Well, I missed a week last week so the paper could fit in extra photos but I don’t mind missing out for extra pics. There should be more photos in all the papers each week. Maybe that should be my personal crusade for this month.

It’s a little off the topic as usual though, but I guess you are all used to that by now.

Whether it is at work or out socially I often get approached by many up and coming girls and get bombarded with all sorts of questions.

Many new girls open the conversation with, How do I get into performing? followed by, I look really good in drag and I am a trained dancer, you know. Well, I think it takes more than just being a good dancer.

Which got me thinking about the dancing thing. Should we all race out and take dance classes to make us better performers? God knows Chelsea is living proof that not being able to dance can sometimes be a blessing. Chelsea has sold herself as a non-dancer for years and some of the funniest moments I have seen on stage are Chelsea not dancing.

With so many new girls trying to break it big dancing their arses off, we old girls really should consider topping up our skills.

Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t really consider myself a great dancer. Compared to Divastated standards, I’m just tapping a beat. (I guess I can kiss goodbye to my aspirations of becoming one of the Divastated dancers after head-butting Ashley in the Melissa show at Sleaze -“ oops!)

But you are never too old to learn a new skill, so why not go out and take a dance class here and there? When I first started, Portia and I used to take ourselves down to Sydney Dance Company a couple of times a week. We both used to dance up a storm with Ramon Doringo, which usually ended up with both of us in fits of laughter. I increased my skills and Portia stole moves for her new shows -“ bingo!

But as many know I do like to think outside the box. I have mentioned many times that I am also taking pole-dancing lessons. They’re a cross between dance and aerobics with a sexy twist, all wrapped up in a tiny pair of shorts and head flicks. Hey, there is nothing better for impressing a boy than turning upside down on a street sign. Not only does it increase you ability to move but also you can use it to pick up a shag. Perfect!

So I guess what I am getting at is that in our line of work it is important to keep fresh. I am thinking of taking up belly-dancing next week, though I am not sure if there will ever be a need for a belly-dancing drag queen.

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