Right, I've been debating this post for a little while. Some people seem to think a book blog should be about nothing but the books, while others would like to know a little about the blogger behind the blog.
So I've decided. I'm going to do an irregular mini series about passions of mine (they'll be in no particular order, rather will be talked about as I think of them) Obviously, my main passion is the books, so I won't bother repeating what I've said many, many times before about them!
We'll kick off instead with one of my less controversial passions.
I've always enjoyed dancing, but mostly of the drunken clubbing variety up until a few years back. That was the year I first watched Strictly Come Dancing, and was entranced by the beauty and grace of the professional dancers. It didn't take me long to recognise the fact that classes could be found all over the country, and I signed up almost immediately.
My dance studio is Tempo Dancing and I have private lessons with the very beautiful Annie, an Estonian talent with the patience of a saint!
Over the past few years I have been learning a variety of Ballroom and Latin American dances: the smooth Foxtrot, the dreamy Waltz, the fiery Tango, the cheeky Cha Cha, the romantic Rhumba, the frenetic Quickstep and the bouncy Jive. More recently I have tackled the carnival steps of the Samba and the dramatic Paso Doble.
I love dancing. I'm not great at it, but my enthusiasm more than makes up for that! An hour of dancing will flash past, and I'm astonished by how much exercise you get in that hour... There is a reason that the contestants on Strictly can drop as much as two dress sizes during their time on the show! Not least of all, I smile for the entire hour of my dance lesson. I only wish I could go more than once a week!
Do any of you dance? What do you enjoy the most about it? Have you considered trying it after watching Strictly?
Lastly, here is one good reason why dancing is steamy, sexy and unbelievably good fun...
p.s. Would also love feedback whether this is a direction you're happy to see my blog go in (irregular personal posts)?