We had our first lesson today with Wayne Brockman at Academy Ballroom Cumberland. Wayne is a certified adjudicator with 3 decades of competitive experience. A year ago, he left his successful studio in Colorado in his daughter’s hands and came to Georgia to teach with his sister. We are glad he’s here! The lesson was outstanding. We worked on waltz and tango, focusing on body flight and volume, correcting our posture and footwork. I had no idea it was possible to learn so much in one hour. I’m eager to practice what we learned today and already excited for next Friday’s lesson.
During the lesson, Wayne was correcting my position in closed hold. As I shifted in order to “dance it to the left,” my concentration momentarily broke, captured by a sight nearby. “Hey!” I exclaimed. “There’s a Chipotle right across the street!” Wayne burst out laughing. I tried in vain to reassure him that I would, in fact, choose a lesson with him over a burrito from Chipotle. I would! Really!