More Dance News

Well, I’ve been doing a lot more dancing since I moved and certainly in the last few weeks. I went to a Salsa on2 class on Jan 21st and a Salsa on1 class on Jan 24th, which was a lot more fun than Salsa on2. I returned to that same Salsa on1 studio for their first dance social of the year on Jan 27th.

I was pleasantly surprised at how many guys asked me to dance despite the fact that I did not know much beyond the basics. Praise Jesus for giving me the ability and talent to follow as well as I do because some thought I knew more than I actually do. Salsa is definitely not my dance, but it’s fun with the right dance partner. There was one guy who wasn’t as advanced as the others, but he still knew way more than I and managed to make me look really good on the dance floor.

The instructor finally asked me to dance and within seconds, the power went out in the entire studio!!!  It took a few minutes for the staff to come up with a remedy, but they got the music playing again and the party continued. I left shortly after the power was restored. I was debating whether or not to take another Salsa class on Wednesday night, but I have decided to stay home and conserve my energy for the Swing dance on Saturday night. The last Swing dance in my area was on Dec 2nd, so I’m really looking forward to this dance!!! I pray, dear Lord, for good weather and a huge turn out because I need to get back into the swing of things, pun intended!   🙂

I’ve been going to the Elks Club every Friday for the last few weeks, but will miss it this Friday because I’m going to support a friend as she and others share their testimony.

I’m now debating whether or not I will take a Waltz/Hustle class that begins on Monday at another local dance studio. The funny thing is that I was going to ask the Salsa studio about taking a class in these same dances before I checked another studio’s website and found that they’re offering a special: 4 classes for $45 for the month of February. I really want to take the class it’s just that it’s on a Monday and I hate to go out in the cold. Knowing me, I will probably take the class.

I’m sharing this Cupid Shuffle video because it always motivates me no matter what I’m about to do. One of the ladies from church shared a video on Facebook of some people doing planks to this song!!!  🙂

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Quiz: Which Dance Matches Your Personality?

It’s been too long since I’ve shared anything about my ballroom dancing/dance life.

I returned briefly to the studio to take Rumba and Bachata classes with Lisa Skates at Simply Social Dancing. The dance studio is a good 30-45 minutes from work/home, so the month of May 2017 was a bit challenging. I literally had to force myself to attend dance class after work. I always enjoyed myself once I started dancing. I guess it’s like going to the gym to work out…the hardest part is getting there! I would definitely take more classes if there was an affordable dance studio closer to home.

The other studio that I used to take classes at quite often a few years ago is Starlight Dance Center. They have reasonable rates. I’m going to take the summer off from taking classes because nobody wants to sweat on strangers unless you’re attending an actual dance, in which case, it’s to be expected.  🙂

Anyway, a few of the dance pros from Dancing With The Stars have a couple studios in New Jersey. I went to one of them a few years ago for the free comp lesson. At the time, they only had 2 locations in New Jersey, but I believe they now have 3 locations. The problem for me is that they don’t have dance socials on Friday or Saturday. I’m not interested in going to a party on a Tuesday night.

Anyway, I just received an email from Dance With Me dance studio with the following quiz. My quiz results came back with Jive as being the dance that matches my personality. East Coast Swing is my favorite dance, but I’ve always wanted to learn Jive.  🙂

Quiz: Which Dance Matches Your Personality?

 

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Finally…!

I made my way back my usual dance spot last night, Friday, Nov. 11th. I wasn’t due to return until January, but since my neighbor no longer needed me to sit with her daughter, I have Friday nights to myself again.

I mentioned in a previous post that I met a couple guys at a dance studio one Saturday night and one of the two guys sat the entire time. Well, that same guy contacted me to see if I wanted to go dancing this week and I suggested we go on Friday to my regular spot. I got there at my usual time, but he was 30 minutes “late”.

Well, turns out, dude can dance…quite well.  He and WE kept getting compliments all night! He only seems to know Salsa and Merengue, but he knows them better than I do, which is the kind of partner that I’ve been looking for!

He says he’ll find some place to take beginner ballroom dance lessons so he can dance the Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing and such.

Time will tell if this round of craigslist posts will pan out.

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East Coast Swing…or Jitterbug…

This is by far my favorite Swing dance routine.  I know it says Jitterbug, but East Coast Swing, Jitterbug and Lindy Hop are all in the same dance family, and most of what I see in this routine appears to be Swing.

I can’t wait to find a regular dance partner!  Dancing is life for me…AFTER…Jesus, of course!!!

Salsa…The End…

So, Tuesday was my last Salsa class…at least for a few months.  I enjoyed the class and learned some things I didn’t know, which was easy considering I didn’t know much Salsa to begin with. The class was good and I’ll miss dancing with my classmates, but I was too tired from the racing from one town to another after work to get to class. I’m sure things will be different in the Spring.

Well, this is the “cleanest” Salsa I have found…so far…

This is why God has blessed me with the ability to dance…so that I can bring cleanliness to the dance floor!