Thursday, July 31, 2008

Who Will Be America's Favorite Dancer?

Every Wednesday and Thursday evening, I've been glued to the TV watching the reality show "So You Think You Can Dance?". It's been on for several seasons but this is the first one I got hooked on from the beginning. I've always enjoyed "Dancing With the Stars" but I have to say I think I like this other show better, at least from my perspective. Instead of watching celebrities learning to dance, the dancers in this show have dedicated years of training to become the best dancers they could be. I respect that. It takes discipline and focus...and I'm amazed at how good they are!

Some of the contestants like Twitch seem to have natural ability, a street dancer. Katee is perfect in any dance number she performs but I think Courtney and Chelsie both add their unique and fun personalities to their dancing which makes it very entertaining. I can't believe how young they actually are. Most of the contestants ages range from 18-24 years old. I know at that age I never focused on becoming great in one area of my life, other than my friends and boyfriends.

I'm amazed at the strength of Joshua. He picks his partners up with ease and grace. I laughed when Courtney described him as "He's a man". You've got to watch this video of Twitch and Chelsie's performance of the Samba. It's incredible how this girl can move!





Tonight one guy and one girl will be eliminated and I have no idea who that will be since they are all great. And next week will be the finale...I can't wait to see who will become America's favorite dancer.

So, why am I focusing on dancing? Well, these young dancers have made the choice to focus on becoming the best dancer they can be. They've probably had to eliminate other distractions from their lives to allow the time to focus on their dance. They've spent time training and practicing their steps.


I start thinking about where I spend my time and energy. What do I focus on? How about you? Is there something in your life that you would love to become really good at? I know life happens and we get caught up in responsibilities but if we could do anything, what would it be? Any thoughts from you out there? I'd love to hear!

2 comments:

  1. I guess besides being a Godly wife and Godly mother. I am always asking "Lord where do you want me to focus my attention?" I have found through the different stages of my life it has been in different areas.

    I just know whatever I am doing I want others to see Jesus, and not my failures (or at least God's grace through my failures.).

    Hugs.

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  2. I agree and that's what I also want to do. I guess I've become so aware though how much energy and focus it takes to become really good at something. The example of the dancers is just that. I think I've tended to be more of a generalist in the past and I've gained a respect for what it takes to be really good at something, whatever that may be.

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