Finding a Ballroom dance partner to practice with can be super beneficial. In ttoday’s video I give you 3 places you can start searching for a Ballroom/Latin partner
Are there any other places you found a partner? Let us know in the comments below.
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Wendy Klempt says
I am new on this website. I just viewed your video about “3 Places to Find Partner”. Well, thing is that in my dancing studio and in therefore at my dancing lessons….everyone has their own partner coming with them. Some studios even won’t accept single people. My dancing studio offers dancing for singles, such as myself, and there is a few of us, just women. We do the same steps and turns as it is with a partner but I found that once I am dancing with a partner, I am clumsy and can’t follow a lead, even though I know all the steps very well. I just found that dancing with a partner is quite different than dancing alone. And since I live in the small town in northern Canada, the online options won’t apply to me because those potential dancing partners are available only in metropolitan cities. So what else can I do? Even I master all those dancing steps, I danced once with a partner last week and it was just terrible, and he is an excellent dancer.
Wendy Klempt says
I was just searching many other Canadian websites in search for a dancing partner and I found that all searchers are women like me, and they are all very far away from the city I live. I could travel as far as 100 miles but there is nobody available even at that distance. And all dancing studios around me require to have a partner when signing up for classes.
Leon Turetsky says
Sorry to hear that the studios around you require that you have a partner.
In Boston area many studios allow single people to take classes. In my group classes I rotate partners so even someone that comes with a partner has to dance with someone who doesn’t have a partner once in a while.
I’d say keep trying different classes to see if some of them will have single men taking classes. Also, in the parties are there any men that don’t come with a partner?
Wendy Klempt says
Thank you for your reply and tips. Actually, I signed up in the “dancing for couples” class, starting in January, which is one of the course in our dancing studio and it is running for 6 weeks. I came in once just to observe and realized that if I am single, the instructor will dance with me. Then I danced with another single lady who knew man’s steps and how to lead, So far I have been taking dancing lessons for “singles” but it’s not the same as with a partner. I know all the basic steps but then when I danced with my partner at one of the party events, I was lost and was not able to respond to his lead, even though he is a very good dancer. So that is something I need to practice a lot.
Then in the spring I may take dancing lessons in another studio, which is at some distance from my town but I wouldn’t need a dancing partner either and they rotate as you said it’s done at your studio. They have classes running for 12 weeks at bronze level and then at silver level. Will stay in the bronze for a while…Maybe my partner who lives in that town will be able to join me…..that would be great!
Thank you again for your quick answer. I enjoy your online classes very much.
Steve Echols says
I would like to have a regular partner again. SE
Peg G. says
What city and state are you in?