I think one of my earliest memories of dancing has go to be going to the ‘temple’ during Navratri and doing garba. This is before the temple was even built so at the time we used to hire a school hall and go the dancing there. As a natural order, we then started putting on garba shows at the school and then around the country. I remember being 6 when I did my first dance show and there were so many girls that were involved in this dance show. I remember being nervous and excited to be going on to the stage and pretending not to like the make up that we all had to wear. From then on nearly every summer holiday, I would be involved in some form of dance practice and shows.
Now my eldest daughter goes to ballet. She’s only 3 but she seems to love it. I can’t wait til she’s a bit older and she can go to Bharatnatyam classes and kathak classes. I wonder what her earliest memory of dancing will. She loves dancing to the ‘gangnam style’ song! And she does it in time and does some of those actions. Its not a song I would approve of but everyone else in the family seems to like it! But will she remember that or will she just look back on the billions of videos we make til it becomes her memory? Before that we would go to mum and baby groups and sing and dance to nursery rhymes. This will be way before her memory even starts forming so she wouldn’t remember that. It’s nice I think that songs and music plays an important part in her life though.