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I Love Ballroom Dancing

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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 10, 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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    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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    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 22 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    1980's . I was a youngster, rebel and non conformist in many ways. While the crowd was listening Depeche Mode , I was listening to Nat king Cole, Agustin Lara and Carlos Gardel. I...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I started off in an intro class. I was just a shy girl in the back, afraid of the eyes that would judge me. Fast forward about a year, and now I'm teacher and a pole goddess...
    CrimsonHoneyB CrimsonHoneyB 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I've been obsessed with belly dance for as long as I can remember. Lately I've been practicing more and more, and I'm finally nailing some of the tougher moves and combinations...
    RomanceJunkie RomanceJunkie 18-21, F Jun 29

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    Two of my weakness ballroom dancing and songs sung in another language
    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm from Melbourne Australia and in the club scene there's a dance call wah and I perfect it !!! I love to disco but I all so love brake dancing,dougie,catdaddy,cwalking and old...
    kerw94 kerw94 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I used to take classes and decided to stop because I wasn't having too much fun. Ballet is very beautiful but I find it too restrictive. I prefer dances that allow more ranges of...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    School dance really funny it got top comedys in it hot music n great dancing
    lovejazz1 lovejazz1 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    School dance really funny it got top comedys in it hot music n great dancing
    lovejazz1 lovejazz1 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I absolutely enjoy and love dancing. I love dancing with my husband, other guys, and with girls too. I dance dressed or nude with others. I love rock and roll and easy listening...
    femalenakedathome femalenakedathome 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    And oldie .. But the best song to ballroom dance too ....Shall we dance ....... ?
    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Country, ballroom, salsa--any couples dance. Several times per week.
    Wrassler Wrassler 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Country especially, but also ballroom and salsa. It can be an amazing experience.
    Wrassler Wrassler 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    All around I hear the sound of money But I ain't got a nickel to my name And everywhere I look I see temptation She stands on every corner and calls my name. Won't you tell me if...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M Jun 30

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    Christina Perri - The Lonely: 2am; where do I begin, Crying off my face again. The silent sound of loneliness Wants to follow me to bed. I'm a ghost of a girl that I want to be...
    SensitiveSelf SensitiveSelf 13-15 1 Response Jun 25

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    I love dancing. With all my soul and more. I wish I had carried on after I finished school. I miss it. All the time. I always find myself randomly swaying to music that I can hear...
    EBAAA EBAAA 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I think of dancing as a language. So much is said through movement. I once watched a documentary about the nature of sexuality and there was a study that showed women who were...
    visionofvenus visionofvenus 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been dancing since i was in the 5th grade and im still dancing to this date dance has been my way to escape the cruel and usual world of...the liberal arts such as math...
    jwhood jwhood 18-21, M Jul 7

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    In high school my school had a dance program which did numerous forms of dancing. My favorite for its energy and style was African dancing. Did it for 4 years. It will always be...
    jakanddaxter625 jakanddaxter625 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I don't listen to the raps that have profanity, vulgarity, hate, condescension, etc. I am sensitive to that type of talk, but I don't hate it or those rappers. There are words...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jun 27

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    Look at the two of you dancing that way Lost in the moment and each others face So much in love your alone in this place Like there's nobody else in the world I was enough for her...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    When I was a kid I always giggle at my grandparents.. :) I'd always be in their house and I'd see them dance close together like they never want to let go of each other.. My...
    Ranessa Ranessa 16-17, F Jun 26

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    i love dancing and im aways doing it! i take jazz and tap classes and i wish i could learn ballet but its too hard
    cottoncandygirl8 cottoncandygirl8 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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