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ROAD TO SAM’S: STEP #6 • WHY A DANCE SCHOOL?

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We Swung on One Coast or the Other

In Vancouver, we tried a few dance styles. With my Mom as my partner, we tried some EAST COAST SWING—at least we think it was East—neither of us can remember which coast it was! Our teacher wanted us to rotate, which is normal practice for group lessons. But it was in the summer, it was hot, and my choices for leaders were the guy whose jeans were way too tight in all the wrong places, the guy who wore hiking sandals and socks to dance, the anti-bathers (there were several of those), and the guy who could not, would not look at me. We asked to be left out of the rotation! (But we bought the right shoes.) It’s all about the shoes!!

 

 

 

 

ROAD TO SAM’S: STEP #5 • WHY A DANCE SCHOOL?

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Keep Dancing (Avoid the Throw-up)

When we moved to Arizona, Mom and I enrolled in another ballroom class. The teacher was a hundred-year-old little lady. It was ALL old people–and me. The highlight was the day one of the men threw up while dancing and the teacher told us just to KEEP DANCING, but go around rather than through the throw-up. (The old guy was okay.)