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Learn to dance together

I spent many evenings as a child watching my parents have dancing lessons together. Plenty of huffing and puffing went on by me as I sat and watched. As I got older I thought it was a good thing to do with your partner, I just assumed I’d never find anyone who would want to. Until I reached 48. My new partner (now husband) quite fancied the idea when beginners’ classes were advertised near where we live, and we’ve not looked back. We took some private lessons for our wedding dance and it played a big part in making the day really special.

Like lots of things in life , starting something for the first time can be tough, dancing in particular can be an activity where a newcomer can feel quite exposed. My husband felt he would never be able to hear the timing in the music or remember where to put his feet without looking at them – but he did and now he admits to feeling on top of the world being able to enjoy really dancing with me. Our experience has been that if you join a beginners class you are taken from the first couple of steps to being able to hold your own on the dance floor. It truly is a magical thing you can enjoy together.

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.”
Martha Graham

I would agree with that… no-one really cares, but moving together and holding each other is a real gift. Like anything new it has it’s frustrations. After a long day on a Wednesday evening it can be hard to get in the car at 7.45 and head to the lesson. We are always glad we did. Why not give it a go. Next time we are in Paris we can’t wait to dance by the Seine – definitely one for the bucket list. Maybe see you there ??

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