dancing is a great way to get exercise, and to have contact with the opposite sex,
but without having to worry about the boyfriend-girlfriend thing.
In partner dancing, you don't need a partner to go to the
lessons, or even a dance... you can come by yourself. You get matched with a partner when
the lesson starts, and you switch partners every couple of minutes
during the lesson. After the lesson you can practice
with someone, if you like, and most kids are at the same level, or you can just leave. At any rate, you meet a
whole bunch of people, and it is really fun!! There are all kinds
of partner dancing: swing, lindy, salsa, ballroom, zydeco,
country-western, and many others. Swing dancing is the easiest one to learn and the
most popular for that reason. To see a
video of kids swing dancing
click on the video button below at right.
matter what size you
are. Nobody cares about your size... they just like to dance to
music. And it's a great way to get exercise. And it can also
help take your mind off the cravings and get rid of nervous energy.
There are many fun dance clubs for kids and dance teams
which don't require any experience.
To find out where you can take partner dancing lessons in your area, just call your city parks and recreation department, or look in the yellow pages of your phone book under "dancing", or go to any web search engine, like google.com, and search on "kids partner dancing (your city)", or "kids swing dancing (your city)", or "teen swing (your city)". Places like community centers, church groups, the YMCA/YWCA, city parks and recreation depts., and the boys and girls clubs are also good places to ask. Partner dancing is great fun, even kids as young as 10 do it, and you can do it the rest of your life!