Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Strike up the Band

Jeff took me to another dance this past Saturday evening! It was a semi-formal, so it was another fun occasion to dress up. We enjoyed a fantastic buffet dinner, great conversation with our table-mates, and three plus hours of live music and dancing. Since we have just completed beginner and intermediate level Samba lessons, we even got out on the floor for several of those numbers. Our repertoire now includes waltz, foxtrot, tango, rumba, cha cha, samba, single swing, triple swing, and west coast swing. We can merengue, too, but neither of us particular enjoys marching around the floor with halting twisty-turning moves, so we generally use those songs as breathers!

Being a ballroom band, there was none of the more contemporary music we usually like for west coast swing, but we snuck it in a few times when the tempo and rhythm fit. Returning to our table after one such dance, our table-mates clapped and one said it was definitely our dance. I was flattered, but Jeff confessed later to wondering whether it really meant that none of our other dances were any good!


  1. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, They are great because of their passion. -Martha Graham

  2. So true! I'm not sure where that leaves my husband, as he really only dances because I love it so much, not any passion he has for the activity itself ;-). But that alone shows his passion for ME, so that makes him great in my book!