Without a doubt, the very best thing about ballroom dancing is the strong sense of community. No one is a stranger when we get together to dance with each other. That’s the key, isn’t it? We dance with each other…for ourselves, but with each other.
And, you thought you’d just pick up a few steps.
Sure, you thought, I’ll go to a dance studio and learn a couple of steps and that will be that. Boy, were you wrong about that! You’ve become a part of the ballroom dance community. To illustrate how important this is, please take a moment to read, “Sense of community: a definition and theory“.
When it comes to dancing, we’re all the same but all so different. Everybody and anybody can (and should) fall in love with ballroom dancing. Whether you’re young, old, rich, or poor, your spirits will be lifted when you join our community.
We’re always here for each other. Depending on the situation, we’ll get together to encourage, support, or console. You can count on your dance buddies to celebrate with you when you’re up or lift you up when you’re down.
Community means we share dance floor decorum.
It seems that ballroom dancers are a polite bunch. Some say our good manners may come from learning ballroom dance etiquette. These are the niceties that we use to get along with each other on the dance floor. There is a sincere concern for each other’s feelings and safety when we’re dancing. Please visit Dance Safari and learn more with “3 Ballroom Dance Etiquette Blogs I Like“.
The truth is, we’re all members of a secret club that we don’t want to be secret anymore. Surely, p