So, you’re new to this whole dancing thing. It’s scary, you like your comfort zone, and let’s be honest: dancing with anyone other than your spouse and/or dance instructor seems ludicrous. But guess what? It’s going to be OK! Here are four reasons why dancing with someone new, be they student or stranger, won’t kill you.
- You already have a common hobby
- You’re dancing, they’re dancing, everybody’s dancing! We all share an interest in dancing at some level. Whether you’re brand new or have been doing this for 30 years, bringing up your love of dance is a great conversation starter!
- Stepping out of your comfort zone
- We get it: your bubble/square/circle/[insert shape] is awesome. You know what else is awesome? Stepping out of that [insert shape here] and experiencing something completely different and new. You know, like a new dance partner! Take it from me, the exhilaration and thrill of dancing with someone new will always be a great experience.
- They were once where you are right now
- We all started from the beginning. Whether we started at age 5 or age 55, we all started with that first step. There’s never been a case in the world where a baby was born and was able to dance a complex routine. We all started where you are right now. It’s gonna be ok!
- You’re doing yourself a favor
- Dancing with other people helps you learn another person’s lead / follow style. You’re learning what works for you, what works for other people, and how to become a more well-rounded dancer.
Take your dancing to the next level and dance with someone new – ask them why they started dancing and learn more about them!