I’m feeling quite jaded this morning and making comparisons that I shouldn’t. So I was reminded of this post I wrote last year. One thing I can say is I am less convinced today that I’ll never be as good as other students with more money. I think I just have to fight for it more.
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Have you ever thought about dancing amateur? It works for me. My friend and I are both able to go and work on things with an instructor once a week, and then we can get together (for free) during the times in between lessons to practice. Sure, I know it is pretty easy for me as a male who dances to go up to a girl at the studio and say “Wut up?” (or the more formal “Wat up?” depending on the lady) and she could want to dance with me for at least a while because of how few men there are, but I believe in my gut that I can’t be the only person that would work for.
Food for thought. 🙂
I have thought about it! There are very few guys my age at my studio though. Or make that no guys, at least none interested in competing. It’s on my list of long-term goals. 🙂
We could practice together sometime. Unfortunately, no matter how much I like doing West Coast Swing, it’s a long drive from over here on the east coast to do that very frequently before a competition. Otherwise I totally would do that with you. Then we could have cookies when we were done.
You had me at cookies, lol! I just compete in Smooth at the moment, so no worries about the west coast swing, haha. Cross country commuting would be rough!