Re: really? Posted by insideout_55 7/22/2006 9:36:00 AM
I could tell you are a teenager because I am a teenager :) I'm 16 though. I know that young people who dance and take initiative like you do are more mature than their age shows. People have mistaken me for being 18 since I was 14. It's so great to hear of more young people who are taking up interest in ballroom. I started with tap, jazz, ballet, etc from the time I was about 4 years old. My strengths were modern and jazz- but the center at which I was dancing wasn't providing the challenge I wanted anymore. I became an asst. teacher to the classes I was attending, but couldn't afford to go to the studio that had a company since their only scholarship was for ballet/pointe. I wasn't satisfied with the plateau I had hit, and when I saw the movie Strictly Ballroom, I knew that's what I wanted to do and have been dancing ballroom ever since. I assure you that you will find a partner since guys your age are often in short supply! I didn't find a competitive partner until my current one moved here from Ukraine.