I Ballroom Dance

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    Oh, Dancing... How I've Missed You

    So I left the US 3 years ago and went to work overseas in a country where dancing, I mean ballroom and latin dancing I know and love, didn't happen there. It's just not there and there's not passion for it, either. I'm a foreign element in a critically balanced environment. I...
    Arimatheus Arimatheus
    26-30, M
    Sep 14, 2013

    My husband and I said

    for years that we'd like to learn to swing dance. We had our son, our jobs, and our schooling though; and somehow, nearly ten years slipped by and we never took even one lesson. Finally, a little before our tenth anniversary, a friend convinced us to come to her studio for an...
    Fibchopkin Fibchopkin
    Oct 1, 2015

    I Don't, But....

    I don't dance, but I envy those who do.  I don't have the poise, elegance or confidence for it.  So the next best thing is to watch it.  And I've always thought there is something especially inspiring about waltz music.
    RoseViolet RoseViolet
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Nov 7, 2009
    COD101 COD101
    22-25, M
    Sep 16, 2014

    I Will Always Love It

    I absolutely love it. I took ballroom dance classes for almost an entire year. My instructor was amazing. We parted ways because he was offered this once in a lifetime opportunity abroad. I miss you Oliver! I hope we meet again someday because you were a really nice and talented...
    philosophicmyth philosophicmyth
    26-30, F
    Nov 7, 2010

    Too Shy..

    In my country it is common to do a ballroom-dancing course at the age of about 14.  I only know one person who didn't take the course, because she's that punkrock kind of person, and doesn't like things like ballroom dancing. I know that's a stereotype but she lives up to...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2008

    Two, Three, Four, And One

    I love ballroom and latin dancing. Just adore it. It makes me feel happy, and vibrant and at peace. Well, it did. One of the best yet worst things I've ever done is start competing. It ruined my love of dance just for the sake of dance. So now I'm working hard to get back my...
    Carma21 Carma21
    Aug 1, 2012

    I Love It

    I find it funny that when I talk to woman about dancing they are all for it but their men...different story. The stigma that ballroom dancing for men is somehow a 'gay' thing. ( Whatever! ).....Guys you get to dance with a hottie.....REAL close. It's public sex on a dance floor...
    cliffdiver cliffdiver
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 15, 2011

    My Addiction

    Ballroom Dance always seemed so intense for a shy person like me. That is, until I was literally dragged into my local studio. That was about a year ago. I started taking lessons and quickly realized that I am a natural follower. Lead me through any bronze level step and I can...
    Precia23 Precia23
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2010

    I Did In College and I Miss It.

    I love ballroom dancing.  I love how choreographed and elegant it is and I like watch it as well. There was a non-credit once-a-week class at my college and I took the lessons for about two years.  That was about 10 years ago, though, so I barely remember anything...
    26-30, F
    Jul 3, 2007
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