... beats me why those who are, continue to 'enjoy' an activity where
balance would seem to be the ah-minimum requirement (to paraphrase Peter
Cook's sketch One Leg Too Few in which he auditions a one-legged person for
the role of Tarzan).
No this is not a gratuitous 'nasty', I really fail to understand why people
naturally unequipped to master a physical skill insist on continuing to try
to meet the challenge, instead of following a pastime more suited to their
I spend more time playing than dancing for exactly this reason - my finger
dexterity (whilst not great) is better than my balance (which is largely
deficient due to my overweight).
Perhaps we could close the 'circle' debate with a suggestion that the MC at
some dance soon announce that the left-hand side of the room will do 8-step
circles, and the right-hand side of the room will do 7-step circles; then
report the list (in the 'tilt-to-one-side' sense) back to the list (in the