PasoDancer said in her last thread: "All I could remember was people laughing out loud and ridiculing me for announcing that I'd started taking ballroom lessons" I get this too! Lately, when people ask me what I've been doing with myself, I have to tell them about dancing. Espcially since it's reached a level where I have a zen-like clarity about what I want to do with my life, and it includes dancing. Every person, other than my husband and ONE OTHER friend, oh.. and my grandmother , have reacted with one eyebrow raised and a "oooookay... Latin Dancing, huh? Interesting. Well good luck with that", as they sort of shake their heads. is it because they have no frame of reference? Is it because dance is something you can't really understand unless you try it? Is it because they don't see me as an athlete? I know they know I'm an artist, an actress... why is it a stretch to include dancing? Is it because they picture elderly couples in fluffly dresses circulating around a remote dance floor? At any rate, I have a plan. I'll just invite them to watch me once, and then they'll understand. Have you all had experiences like that? Why is it that dance, when seriously taken, is a little weird as a new past-time or career choice?