I have been doing some reading lately, and if you haven’t checked it out already, I recommend you check out Dance Diaries: Learning Ballroom Dance by The Girl with the Tree Tattoo.
If you are new to dance, or thinking about giving it a try, The Girl provides a very honest overview of what to expect. The bonus–she does it from the perspective of a pro/am student, which is very different from taking lessons as part of an amateur couple.
As a pro/am student myself, there are a lot of things I wish I had known before venturing into the pro/am world–like that pro/am is a possibility and you don’t need a partner to dance or compete! The Girl answers those questions with a good dose of reality using her own experiences as examples which keeps the reading light and easy to process.
The Girl covers a wide range of topics which include things like choosing a studio, group classes, private lessons and the difficulties of navigating the pro/am relationship. It’s a great reference for anyone who would like to know more about the world of dance.
The Girl is currently working on a new e-book and I for one cannot wait to see what tips she comes up with next!
Big thanks to the Girl!