A Time To Dance

I feel so blessed to have a profession that I love! Doing what I enjoy and getting paid for it doesn’t seem like work. I am a certified fitness instructor and started teaching dance in 1985. I used to conduct classes 5 days a week, and I’ve been trying to cut down since my “retirement” when I turned 65 four years ago.

Now I rent a dance studio and teach two days a week, something I hope to continue for the rest of my life, God willing!

Getting ready for the first dance class of this year, I wore my high low skirt that I bought a few years ago, perfect for dancing and looks so feminine. It’s a flowing, sheer fabric that looks amazing when I twirl.

Although I think it looks lovely with a black lace blouse, I regret not having bought the matching blouse at the time, because then it would look like a dress. That way, I could wear it either way.

For jewellery, I chose a black “lace” necklace (looks like lace but is actually metal) and a black “lace” bracelet, hand-made with an up-cycled inner tube from a bicycle tire (very soft and comfortable to wear).

My mom had several two-piece dresses and they were so versatile. I inherited one of them (designer Diane von Furstenberg).

I also have two more skirts with matching tops that I bought at my daughter’s eco-boutique Drizzle and Shine that I can wear together or separately.

I hope you dance!

 

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30 Responses to A Time To Dance

  1. Apparently you prosper even with your skills. 🙂

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  2. Maggie says:

    Beautiful as always , love the mix and match , I had never thought of the idea to do so , love all the outfits you create by mixing and matching , the black and white especial

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  3. Jodie says:

    I love that you get to teach others something you love so much Carmen. It truly makes life worthwhile!!! That’s like how I feel about my blog and trying to inspire women to have fun with their style.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  4. hakijonana says:

    May God bless you and your work

    On Tue, Mar 2, 2021, 19:04 fashion with compassion wrote:

    > carmen posted: “I feel so blessed to have a profession that I love! Doing what I enjoy and getting paid for it doesn’t seem like work. I am a certified fitness instructor and started teaching dance in 1985. I used to conduct classes 5 days a week, and I’ve been trying” >

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  5. I do love dancing although I’ve never had a dance lesson. Your dresses and skirts fit you so well. I love the cut of them all. They look like they would swish around on the dance floor.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much! I’ve always loved dresses that twirl. As a child, I remember trying on dresses in the change room and if the dress didn’t flare out when I twirled around, I wound tell my mom, “this dress doesn’t dance!

      You don’t need lessons to be able to dance, all you need is a dancing heart! However, if you want to learn Ballroom dancing and some other styles of dancing, lessons are helpful! 😉

      ❤️carmen

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  6. It’s great that you can still do this. Are you teaching ball room or staples like tap and ballet?

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  7. josep-maria says:

    This skirt sounds familiar to me, I think I have seen it before, is it possible? She is gorgeous with that asymmetrical cut and that flare. When you dance with her, the show must be something precious. I love your mother’s colorful dress, which Jane has also worn. All the combinations you present are very pretty and I love the black look with white flowers. I’d love to see you teaching …

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    • carmen says:

      Oh my!! What a good memory you have and how many years you have been with me, almost since the beginning of my blogging days!! This skirt was on my blog before but I don’t know where! Haha! It is lost among the hundreds of posts that I have published over the years. I very much appreciate your kindness! 🙂

      ❤️carmen

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  8. purpleslob says:

    The skirt looks like peacock feathers to me!! Gorgeous!! You are blessed with your whole life!!

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  9. Hi Carmen! How nice that you do have a profession that feels so much fun! Good for you slowing down since your “retirement”! May God keep you on your feet teaching others for years to come. Your hi-lo is very cute and I love the feminine look to it. It would have looked so nice with the top , but goes great with the one you paired it with. The dress you got from your Mom is so nice and oozes class. I love it is a seperate. The other 2 outfits are really nice to have as a dress or mix and match. Isn’t it nice to have the choice. I only have one dress that can be seperated into top and skirt, I should look out for more! I will dance! Have a nice evening, Terri xo.

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  10. utesmile says:

    You look so ready to dance, and so elegant. I love dancing as you know, but it has not taken place for a long time now. Hopefully in May when lockdown measures are lifted we can dance again. Dancing is good for the body and soul! Keep on dancing!

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much! Dancing is like breathing for me, I need to breathe everyday. It’s so beneficial for mental health too, which is very important especially during these times. I like to dance away my blues! 🙂

      ❤️carmen

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  11. Maccabros says:

    Pretty as always my dear friend.

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    • carmen says:

      I’m thankful as always to hear from you! Thank you for sharing this song, I have not heard it before. I do remember their 1964 hit – You Really Got Me. Now I see “Come Dancing” was inspired by Ray Davies’ memories of his older sister who died of a heart attack while dancing at a dance hall. Very sad.

      ❤️carmen

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  12. Nancy says:

    Don’t you look fabulous in that skirt! And how wonderful that you love to dance so much and still be able to do it!

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  13. Doing what we love makes everything worthwhile.

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