This week my husband and I began practicing our ballroom dancing at the mall. Our teacher, Flo, has recruited us to demonstrate a waltz routine at some of the local community centers. The routine requires tons of space...space we certainly don't have in our house! We have searched every available place we could think of to practice.
"There are three rules for getting guaranteed hits in a blog. Unfortunately,
no one knows what they are."
"Young At Heart" by Frank Sinatra
So, one morning it dawned on us. People go to the mall early every morning before the stores open up, and do their daily walk out of the heat , rain, or cold. Why couldn't we just stake a spot in the center where no one walks? Once that decision was made, it was just a matter of organizing music to dance to and mustering up some courage.
That's really putting yourself out there! An MP3 player with two sets of headphones-- one wired and one Bluetooth--took care of the music, so all that was left was a self-peptalk to get me out there and dance to music that no one else could hear. The first day we went, I spent the entire time waiting for mall security to come tell us we had to walk or leave.
"Till I Waltz Again With You" by Theresa Brewer
We have had quite a bit of line dancing in our Malls on Oahu, but not much in Social Partner dancing. Seems like an ideal place to start would be in West Oahu. Of course, we might get too big a crowd of interested spectators.