Darren and I have been taking dance lessons for just over a year now. Social dance, which is like ballroom. We’re learning to foxtrot, waltz, tango, cha-cha, meringue, and a few others. We do it because it’s a brilliant excuse to laugh and stand close to each other for an hour. Kinda like a one hour a week date. But something I wasn’t expecting was how relaxing it is.
I am independent by nature, I run our studio, and if you knew me you’d know that I don’t like being told what to do. I like to be the boss. But do you know what happens in dance class? I have to follow Darren’s lead. What?! I know! It literally took me months to settle into taking cues from him in class and following along with his steps. I used to go to weddings and guys would always tell me I was leading when we danced, I didn’t know what that meant, I was just doing it the only way I knew how.
I thought dance class was about focus, but it turns out it’s about openness and a willingness to accept what is to come.