In this last update for 2020, I wanted to say thanks to everyone.
The last 4 weeks were an excellent way to finish up the year at Destine Dance. I had no idea how many people would come in and what the vibe would be like. But it was a great experience.
I hope that it was also a great one for everyone who came in.
I am now formulating plans to come out swinging in 2021. It seems people are keen to start living life again. And I am more than happy to help with that.
Keep an eye out for future updates about the specific plans for next year.
The general plan is to open officially in February, but there might be some special one off events in January.
In this update:
This week we will see the year out with:
Tuesday Street Latin (6:30pm) - Salsa and Bachata (the classic street Latin dance around now)
Wednesday Latin and ballroom (7:30pm) - Waltz and Rumba (we have not done Rumba for a while and waltz is another classic)
Thursday Swing and Rock & Roll (6:30pm) - Blues and west coast swing (they went well last week and people seemed keen to do some more west coast)
Plans for next year
The plan is to open officially in February. There are a few reasons for this:
I will also talk to the club about some minor use of the venue so there might be some odd events or lessons in the second half of January. I will keep you posted.
Because this has been a unique time, we are going to try some new things to see what people think of them.
First, the classes for this week:
You have probably noticed that the new things are all on Thursday. We are going to do some west coast swing and work on making you look cool in the blues.
West coast swing will be more the intro level because we do not do it a lot. However, if you want to know how far it can be taken, then check out one of my favourite west coast swing dance videos (note – this is all improvised):
West coast swing, like other swing dances, is a pretty useful one for most social events and popular music.
During lock down – and still now – Anita and I were doing online sessions with Katrina Rogers (who grew up blues dancing in the US). I will share some of the insights she shared with us on how to look good and be cool when dancing the blues. We will cover some new figures as well so you will look cooler and know some new moves.
Finally, next week will be the last week for the year. Let me know if there is any dance style(s) you would like to see the year out with.
See you on the dance floor this week
This blog is written by the staff at Destine Dance and is inspired by the questions and challenges faced by our students