In and Out the Ballroom Doors: A Memoir of People, Places, and Love (Paperback)
This is Karen Denicen's story of twice coming to find her most joyful self. The first was at age eighteen when, as a joke, she went into a ballroom studio with a friend and unexpectedly fell in love with the dancing and the people. Despite some blunders of youth, she stayed for four years, learning and teaching. Then again, after an eighteen-year hiatus, at age forty, she found her joy once more when she went into a studio, fell in love with her dance teacher, and changed her life. This is a story of fun, of missteps and adjustments, of finding happiness in the ballroom, and of the dancing and traveling adventures of a sensitive woman.