Joe Kollitz: My Dance Story

The one thing I have been gracious for


Date added to ADN: Thursday, Jan 03 2013
Originally Published: Thursday, Jan 03 2013
By Joe Kollitz

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I started dancing back in 1981 when I was in naval boot camp in San Diego CA. The non-com officers club had regular dances going on... So I went several times wishing I could also dance... After watching the others for several nights ( country western was the hot thing back then ) , I could no longer stand just watching them dance and was determined to learn how...

Since I didnt know where to go to learn, I followed several couples on the floor , watching their feet, and copying their patterns..... pretty soon I was asking gals to dance with me, and they were very kind to help me learn.. ( a historical note here.... back in high school I used to go to all the dances, but never had the courage to ask any lady to dance because I felt silly dancing disco ).....

After awhile, I started looking for other places to go dancing, and had several places staked out to where I was out dancing 4-5 times a week... Those were the days.... I have had fun dancing from southern CA, to Bremerton WA, to MO... The one thing I have been gracious for, is that learning to dance gave me a type of self confidence to not be afraid to ask others to dance... I usually have no problem getting dance partners where ever I go...

And now that I am married ( 2nd time ) , my wife and I want to learn together to dance ballroom.. This should be quite an adventure... ( and another note... After learning to dance, I learned that my father had been a national dance champion back in his native country of Germany ) I guess I have dancing in my blood line...... Awesome ...... :-)

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Age 50. Stewartsville, MO

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