March 10th, 2015 by Zac
I thought dancing was a simple matter of learning the steps and a little practice. Do I ever have an appreciation for dancers now! Kim and I have been taking a ballroom dancing course for several weeks now. Ballroom dancing is quite common here at weddings and formal occasions. Most High School students take a formal course at some point in school. Emili had her course this past semester. She basically learned all the things we are learning over the course of a school semester. She loved the course and had a wonderful dance event at the end of the semester. Even Kim’s mom (who was visiting at the time) was able to attend.
But as an American boy from the South, I rarely ever saw someone ballroom dance, much less take a course.
But now, we’ve launched ourselves into the whole program.
The problem with dancing isn’t so much the steps as it is trying to move at the same time as the other person. Most of the time we feel like two goats trying to run with their legs tied together.
Like most things that look easy, it’s not. But my hope is that if we learn the basics, we can practice from time to time. Or maybe ballroom dancing is best left to the Europeans.