Dance Like Everyone's Watching

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Success Realty

I've always wanted to be a dancer.  For as long as I can remember I have watched the Rockettes & wished that I was one of those perfect beauties with endlessly long legs - but biology had other plans.  I have longed for the world to watch me as I graced the stage & expressed the beauty of the world through movement.  In high school I performed in musicals & in college I even considered getting a minor in dance while taking classes in ballet, jazz & tap.  I loved it & wanted to immerse myself in all things dance - until I saw a dance major in the cafeteria.  I approached her & asked about the requirements & as she filled me in on the details all I could see were the sparse fruit & vegetables on her tray.  The more I heard about the hours of mandatory practice & the weigh-ins, the further my desire of becoming a dance minor became.  I decided that a life without cheesecake was just not worth living.   

I traded in my dream of being a classically trained dancer for the Latin club scene.  I hit the clubs 3-4 times a week, took classes & eventually danced with the Chicago Latin Street Dance Company.  I wish I could bottle that feeling - dancing with someone who is feeling the music the same way I am, participating in a piece that bonds us together, dancing for the sheer joy of dancing & being appreciated - applause is completely intoxicating. 

Every commitment requires sacrifice.  I wasn't willing to give up cheesecake or my college years for dance but I found another way to embrace my passion.  I learned what I could have instead of giving up my dreams altogether since I wasn't 5'9" tall.  Even now when I dance I am thrilled when someone tells me that he has enjoyed watching me - performance offers an immediate response.  Being a dancer has made me stand taller.  Dance has helped me define & extend my limits.   The best dancers in the world start with the basics.  The fluid combinations are what garner the most applause but it is the fundamentals that get you there.  It's easy to look for the new flashy marketing solution but you don't need anything new - just stick to the basics.  You know what to do; now do it! 

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Ivette Rodriguez Anderson, SFR
Keller Williams Success Realty
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Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

How wonderful that you found a new way to pursue your passion! I always wanted to be a singer, but have never had the nerve to sing in public. Maybe someday!

Jan 09, 2011 04:43 PM #1
Fathom Realty Group Inc.
Fathom Realty Group Inc - Orange, CA
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IT was a delight to read your passion is dancing.  My favorite pastime was teaching and training with Martial Arts.

Once I got injured I had to retire as a MEat-Cuttuer and went into the field that was my dream Real Estate.

Let's keep in touch and possible do a few referrals.


Happy Selling!  Mike Capobianco Century 21 Beachside


Jan 09, 2011 04:59 PM #2
Stacey Smith
Keller Williams Realty - Aliso Viejo, CA
Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor

This is such a great blog... I to am the ambitious type with big dreams.. My dream is to be like barbie.. I want it all.. I wanted to be a singer, dancer, celebrity. But what it takes is just finding something passionate in and pursuing wholeheartedly.. Someday I make take some ballroom classes for fun but my passion now is real estate.

Jan 09, 2011 05:17 PM #3
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

I know about that dance passion.  My grand-daughter was in the final selection of So You Think You Can Dance and just missed getting on the show.  She is now 21 and has had to dedicate herself to the art.

Jan 09, 2011 05:43 PM #4
Antonio & Alexia Cardenas
Alameda County - San Leandro, CA. - San Leandro, CA
"The Realtors In Motion"

Hi Ivette, I like your post, dancing is something that we use in our real estate business and it just happens to be a good way to connect with almost everybody. Last year we opened our house to dance students... looking for home buyers. We actually have a 900 square foot ballroom in our house and get up everyday at 6:30 AM and dance for about an hour before starting to work. Nothing will go wrong in the day if the first thing you do in the morning is... the Tango!


Jan 12, 2011 02:37 PM #5
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