Why You Should Come to the Social Dances

Why you should come to the Social Dances (even when you don’t know anything)

Originally appeared on AccessDance.com by Lora LaMon, Septembeer 12, 2016.


Since you are learning how to dance, then actually dancing is the best thing you can do for yourself and your partner. Coming to an actual dance is different (and better) than dancing in your kitchen. The environment and experience is better. There is a sense of “community” at the dances, a community that is a safe place for you to work on and improve your dance skill. This is especially important for new dancers.

Stepping out of your comfort zone can be scary, but . . . Coming to the dances is well worth the effort. Others will dance with you, which helps you get better and more confident, too. And yes, you can decline if dancing with someone else is still too scary. But it gets easier and better the more often you attend the dances and the more involved you become in them.

At the dances, you have a good floor, the right music, and comradeship to encourage you. The dances are where you will meet other like-minded people who love to dance, just dance. You’ll get to know your classmates, and meet others, too. As you enlarge your dance “circle”, you will find yourself dancing more (and loving it!). The more you dance, the larger you dance circle becomes. See how that works? It’s ALL good.

Yes, we have singles who come to the dances.
They find out there are other singles who are coming to the dance, and Waa Laa, they don’t just find a dance partner, they find SEVERALdance partners.

Finally, dancing need not be overwhelming. The dances are the best place to just watch, ask questions, see what all those dances look like and what music goes with each. If you are not sure where to start or where to go next with your dancing, coming to the Social Dances will help you sort it out and decide by getting eyes and ears on the variety of options.

See you on the Dance Floor, and remember . . . . . Keep Counting !