Who has time to go on a date anyway?


With finishing up school for the semester, my Alex graduating from college, both of us working, and the ever so fun wedding planning Alex and I have had very little time together. We see each other across the table in the library or for 30 minutes while we scarf down a stale lunch at the campus restaurant, but some quality time together has been rare. We keep saying that we will go out to dinner or a movie but by 7:00 we are both exhausted and still have piles of homework to do. So I found a way to make part of wedding planning a fun and different kind of date. Just Alex, me and Darren…

In January I had been looking for a ballroom dancing class for us to take before the wedding. Not finding any in the Duluth area, I considered going to the cities to take one. It just was not going to work with how busy we are, but while sitting at work I found a newspaper that was announcing a new dance studio opening May 1st! I thought, no that’s too late for us to take, for some reason a few days later I called just to see “what if”. What if we could make it work, what if we made the time, what if it brought us closer. The Superior Ballroom Dance Studio fit us in immediately and that is when we met Darren. He is an amazing dancer and is so patient with my two left feet! We had our consultation which was filling out a little form and then getting on the dance floor. I was not prepared for that on the first day! We learned the rumba, waltz, push-pull, and a few others. Since we had to get this going we had our first official lesson the next day where we began learning the dance for our song, “Come what may” from Moulin Rouge. We continued with the dances from the day before and we added the tango and a turn by yours truly! We have five more lessons and I cannot wait to have them!

I think taking dance lessons is the best date that Alex and I have ever been on in our seven years of dating. We get to be together, it is so relaxed and we are trying something new. Alex is pretty good at it and Darren tries to relate it to sports as much as ballroom dancing can be compared to sports. It is 45 minutes where Alex and I can relax spend time together and not think about work, homework or wedding planning. We just have fun and enjoy being goofy with each other.

I highly recommend this dance studio (Superior Ballroom Dance Studio, Duluth MN), but also just taking dance classes anywhere. I feel so much closer with Alex and this is something that we can do forever, plus we’re going to look pretty smokin’ hot on the dance floor!

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