It makes me sadder than it ought to, I think. I don't know what I was thinking - I just sort of assumed we'd dance competitions together, doing both styles. It was a bad assumption - I mean, I'd have to keep up to snuff in a style (International) that I'm not even taking a class in. But it still makes me sad. Also the fact that none of the guys in my beginner class that are all that good. I don't mean to be harsh, but I've been spoiled by Bronze, Silver, and Gold level dancers. Perhaps if I can take a Bronze class this summer, I can do a partner hunt there.
I suppose that's the one thing that irks about dance competitions- a partner is required. One of your own style, especially. And I do want to compete. Naturally competitive nature, etc, etc.
It also means that Foxe needs an International style partner. Already, I'm thinking, "Hey, if I could just watch her, I could pick up enough to do International..." Which is and isn't true. Certainly I could pick up a move by watching someone, but it's the taking class together thing and learning moves together that's more important. Playing catch-up all the time isn't anyone's idea of fun.
So I'll just be petulant and sad for a while and let it run its course. And then I'll find a smurfing American style partner somewhere.