The Macon Telegraph reports on last weekend’s downtown “Thriller” show here. I was particularly glad that Pilar Wilder (director of Hayiya Dance Theatre and organizer of the event) said this: “Most are not professional dancers; they’re doctors, teachers, lawyers, stay-at-home moms, everyday people,” she said. “This is not a new idea and we try to add something new each year, but the fun will always remain the same.”
As glad as I am that we can do as much dancing as we do, we are FAR from being able to dance for a living. But one of the great things about dancing–especially ballroom, in my opinion–is that people can do it without being professionals or having even remotely professional ambitions. Even beginners can compete or perform if they want to. It’s also possible to have fun just being a social dancer, and you really don’t need to know much to get started. What could be better?