break-dancing: don’t try this at home

You probably noticed that I took a while to do this challenge. Yes. I have been doing my best possible procrastinating. Break dancing has never ever been on my list of things to do but I guess that is what these weekly challenges are all about –  to push me out of my comfort zone – and I’m completely out there on this one.

This week’s challenge (number 38/100): Break Dance

So here I am – trying to learn how to break dance. This was the text that accompanied the first video I watched on “How to Break Dance”,

‘A must learn for all blow up / tricks bboys out there that want to be the next bboy baek, jun, ryoma, juju, etc. by bboy klay reppin URdance crew from cresskill’


But I persisted. With the help of C J Kendricks and How to Perform Basic Break Dance Moves and Easy Break Dancing Moves, I gave it a shot. 99% of the photos taken of me trying to break dance, look like I’ve fallen on the floor and can’t get up. I’m no C J Kendricks.  Trust me.

But you know what, I’ve seen the break-dancing class at Pineapple Studios. They are always in the cool studio downstairs with the massive glass window facing out on the street in Covent Garden.  All of us non-dancers stand there looking through in awe, hoping that one day that will be us. Surely it can’t take too long to work your way up to ‘the windmill’ or ‘caterpillar’ or whatever the latest move is called these days.

And I’ve heard that Mad Dance House in Brisbane does a great class too but I just can’t bring myself to sign up for it. It’s time that I really get onto next week’s challenge.

Challenge Happiness Rating: 3/10 (I won’t be a bgirl anytime soon). If anyone wants to know what a bgirl is, check it out here. And here’s a pic on how NOT to break-dance.

Caz x

Next weeks challenge: Watch videos of flamboyant, successful people like Elton John or Michael Jackson & marvel.

Challenges completed: 36 out of 37 (staying up to dawn I’ve put on hold) in 45 weeks

The List:

The search for extra icing on the cake happiness started by trying something new – it was refreshing. I needed something to push me outside my comfort zone. Now I’m working my way through a list of 100 things that will make me even more happy – posted by blogger Gala Darling. Some are hard, some are fun and the majority are challenging.




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