Crazy for Ballroom Dancing

I promise one of these days I’ll post a video of me dancing the Rumba or the Waltz. Yes, if you haven’t read about my ballroom dancing antics before on this blog, let me tell you that every Friday night I take dancing lessons. I started learning with Mami, but since she became pregnant, I’ve been taking private lessons with my teacher, Mr. M. That’s right, two guys arm in arm on the dance floor, which is embarrassing to admit.

Ballroom dancing, or any kind of dancing for that matter, is never easy. It’s made even more difficult when you’re trying to learn it in a foreign language. As I dance around to Mr. M’s Japanese instructions, my brain does a bunch of quick translations before I can perform the steps. I even have to keep a notebook to write down the names of the all the moves. If only I had some English DVDs…

As luck would have it, is a site devoted to ballroom dancing and more. They offer DVDs for all the popular dances and even line dancing if you’d prefer to keep your cowboy boots on. My birthday is just around the corner so I’m hoping someone will buy me a Rumba or Cha Cha Cha DVD.

Evan Margolin, CEO of DanceCrazy, Inc, had this to say:

“We’re filling a need for quality dance instruction, so that everyone, and I do mean everyone, can learn to dance and dance well. Our goal is to teach the world how to dance, regardless of feelings of a lack of rhythm or two left feet.”

Here’s a taster of the Rumba video. This couple certainly know their stuff and have probably got the edge over me and Mr. M, but with the help of a Dance Crazy DVD, I’m sure we can present a decent challenge – if you can call two blokes on the dance floor “decent”!

If any of you would like to get into ballroom dancing, and I don’t believe you’re not tempted, take a look at the testimonials on The Salsa looks particularly popular, but I don’t think I’ll be trying that one with Mr. M!

If you can’t view the video, you can see it here.

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One thought on “Crazy for Ballroom Dancing

  1. Im sure you are a sexy dancer Nick! I hope Mami enjoyed herself last time! Make sure to give her a surprise and dip her!

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