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I Love Ballroom Dancing

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Have any women ballroom danced with their moms

    or aunts? Or daughters or nieces?
    ONEPIECE749 ONEPIECE749 18-21, M Aug 20

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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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    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 23 Responses Sep 15, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 10, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    COD101 COD101 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Maybe, maybe, lol, if I get back into shape I'll go back to dancing...it's a thought anyway...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    Going to be starting my pole dance classes tomorrow can't wait I love feeling sexy and I'm sure this will help :)
    Abbierose93 Abbierose93 18-21, F Aug 31

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    Today I got to sample my first taste of blues dancing and I have to say, I absolutely loved it. It's a sort of slower Salsa with a little ballroom thrown in. Obviously difficult...
    Dannage Dannage 36-40, M Sep 9

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    People who have met me say I'm a good guy, people that know me say how are you still walking. I'm living proof that whatever life throws at you, it is still good. The things going...
    ChampionGERG ChampionGERG 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Dancing is my whole life! I compete in Country Western and occasionally Strictly Swing, I used to compete in Ballroom! I'm practicing all day, every day! It is literally my life!
    RavenEP RavenEP 16-17, T Aug 22

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    Anyone love to ballroom dance?
    COD101 COD101 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Any moms and daughters love to ballroom dance?
    COD101 COD101 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    *"Dancing With Tears In My Eyes"* Here We go Welcome to my Funeral Without you I don't even have a pulse All alone it's dark and cold With every move I die Here I go this is my...
    PartyPoison04 PartyPoison04 13-15, F Sep 6

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    I hope you wont mind me posting one more tonight. It's another by Sweet (AKA The Sweet) one of the huge Glam rock acts of the 70's! "Ballroom Blitz" was a HUGE hit in the 1970's...
    ringstar ringstar 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    Hey Guys! my name is ahanaa and im 13 years of age. i am suffering from exstrophy bladder since i was born. i belong to india and i am an very adventures but crazy thing;wanna...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dancing is my passion, i used to take various dancing classes back in high school times and college days. I have done few types of dancing: Bellydancing, Salsa, hiphop and a bit...
    alizehasif alizehasif 22-25, F Sep 13

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    Bear with me, this is a story i wrote years ago. I had written EVERYTHING i could remember a few days after the event. PS i just copy and pasted all of this so there are many...
    helikesmehelikesmenot helikesmehelikesmenot 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love dancing period. I dance when Im happy and excited. I have my own trademarked victory dance. My boyfriend cant dance ( shhh....dont tell him I told you ) but sometimes he...
    sikandtired93 sikandtired93 18-21, F Aug 27

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    I dance in my room while lip-syncing to song on my pandora station but he problem I have with dancing is that I'm stiff as cardboard would like to be fluid and more flexible while...
    LovelessTeen LovelessTeen 16-17, F Aug 23

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    (Picture moved to Photo Album)One of our favorite things to do is get dressed up all sexy and go out to a club and dance, not big drinkers though. Dancing puts her in a great...
    WeJeepTopless WeJeepTopless 36-40 5 Responses Aug 29

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    This is his inspirational speech he said to the 2014 graduates of Maharishi University of Management. (Yes my lack of life brought me to typing this up for an hour and a half...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Me and Amber, when we were younger, used to sneak into nightclubs - obviously getting dressed up to look older than what we were - and just dance the night away... We didn't care...
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    When was around 11 or 12 my aunt lent me dirty dancing without my mom knowing it. I watched it when she wasn't home thinking I was doing something really wrong :p. possibly just...
    erieclover erieclover 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I love dancing, no matter where I am. I'm not much of a dancer but who cares....it's fun!!!
    formieyesonly formieyesonly 41-45, F Aug 28

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    Do you ever have really big headphones and put them on full blasted and close your eyes and imagine anything that you want to but inside your mind you're listening to beats and...
    SarahTheHunter SarahTheHunter 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    Dancing used to be my everything.. but I was forced to stop.. My doctors told me that I wasn't aloud to do any physical activity.. But I'm starting to get back to it slowly.. It's...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30