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Offline Lust for Life

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Could you go dancing with some of your choir friends? Then you would have the added bonus of encouraging each other to keep going...

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You do not need to go with anyone.  I was first introduced to the dancing by a work colleague and we went together three years ago.  Then my colleague moved away and couldnt go anymore but as everyone is friendly and i liked it then i went on my own.   Now a friend of mine has expressed a wish to come but not until the evenings get lighter  ::)
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Learning ballroom dancing with straight people turned out, to my naive surprise, to be totally impossible for the unsurprising reason that I absolutely hate being led by straight men, and in fact, absolutely loath every last thing about them in close proximity to me, from their innocent shoelaces to their innocent shirt buttons, to anything at all about them, including however they smell, which is regrettably, an unavoidable element of dancing with them. It was being told physically what to do, the hand guiding my movements, that was intolerable, insufferable, infuriating. Needless to add, I could not keep to the beat with this level of aggravation, although being a mere half beat out, I thought highly commendable under the circumstances, and I didn't actually kill anyone or apparently do anything to give away how I felt. I was so nice in fact that when I was asked out by a really nice person, but unfortunately a straight man, I had to come out to him which was met with the usual surprise. If ever I decide to do this again it will only be with the gayers, and there are quite a few gay dance organisations in London.

Maybe dancing with the straights would have worked out if I could have been in charge because I think I could have womaned up to the responsibility if leadership had been thrust upon me. But somehow, despite all the current gender fluidity, the idea that a femme looking woman, admittedly without a good sense of rhythm, should be the one giving the orders on the dance floor, seems a bizarre and other worldly notion.

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I think I might enjoy being led by my wife, but suspect that both of us would make a pigs ear of it on the rhythm front....

Great post, tgm, thank you for sharing. It reminded me strongly of the country dancing lessons I had at primary school, which turned into rather vicious deliberately treading on toes on both sides (I may possibly have started it).