Everyone was very surprised when Jock took up tap-dancing. He had enrolled for the three month introductory evening course. It was for an hour at 6.30 every Wednesday. It was just up the stairs at Jennifer Jean’s Dance Academy.
People were surprised because Jock didn’t have an ounce of rhythm in him. He was the local amateur rugby hero; he worked as a drain-layer; he was known to enjoy a rowdy party or two. But tap-dancing? No one could imagine it.
No one was surprised when Anita took up ballroom dancing. She had enrolled for the three month introductory evening course. It was for an hour at 7.30 every Wednesday. It was just up the stairs at Jennifer Jean’s Dance Academy.
People were not surprised because Anita was charming, musical, and vivacious. She was captain of the local women’s netball team; she worked as a nurse for a private medical surgery; she was known to attend most dances when they were held in the town centre. Ballroom dancing lessons? Everyone could imagine it.
How Jock knew that Anita would be ascending the staircase every Wednesday evening just as he was descending them is anyone’s guess. They’re now “an item” and Jock has given up tap-dancing.