We soon began our partner work and I temporarily forgot about this “mysterious” stranger.At the end of the class, nearly two hours later, I noticed that the young man was still sitting by the window. Rather – he was speaking quietly with one of the female students in the class.The two spoke briefly and then the young man left the studio. He wanted to watch me dance.” I said, “Oh—is he interested in learning to dance? He told me last night that he wants me to stop dancing because he doesn’t think it’s appropriate for a wife to dance with anyone other than her husband. he is really making me mad.” Needless to say – many ears perked up at this last statement and some of the women in the room, including me, began to gather around this young woman.
Unfortunately, many of us could relate to this situation as most of us have experienced problems in either past or present relationships due to our involvement in Latin dance.
Prior to meeting my fairly laidback husband, I was often interrogated about my “need” to go out dancing by the men that I dated.
I even had to break up with one man who totally lost it during a salsa social when I danced with someone other than him.
The post below was written by Melissa West-Koistila.
She is a salsera in Ohio who had a few thoughts on a topic that alot of dancers can identify with.
Please read the article below and give us your thoughts on this important topic!Something unusual happened during dance class last weekend.Upon walking into my Sunday afternoon dance class I noticed a young man sitting silently by the window at the front of the dance studio.I generally make an effort to introduce myself to newcomers to the class, but the instructors started playing music before I had a chance to speak to him.After our class warm-up I noticed that the young man was still sitting by the window.He was watching us quite intently, but made no move to join the class.