Sat, Mar 20 2004 - Salsa Dancing & Dinner in Adams Morgan (View Original Event Details)|
Joanne Milne, Vincent Tsao
|Participants:||Joanne Milne, Vincent Tsao, Trent Cooper, Cianna, Rebecca Frankenberger, Chih Lin, Matthew Sommer, Kevin Witt, Duyen Truong, Lee Miles, Alvin Liem, Shirley Kirby, kelly sarti, Carrie Graff, Valerie Butler, Chirag Parikh, chanath ather, Donna McLaren, Shana Yudowitch, Kevin Kulzer, Christine Bredfeldt, sandra eastridge|
We gathered in the Latin Jazz Alley for the official MOC salsa
dance class. Miguel, our instructor, was patient as he taught
us the most basic steps, with the girls lined up in a row
opposite the boys. It was fortunate we had about an even
number of each.
We were a little embarrassed at first as we danced together
and stepped on each other's toes. Before long, however, we
began to salsa and shake our hips. Miguel introduced us to a
few simple turns that seemed like rocket science at first. With
practice, we began to pick up the contorted steps. After
learning the basics, Miguel concluded the class by inviting us
back for free dancing after our dinner.
We walked down to Habana Village for a nice Cuban dinner
of black beans and rice. Amy, Adam, and Ralph joined us
Following dinner we walked back to the Latin Jazz Alley for a
warm welcome from our new friends there. We danced the
night away with our new steps. With one exception (Vincent),
the ladies were much more pronounced on the dance floor
than the gents. Carrie, Sandra, Christine, Shana, and I spent
much time out there dancing till our feet got sore.
Most of us then parted ways to take the Metro home around
midnight. I think we successfully completed this mission, and
showed the world how the MOC salsa dancers can rise to a
challenge, and do more than just hiking! Thanks to all for an
incredibly fun evening.
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