There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned poem to pull at your heartstrings. I recently came across a lovely poem about ballroom dancing by Brian Bilston. It’s titled She’d Dance.
This poem reminds me that dance choreography exists to tell a story. It’s the same with poetry. This one is the tale of a couple’s love and friendship. Not only that, there’s lots of movement, joy, and longing which is exactly what you’d expect from a poem about ballroom dancing.
Literature about ballroom dancing can be hard to find. Here’s one in a Dance Safari post, “Types of Waltz in Ballroom Dancing.” It includes a work by Dorothy Parker called The Waltz. It’s a witty description of a man and woman’s first dance at a social in the early 20th century.