Monday, December 14, 2009

Haddipa!

Sorry for the atrocious lack of posting, but my list of holiday projects is long, and then there is still work and school and piano and ballet and you get the idea.

Sunday nights I go to my Bollywood dance class with my friend Susan.  Its a lot of fun and a great workout.  We moved to the 5 o'clock class which is full of older Indian women, then there is Susan (half Japanese, half Indian), and then there is me.   We have a blast.

Five minutes before I walked out the door, Anna begged to come with me, and how could I resist?  Several of the ladies commented that she looked just like me, and with two blonde ponytails and black yoga paints, we really did look alike.  Anna thought it was weird to dance barefoot (such a ballerina) but she followed along.

One of our songs is "Dil Bole Haddipa," from a recent Bollywood film.  It means "My heart goes Haddipa!" and Haddipa is the equivalent of Ole!  Bravo!  Opa!  Halleluia!  As we are dancing our bhangra and sweating up a storm, Anna is laughing and boogying along.  The chorus comes along and she shouts, "HADDIPA!" right with the music.  The Indian ladies were so impressed.  "Did she really sing along with the song?" they asked.  Yes, she did!  That is my beautiful, irrepressible Anna!



6 comments:

lindsey said...

Emily needs to post the video of you an Susan dancing!

Vetmommy said...

ABSOLUTELY NOT!

Emily said...

Haha, I know, I haven't gotten around to that, but it's awesome, Jenn! It might show up soon on a blog near you...

Anonymous said...

I recognized the dance from Emily's video - I think you and Susan did really well! Let's see it :)
Love, M

peevish said...

That sounds like fun! And I, too, would like to see a video.

EdamameMommy said...

I am always amazed at that chest popping Shakira move. Can you do that? With all those pelvic thrusts I wonder if there are Duggar-sized Indian families. More than hearts going Haddipa!