It all started back on Feb 4, 2010 at the Youth Ballroom Dance Sport Academy. This whole new world of ballroom dancing. A world that 1 month before I didn’t even know existed. Bethany’s agents suggested she take a dance class to help with her poise and movement so, of course, I was thinking ballet. But as it turns out it is very hard to find a beginning ballet class for a 17 year old that doesn’t want to be in a class with a bunch of 5 year olds. A friend suggested I look into ballroom and the rest is history.
We started with Beth taking one class, Thomas and I waiting in the lobby. That expanded the following week to adding a private lesson also. Then after Thomas & I were sitting there for about 5 minutes Bill (owner, dancer, instructor and salesman extraordinaire) came, grabbed Thomas and said he had to do the classes also (as the dollar signs kept rolling in my head.) Then we added a homeschool social dance class on Mondays. So I now have 2 kids in 3 classes a week.
This summer Thomas has added in a hip-hop class and a tumbling class so he can finally get those back flips down. Thomas and I love to watch, So You Think You Can Dance, who knows maybe someday Thomas will be trying out for the show.
Thomas has been partnered up with another homeschool girl so they do most their practicing together. Learning how to move as a couple is even more complicated than learning how to do the steps for yourself. Beth still doesn’t have a partner but really likes dancing with Bill. It’s much easier to dance when your partner knows what he’s doing!