I competed at Waltz Across Texas in Houston in October, 2021. This was my 4th country western dance competition and my 2nd time at Waltz Across Texas. This is a dance event on the American Country Dance Association – ACDA – circuit.
Dancers have the opportunity at this event to compete in many dances. These dances include partner and solo dances. The partner dances are:
A dancer may perform all these dances or a combination. They may perform with their dance coach in a pro-am division, or with a partner. Dancers may also perform solo line dances of varying genres. They compete against others in their age range and skill level in all competitions.
Dance competitions are so much fun. But, why try dance?
It is a great exercise that keeps the body strong and supple. It sharpens the mind and helps with memory retention. And it provides a social outlet that is active, fun, challenging, and goal-oriented.
Attending classes and social dances provides a consistent group of people who love doing the same activity. This builds friendships and community! Dancers tend to be in a small circle and it makes it easy to get to know others. They work hard and play harder and it is amazing being a part of the dance community.
There is a reason that dance has been a part of every culture throughout history. It is expressive, emotional, and healing. For me, dance has been a light during times of dark circumstances, and I know many people personally who have found themselves and been healed through dance.
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