I first learned to dance when I was 16 and began dating the man who would five years later become my husband. I was raised in a home where my parents weren't dancers so the world of music and motion was a new one to me. But I had an awesome teacher :) , community dances were popular at the time and so I soon learned how to waltz, polka, and two-step. We spent many Saturday nights whirling around wooden dance floors and having a ton of fun.
In my first year of university, I audited a social dance class and was introduced to square and round dancing. Classes were led by a pair of senior citizens in the gym and my roommate convinced me to sign up. The girls had to wear red skirts and white blouses and even had a year-end dance evening. It was fun for sure and I still remember some of the techniques we learned. Bob and I took dance classes in our community one winter so we could learn to jive together.
I love to watch ballroom dancers and "Dancing with the Stars" is one of my favourite TV shows. When we visited Argentina, the tango dancers were fascinating with their dramatic moves.
I wish we danced more often these days but the occasions to do so are few and far between. The memories I have of all those long ago nights when my feet so easily followed my love's lead still make me smile and I'll follow him onto the dance floor whenever he might ask!
Bob dancing with Helayna
at D & K's wedding