Feeling Competitive? Visit a Ballroom Dance Studio
Kelly Wain spent most of her childhood and young adult years obsessed with gymnastics. She would spend four hours a day seven days a week training in hopes of making it to the Olympics. She broke records in high school and eventually competed in college. Through it all, Kelly suffered a lot of pain from the pressure she put on her body. Eventually, Kelly was faced with the possibility of causing such irreversible damage to her body that if she did not stop competitive gymnastics, she might not be able to have children in the future. She quit gymnastics, established herself in a marketing career, got married, and had two children. Kelly said of this:
I felt complete—as a wife, as a mom, as a professional—but never as a gymnast. I didn’t feel like I could ever feel complete in the same way as I did when I was competing…. So I figured that’s life. When you’re done, you’re done.
Years passed, and eventually Kelly’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Kelly watched her mother battle the cancer and Kelly realized she needed to do the things she wanted to do. She created a list, and with her husband’s help, started to check off things she wanted to achieve including photographing a grizzly bear up close and hiking the Grand Canyon as a family.
Even when her husband refused to join her in ballroom dancing, Kelly went forward with her goal of learning how to ballroom dance. When Kelly entered the dance studio in mid-December, she told her instructor she wanted to be ready to compete by February. Not only did Kelly compete two months later, she competed in forty dances in two days against mostly competitors who were much younger than her. Plus, she won all forty dances and was able to feel the excitement of competition again. Kelly quickly moved up the ranks of ballroom dance competition and three years after first entering the dance floor, she is training to compete professionally.
Not everyone is going to find the same level of quick success Kelly found in ballroom dancing, but a visit to a ballroom dance studio can help you see just how much you can achieve in the dancing world. Whether you are looking to get in better shape, have a little fun dancing and socializing with others, learn a few steps so you do not embarrass yourself during your wedding dance, or you are looking to feed your competitive nature, contact us. At Quick Quick Slow Ballroom Dance Studio, we want to help you achieve your ballroom dancing dreams.