Dance Battle

The day was rainy.  No.  Let me take that back.  The week was rainy.  Rain poured down and shoes and pants and arms were wet.  You had to make sure your electronics were suitably protected from the elements.  Umbrellas only did so much against the heavy thumpety thump cadence of the pouring rain.  A suitable segue to the corner cafe known as JoinUs, which was the location of a dance battle organized by Studio Troop.  Pounding dance music bled from the walls of JoinUs.  All bodies moved to the music.  A slightly raised hardwood floor served as the stage for the coming dance battle.

What a blast!  I must admit.  I never thought I would end up at a dance battle.  It was quite the experience.  Everyone had such a wonderful time dancing and watching the dancers do their stuff.  The competition was fierce.  Young children never failed to impress with their rhythmic accentuations and plain old cuteness.  Both beginner and advanced teenagers and adults hit the dance floor with flair and spontaneous energy.  Watching the fun made me want to join in the festivities.  But it wasn’t just about fun as I was about to find out.  Turns out, the dance battle is the place where you can level up.  There is a good deal of stress that goes along with competition, but the participants went out there and gave it their all.  What a spectacular time on an otherwise rain soaked day!


About Matthew J. Durocher

Matthew Durocher is a graduate of Michigan Tech University. He acquired his BA in English along with a minor in Music Composition and a certificate in Writing in Spring 2012. His style is one of passion and musicality. One foot is firmly rooted in tradition while the other slides dangerously close to the clouds.
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