Recent content by chorophobic101

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    Looking for Help with Specific Chorophobia - Partner Dancing

    Good point about goals. In all honesty, my only current long-term goal is to be able to survive a wedding without looking lame. I know everyone on here thinks they can pull me in to the dance community--and I'm not going to rule that out since crazier things have happened, such as me becoming a...
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    Looking for Help with Specific Chorophobia - Partner Dancing

    I found her website and she teaches west coast swing. What exactly is the difference between west and east and which is less painful...I mean easier...to learn? She does dance ballet but also does both private and group lessons in west coast swing. She also has a partner in the business so it...
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    Looking for Help with Specific Chorophobia - Partner Dancing

    Wow, more great responses!! OK--as far as music...here's the deal. I like jazz, but I hate the idea of swing dancing because that stupid rock step thing confuses the daylights out of me, plus the counting is all different. I also got removed from a lesson I went to with friends once because the...
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    Looking for Help with Specific Chorophobia - Partner Dancing

    The life of someone who teaches math for a living, summed up right there. Which of those above classes is most applicable to social situations such as weddings? I'm going to wager ballroom, but I'm not sure. To me, it all looks the same right now. Also, speaking of holds from earlier, I saw a...
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    Looking for Help with Specific Chorophobia - Partner Dancing

    So left goes to her hand I'm guessing if the right one goes on her scapula? Yes, I'm in "beginner's hell" at an OLD age...30, almost 31. Snapdancer, you did nail it with the discretionary funds...most of them go toward the sailboat...but since you mentioned private teachers, where would one...
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    Looking for Help with Specific Chorophobia - Partner Dancing

    The cost of the private lessons is indeed one of the prohibitive factors there, as well as the fact I've been ridiculed for my lack of dance knowledge before. Perhaps the fact this was in middle school, a vulnerable time to begin with, is behind this. (I should know, I teach teenagers for a...
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    Looking for Help with Specific Chorophobia - Partner Dancing

    First and foremost, I'm new here, so go easy on me!! I have diagnosed myself with a specific form of chorophobia, and it's caused me to do some interesting things over the years... I'll begin by saying I'm not rhythmically challenged. I was in marching band in high school, play in many musical...