Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Why You Should Get Into Competitive Ballroom Dancing


Over at the Upper Montclair studio's blog, owner Carrie Babcock has a terrific post on why it's important to compete in ballroom dancing.

"We seriously doubt that you decided to pursue ballroom dancing because you needed another activity to fill your dull and boring life," writes Carrie. "Most of us barely have time to watch the Dancing with the Stars episode that we TIVO’d. Competitive dancing is a bonus—an extracurricular activity that will help us enjoy our dancing. It gives us the opportunity to try hard, to practice, to study, and become the kind of dancer we dreamed of being when we started out. If we happen to pick up a blue ribbon in the process, it’s an exciting added bonus."

Carrie finishes her post with a long and impressive list of positives coming from competitive dancing. Check out her story here.

2 comments:

Elita said...

Elita Sohmer Clayman writes encouraging and inspiring articles
on why you should learn to ballroom dance regardless of your now age. She is almost 77 and has been dancing since age 43. She has won in her competition days 58 trophies, medals and certificates.

She has readers all over the country who were instilled with the fervor to try dancing and not to be afraid to start at any age.
If you want to read these articles go on www.renez.com and scroll to Elita's Corner and each and every one of the almost 89 articles will have you going to dance at once. Elita Sohmer Clayman Baltimore, Maryland For almost 18 months, Elita wrote a monthly column for Fred Astaire on ballroom dancing.

_mayweed_ said...

"We seriously doubt that you decided to pursue ballroom dancing because you needed another activity to fill your dull and boring life"
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Actually, this is the reason most people pursue ballroom dancing, whether they are 26 or 56, including myself and most of my dance-mates. All we want is another social activity, a way to relax and exercise and chit-chat with your 'next' dance partner.