Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dancing Therapy

A lot of people, especially of the husband variety don’t like to dance. I attribute this to the lack of experience. Most of us have never had any real dancing experience other then gyrating on the dance floor like possessed demons from Tasmania.

Why do you want to dance? Well…

We believe that dancing is more effective, and cheaper, then marriage counseling. Think about it, what are you doing when you dance?

• You have to touch each other

• You have to look into each other’s eyes

• You have to cooperate

• You need to be patient with one another

• You have to touch each other

• You (the male) need to learn to lead

• You (the female) need to learn to follow

• You need to learn to block distractions so you can concentrate on your partner

• You need to trust your partner to be where they need to be when they need to be there

• You need to learn to connect with each other

• Did I mention you have to touch?

What does all this mean? YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO COMMUNICATE!

And in the process you get to have fun. When was the last time you asked your spouse, let’s have some fun and go to marriage counseling this weekend? Dancing is a lot more fun!

Where can you get lessons? We have been taking them from Mary Lou Kaye, you can check out her website at

Where do you dance? There are a number of places, but the closest we have found is JohnE’s Cabaret. There is dancing every week at JohnE’s and it is located in the ballroom at Greenfield Village at Greenfield and Main Street in Mesa. Dances are from 7:30 to 10:30pm each Friday (Country) and Saturday (Ballroom). If you look up the address it will be 111 S Greenfield Rd, however the entrance is actually on Main St. on So. Quinn Circle, the first right if you are going east on Main St. past Greenfield. If you get to 48th St, you missed it.

We generally prefer the Friday’s. The crowd is a little younger and the music is not too country. Usually it is a good mix of swing, two-step, and cha cha.

A copy of JohnE’s schedule can be found at this link.

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