- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I cannot tell you how ELATED I am that Honey and I were invited to a place to hang out and found out it was a Swing Out (dance) venue!!!! EEEEKKK!!! Oh wait, guess I should give you a little history on why I’m so excited…
Honey and I were in a LDR for a full year. Although I’m from originally from Houston, I lived in Dallas for 9 years and had settled in there. Honey has always lived in Houston. While in Dallas (and single), I started taking these classes to learn to Swing Out (dance) to get out and mingle on the social scene. If you aren’t familiar, think/google R. Kelly’s “Step in the Name of Love” video (it’s not what you think!!). Although it’s kind of evolved a little since then, it’ll give you the gist. I tried it and LOOOVED it. I met alot of people doing it. As me and Honey got reconnected, started dating, and getting serious, I kept at the Swing dancing not bc of the social mix anymore but bc it was SUCH A WORKOUT!!! Being pear-shaped, my lower body is my problem zone and Swing out (dancing) targets that area!!! It helped my arms, core and back too because it gets your heart rate going (good Cardio). SN: I keep putting (dance) at the end bc I don’t want anyone having weird thought. It’s a form of dance, not any of that freaking weird stuff. LOL!!
Anyways, by the time I moved to Houston to be closer to Honey and make our LDR a no distance one, I’d been doing the Swing Out dancing for a year and a half and missed it dearly. And so did my thighs and hips, if you know what I mean. Especially since I haven’t found a job and am not working outside of the home yet and am MUCH less active now.
Well, we went to a place we were invited to and it was sooo good to be back up and “in the SWING of things“!! I can already start to tell the difference in my energy level and hopefully soon in my body tone. FI is a beginner and is taking the classes which is so sweet bc dancing is really not his thing. I go to class with him to get practice and to dance during open floor when class is over. By our wedding date in July, he should be well done with classes and ready to strut. And I should be Tight and Right for my Fit and Flare !! So our first dance will be a Swing Out dance. Tee hee! Sooo exciting!
I put a poll up at the top (my first post with a poll!!). Do any of you ladies Swing Out (dance)?? What about salsa or merengue? Have you always wanted to but never did? Never heard of it and rather work out/spend your free time another way? I’d looove to chat about it!