Dancing is Great Fun – 2012

Pics from our first comp for the year 2012

FATD Autumn Festival

Keith and Carolyn
Dancing is Hot Work…!


We arrived happy to be competing in our first competition for the year (2012). It had been a long summer without any comps and we were both itching to get back to it.

Anyone for Foxtrot…!

 We had a great time at our first comp for 2012… 





Dancing is FUN….!!!



  1. OMG! These are WONDERFUL! You make such a dashing and beautiful couple. I must say! I hope you keep posting pics, they are beautiful! Lovely, lovely, lovely! When is your next competition?

    Oh, I think “K” made out up there, hot work but he is the one getting the treatment with the fan!! 🙂 How’d he finagle that?

    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you…. 😉
      It’s now 11pm Wednesday eve and we’re just home from dropping off Sweetie at the daughter’s place (or, as we call it, Sweetie’s holiday home) chuckle, chuckle… 😉
      Plus, we had our last practise before heading out in the morning for Queensland. Our next comp is this coming weekend over Saturday and Sunday…. We are really looking forward to this one; it’s always such a great place to visit (Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast).

      Re the treatment with the fan; I know, I know; he’s a spoilt little possum… !!! 😉

  2. I agree with Four Blue Hills OMG !!! Exquisite . . . & every time you post a pic you look younger & younger . . .Not Fair !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 LOL

  3. Lovely photos, it’s only now that I see this… I have been exploring your page from the past weeks… I’m glad I finally found it :)… You are both graceful… Yes dance, dance, dance.. it really is wonderful! Thanks for sharing this to us 🙂
    dolly xoxo

      1. Lately no… only Last February when I celebrated my birthday 🙂 I miss dancing a lot… so I just dance home whenever I feel like dancing… hahaha 🙂
        I wish to have routine like yours…. One day, i hope.
        See you around Carol dear… xoxo

        1. I know how much you love to dance, so my heart goes out to you in the hope that dancing becomes a reality for you some time in the future…
          It’s never too late either (as long as our bodies last, that is). We have just had a weekend of dancing… My body is now resting and recovering and my heart is light and happy…. 😉
          My birthday is February also…. a good month is February…! What date in February is yours? Mine is the 20th…. 😉

    1. Zumba is great, Michelle; it sure will help to keep you very fit…! It’s quite ‘energetic’; that’s for sure…! I went along to a few classes during 2011 and loved them.
      And, Happy New Year, Michelle… Here’s hoping 2013 proves to be a good year for us all…! 🙂

    1. Ha ha ha… Yaz… 🙂
      I can recommend dancing for putting a smile on the face and a twinkle in the eye…!
      Mind you, looking at your pic those things are there already… 😉

    1. No, not competing anymore. I became ill during 2013 and spent the next 2 1/2 years recovering. We returned to the social dance scene in March 2016. Nowadays we enjoy a weekly dance plus a number of dance balls throughout the year. We actually attended one last Saturday night; wonderful fun with great people and fabulous music.

      1. Sorry to hear that you stopped because of health. On the plus side, you are back during something you enjoy – dancing! We love social ballroom. Dancing for about 10 years, but we’ve never been interested in competing – just not us. I invite you to see the “Ballroom” posts in my Categories (right sidebar).

        1. I’ve popped over and my goodness; that’s quite a comprehensive category you have there.
          That is so interesting to find you too have a love for dance. It is such an enjoyable thing to do; particularly with our loved one.
          I must say, though, I was hoping to find an image or two of you and your partner dancing. Do you have any on-line?

          1. As I mentioned in the post, this place started as a sports & politics blog, but now 77 categories. As I like to think, something here for everyone.

            In the ballroom section you will find (about) 3 types of posts: featuring on a particular dance, broad points about ballroom, and several fiction stories.

            As far as finding us dancing. Nope! We do Ok, but I think each of us would say we could use a lot of work with shaping.

            1. Hahaaa… Yes, Frank; that was one area we worked upon for competition. We certainly don’t shape as strongly as the younger couples, but then, we were competing with the seniors – much less aggressive, and entirely more fun!
              Here’s to many years of enjoyment ahead for us all…

              1. Competition is a lot of work, so hats off for your diligence. Shaping is one of the beauties of ballroom. We also don’t perform at studio events, so there’s another place where it hasn’t assisted us. For competition, was your partner your teacher?

                1. No, Frank; my dance partner is also my life partner. We started dancing in 2006; had a few private lessons and were competing within one year. We were quite terrible really. But, as you say, we practiced hard and, within 7 years made it to the top level within the senior grade.
                  Living in The Hunter Valley has been rather limiting regarding teachers; we had to travel to Sydney (some few hundred kilometres) and had quite a number of very good teachers. We were fortunate, during 2012/13, to be taught locally by a couple who are now professionals. They have since retired their day jobs and run a dance studio. We are also fortunate to have half a dozen social dance venues within an hours drive. We love our Sunday afternoon/evening dance, which we attend almost weekly, plus another on a monthly basis. All in all we consider ourselves lucky; dance has been and is a wonderful pastime.

                  1. Thanks for sharing a bit of your dance story. I see very few couples competing – therefore, most are single competitors with a teaching partner.

                    Cheers to not only your hard work to rise to a high level, but for enjoying it today as a pastime.

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