Coming Out of Left Field

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Getting back in the groove

After a long hiatus from dance lessons (brought about by a combination of winter weather, a difficult-to-get-to studio location and general busyness), it seems like my wife and I are getting back in the swing of things. Last Saturday we went to the last Swingtime of the year, a Pre-Pride dance that attracted more people than I've ever seen. Since one committee member was away and another was dealing with bronchitis, we pitched in by picking up snacks from Trader Joe's and taking turns manning the door. The Mood Swings, who keep getting better and better, provided lots of danceable tunes.

Last night, the wife and I went over to the house of Rogue Slayer and The Girl to teach them some steps. As RS notes over on her blog, we did some merengue, and had a lot of fun with it. It's a good dance to start with, because the footwork is easy, and you can take all the time you need to do a turn (or lead one). We also did some foxtrot, which they picked up amazingly quickly. With the dance, dinner and entertainment ("Queer as Folk", which I had never seen), it was a good evening. Who knew Mondays could actually be fun?

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