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"Alright, children - surprise me!"

SystemSystem Posts: 8,623 Staff Team
No, Stargalaxy's account has not been hijacked by a paedophile, in case you're wondering. :p The quote in the title isn't from me. It's something that a guy I knew at the arcades this year once said. Top bloke, but had a slightly disturbing perspective on children, to put it mildly. Anyway, on with the thread...

Tell us something about your childhood that may surprise other members.
Here's my "revelation", if you can call it that. Whilst I was at primary school, my favourite time of the week was Friday morning. For an hour and a half that day, we had dance classes. Believe it or not, but I used to be quite good at it. Between the ages of 7 and 11, I was entered into quite a few dance competitions and won a lot of them. I've still got some of those medals to this day.

Sadly, when I went to secondary school, no dance classes were available, so I had to stop doing it. However, my interest in dancing has never quite gone away. These days, if there's some decent music on, I still find myself having a bit of a dance to it. I also do that when I'm drunk, but I'm hardly alone there. :p During my time at halls, I went one day down to the Reception area to check if I'd had any mail delivered. Along with my mail was a leaflet for a dance club called Copacablanca. Believe me, if I was still at MMU, I'd have already signed up for classes. Still, I'll get to strut my stuff on the dancefloor next year, and I can't wait! ;)
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Don't wait for uni to start dancing again, do it now- dancing rocks! What kind of dance did you do?
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    katralla wrote: »
    What kind of dance did you do?

    I do Pole.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nice one, maybe we can swap tricks, I do a killer hellicopter, wanna see?
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    katralla wrote: »
    Nice one, maybe we can swap tricks, I do a killer hellicopter, wanna see?
    I feel tricks like that should be ideally done with no clothes on really.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The David Brent dance is something I need further instruction on, but with time, practice and concentration I feel I may one day come close to perfecting it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I went out on friday and my boss said I was dancing like a chicken :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i was quite a good dancer as a child, got medals and all sorts.

    other than that nothing really embarrassing, other than i got caught at school for running a pornography ring, used to make loads off that. selling of dirty mags pays for lots of sweets as a child
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    katralla wrote: »
    Don't wait for uni to start dancing again, do it now- dancing rocks! What kind of dance did you do?
    None in particular. But I was disturbingly good at disco dancing. Spooky! We didn't spend our time learning the salsa, or anything like that. However, after seeing Kelly Brook doing the salsa on Strictly Come Dancing recently, I feel more than tempted to try that. (Mind you, I suspect that's less to do with learning to dance, and more to do with the fact I used to practically worship a naked poster of Kelly Brook that adorned my bedroom wall during my teenage years. But I digress.)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was in the choir from the ages of 5-12 and sang in many local music festivals.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used to do loads of swimming and have quite alot of medals and badges.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used to be pretty good at gymnastics and horseriding - although not at the same point in time.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was a scout. I still have my shirt.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used to run cross country :lol:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I tasted/ate alot of random things including the soap you blow bubbles with, pizza from the garbage, rocks, play-doh, densly chemical treated and colored grass at soccer fields...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i used to be very very good at gymnastics, ballet/tap dancing and swimming.

    especially swimming and gymnastics - did it for the island and i gots lotsa trophies!!
    then gradiually as i progressed in highschool i kinda just stopped doing it... which i REALLY regret. especially since it was such good exercise. now im fat cuz i dont do anything!!! :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    soraliah wrote: »
    then gradiually as i progressed in highschool i kinda just stopped doing it... which i REALLY regret. especially since it was such good exercise. now im fat cuz i dont do anything!!! :p
    It's advice most of us ignore, I reckon. When I started college at the age of 16, the first thing that the principal (as he called himself) said to us was "Don't give up sports now that you've left school". I did - and I wish I hadn't.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i got kicked out of ballet
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used to do ballet but had to leave - the classes shot up to something crazy like £80-90 a year! (on top of that, I had separation anxiety cos of my parents divorce when I was 5 and spent about an hour of the class crying each time, so there was really no point in going :lol:)!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was on the road safety team when I was 9/10ish. We were county champions and got our pictures in the paper :o

    If you're unfamiliar with the concept of road safety teams, it was basically an initiative by the police in those days where you had to memorise the highway code and then answer questions on it, University challenge style. To keep us up on our road safety and out of trouble, I think. OUTRAGEOUSLY geeky, I'm sure you'll agree.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I played for my school in netball too. I was always goa lshooter because I was the tallest :lol:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I came third in an inter-school design competition. It was of a birdbox, and i won a walkman. Even in the mid-nineties, that was a crap prize.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used to be really good at dancing. Ballet, jazz, modern, tap .. Loved it ! I used to be obsessed with getting into a girlband as well, quite embarassing now when I look back at old video tapes of me and a few friends miming along to Be'witched.
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    I was almost kicked out of my school at 12 for being a satanist :| I never was one though, it was an overreaction to me printing "business cards" with "GHOSTS!!!" on them.
    I still can't believe it, how from that thing many students AND teachers in the school ended up believing I was a satanist... It wasn't a religious school either.
    I don't remember (or know) how I got out of this, but even a couple of years later I still got called a satanist sometimes, and I heard that a teacher (the crazy one -I have stories about her) was convinced I was.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was the drummer in a reasonably successful punky/rock/whatever band.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was a scout. I still have my shirt.

    Does it still fit? :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Eh, I was in the school choir and I can still sort of just about hold a note.

    Freaky how many child dance prodigies we've got on here like :eek2:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was almost kicked out of my school at 12 for being a satanist :| I never was one though, it was an overreaction to me printing "business cards" with "GHOSTS!!!" on them.
    I still can't believe it, how from that thing many students AND teachers in the school ended up believing I was a satanist... It wasn't a religious school either.
    I don't remember (or know) how I got out of this, but even a couple of years later I still got called a satanist sometimes, and I heard that a teacher (the crazy one -I have stories about her) was convinced I was.

    Whoah! there are some scarily nuts teachers out there!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was born a boy.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I <strike>once</strike> masturbated in the pulpit of my church.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was in the local paper for various Brownie/Guide/School related things when I was younger. I even made the front page once.
    Got the best As and A level maths results in my year at sixth form. (and I know it not childhood related but I was bloody chuffed)
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