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bollywood workout session


Yesterday evening I went with my friend Emma to Peckham Pulse for a Bhangra class. The teacher was a perky little Björk lookalike from Poland and we did our best to follow along with the dance routine. The stairmaster people across the atrium stared impassively through the windows at us as we wiggled our backsides and thrashed about. I felt like one of those dancing hippos from Fantasia. It was pretty funny, although I'm not sure yet if bhangra dancing is for me...

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trypanocorax
Mar. 20th, 2007 10:42 am (UTC)
You went, then! Yay you! Extra yay for courage beyond the call, if the room had windows!!! Looove these pics! Your figures have such a sense of movement!
harriettheelf
Mar. 20th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
Hah! Did you do lots of shoulder jiggling? I went to a bhangra night at a local club and the next morning my shoulders were terribly sore :)
jabberworks
Mar. 20th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, lots of jiggling! Except I couldn't do the really fast jiggle that the teacher was managing, especially with the top half of me. (The bottom half jiggles whether I like it or not!) ;-D
harriettheelf
Mar. 20th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
I had the same experience! I thought I was jiggling along nicely (up top; like you the bottom half is a different story, and not nearly so nice) and then the teacher came up, looked me up and down, and shook her head sadly. Then she demonstrated the actual speed, and it turned out I was jiggling in half time. I tried speeding up to her pace, but couldn't keep it up without feeling suspiciously like the tinman - OIL CAN!
jabberworks
Mar. 20th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, HOW do they do it???! Is it in how you shake your arms, or a torso thing? Hmm...
harriettheelf
Mar. 20th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
a mystery for the ages :)

(Matters were not helped by the fact that I had gone swimming earlier that day and was planning to go swimming the next day ...)
(Anonymous)
Mar. 21st, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
How can I join the class! It looks way too fun.

Ruth from across the pond
jabberworks
Mar. 21st, 2007 07:53 am (UTC)
You can get on a plane and come over, m'dear! When is that going to happen??! :-)
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jabberworks
Apr. 3rd, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
I added you, too! I love your three wise men of Gotham drawing. :-)
manuelap
Apr. 7th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
I sure
do love this!
It's fantastic!
I keep looking at it!
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