My second weekend in England was actually full of sunshine which was an absolute pleasure. I’ve made a “British Bucket List” which are stereotypical British things I want to do before I leave England, and one of them is to join “british” societies that we don’t offer at UNCW. So Saturday morning I went to try out my hand at archery again; mind you I haven’t picked up a bow since Keystone days (which goes back to sophomore year of high school so you do the math). It was actually quite a success! I ended up hitting a bulls-eye or 10 point shot and several 9-points and not to mention they have pretty awesome shirts with the Keele crest on them.
Then one of the things I have been most looking forward to- ballroom/latin and salsa dancing. For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past two decades, I really love dancing and basically all types: belly dancing, ballet, hip-hop, salsa, zumba, line dancing- but I’ve never had the chance to do ballroom dancing. The room was packed full of people tasting out the society which was fantastic. They taught a basic waltz and the cha-cha before we switched over to salsa. I definitely plan to continue back in the States when I return. The taster session was great, so I’m definitely going to the join society next week.
After the taster sessions a few of the girls I had met earlier from the team were talking about some salsa party that night. Completely unlike me, and completely out of my comfort zone, I decided to head out with them to Coventry which was about 1 1/2 hours away. Let’s just say I’m really stoked that I went, it was one of the most fun nights ever, and I got to learn several new Salsa moves and some Stylin. Thank goodness I had done salsa before for a semester at Appalachian, because I was able to kind of follow along with the guys who were leading. I can’t wait to learn more :)