Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dance lesson horrors

Is it possible to become a worse dancer from taking lessons? The answer to this question is YES. We had our second dance lesson tonight and I can't think of anything more embarrassing that I have had to do in awhile. All week I have told Deaner how embarrassed I am by these private lessons. I mean, our instructor Julio (not Jose as I wrote down on the sign in sheet and got chastised for) smells like a mexican restaurant. And don't get me wrong, I love mexican restaurants, but my clothes go straight to the hamper when I get home. Remember my post about Deaner embarrassing me so badly in front of his family re: my pink book? Well, he did it again tonight. Tonight we arrived at our lesson and I went to use the restroom before our teacher got there. When I came back I caught the tail end of Deaner blabbing to the teacher about how embarrassed I was about dancing in front of people and how I really needed to be in the private room due to my embarrassment. Arrrggg. Of course I was embarrassed, the couples dancing on the shared dance floor last week were practicing for a BALLROOM DANCING COMPETITION. It didn't help when Julio abruptly turned off their music, they all angrily turned toward him, and he said "sorry we have a beginner private lesson starting now in the middle of the floor"! So I guess it was kind of sweet this week that Deaner thought enough to ask to go into the private room. I just wish he hadn't made it painfully clear it was due to my embarrassment!

The whole process has been very funny I suppose even though I am not typically laughing on my way to the lessons! Deaner's lack of embarrassment is no indicator of his dancing abilities. We are both pretty bad. Did anyone ever play the Dizzy Dizzy Bat game when they were kids? I was that kid that careened out of control and crashed into the first thing that stopped me. I'm not joking when I tell the teacher and Deaner that I am getting dizzy from all the twirling. 2 down 1 to go. I laughed out loud when Julio suggested extra lessons before March 7th. Uhhh, I think not.