I Dream in Dance
Tonight I am an Ethiopian Dancer
Feel the rhythm, feel the drum
Roll my shoulders, bounce, pa-pum!
Hair flows, skirt is free
My back is a wave on the sea
Tonight I am a Ballerina
Toes pointed, hair in a bun
The piano plays each note one by one
At the barre, plie, tendu
Leap to the center and spin one- two
Tonight I am a Tap Dancer
I make my own rhythm, shizzle slide boom bam
Jazz music swirls, time step, shim sham!
Shuffle ball change, rat a tat tat
Tap shoes click, I tip my hat
Tonight I am a Ballroom Dancer
My beautiful gown glides across the floor
Sequined high heels twirl and soar
Graceful outside, strong inside
Waltzing gently like the tide
Tonight I am a Hip Hop Dancer
Fancy sneakers, baggy pants.
The stereo beats in a trance.
Kick my legs, spin on my head,
Pop and lock, crump and bend
Tonight I am a Flamenco Dancer
Heels hit hard and both feet play
Arms are curved above my head, OLE!
I wear a red dress and the rose in my hair
Castanets click click as they slice through the air
And when I wake up, I am me, a Modern Dancer!
I put on sweats and shirt cut right.
My curly hair is up, not tight.
Barefeet I dance, feet flexed, arms wide
Twirling, tilting, leaping higher than the sky