2002, $1.99, at Goodwill Superstore on San Fernando
First Impression: Bizarro Hillary Clinton demonstrates her flawless selfie technique.
Second Impression: Notice she doesn’t need a selfie stick. Put those things away, people!
I am delighted to discover that the set designer has once again created an environment of columns and meticulously draped tablecloths, fit for a community theater’s presentation of Antigone.
The transitions between segments are accompanied by a dramatic lighting change to a purple wash. The dancers become completely still and fall into shadow, representing the ephemeral nature of all things, including fitness. I fully expect a Greek chorus to emerge and comment on the action, but alas, they do not. Life is full of small disappointments.
The routines feature Grapevines, Starburst Arms, and a Peter Pan knee-up move easy enough for me to pick up. The instructor calls this move a “tollivay,” but I don’t even know if I’m spelling it right, because Google thought I was asking about Tall Overalls. I am so glad overalls are back in style. I used to have at least four pairs. I even wore a pair of dressy overalls, made out of velvet, for formal occasions.
Before the third and most difficult dance segment, the dancers all have a costume change. That’s how you know it’s the real business, now. Nothing says Serious Dance like black onesie spandex rompers. Myself, I have never owned such a garment. It seems like it would make bathroom breaks an absolute chore. Then again, overalls do require a bit of buckle wrangling, and if you have anything in the bib pocket it’s just going to clatter to the ladies’ room floor, so maybe I should clam up and give the jazz unitard a chance.