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Thursday, September 23, 2010

We Went Dancing 5,6,7,8

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

dancing at Carly's wedding


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!


Susan said...

This is so sweet!! I'll bet y'all can really dance, but you're being modest. Thanks for making me smile!

Nana's Nuggets said...

Hey Girl! This is awesome, love it:) No; hubby and I have never danced:(, sad huh; I have always wanted to, but I just joined "curves" program last week, guess what? in October they are bringing in the dance of Zumba Exercise, and I am going to join this group!! Now what do you think? Ha-Ha! it looks like it might just shake me up a bit! At least going to try! Make it fun! will try to remember to let you know how it is going:).

Jane said...

I loved this post! I think it's wonderful that you found such a great activity that the entire family could do together.
I love to dance (not saying I'm good) but my hubby never did like to get out on the dance floor. No amount of begging would change his mind!
Have a great weekend.

southerninspiration said...

We have been saying for a long time that we'd like to, but we've never made time for it. How Fun that you ALL did it together! I sure wish we lived closer so we could learn from you!!! :D


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how fun. What a great family activity. I remember how sweet it was to not only dance with my husband but to dance with my sons at school dances. Such sweet memories and fun. Hugs, Marty

stitching under oaks said...

I used to love to dance...but alas it's been many years since we've danced. I think it would be fun to take lessons together. I love the picture of you two fun!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Dancing is like letting my soul free! My husband and I love to dance.
We have taken a couple of lessons here and there but mostly we just dance!
Love your story.

sheila from life @ #17 said...

I routinely (meaning once every 5 years) bring up DH's promise to take dancing lessons with me...I think he is hoping to hold out until I have to have knee replacement and then he'll be off the hook :)

I think it is sweet that ya'll dance together...

Paula@SweetPea said...

I think it is great that you and Mr. Brown Socks enjoy dancing so much. Dave hates to dance and will only sway with me every once in a while. :) I've hinted at taking shag lessons at the Y and I really think that he might do it with me one of these days. This was a fun post!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Thanks for your visit to myblog, love seeing new followers- You two are way too cute- i love to dance as well..

René said...

Sweet! That is how my husband and I met too Artie! I think we should all dance a little more.

Anonymous said...

LOL...well yes, we have taken lessons and nearly ended up in divorce court (along with many of the other couples). Back then it was disco lessons. We have also taken Carolina Shag lessons. You see, the problem is Bobby G. has no rhythm so I would try and lead. You could see how that might cause problems. I adore dancing. Line dancing is fun too. xo P.s. I just had a thought. Maybe we should take line dancing lessons. Don't need a partner for that one. :)