The date was April 19, 2020. Jennifer and I had been working long, hard hours as the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic had firmly taken root in our lives and pretty much the entire nation.
Since the first shelter-in-place orders were given in March, we’d both been working from home, doing our best to serve our clients. Jen owns a digital marketing agency and I am an illustrator/graphic artist. We both work from home.
We’re fortunate that we are able to work together in both our businesses. Well, one night, some friends were telling us via our online hangout that we, of all people should be dancing together. After all, we are married and have small dance floor in our garage.
This here is our very first dance during the COVID-19 era! Obviously Jen and I have been dancing West Coast Swing for around 10 years at this point, but it felt good just to move and get some of the dust off of our bones.
The idea to film ourselves was to show our friends that we really did dance. But, as it turned out, the opportunity to film was also a way to document our dance progress. Since COVID hit, we have not been holding our monthly dances or teaching any private lessons. That means no practice, no dance movement!
Well, that spurred us on to continue to do more dancing but to also capture our movement on video and see how we look. While we can see how we’re dancing, we’re mostly just having fun, at times hamming it up for the camera. And really, that’s what we’re in it for right now.
If we can make you smile or laugh, then we’ve done our job. We’re having fun, getting in some exercise…all while doing it in our sweats!