A week ago I told you all about the upcoming Dancing with the Stars Utah charity event I will be participating in to raise money for the American Cancer Society. If you missed it, read about it here. If you’re from Utah, I would love to see you there. It’s one week from tonight (Feb 9th) and there are still more tickets available!

Krista and I have had two serious practices since then. And by serious I mean like three hours each time. And by three hours, I mean my feet felt like they were going to fall off.

On the first practice, I almost started crying.  The moves felt awkward and weird. Not looking at my feet was near impossible. There was very little I was able to get right, let alone make it look not-clunky sexy.

Then I went home, and the next day I moved all the couches out of the way, cranked up some Santana, and practiced until the dance became a part of me. The rhythm became natural. The hips were popping. I was feeling good, despite the rug burns on the bottom of my feet. I got to the point where I could dance an entire song with my eyes closed and not mess up at all.

Then the next day I showed back up to practice and I forgot half of what I had practiced on my own.


Anyway, that next practice was killer. Instead of learning new steps (which we still learned a few of), we put all the steps Krista taught me to choreography. We knocked out the entire cha cha part of our routine and started into tango.

About two and a half hours in, my brain totally shut down.

And I don’t remember anything that I was taught during those thirty minutes.

My friend Larken was good enough to snap some pics while Krista pounded me into the ground that day. Thanks ladies.

And, now I’m off to do it again. Wish me luck. If I never post another SDL post, it’s Krista’s fault. But at least I’ll have died doing what I’ve so quickly fallen in love with.

Just call me Tiny Dancer.

Now for real… it’s off to dance practice.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

PS. Have you ever taken ballroom classes? Did you fall in love with it the way I am? I’m definitely going to take a lot more classes when this is over.

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he’s most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It’s an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!