I LOVE Dancing with the Stars!
Dancing is one my passions. I love movement and pushing the body beyond what I thought was capable.
As a young child, I studied ballet, tap, jazz and even did some ice skating. Then when I was in college, I learned Tahitian and hula. When I got married, I discovered ballroom dancing!
We did a rumba to Mongo Bongo. It’s not a romantic song at all, but I fell in love with it when I first heard it. I heard it in the film, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. It was the scene after they in Bogota and were having a drink, maybe it was the hotel garden bar area. Angelina had a shot and started dancing in the rain and Mongo Bongo was playing in the background and that scene resonated with me.
I would love love love to be a dance competitor. But I don’t have the time to dedicate to it right now. So I live vicariously through the people on Dancing With the Stars.
What I love about ballroom dancing is that it is partnered dancing. When you have a partner who is strong in their abilities, it just makes dancing so much fun! I enjoy going to the clubs and “club dancing” but I love the choreography and trust required in ballroom dancing. It’s different from dancing as a dance group.