Personal Experience

Dance lesson adventure

My friend and his girlfriend are learning to salsa at a local dance club. She couldn’t make it and he still wanted to go, so he asked me to go dancing with him.

I agreed and the immediately regretted it. All the crazy thoughts went round my head, what will they think of me, I can’t dance, I certainly can’t sequence. I really don’t know what I thought would actually happen but I can tell you from looking in the mirror that my face was a mix of fear and horror. I dreaded making a mistake of which I made copious amounts, of course I did, it was my first lesson.

Being dyspraxic means I am more than a little clumsy and have trouble remembering left from right let alone dance steps. Sequencing is practically impossible except it wasn’t and I did it. I broke it

I went and I loved it. It was fun and fluid, the teacher had no issues showing me steps again and again. Adam told me I wasn’t allowed to look at me feet which filled me with dread and had me watching the clock to know when it would be over. But it was fine and remarkably I actually survived the experience.

My husband has no interest in learning to LA Salsa even though he would excel at it. So I may just have to help out Adam when his partner isn’t available.

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

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