Don't know of another way to put the title, but yeah, happened on Friday when I checked out Hugos by Modestos in Damansara Perdana for my salsa fix (had a bit of time so finally, to satisfy my own happy feet). The organizer of the Friday social had a Salsa Jack & Jill contest and someone placed my name into it even though I was very adamant that I don't want to do it as I've not been dancing for months.
But due to peer pressure from friends, I went ahead and did it. Apologized in advance to the unlucky partner that got me (those that overheard my apology laughed out loud) because I've no idea what to do. Anyway, went ahead and did it as you can see in the above video. Managed to pull it through and had enough 'chemistry' with my partner to win it. Now, the horror is, I've to do it all over again this coming Friday (29th April '16) as I'll have to compete against the past winners to get the main prize. Well, hopefully whoever that got picked to be my partner then have little expectation so we can just wing it through and hope for the best.
If you are wondering, what is this Jack & Jill thing? Here's a quick summary, Jack and Jill is a format of competition in partner dancing, where the competing couples are the result of a random draw/match of leader and follower. Rules of matching vary but the general idea is the same. This is to encourage a variety of dancers to enter competition(s) with separate division(s) allocation for the various levels of skills from Newbies to Amateurs to Pros. The idea is to test the dancer's social dance skill as compared to fixed partner competition which is more focused on performance dance skills.
Hope you enjoyed the video above. If there's friends tagging along with me to this upcoming friday's social, I might be able to get another video out of it. Hopefully with better quality moves that'll bring out the partner's style.