Creativity, Dance, Multipotentialite

I Always Wanted to Try… Ballroom Dance!

My introduction to Ballroom Dance began at Go Dance Studios here in Knoxville—and I loved every minute!

Ballroom Dance movies are one of my favorite genres to watch (especially Dance with Me, Take the Lead, Shall We Dance?, Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School, & Strictly Ballroom), and I was eager to learn the moves I’d seen in those movies!

I approached ballroom dance like a true multipotentialite—I went all in!

My strong drive to achieve mastery (or at least proficiency) at this new skill,
pushed me beyond learning just the introductory dances (Waltz, Rumba & East Coast Swing), right into learning other Rhythm and Smooth dances as well (Cha Cha, Samba, Mambo, Merengue, Bolero, Foxtrot, Tango)!

Here are a few pictures, and a video of my Go Dance Christmas Showcase performance (after two-and-a-half months of ballroom lessons… impatience and determination proved to be a good mix!).

Special shoutout to my dance instructor/partner, Garrett; routine choreographer, Kisa; and dance instructor, Shannon, who helped me with arm styling technique and faux eyelash application! 😉

ETDS Ballroom Dance Competition
Photo Credit: Stephen Marino Photography
Ballroom Dance Showcase


Ballroom Dance Christmas Showcase Performance

Is there some creative thing you’ve always wanted to try (or actually tried)?
How was your experience? Share it with us in the comments section below!  🙂

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About drdayolanier

Hi. I’m Dayo Lanier (affectionately known as Dr. Dayo to the students I’ve worked with), and I’m a pediatrician, turned writer (of articles and songs). On Reserved Rebel, I lend my introverted, ADHD, multipotentialite, Coach’s wife, Christian mom, arts & science perspective (along with a background in medicine), to offer encouragement, insights, and information on a variety of topics, ranging from health & wellness, creativity & music, education, parenting and self-development. The Reserved Rebel Mission: Encouragement to honor your differences, embrace unconventionality, live authentically, and create a balanced life.
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