My oh my, its been ages since I was last on these boards ^^ *whips out a broom, chases away the dust bunnies* For those who remember me, I'm the 20something from MN that had gone through Fred Astaire training and became an instructor for a short while before retiring that path to go back to college. Then life happens *rolls eyes* Good to know I at least still have this old account. Anyways, I did go back to college, but only for a while before running into a.....problem, I guess you could call it. Regardless, I can't afford to college right now and finish my degree off, so I am forced to work full time until I can afford it again. And despite time, I still ramble ^^ Why am I back? Why not? Ever since leaving FADS, I kept dancing, but for pleasure again, mostly doing Cumbia and Salsa with a good friend of mine. But now, strapped down for cash extremely so, I do not have the luxury to go to dances anymore. However, I've had some luck. I actually now have a very serious dance partner. Turns out this gentleman that was friends with one of my room mates used to teach at FADS too. What luck! We tried a night of dancing just for random fun to get the rusty gears working again, and since then we've been inseparable. I have found a renewed love in dance. We actually have fun when we dance, despite mistakes and inexperience from the lack of practice, who would have thunkit ^^ My luck with dance doesn't stop there either. I was actually asked by the local community organization to be the instructor for a ballroom class. The organizers had gone to FADS and other places, but prices were steep to hire an instructor, to the point where the coimmunity ed class would cost 40-50$ a person. Too much in my mind for a basics class. So I agreed to teach, and in February I will begin the nerve wrecking journey of becoming an instructor again. I already have the jitters. Need to get new dance shoes too since mine are already 2 years old and barely holding together, lol. But anyways, its great to be back here and I hope the old members I remember are still around ^^ Hopefully I will be jumping into more topics soon!