The Dance Class

The ad for the dance class said you didn’t need to have a partner. Everybody welcome! So I went. There were 18 women and 5 men. The extremely, flamboyantly gay young man leading the class said, “No problem! Women can dance with women!”

That was how I met the love of my life. She let me lead during the dance class and I led her right out the door and into my heart after it was over.

Please use the open space below to share your first 50 words on the topic “the dance class.” Thanks to pampapam2 for the prompt.


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

2 thoughts on “The Dance Class”

  1. The day I got the news, i had few choices, i had to change my life. Leaving the surgery there was a notice on the door, lots of them, i just never noticed them before. Mindfullness and animals, didn’t want fleas. My attention was focused, the doctor told me i had serious weight problem, then i saw the advert, always wanted to tango, the dance class i decided.

  2. We were all grey haired , pot-bellied people.
    Middle-aged , gung-ho , and full of life .
    My daughters cautioned me “Ma , you are going to embarrass yourself . ” On being asked if they’d like to join , they together responded “Never.” As if being embarrassed by a mother attempting to dance was a contagion . Similar response with all the other youngsters .
    So , now we are a motley crowd of a retired banker , an ex- army colonel , a leukaemia survivor , a school principal , a grandmother with a metallic knee , a very obese wife of a trader , a schoolteacher (the youngest amongst us ) and yours’ truly . That makes us eight .
    We make mistakes , and we laugh a lot . We jump , throw our hands around , and move , really fast . We also cause a small crowd to collect , thrice a week , at the bottom of the stairs , trying to catch a glimpse of the action . The tunes are lively , so are we .
    We are all on the wrong side of forty /fifty/sixty.
    Yet, we are , as our instructor Monica pointed out -” the brightest batch of students , she has ever had . ” That was really something .
    Or again , as the sceptical banker pointed out , she could be just “encouraging us”.

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