Post # 1
oh my goodness. it was ridiculous how bad i was!! despite telling my fi to arrange the classes months ago he only got around to it now – 2 weeks before the wedding
my poor feet didnt understand why they were being asked to do complicated steps for the first time in 28 years hahaha. in england we just dont dance in couples!!
and this was the very very basic cumbia steps. bleugh. how on earth am i going to learn anything in the next 2 weeks! and dont get me started on the turns. apparently im not capable of turning 4 times in a row!
Post # 3
I hear you!! My fiance is Puerto Rican – from the land where people dance the most beautifully coordinated steps at every single party or event. My dancing style is more California hippie 70s style with some hula influence (lol) and I can’t follow a dancing partner if my life depended on it. On our first visit to Puerto Rico together, I was nearly frozen with self-consciousness about dancing in public – while I’ve always loved “free-dancing,” I’m totally intimidated by salsa!
So now we’re approaching our wedding date (about 7 weeks out) and I’m afraid to even bring up the subject of dancing. My daughter-in-law-to-be was showing me all her wedding ideas last night and she asked what music we’ll be dancing our first dance to, and I blurted out “Do we have to? I think we’ll just skip that” . . . and she looked horrified . . .
Post # 4
@wahine777: well the following classes werent successful either but i managed a little bit at the wedding!! slow first dance shuffle and then some basic faster dances. problem was, my husband actually can dance and will happily improvise, whereas i come across all english “no, we must follow the steps!!!”
i felt a bit embarrassed with how bad i was, but im hoping nobody noticed!!