One of the great rewards for working hard is getting away to recharge your batteries and revitalize yourself for the year ahead. Which is what I had the pleasure of doing over the Valentine’s weekend in February. I was whisked off to sunny Hawaii for some R & R, at the Grand Hyatt.
So for 5 days I was sitting by the pool, swimming in the salt water lagoon, walking along the beach and coastline, and sampling all the lovely restaurants in the resort. Should I mention two visits to the spa for spoiling massages and treatments. Ah, was I missing home, NO….
The best reason to get away of course is to look back where you have been and then plan the continuing journey before you. Unfortunately I did neither of these things. I just soaked up the rays, ate and drank, slept and rested well.
So now that I am back, the world has turned and enjoying doing what I love best, dancing. So what’s new you may ask that has me all excited, well let me tell you.
Continued teaching my students at Capital Cotillion with a Presidents Ball in February. In March we will be doing a Beach Party, then finishing up their social calendar with a Parent and child Ball in April. Interacting with these young teens and young adults is a great experience once a month. Where over the course of 4.5 hours in three classes, over 600 youngsters get to dance, socialize with each other and have fun with Mr. Rye the Australian guy.
I was invited to work with The University Club of D.C to teach members and guests how to dance on Monday evenings as a way of getting members to interact and have a social time together. The Club was expecting between 10- 15 per class and were stunned when they got over 40 members registered for dance classes over the next 4 weeks. Our first class was a great success with dancers in the age range of mid 30’s to 50’s all having fun.
Thursday evenings I am at the Sport and Health Club in Gaithersburg teaching a group of social dance enthusiasts in all the social dances and more. We meet for two hours for a whole lot of fun. So feel free to come along. We start at 7.00 pm downstairs in the small studio.
Not to forget all the action that is happening here in Dance Bethesda, with our showcase in May with a theme of music from Movies, Television and Stage. New Performance Classes featuring Dirty Dancing, Carnival Samba, and a James Bond theme to come down the road. Our Friday dances are a social blast with lots of people coming and enjoying the great atmosphere that is created by Gizelle, Shawn, Rosario, Cobey, Ivan and myself when I am here.
So that’s where my life is. Being happy and working on new classes, ideas and formats to make your visit to Dance Bethesda endless fun on the dance floor.