I'm glad you liked it! I love sharing this story with other people.
RE: Not competing, I have no desire or interest in it because:
1) The time ocmmittment is unrealistic for me
2) For me it would rob dancing of the fun element, being so obseesed with the tiniest of details and the whole cutthroat atmosphere of the competitive dance world would ruin it for me. This is why I prefer to stay quite happily a social dancer.