While I was hanging out at the house one day, I decided to kick back and watch a little TV. So I was flipping through the channels and the shine and glitz of a professional dancer’s outfit stole my attention. I left the remote on the coffee table, sat back and watched the rest of the dance routine. As I watched, I wondered what path those dancer’s had taken to become professionals, but I was most impressed by how their confidence made their moves appear effortless.
It seemed to me if someone had great dance skills they would naturally gain confidence from it. I contacted Lee Briggs, Continuing Education’s Ballroom Dance instructor, to find out more about the topic. He mentioned that any worthwhile achievement builds confidence and because ballroom dance combines many talents, someone who is good at it will be greatly admired. First, students must learn the basics, but then, as they grow as dancers, a student’s confidence and self-esteem will grow as well. Mr. Briggs also mentioned one of his students who eventually went on to win our local “Dancing with the Stars” in 2009.
It was inspiring to hear that a previous Continuing Education student was able to win a big dance competition. Of course, the point isn’t that the student won the competition, but the fact that the student gained enough confidence to compete in the first place. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to me that learning something valuable and exciting like ballroom dance can give anyone a confidence boost. If you are looking for a boost to your confidence, check out Mr. Briggs’ upcoming Ballroom Dance classes on our website – www.columbusstate.edu\ce or call 706.507.8070.
Another benefit… The classes look like a lot of fun too!
-By Kindra Hunter