Then last April a friend of mine took me to London to a dance event and no word of a lie I felt like I had walked into the staff quarters watermelonless. Everywhere I looked there were couples dancing these amazing dances and they looked HOT. I got the bug, I found salsa classes in Northampton and dragged my sister along. She’d always wanted to learn to but the bug didn’t grab her as tightly as it did me. After 5 weeks she stopped coming and I was on my own, but I made some lovely friends and everyone was so inclusive I didn’t feel alone. I was soon doing my regular class plus travelling to Friday and Saturday night parties.
Did you have any idea there were salsa parties every Friday and Saturday somewhere in the UK? IF you’re a dancer you will but non dancers like I was have no idea it’s like a secret society. That first night in London was at BoS, Bachata on Saturday, it’s run by a dancer called Daniel Chong him and his dancer partner Pebbles dance up and down the country and travel internationally to teach. I’ve been back a few times as I love the Bachata style of dance. I found classes in Peterborough on a Monday night it’s 45 mins from home but I love it so much I go weekly Leandro Charanga and Jessica Guastella run the classes. They are great teachers Leo is from Cuba so he has a very authentic style it’s always a great night. I now Salsa on a Tuesday at the Picturedrome in Northampton Steve and his team are great they teach beginners through to advanced and my dancing has really improved since I started with them.
My better half dances to he has been going 10 years, it is so lovely to be able to share this with him. I love learning and there is always something new to learn or old too perfect so I never get bored. I even started photographing some dance events and also some of the dance teachers have come to me for branding sessions to give them images for their promotional cover photos and leaflets.
Dance gave me a new lease of life and also lost me 20lbs of unwanted weight I don’t ever see me stopping. If you want to dance check out your local area there will be something near you, you just have to look.
The reason I shared my passions with you was to show you that your passions are yours you decide it’s your life live it. You are never too old, young, fat, thin, or any other excuse the time is now! Some goes for photographs we shy away as women always self-critical but you are perfect just as you are your family love you just as you are, exist in photographs today because yesterday is gone, tomorrow isn’t promised but today is here and now.
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