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I Love Ballroom Dancing

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 195 People

    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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    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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    Elegant

    It's soooo beautiful. I'd love to be able to dance like that!
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Sep 1, 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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    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 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, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    cherry2015 cherry2015 36-40, F 14 Responses Jan 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I would love to take ballroom lessons because in my own mind I am Fred Astaire waiting to be discovered.
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Duckygirl2 Duckygirl2 46-50, F 9 hrs ago

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    "It's All In The Game" ~ Tommy Edwards (I love this song, still; it always lifts my mood. I remember my parents playing it on the stereo and slow dancing to it when I was small...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love dancing around in my room and play backing along with the song, it makes me feel more alive. And doing silly dance moves in public during crazy moments with 'friends'
    nousrosie nousrosie 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    "We should concern ourselves not so much with the pursuit of happiness but rather with the happiness of pursuit." How many of us, I wonder, can recall that childhood moment when...
    NobodyFrvr NobodyFrvr 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Bellydancing is my passion. . . It reconnects me to my mothers ancestral history. . . It empowers me. . I feel my feminine energy exploding with in me with every shimmy , hip...
    Strawberrygiggles Strawberrygiggles 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Way too many people say country music is just hillbillies singing about hunting and beer but those people are the ones who will judge country music before even listening to it. I...
    ricke3 ricke3 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Okay, so life hasn't been going too well lately. I usually do not admit these things, but it has taken a toll on me. First off, I thought I was going to lose my mother today. She...
    XOAfraaXO XOAfraaXO 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love going to my dance classes and I love. My teacher she is awesome it's making me not be so shy because there are moves that I would never do but it's just dancing she tells us...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    The season of daffodils is over but still... William Wordsworth "Daffodils" I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd...
    Tatius Tatius 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    hello how are you doing hansom I am Nadia watson by name I am 32 years of age and never married before with no kids...5-7 feet tall and athletic and I was born in Briton and raised...
    maqenze maqenze 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I have so many memories of childhood of my dancing in the rain.  I felt free.  I could close  out the world.  I don't know what it was about the rain and my...
    00DesertRose 00DesertRose 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I move like damp cardboard in a strond breeze, but I always find a night is always more memorable when there's bad dancing to some cheesy 80's hit. Billy ocean-love really hurts...
    Tidgy Tidgy 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Bennet is so ******* cute With his baby face That one scene of him dancing Lmaooo damn he can roll those hips But where the **** is he Poor daya
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago