Conquering my fear of dancing

posted by Russ, October 4 in lifestyle design with tags , , ,

Salsa Dancing - Dance All Night

Salsa Dance – “Dance All Night” photo by ted.sali

Something I have never liked doing, nor been any good at, is dancing. Any time I go anywhere where there is dancing, whether it’s a wedding or a nightclub, I always get a little pit in my stomach, wondering if I will inevitably get dragged onto the dance floor. I have other irrational fears like this, but finally I am working on overcoming this one.

Yes, just this past week I started my first lesson of salsa dance classes. It was hard for me to make the decision to sign up, but I finally did it. I have actually considered it several times over the past few years, but fear always got the best of me. Finally this time I just decided to make it happen.

Interestingly, it wasn’t all my own doing, in a way it seems that fate intervened. Around the same time the idea was surfacing again, I was informed that a dance studio was opening right down the street from me. So I went ahead and contacted them, asking what would be the best option for someone like me; someone with two left feet and very little confidence when it comes to moving my body on a dance floor. So beginners progressive salsa it is. $60 for six weeks.

I am happy to report that the first class was a success. Walking in I was extremely nervous and apprehensive, but it turned out very well. I had a good time and felt like I wasn’t as bad as I had assumed that I would be. More updates will be forthcoming.

Originally posted on Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 5:47 AM .

3 Responses to “Conquering my fear of dancing”

  1. Joe says:

    Good for you Russ!

  2. […] few months back I mentioned that I was taking salsa classes. I did finish my 7 week course, and learned a few things, though I still far from being a good […]

  3. With the right attitude…you can conquer anything and your totally amazing.. Kudos Russ!

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