Dancing is fun. Regrettably, however, many people miss out on the fun because they do not dance very well and so it is good to think about ballroom dancing for kids. Girls are concerned that they will not be able to follow their partners. Men are concerned about stepping on their partner’s toes.
Many people are resistant to learning to dance, because they have the idea they do not have a sense of rhythm.This is unfortunate, for all of us have a sense of rhythm. Rhythm is one of the ruling laws that makes for order in the whole universe. Rhythm appears in all phases of life. The skillful typist has rhythm; the musician, the public speaker, the author all make use of rhythm in the practice of their vocation and pastimes. Even the engine in our auto has rhythm—to operate successfully, it must fire in perfect time. It is true that some people have difficulty expressing their innate sense of rhythm, this is largely due to some form of self-consciousness. Primitive man, being uninhibited, found it easy to stamp his feet to the beat of a tom-tom, expressing his sense of rhythm and so do children. So while they are young, think about ballroom dancing for kids.
We are unlikely to dance in such an abandoned way because we would feel embarassed. Our urge to express rhythm is hampered by our fear that we do not know how to dance as well as other people. Even after learning a few simple steps, some people are still too frightened to relax and keep time to the accompanying music because they fear they may make a mistake and be laughed at. If the desire to dance is frustrated often enough, a psychological block can be established in the nervous system which can lead to discouragement and a desire to give up, and these folks say, “I have no sense of rhythm.”