Final Thoughts

Each of you will take away something different from competitions. Much of this guideline will matter little to you as you step back onto the dance floor for your first call back, or feel that first shinny ribbon in your hand, but hopefully what you have read here will have helped you achieve that moment.

And if you don’t get called back, don’t get discouraged. Sometimes there are no answers. Just go out, compete and have fun!

It’s understandable that this all might be somewhat overwhelming. However, rest assured that there will always be experienced dancers around you, more than willing to help you with hair & make-up, last minute instruction and reassurance.

If you are worried that you might not have what it takes to become an accomplished ballroom dancer, consider this quote:

“Can’t act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.”
-Anonymous studio verdict on Fred Astaire’s original screen test, 1933.