What does it mean to be sassy? How about “lively, bold, full of spirit; cheeky?” So says Oxford Dictionaries by Oxford University Press. That definition perfectly describes a sassy Southern woman. I have some favorite examples of Southern women being sassy. One is Princess Daughter and the way she dresses. Since she moved to Texas, the land of big hair, fancy boots, and bling, she has become sassier. Below is Princess Daughter dressed to do fishing with her father. Note the strapless long black dress paired with the baseball cap.
Then there is my good friend, Princess Executive Assistant. She is sassy wherever she goes. She dresses for ultimate drama. Here she is in an amazing hat with the tres chic sunglasses.
And who is this below? C’est moi, a few years ago. My university’s dance professor organized a take-off on Dancing with the Stars, called Dancing with the Catamounts. She paired her students with volunteers from the faculty and staff. I have a little flair for drama and love to dance so I volunteered. I was paired to do the cha cha with then Senior Musical Theatre major Joe Callahan. Joe and I met one a week for a semester and practiced the fancy cha cha he choreographed. I found my dress on ebay. It was advertised as “suitable for Latin dance or drag queen.” We had a blast. And yes, I was sassy. We did not win but it was great fun. I ended up in knee surgery a few weeks later. Joe went on to New York and has been touring the country in Broadway’s Ragtime.
Photo by Ashley Evans
For some sassy dancing, view this video: