Break dancing is not the same as Ballroom,… I have discovered.
Strictly returns to our screens this September with Shirley Ballas as new head judge and a whole new line up of celebrities.
Dancing is a fantastic past-time for all ages creating imaginative and inspirational orchestration of music, lighting and movement all mushed together.
After last season’s brilliant climax between the likes of Ore Oduba, Danny Mac and Louise Redknapp, my partner and I were inspired to take Ballroom and Latin up for ourselves.
She has some experience in a variety of classical dancing but my own experience is limited with only break dancing under my belt! – Mostly on my hands and knees, without a dance partner to hip-hop music! At least it provided me with some rhythm!
Ballroom and Latin has been a completely different challenge but as we have developed as a couple (with my partner allowing me to take the lead sometimes!) we have become quite competent in the basics of Jive, the Cha Cha and, I am proud to say, the Waltz – a dance I thought I’d never pick up, let alone enjoy!
If you are looking at ways of getting more active and socialising, but have not yet been inspired to try Ballroom and Latin, do give it a try! I can genuinely say I enjoy it. If you need more convincing you only need ask Hilary, our head podiatrist, who will confirm how much fun it can be.
Here at the Forest Foot and Health Clinic we can keep your feet neat, tidy and pain free from hours of dancing and keep your hips gyrating with treatment from me, your local osteopath.
Place your bets on this year’s winner! My money is on Simon Rimmer.
Who do you think will win this year? Who will be the first to leave? Will para-olympic champion Jonnie Peacock be as good a dancer as he is a sprinter? We’ll soon find out when the Strictly competition starts on the 23rd September.
If you are looking at ways of
getting more active and socialising,
but have not yet been inspired
to try Ballroom and Latin,
do give it a try!