Are there any dancing nurses out there? - page 2
I am sitting here watching a ballroom dancing competition on television. How much fun it looks like. I began to wonder if any nurses dance? Are there any ballroom dancing nurses out there? How... Read More
Dec 31, '06Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 535; Likes: 702My husband and I began ballroom dance a couple of years before I started nursing school in 2003. We are looking forward to taking lessons again in the 2007. We absolutely love it!!! Great way to exercise and look good - anybody who says it isn't hasn't done a a swing or good cha-cha.
I'm not the most coordinated person - I have trouble with direction. I can't spin alot (vertigo). It's fun, fun, fun and the best stress reliever I know of - totally nothing to do with work at all. The social aspect is also a big draw for us.
I have a co-worker who dances - she and her boyfriend teach west coast swing and line dances -- she is a competitive dancer as well.
Go ahead - kick up your heels!
Jan 30, '07Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 842; Likes: 576There is a RN that I work with here that not only dances, but does it competitavely on a national level. I wish I could dance, but all these years pounding the halls has taken a toll on my knees
Jan 30, '07Occupation: LTC Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience ; Joined: May '04; Posts: 3,422; Likes: 1,298It would be a humorous sight to see a 5'2", 215 pound woman doing the ballroom dance...so no, I wouldn't dare. I don't really like dancing, anyway, not even to watch it.
Belly dancing might be something I could do, though, swing my belly in motion and it would do all the dancing by itself...
Jan 30, '07Occupation: Recovery (PACU) RN Specialty: 23 year(s) of experience in Recovery (PACU)-11 yrs, General-13yrs ; From: AU ; Joined: Aug '05; Posts: 84; Likes: 125I'm not so much into ballroom dancing, though I can manage a waltz, but my passion is Irish set dancing-not Riverdance type, but based on the old fashioned quadrilles and lancers, only done at speed to jigs, reels and polkas. It's just too much fun!
The age range is from high school students to a 78 year old (who's good to dance with when you're getting tired!) and they come from every occupation-pensioners, road workers, barristers (lawyers not baristas <grin>), university students & lecturers, and quite a lot of nurses. Even if I'm tired after work I still go, it gets the blood going and is so exhilarating-I just make sure I'm not on an early shift the next day.
For those who say they can't dance because they're unco-ordinated, you need to get out there & dance to develope your co-ordination!
The only thing you need buckets of is the ability to laugh at your mistakes, and there's lots of them.
As you can tell, I'm verging on the obsessed. Oh and my husband, well he's not a dancer, but he makes the token effort in the name of compromise, and is gradually getting better and starting to actually enjoy it.
Jan 30, '07Occupation: Med-Surg Nurse, Paramedic Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in Med-Surg, Cardiac ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 518; Likes: 249I'm a nursing student primarily into Irish ceili and set dancing as described above. Also some swing dancing (Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Balboa), contra dancing, and occasionally English Country dancing. It's a great way to exercise and relax. I've met quite a few nurses there too.