It reminds me of years ago, when my older sister had just graduated from grad school and was looking for a job. She looked for months and months and couldn't find a job at her level, in her field. When she redefined her job search and started looking for jobs that fit her skills instead of just her degrees, she found a job almost immediately.
What amazing advice - every aspiring job seeker should read that!
The same thing can be true with dance, I think. "I can't dance my preferred style at my level" is by no means the death of dance in my life, unless I choose to let it be. There are lots of ways to stay involved in dance.
Yes but that's like saying if you can't play the piano you should be happy with the trombone. That's not a solution since you may hate the trombone - for some 'being involved in dance' is not the goal at all - I know its not mine. Much as I enjoy the non-dance part of the dance world I only am in that because of my (physical) dance interest.
What I love about dancing is, I think, romantic expression. A week ago I would have said 'following' but I've been thinking carefully about that and now wonder if I love that because its how partner dancing is for a woman. So I put myself (mentally) into a mind set of doing solo dancing - that is dance without a partner - to see if that would click. Funnily then I realized that that is also something I love - and do every time I'm on the dancefloor! During my warm up I dance freeform round the room - it makes others laugh I guess, but I joke about having an internal partner that's leading me. Actually, that's just how it feels - the perfect lead is right there inside my head! So since leading is not an option in ballroom (I have not thought that through entirely) maybe solo dancing is. i