This is an excerpt from Because They Love to Dance a book I wrote about ten years ago. Because They Love to Dance is an inside look at what it’s like to work as a ballroom dance instructor for a national studio. The book was not published due to my licit reservations and concerns.
The first two weeks I worked at The Alma Mater Dance Studio, I was not allowed into the daily 5:00 O’clock meetings Mister Charles held in his office. Instead, for the hour or so that the meeting was held, I practiced, alone on the dance floor in front of a mirror. Every day prior to these meetings Mister Charles told me,