yes, i have a midterm for ballroom

October 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm 3 comments

Most people laugh when they hear I have a ballroom midterm.

They look at me strangely when they find that I’m taking it way too seriously.

The midterm is simply performing – you have a group that you rotate dances with (two-step, rumba, and cha-cha), and then a partner of choice for which you’ll dance all four dances with (adding in the quickstep). Not that hard.

And I know all the steps. (They aren’t that hard either.) I’m a decent follower. But my problem with this class lies in the fact that I consider myself a dancer. Therefore, I’m extremely frustrated that I can’t do many of the moves as well as I would like (especially in the Latin dances, because the way of moving/dancing is not quite like ballet. ha!)

It probably also doesn’t help that my standard for myself is the teacher or the Advanced II students, and I’m in the intro class.

Sometimes I need to learn to take pressure off myself. I love learning new things. I just hate being bad at them first!

It’s a fact of life, I suppose. And a bit too much pride.

But the fun part is that this is a good excuse for me to be taking extra dance classes and practicing more, which I do love!

End rant. back to work.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dana  |  October 20, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Honey, just let it go and have fun! Just wait till I get you social dancing in a week at the Halloween Dance and you’ll see how grand the whole thing can be!

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  • 2. Dana Ray  |  October 21, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Wait. WHO LAUGHED AT HAVING A BALLROOM MIDTERM? Not okay.

    Reply
  • 3. singamelody  |  October 25, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    How fun!!!! That’s got to be the coolest midterm to be studying for 🙂
    Maybe over Thanksgiving break we can work together and I can try to help you with the Latin flair – I think I figured it out 😀

    Miss you!

    Reply

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