Sunday, April 23, 2006

A Final Tip for Beginners

Most importantly of all, HAVE FUN! It's not a race or a competition, everyone arrives at the same place eventually, dancing with their partner and having a wonderful time. When you're dancing, you'll find yourself transported from the mundane routine of day-to-day life. For a while, you won't think about the boss, the bills or the undone chores at home. For a while, it's just you, your partner and the music as the two of you move as one, twirling, spinning and gliding around the dance floor. That's the magic of ballroom dancing.

You may experience moments of frustration with yourself or your partner, but don't let that overshadow all the benefits of becoming a ballroom dancer. If you find you're not enjoying what you're doing, or if the steps are a little intimidating, consider a different dance. Perhaps the foxtrot or waltz is not your cup of tea, try the cha-cha, tango or the swing. You'll discover that once you become proficient in one dance, each subsequent one becomes a little bit easier.

Given time, you'll find your favorite and you can focus on that. My guess is that you'll wind up like most ballroom dancers, loving them all and not wanting to stop until you've learned them all!