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?


Ms. Gazelle

Wedding Date:
July 2011
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  1. snowcone Bee
    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.

  2. gazelle Bee
    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! 🙂

  3. ostrich Bee
    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:03 pm

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

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