Re: Is 49 years old too old to pursue ballroom dan Posted by Vicky 3/12/2012 3:39:00 PM
My husband and I started ballroom dancing about 10 years ago when he was 59 and I was 57. We are still dancing, but never did any competitions, just social dancing. Now we help an instructor teaching lessons at our local American Legion and Moose Lodge. If you want to learn, find a group class that is reasonable and you should be able to catch on quickly. I would recommend taking Rumba instead of Samba. Most dances (wedding receptions, New Years eve or other opportunities to dance in public) it would be more likely to hear a Rumba than a Samba. We dance 3 or 4 nights a week and love Rumba, Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz and Fox Trot. Good Luck!