There is a point in many girl's lives when they dream of being a dancer. I was too caught up in cycling at a young age, so this bug didn't bite me until high school. Since I couldn't join anything that would interfere with cycling, I chose cheer leading. For those of you that know me, this is somewhat hysterical. You see, I grew up as a tom boy. I would only wear overalls and often times brought live critters (snakes, frogs, salamanders etc.) home in my pockets. Cheer leading allowed me to be "girly" and athletic all in one.
|Greasy Gears performing at Ride the Drive in Madison|
There is no other word to use for this group than "FUN". It's not about getting the moves down perfectly or having a perfect body. Instead, it's about empowering women to feel good about moving and being creative. I am by no means saying that these women don't work hard. Their practices are 2.5 hours of sweating. They often times perform in blazing heat for hours...having to crawl and sometimes lay down on hot pavement during performances. Trust me, fish net stockings do not protect skin that much.
|Greasy Gears with former "Mayor Dave"|
You too can join the Greasy Gears. No experience is necessary, however, you must show up with a good attitude and a willingness to work hard. Just get onto their website to find out more information and then head on down to the Goodman Community Center on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-9pm. Still not sure if this is really "you"? Once you see this video...you'll change your mind!
|Greasy Gears competing in my all women's alleycat "Madtown Maidens" in 2011|