I did Ballroom and Latin dancing for several years in my mid to late teens!! I absolutely adored both!! But the cost of the outfits when competing just got ridiculous for someone on a very tight budget !! I still love to watch any dancing competitions and my feet automatically move with the music!!!
I learnt ballet when I was very young and physical culture (exercise and modern dance combined) up until my early teens. I'd love to learn other dance styles now, but am so busy it would be hard to find the time.
I had a few ballet lessons as a child and then a few ball room dancing lessons as an adult ( I was hopeless) and then took up Bush Dancing - more forgiving of mistakes). In my 40s I started learning English Country Dance and now belong to a dance group who perform in costume at Historic Houses.
I had some lessons at age 17. Went into it with enthusiasm, but I was hopeless. My brother, aged 15 at the time, took to it with a smile. Some of us just don't have the rhythm in our bodies. On some occasions I have been cajoled into trying to dance, at parties and so on. It always ends up with me breathing a sigh of relief when the music stops. Not too worried, I console myself that there are many other things I can do, quite capably. I will leave dancing to others and admire them for it.
I learnt square dancing when I was about 18 yo, and loved it, I danced for 3 years , then my partner stopped dancing and I searched for 15 years for another man who was prepared to even try it. He loved it and we have danced since then, now for more than 20 years. I sometimes wonder if we would still be together if we had not taken this activity up, all those years ago.
Ops, I've just remembered! My mum sent me to ballet classes, at the local RSL, when I was in primary school. I didn't like it much, & I'd stay on & watch the TAP dance lessons, then go home & tap around the house! When I was in my 50's or so, & I'd mention that to my mother, she'd say she was sorry, she didn't let me take the tap lessons. Then in my 50's a friend & I went along to Tap lessons. nothing toO hard, but it would always throw our back out, so we had to stop after 1 term. I love watching tap dancing in the old movies though!