Back at the start of September I signed up with Portsmouth Ballroom Dance Studio. I have now completed about seven classes and about five or six social dance events (mostly for beginners). It is a lot of fun, it also is funny how bad at it I am. Trying to put together a half dozen steps, stay in the correct rhythm, and remember how to lead and pass the correct information about the direction, rhythm and movement to my dance partner.
So far we have mostly focused on the traditional ballroom dances, Waltz, Swing (east coast), and Foxtrot; the few latin dances I have tried require my body to move in ways it was never meant too. So these will take a lot longer….
Besides how expensive it was back the DC Area, I have no idea why Dionne and I really never made the effort to actually start big band dancing.