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I Love Ballroom Dancing

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    Do Not Look For Your Soul-mate Here

    I got into ballroom dance shortly after I was divorced. Originally, my goal was to expand my skill set as an actor. I stayed there because of the social world it opened for me, and because I was drawn to its elegance. But I learned within my first year of dancing that it is...
    GenesiusRedux GenesiusRedux 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 1, 2013

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    I found this picture on the Internet

    and I want to know what your opinion is of this?
    Stimpy101 Stimpy101 18-21, M Feb 17

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    Tripping the Lights Fantastic

      or should I just say tripping I love it and I love watching it. but now I have two left feet I still love the feeling of strong arms around me gliding me across the floor
    librakitty05 librakitty05 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2008

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    Just Started

     me and my significant other have just started lessons actually. and we both love it!! I'm not sure if she likes that I have to be in control of what we do around the dance floor.... but it's fun for me! hahaha. but we are both just starting and we are enjoying it a lot...
    SAlan SAlan 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21, 2009

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    I Competed

    in the Nevada Star Ball in Las Vegas when I was fourteen. It was one of my most proudest moments and I hope to be able to compete again someday.
    inaforest inaforest 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2013

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    Missing Ballroom

    I started Ballroom dancing 10 years ago.  Competed in Pro/Am in both Latin and Smooth, then met my husband and moved to a small town in Ontario where there is NO dancing!!!!!!!!  Miss it sooooo much.
    peppercorn peppercorn 61-65, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2007

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    Not Strictly Ballroom

    I know this is not ballroom, so I hope that the avid ballroom fans will forgive me for posting this here. When I saw this the first time it left me dazed afterwards...  
    sammi11 sammi11 41-45, T 1 Response Oct 5, 2010

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    The Key To My Cage Of Shyness.

    A year ago I was the most timid girl you could ever hope to meet. (That is, if you would really want to meet a timid girl.) Just a year ago, I was insecure, and afraid to get out of my comfort zone. One year ago, I was a different person. Thankfully, my best friend literally...
    Precia23 Precia23 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2010

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    Elegant

    It's soooo beautiful. I'd love to be able to dance like that!
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    Upcoming Dance Competition

    When I started taking Ballroom Dance lessons, it was a year before the debut of Dancing With The Stars.  There was a great deal of stress in my life at that time...then a friend of mine suggested we take Ballroom Dance lessons.  Both of us felt uncomfortable to work out...
    Kathryn1 Kathryn1 56-60 Aug 20, 2009

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    Love It!

    I just love ballroom dancing. All of it: the the music, dresses and of course the dance itself. I know the basic dances somewhat well, but I could always be better.
    IdontKnowEther IdontKnowEther 22-25, M Oct 4, 2010

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    COD101 COD101 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    How I Began To Dance

    well... when i was 14 my mother had to force me to take dancing lessons... just because all of my friends did it after our confirmation... well after beginners and advanced classes i found myself as the only one of my friends in the so called "bronze classes" and after finishing...
    steppkeac steppkeac 26-30, M Jul 8, 2012

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    Freezer Section Foxtrot

    I ChaCha, Foxtrot, Jitterbug, and Bossanova. I'm working on Waltzing and I've forgotten how to Mambo again. When I started taking lessons I thought It was just a one time thing and that I'd never really use the steps outside of class. Not true at all! It's amazing how often you...
    ohsovery ohsovery 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2008

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    Couldn't Live Without It

    I have always danced, but 3 years ago I was introduced to ballroom dancing. I am now addicted...I am lucky enough to have found a place that teaches most dances; merengue foxtrot rhumba belero quickstep waltz samba chacha tango jive swing...mainly sticks to the "ten"...
    imstuckinhere imstuckinhere 18-21 Nov 14, 2008

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    I Love Ballroom Dancing

    I have 2 left feet, but i always wanted to learn ballroom dancing... its so elegant and nice.. and finally i found the class that fitted my budget ;) took classes for 3 months, learnt foxtrot, cha cha cha and jive... enjoyed every bit of it. i still have to learn waltz but am...
    georshar georshar 36-40, F May 4, 2009

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    Dancing

    when i was @ high school, my mom refused, when i asked to dance but when i came to tertiary i started dancing . i told mom that im dancing now & she sad its okay. firstly i was so sad cos i never knew how to dance, but they taught me.
    2bee 2bee 26-30 Mar 15, 2012

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    Sweet!

    My partnering instructor is my age so once in a while we show up at a dance club for ballroom only. When he danced the waltz with me on New Years there were a lot of people on the floor. He told me I'm the first dancer that can turn on a dime in a while. I felt amazing...needless...
    imstuckinhere imstuckinhere 18-21 1 Response Jan 6, 2009

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    I admire two women ballroom dancing together.

    I love to see it but I don't believe it's gay. Like I enjoy women who both love to dance together. To see eachother lead the other is interesting.
    Stimpy101 Stimpy101 18-21, M Feb 16

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    Update

    It is going to be my first time competing dancesport and im doing open bronze a tango and walts solos and most freestyles--got any advice??
    imstuckinhere imstuckinhere 18-21 Nov 22, 2008

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    Dance With Me

    It took everything I had to walk into the ballroom dance studio that first time, totally alone. Once I did, I found out how quickly I could fall in love. From the very first step of Foxtrot, I knew I had fallen very deeply in love. I'd just discovered ballroom dancing when I was...
    LovesKissing LovesKissing 46-50, F Oct 12, 2011

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    Dancing Is Inspiration

    I started taking ballroom lessons in May 2009, doing group and private.  To be honest I love dancing to death and I feel energized every time I dance.   Now I'll be competing for the first time next Sat in the pre-bronze and bronze on waltz, tango and quickstep...
    dancestruck dancestruck 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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    I Had The Best Time Ballroom Dancing....

    I live in Orange County, CA and have several options to dance when and where I like.  I have been to several dance studios around the area, Avante Garde, Promenade, and even the local Arthur Murray Dance Sudio.  But I have to say that I had the absolute best time at...
    lilfrankielee lilfrankielee 31-35, M Jun 24, 2010

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    Ballroom As The Air I Breathe

    I remember in high school, I was able to take my first "dance" lesson which included the mandatory square and line dances because of the school policy to have "social interaction" integrated into our P.E. classes. Nevertheless, I was happy enough to hold a girl's hand, me being...
    Redwallian Redwallian 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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    I Love Ballroom Dancing

    When I was small, I watched TV and saw people dancing Waltz.  I felt they danced beautifully.  After I broke up with ex-boyfriend, I wanted to do something I wanted.  So, I learnt Latin and Ballroom Dancing, and some Salsa. ...
    piggy3616 piggy3616 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2008

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    The Dirty Little Secret of Ballroom Dance

    The dark side of ballroom dance for women and the bright side of it for men. Ballroom dance is not as gloriously depicted on Dancing With The Stars. It’s dirty little secret is that men do ballroom dance for sex and money and women do it to get a husband. With more...
    JoanWest JoanWest 66-70 23 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    Dance With Me

    At 62 years old I found a new love Ballroom Dancing .This was to be a revelation in my life >I learnt to dance and compete. I lost weight almost 60lbs.My instuctor was amazing and taught me so much I was inspired. After 3 years i was also Inspired to write a book about my...
    TangoQueen TangoQueen 66-70, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2011

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    I Want to Compete

     I have been dancing all my life (17 years) and dancing ballroom for 10 years.  In the next year I am hoping to start competing- Cha cha, samba, rumba, jive in particular but I do love all the ballroom dances. I have never missed a class, I look forward to every class...
    MissMadz MissMadz 18-21, F May 4, 2009

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    1...2...cha Cha Cha!

    I did it in high school for 2 years...I loved it!  My favorite was cha cha or lindy.  Not a fan of foxtrot or two step.... but I miss it anyway.  I was always one of the tallest girls so I felt really awkward wearing my high-heeled latin shoes, which made me at...
    antisocialmuch antisocialmuch 18-21, F Aug 21, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I had no idea what I got myself into when my uncle told me he bought me a ticket for a dance. Well. It turned out to be an introductory ballroom dance lesson. We learned 3 basic...
    deleteself deleteself 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 27

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    I've always wanted to perform for people.
    darlingitsgrunge darlingitsgrunge 18-21, F Dec 15

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    "you are my song" others say there are no more pages in our romance novel but we just keep writing beautiful songs of the heart for each other endings and beginnings places others...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 3 hrs ago

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    I love to dance and move my bidybi used to go dancing all the time but after I had my son I didn't think it was appropriate for a mother and wife to go clubbing anymore so now I...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    I don't really know how to but if I were to learn then I would love to take my girl dancing :)
    84wraith 84wraith 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    I kinda like dancing to this song nowadays. I like the beat.  And no that's not Mesut Ozil on guitars. 🙊
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 4 hrs ago

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    It all started as an extra curricula activity during middle school, 8th grade to be exact. They had an after school program with Dance being one of the subjects to be taught. I...
    onewhosupplants onewhosupplants 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    La plus belle pour aller danserby Sylvie VartanCe soir, je serai la plus bellePour aller danserDanserPour mieux évincer toutes cellesQue tu as aiméesAiméesCe...
    LeggyLady LeggyLady 22-25 1 Response Nov 26

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    I heard the song "Latch" by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith on the radio COUNTLESS times and I didn't think much of the song because it got slightly annoying. I guess that's true...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Rocky saw a familiar girl that he approached, and asked, “Hey Andria, you want to dance with Rocky?” She said, “Sure Rocky, I’d love to dance with you.” So the two were...
    khenpal khenpal 51-55, M Dec 18

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    Ballad for a crazy (1969) LYRICS by: Horacio Ferrer MUSIC by: Astor Piazzola Recited The afternoons in Buenos Aires have this… well, you know. You leave your house down...
    Olvidado Olvidado 61-65, M Nov 30

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    I love rain. rain dancing is a wonderful moments.
    flisa flisa 18-21, F Dec 5

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    So some of you know that im a rap and dubstep type of girl. I love dancing to dubstep. Well I made a new video of me an my friend dancing to a new remix and if you would like, I...
    LeziGoddess LeziGoddess 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Well I got into dancing when I was super little and always loved it. Now that I tore my acl and got surgery idk if Ican even do it any more, because I doubt I can do tap without...
    colorguard47 colorguard47 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    But i love dancing. Dancing is my passion
    PyrixSin PyrixSin 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    Way before I got married and had kids, I went to a bar, where I got really drunk. These guys started to dry hump me against a table, and I let them cummmm in my mouth. Later, there...
    maddytheMILF maddytheMILF 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 6

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    Perfect Night tonight!! wouldn't mind being in a Cemetery at this Moment. Dancing amounts the headstones, in the fog and rain ^^
    FavoleRose FavoleRose 18-21, F a week ago

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    Ok so to pass the boredom time of 7.30pm -10pm on a week night where Hanging one self could be considered as a necessity here in York lol , I have decided to try Bollywood dancing...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M Dec 15

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    Lovers cry - Akcent I dream of you And it feels like I'm flying I think of you when I'm smiling I'm lost into your eyes I sing our song And it feels like we're dancing My broken...
    manel2504 manel2504 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    "Drunk in Love" by Beyonce.. love it..!
    Kyouko05 Kyouko05 22-25, F Dec 1

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