Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

We’re still doing the cha-cha in the group class we go to on Tuesdays, but at our private lesson afterwards the instructor had us doing the rumba and waltz. I’m pretty sure anybody who can count to three can waltz, and the rumba isn’t much more difficult, although you need a sense of rhythm to do that (I’m slightly challenged there), but after the group class all our legs could do was cha-cha. I lost track of how many times we had to start over to get the rumba right.

My biggest problem is not learning the steps, it’s learning how to lead. Learning the steps is complicated but doable; I’ve always been pretty good and learning to do almost anything by rote. Give me too many things to do at the same time, though, and my circuits quickly get overloaded. When we rhumba, for instance, I have to remember not only the steps but the rhythm. Sending a constant stream of cues to My Darling B would require a third circuit. I seem to have only two. Either that, or I haven’t figured out how to switch the third one over to rumba from whatever it’s doing now.

cha-cha | 3:10 pm CDT
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