Once upon a time (hi, I'm Poni btw), I was 90 lbs and pretty fit. I showed a Latin breed of horses, so naturally at our after-show parties, there would be live music and some dancing, usually merengue-type, or salsa-type stuff. I never knew the actual pattern, but it was always fun to get out in the aisle (barn parties, sometimes on the pavement around them, or in the arena afterwards, etc.) and have a lot of fun (insert rant on bad dancer etiquette or propositioning here sometimes though, grrh). Well, that's been many years ago. My old fat pony is now a retired pasture ornament, and not a "ringdancer", and I've since grown to ... much larger.. proportions. I weigh double that now, and I am quite obviously overweight. Were I to enroll in Latin or Ballroom dancing, would I encounter many people such as myself? I'm not self-conscious about my weight and appearance unless I'm on a horse or in a dancing or festive environment. I was always raised with family members sneering "lookit' that cow, tryin' to dance/ride/mind her own business- she oughtta quit that". Some of that, I ignored, but now I wonder if others would think that of me- the sport is NOT inundated with husky gals such as myself. I'm 26, and 5'7, btw. I would like to enroll and learn the basics, then improve upon them, and hopefully lose weight with the increased activity, and then someday be thin enough to pursue dancing more seriously if I showed any aptitude, in amateur competition, or just for fun at various places. Is this unrealistic? What do you think?