Sat, May 22 2004 - Salsa Dancing & Dinner in Adams Morgan (View Original Event Details)|
|Participants:||Vincent Tsao, Martin J. San Juan, Chirag Parikh, Gina Vachino, Holly Rawson, Chih Lin, Shelley Sanner, Lee Miles, KC Yi, Katry Harris, Melissa Thornhill, Lora Polowczuk, Juan Hernandez|
First, there was heat; the kind of suffocating,
heart-stopping heat that collects under your skin and
crawls out along every inch of your body. You feel a
trickle of sweat run down along your eyebrow, collect
a moment on your eyelash, and then finally splash
down into your eye with a sting. You look for a napkin
and blot frantically at your forehead.
"Can we get some air conditioning in here?" someone
Second, there was Miguel. The eye-level, no-nonsense
instructor who takes over when things get tangled. He
grabs the ladies' hands and twirls them around in ways
that few others dare. "Try it!" he urges, and moves on.
Third, there was practice. And practice. And
practice. And even more practice. And then a cool
drink of water to reward ourselves.
Fourth, and most important, there was a blast of
blessed air conditioning as we stepped across the
tiled threshold into Habana Cafe. We settled down for
dinner, ordering good food, stirring our ice cold
mojitos with sugar cane stalks.
Fifth, there was the sudden need to dance off the
mojitos and good food. The climb up the steep steps
into Latin Alley. The lights suddenly dim, the air
conditioner suspiciously working again, the music so
infectious we find it hard to sit still. So we don't.
We dance and dance and dance.
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