Two Left Feet

I *love* to dance. A few years ago, my perfect night was going out and shaking my booty. Now I’m old and I get tired at 9 PM, so my perfect Friday night involves jumping around our living room and playing Just Dance 2 on the Wii.

Video via YouTube

But just because I can rack up the points on Just Dance 2 doesn’t mean that I can actually dance well!
Back in university I took swing-dancing lessons with my friend Gord. I may have convinced him to take lessons with me by telling him that it would be a surefire way to meet girls. We were total keeners and we practiced all the time. Then life got busy and that was the end of dance lessons.

Mr. Gazelle and I have decided that we do not want to middle-school sway for our first dance. As soon as I Googled “dance lessons Calgary” last week, I realized that we better hurry up with those lessons. Time is ticking down quickly to the Gazelle wedding, and we don’t have much time to get our dancing skills on! We decided to enroll in West Coast swing lessons at Alberta Dancesport. What does West Coast swing look like?

Video via YouTube

Our first lesson was a lot of fun…but naturals we were not. My previous lessons covered a different type of swing dancing. I’m sure with plenty of practice we’ll get there! Regardless, it is something really fun for us to do and learn together. I’m pretty excited about that! Are we going to go for some kind of serious kick-butt first-dance routine? I have no idea, but we are learning how to move and get comfortable with each other on the dance floor at the very least.

Did you and your significant other decide to tackle your two left feet?

BLOGGER

Ms. Gazelle

Location:
Calgary/Vancouver
Wedding Date:
July 2011
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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:28 pm

    This sounds fun! I hope we’ll get to see an awesome video of the Gazelle first dance!

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:29 pm

    I love to dance too, but we’re not taking lessons. We will do the sixth-grade sway, but we started holding our arms like we’re waltzing so we look fancy and mature. :)

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    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:42 pm

    Oh my yes Mr. M. has two left feet but he still had a great time out on the dance floor. ;)

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    xtatic1 783 posts, Busy bee @ 3:12 pm

    We are taking lessons and it has been so much fun!

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:23 pm

    Love that flash mob video! And coincidentally I think I might have the opportunity to give Just Dance 2 a try tomorrow afternoon. :D Mr. Tartlet and I took lessons as well to spice up the dance floor a bit!

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    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:34 pm

    I am terrified for our first dance. Terrified.

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:10 pm

    We took one lesson, but they ended up being a little pricey – so sway we did :)

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    centralcoastbride 109 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:43 pm

    West Coast Swing is our FAVORITE dance!!! We learned over two years ago and of all the dances we know (waltz, foxtrot, cha cha, ect.) West Coast is by far our favorite and most fun to do!! I love that you can do it to so many different styles of music! I hope we get to see a video of your dance :)

    Also this is one of my favorite wcs videos:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a3RY8UbE0w

    They are professionals and really good, but it shows the potential of the dance. Plus it is just really pretty :)

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    msseal 1179 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:50 pm

    How exciting!!! We are considering taking dance lessons, but I doubt it’ll happen—I think we’ll wing it!

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    carousel 590 posts, Busy bee @ 5:35 pm

    We are currently doing some lessons, but at the speed we’re progressing I doubt we’ll do more than just sway around when the time comes!

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    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:04 pm

    our coping mechanism for dealing with the first dance is just to never speak of it. I’m pretty sure this should work out in our favor.

    … NOT.

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    gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:07 pm

    @centralcoastbride: That video is great. Thank you so much!
    @Miss Pony: Video…we’ll have to see what we can do. For the sake of blogging! :)
    @Miss Snow Cone: Hahaha! Good luck! :)

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    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:03 pm

    ooooh, i heart swing and cannot WAIT to see your first dance. :)

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