it.


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