Do you and your Significant Other Dance?
Mr. Brown Socks and I met at a Dance. It was a winter evening at the YMCA just after a High School Basketball Dance. He picked me out of a line of Wall Flower girls. I can still remember that moment, being the chosen one. :)
To this day he loves to dance to the song “YMCA” and has requested it for Jamie’s wedding.
Funny thing is neither one of us have much for natural rhythm. We used to just sway to the music, you know the look. For years we would attend wedding receptions and be one of those couples who would just sit at the table watching others have fun on the dance floor, waiting for a slow song to be played. Then we would sway….
That was until ten years ago. Just before our oldest daughter got married we decided to take dance lessons. We had so much fun we signed our daughters up for lessons with us (although they knew how to dance) along with our future son in law and Mr. Brown Socks’ brother and his wife. We loved it and it became something we continued for several years. Our favorite dance was East Coast Swing. We also took lessons in Country Two Step, the waltz and a variety of other steps that we never really got very good at. We decided it didn’t matter that we didn’t dance like pros. It allowed us to dance at weddings with a smidgen bit of confidence instead of sitting and playing with the silverware.
Here we are caught in action at a family member’s reception
And our daughter snapped this of us tearing up the rug in her apartment
Last night we went to a local establishment which is Country oriented. They offer a different lesson each Wednesday night. We had gotten pretty good at the Stationary ChaCha for quite some time. For a couple of years we didn’t do much dancing and we forgot the moves to this dance. Last night was the Stationary ChaCha lesson. In ten minutes we remembered it again and had fun stepping around to songs like Neon Moon.
Oh yes, we might have looked pretty silly. We didn’t have country boots.
I was wearing Mary Jane’s because I can keep them on my feet and Mr. Brown Socks was wearing brown loafers with his brown socks.
It didn’t matter. We were out there having a good time doing something as a couple.
I would love to know if you dance or have taken lessons!
Please share your stories!