I guess this stay-at-home crap has me bored, and my brain starts wandering to other, more enjoyable times. I got to thinking about how much I enjoyed Ballroom dancing. I haven’t been dancing in almost four years now. Once this pandemic is brought to heel, I may have to get back into it.
And please, don’t feel obligated to read this post. I am just trying to find things to write about to fill my time.
Benefits of Ballroom Dancing
There are many benefits to ballroom dancing. You meet great people. It is fun and it is also pretty darn good exercise. I also found that it compliments martial arts training very well.
Competition and Showcases
For the show-off in you there are competitions you can enter and Showcases you can participate in. Somehow, I got roped into doing a little of both, and I must admit, it was kind of fun.
I remember my first showcase! I was nervous as hell. Before the show, we tried running through our routine, a Tango to Welcome to Burlesque, and I could not get through it. I damn near chickened out. Somehow, during the performance, we nailed it!
And if that is too much, there are simple social dances and parties …
I always enjoyed holiday parties. There were St Patrick’s Day parties, Halloween parties, New Year’s Eve parties, Christmas parties … almost anytime there was an excuse!
One video clip …
You have to be careful about this. Most videos I have are to music that I don’t personally have the licensing rights to use. They were done under the auspices of the dance studio’s licensing.
However, there is one video I have that is done to some music called the Tarleton Waltz performed by Elise Denneny’s son, Jimmy, and a group of his musician friends. I believe it is safe to show it here.
So, if you enjoy music and need a little exercise, or just want to have a good time, once this pandemic nonsense is over, you might head down to your local ballroom dance studio and check it out. It could be just what you are looking for.
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