Yes, I Folk Danced before – Dancing the Sinalampati
I know right!
My grade school and high school life flashed before me! Since I will be out of job soon :P, I will have more time to do what I love to do best – DANCING! I am born a dancer! and I love music! If you deprive me of these two I’d die!
Anyway, the main reason why my weight in high school remained in the range of 80 lbs to 90 lbs despite the fact that I eat breakfast TWICE and I eat like a guy, is because I dance whenever chance I get! I represented my school before through dance competitions particularly Folk-dancing (hardy-har-har). It doesn’t sound cool but since I went to an all-girl school (St. Scholastica’s Academy – Bacolod) and there were not much guys to flirt with… I dedicated my time to DANCING!
I can’t count anymore the many times I represented our school for inter-school and regional championships. Yes – Folk Dancing is a competition … It is a “sport” and I was one of the dancers (together with my best buddies Angh and Drei) who represented our school for NOPSSCEA (Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural Educational Association).
Sinalampati – Folk Dance
Sinalampati is actually a “registered” Folk Dance in our Philippine Literature. When you compete for Folk Dances, you need to follow the rules. For this particular dance you have a “recipe” – a specific choreography in the official Philippine Musical Literature books that you need to follow. If you drive away from the choreography, you would get deductions. The only way you could beat others in this dance is the execution and your “creative introduction and ending” which you can change creatively.
The word “sinalampati” means “dove-like”. It imitates the action of the mother dove fondling, caressing and feedingits young. Only girls take part in this particular feminine dance. This particular dance also involves a lot of “hopping” as it imitates the dove’s gesture… hopping 😀 So if you wonder why I got nice muscles on my legs… it’s because I had to train for this for almost 6 years in my life… All the hopping toned my legs well.
Here’s a sample of a sinalampati dance.
Find me in the picture below. 😛 LOL
This is just one of the many things I miss in high school…
Did I also tell you that I’m a cheerleader? Well, that’s another story and it involves another blog post 😛 Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog by entering your email address below if you want updates of my dancing lol
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I unfortunately don’t have my cheerleading pictures in my “skanky” costumes because I can’t cam-whore while dancing 😛 I know there were exclusive video footages and pictures (I even posed) but not from my camera and from the camera of “official photographers” in my University – The University of St. La Salle – Bacolod. Please, if by any chance some of you happen to know if I have pictures… let me know and give me copies — PLEASE ^_^ I haven’t captured those memories… I used to be a part of the College of Business and Accountancy (CBA) Cheering Squad in the year 2004.
At that time, digital cameras are quite a luxury item. I was a student before so I can’t afford even a non-digital camera (the ones that still use films lol). So, pweety pweese… If you have any pictures of me dancing please let me know email me at hannah at flairandy dot com.
That’s all, please and thank you 😛