Week 42: I Discoed at Sunrise [Score +12]
[I’m very late on sharing this post, but when you see what I have in store to share in the coming weeks, you’ll understand why my focus has been elsewhere!]
Through the magic of a well-targeted Facebook advertisement, I learned that Newfields was hosting weekly Wednesday-morning sunrise dance parties through the month of January. Their name was excellent: a Seasonal Affective Disco. The name alone made me want to check it out. I finally got around to it on the last possible day: January 31.
I arrived just after 7:00 a.m. as my fellow dancers were following a warm-up in the entry atrium of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. A DJ spun disco versions of old and new music, and our two leaders were dressed in fun attire: one in sequins and gold leggings, the other in 80s workout gear.
Over the course of the next hour, they led us through the Electric Slide and other throwback (but simple) dance numbers that got us moving and grooving as the sun rose beyond the three-story glass windows.
I was glad to see that my fellow dancers, male and female alike, ranged in age from their 20s to 60s. It brought out a fun side in everyone. (A local news station was on hand to catch some of their smooth moves, too.) It wasn’t as much of a workout as I’d have generally liked to have, but it was a great way to start the day. I hope they do more events like this in the future, because I’ll be sure to go again.
- Did something outside my routine: +1
- Left the house: +1
- Did something entirely new: +1
- Activity benefits my health/wellbeing: +1
- Burned real calories (so I got some exercise): +1
- Signed up for an activity without knowing anyone else involved: +2
- Had a conversation with a stranger of at least 30 seconds: +2
- Learned someone’s name: +3