“20 years ago Cathy and I were married standing outside at the lake shore on a beautiful fall day with about 80 friends and relatives. Cathy loved to dance, for me, not so much, actually not at all. But I made a promise that if it was important to her that I would learn to dance. Moving ahead 13 years, still not dancing. Cathy bought an introductory 4-lesson package from Arthur Murray Dance Center of Gaithersburg for my birthday. I was not exactly ecstatic about this and one year later we took the four lessons (just as it was about to expire). During that time we got to meet and watch the teachers and students at Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Gaithersburg. At the end of our last lesson I said that I would learn to dance if she would commit to stick with it until we reached the Silver level. From my observations that is where I thought it really started to look like you know what you were doing and actually looked fun. Up to then it just looked to me to be a lot of hard work. So she agreed and there we were off and dancing (sort of). So fast-forward to the present. Last night Arthur Murray Dance Center of Gaithersburg had their Fall Medal Ball ceremony and we graduated from Bronze IV to Silver I in 15 dances (two more to add) setting a record for couples at this studio.
So for me, this is not just a graduation, rather it represents the fulfillment of a promise I made 20 years ago to Cathy.
I am now already starting to look forward to celebrating our 25th with our couples dance graduation to GOLD. Just think, 20 years together and now dancing, who would have guessed that!
Love you guys!”