A Former Dancing Queen

I passed by an entrance to what must be a nightclub. Dancing was always one of my favorite things to do, but my clubbing days were so brief. First, I went into rehab and had to stay away from clubs for a while. Within a few months after getting out I was in grad school with little free time. Then, straight from grad school I started my own business and had ZERO free time for years. That was that for dancing!

I danced at the last Loser’s Lounge a week or so ago, and for the first 30 seconds I couldn’t quite figure out how to move, it had been that long. Thank God my body started to remember.

I long to be able to dance hip hop. It’s my favorite dance style to watch, and I even took a couple of hip hop dancing classes a few years ago. I just wanted to be able to do it a little. Just a little. I can’t tell you how bad I was. It was like this type of dancing was no where in me. I could not summon it.

I just googled it. This place is the Electric Room.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “A Former Dancing Queen

  1. Is the hallway/sidewalk/area leading to that club at all scary? I’m a Midwesterner; your picture seems a little intimidating! But it’s hard to tell.

    I took tap dance lessons a few years back, I desperately wanted to tap dance. Like you say, just a little. I can keep the beat and I can do other basic dance steps. But I was SO BAD. Just couldn’t get it. It was really sad!

  2. No, it’s not scary and it’s a well-traveled part of town. At night it’s probably hopping.

    Good for you for at least trying to tap dance! It’s so frustrating when one isn’t good at something they want to do.

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