Thursday, August 20, 2009

I broke my shoes...

Most Thursdays and the occasional Sunday afternoon Hubs and I go dancing. This subplot of our story began maybe four years ago, when he decided he wanted to learn to dance.

So off we went to a short course at our local tafe. It took him the first four weeks to count to eight with the music. But we did some basic Latin stuff and he liked it enough that we continued classes with a local studio, in between his PhD and all that attached stuff.

Four years on and now we're pretty good about going to a class every week and usually go out social dancing afterward. I should add that this has been a labor of love for my darling husband.

Half my working week is spent dancing in some form or another; he's a dr of computer science, not usually noted for spectacular feats of coordination, unless you can count downloading, coding, conversing online and planning a Magic deck simultaneously as physical activity. Right now, as we drive to dancing, he's singing along to Cake songs.
Atonally.

And I gave him the option tonight; we've both been grappling some pleasant chesty virus a while, but "No, I really want to go! I love dancing with you!".
Awwwww.

So, off we go, across the creaky dance floor, triple-stepping and Suzie-Q-ing our hearts out.

For the record, the broken shoes titling this post are being mended. I have multiple pairs good for dancing... Of course.

4 comments:

Matthew said...

I tried tango once with my wife. She wanted to lead and we took it in turns to get left and right mixed up. Maybe we could play Magic instead.......

Sarah said...

This is so lovely!I tried to teach my husband salsa once, after I had been to a class... didn't work. However, we tried jive together and he was far better than me and it was one of the best nights of my life! Such fun!S

mysterg said...

I would love to learn how dance - especially tango!

Possessing two left feet is a bit of an obstacle, but then if Arnie can do it, why can't I? Just need to find my Jamie Lee Curtis first...

omchelsea said...

Matthew: We've done tango. And my biggest bugbear has been learning to STOP leading :) play Magic.
Sarah: I think the boys need heaps more time than girls; not only do they have to learn the steps, they have to get comfortable with the idea of leading....
Mysterg: Do it. Now.