Saturday, November 8, 2014

Invitation to Dance




In celebration of my latest release, Package Deal, the next series of posts will be all about dancing.

The biggest mistake people make about dancing is that they talk themselves out of it and stay home. They believe the dance floor is the exclusive realm of the “beautiful people”. As a plus-size 40-something gal, I’ve danced in Country and Latin clubs and I’ve seen people of all ages, shapes and sizes out on the dance floor from college students to grandparents.

I can hear the protests. “But I don’t know how.” The good news is that the more clubs offer free dance lessons, usually an hour lesson followed by open dancing. Club lessons are a good way to test the waters without investing in a lesson package.  Also, some studios have monthly dance socials open to the public with a brief lesson followed by dancing.  One savvy studio kept a full contingent of dance instructors on hand for their Saturday night socials—giving beginners an opportunity to practice with experienced dancers. As you can imagine this event was particularly popular with the ladies.

Plus dancing is a great way to meet people from all walks of life.  A couple of friends of mine make it a point to check out the local Salsa hot spots whenever they travel.  They recently went on Salsa-themed cruise and swear they’ll never go back to the midnight buffet and shuffle board routine again.
Hope to see you on the dance floor!

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