My name is Bonnie Yu, and I’m a working adult who loves dance. As a kid, my mom took me to Ballet lessons once a week, but I hated it! I never practiced. It was a weekly chore – part of my mom’s greater plan to send me to college. I quit after a number of years, and never really learned anything.
Underneath everything, I did love dancing though. Whenever the radio was on, I’d just dance to myself, but I didn’t want to do classes. I didn’t want to be part of that “plan.” Throughout high school and college I didn’t dance or exercise for that matter. I was your regular ole couch potato. There was a moment when I wanted to join my college’s ballroom team, but I was too embarrassed about the way I looked and about myself in general to join.
Dance25.com is my dance diary. I currently reside in the Seattle area and take dance classes at PNB and Kirkland Dance Center. I am reentering this dance world as an adult at age 24.5 on 6/23/2010. The number 25 represents my starting point (25 sounded better than 24.5). I hope that this can also be a place for adults who love to dance and are just starting out to learn and share their thoughts.
It’s tricky learning how to dance as an adult. We’re less flexible and not as strong. And there’s never any time because of work and life responsibilities. There are also very few studios devoted to adult dancers – sometimes it feels like we’re second rate citizens
I’m here to a build a supporting community, share tips on improving dance steps, and to share fun stories. I encourage everyone to be supportive and provide any helpful advice. I will be sharing my experiences and best practices. My main focus is Ballet, so most of the content will be focused in that area… for now.
Enjoy ! – please note content will be slow to come due to my newness to the web and work schedule.
Snapshot of Me Over the Years
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Website start date: 3/17/2010