Sorry I’ve been quiet lately! I was on a family vacation on a cruise to the Western Caribbean! It was a fantastic trip and I was sad that it had to end.
Now that I’m back, I’ve been catching up with emails and work. Slowly but surely, I’ll get back in the swing of things.
I wanted to write a quick update about the team Irish step dancing class I took.
It was really fun, but I won’t be continuing. I was so anxious during class because my fingers were sweating like crazy and I had to hold hands with the other girls. We were all sweating a ton, (and it didn’t help that we were in a classroom with no air conditioning or windows!!) but I was still too self-conscious about my hands. I couldn’t relax and have fun. I was checking the clock every 5 minutes to see when class would end. It’s unfortunate because the dance part is actually pretty cool, and apparently I am needed for a competing team.
No one said anything about my hands or gave me funny looks, but I still couldn’t get past it. I’m sure you all know how I feel!
Anyway, I’m still taking 2 hours of Irish dance a week (soft and hard shoe) and love it. I’m lucky I found a dance where I can keep my hands to myself, down at my sides.
I wish HH didn’t have to be my deciding factor with something I love, but I guess I’d prefer to not be anxious and self-conscious so that’s how this one has to go.
My next goal with my partially dry hands- learn knitting! 🙂
Thanks for reading and enjoy the end of summer!
2 thoughts on “Irish Dancing Update”
I feel your pain. There is nothing worse than that anxiety which only causes (my) HH to come on stronger.
I have learned that if I’m very comfortable with a person (boyfriend or best friend) I can hold their hands and even dance (with the sweatiest of hands) with them.
Keep on staying dry!
Thanks for your comment! I’m glad you have those people in your life 🙂