As the country emerges from the pandemic, you may find it difficult to reignite your social life and meet new people/couples. Perhaps you relocated during this time or major life changes happened – retirement, marriage, empty nesters, a new baby, divorce, or loss. Putting yourself back out there and socializing after major life events can be tough but connecting with others over shared interests and experiences is a great way to expand your network and learn new tricks. Wouldn’t it be great to socialize with other couples and/or singles and forge new connections? The problem is where to start! How can you find a fun, exciting way to breathe life into your social calendar? Dance classes give you an excellent chance to meet new people and reenter the world.
Arthur Murray – St. Augustine has many opportunities to meet fellow dancers through classes and practice parties. To stay up to date with studio events, subscribe to our mailing list and check our calendar often.
Socialize on Common Ground
As you get older, it can seem harder and harder to find others who share your personal interests. When you add your spouse to the equation, the difficulty factor can multiply quickly. And, of course, if you want to socialize with other people, you have to think about them, too. With so many balls in the air, it’s no wonder that even your best efforts can fall flat. But, by signing up for dance class, you and your partner avoid a lot of these problems from the very start.
Why? Because you already have a mutual interest: learning how to dance.
But that’s not all. You’re learning how to perform a particular style of dance, be it the tango, the quickstep, or anything in-between. With this much common ground already established, you’ll find it much easier to get to know other people.
Share Mutual Experiences
Friendships are often built around shared experiences. When you enroll in dance class, you embark on a journey with everyone else in attendance. You’ll start by learning the basic steps of your chosen style together. You’ll also watch as skills mature and confidence grows. Along the way, you’ll have plenty of time to talk, share stories, and make personal bonds.
Dance class to the rescue!
To make progress in class, you must show up at the same time and place each week. The same rule applies to your classmates. That’s great news for your attempts to socialize with other dancers. Throughout the class, you’ll have the chance to see each other again and again. Which means you won’t have to go out of your way to strengthen your connections.
Keep Going When the Class Ends
After weeks of attending class together, you may find that you’ve formed strong ties with one or more couples/dancers. So, what happens when class ends? Ideally, you’ll just keep your friendships moving forward. That’ll be easier to do with your new skills on the dance floor. Whenever you like, you can get together for a night out on the town. And as you get to know each other better, there’s a great chance you’ll find things to do that aren’t dance-related.
Maybe you have kids who are roughly the same age. Maybe you’ve had similar life experiences. Or maybe you’re from the same part of the country. Whatever it is, you can use your shared dance experiences as a jumping-off point for greater connection. You just may find that you’ve made friends for life!
Socialize at Arthur Murray
Looking to socialize with other couples or singles in your area? Don’t overlook the many opportunities provided by Arthur Murray Dance Studios. Whatever style of dancing appeals to you, you can find others who share your interests. The casual environment gives you plenty of opportunities to get to know each other better. At the same time, you’ll develop mutual abilities that help you feel vital and alive.
When class is over, your common love of dancing will help you stay connected to each other. Before you know it, you may find that your circle of friends just keeps growing, along with your love of dance.
Arthur Murray – St. Augustine has many opportunities to meet fellow dancers through classes and practice parties. To stay up to date with studio events, subscribe to our mailing list and check our calendar often. Start dancing today!
This article was originally published by Arthur Murray – Los Angeles in February 2020.