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I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for making Seattle Rueda what it is.
I had a wonderful time at practice yesterday. Everyone seemed to be in good energy–we just kept dancing, different people calling and teaching, always something going on. After the third “instruction” session for barco velero over the past 5 months, I finally got it down (yeah!). And I brought a friend who had never danced before. I could see that she felt welcome, and that everyone was calm and encouraging when she joined us for the first half-hour rueda. Plus, one of our experienced leads danced with her for half an hour, so she could really feel the rhythm and follow guapea and dile que no and adios. I can’t tell you how good it felt to see my friend feel so welcome and enthusiastic on her first visit. Another convert to rueda de casino.
Thank you all for dancing with me. Happy New Year!
Sorry for the error above. I meant to say woman not women.
Yes we can AND yes we did. Thanks to all of you for showing up, dancing. laughing and helping promote Rueda in Seattle today at the Seattle Center. It was a lot of fun. My hope is that more people locally can be exposed to this wonderfully fun dance. I guess we are Seattles’ ” rueda ambassadors”. So minus a fancy outfit and perfect moves and even minus a mic(just for now ha ha) we went out a spread the word and more importantly we shared the feeling of rueda. That was cool.
One of the best comments that I heard about today’s rueda came from a women who said “You guys made it look accessible. It wasn’t just ‘look at me– I’m the perfect dancer’– but more so something that you could see yourself doing.”
To me that was a great compliment to us as a group. Let’s never stop being who we are for the sake of being perfect. Let’s keep having fun and blustering our way through moves, and making gaffes, and most importantly enjoying our time together. I can tell you that I surely had a good time with all of you. May you all enjoy the rest of this holiday season and have a very happy new year.
Irina is hosting our new year’s party this year at her house.
Please bring some food and drinks to share. We will be dancing in 2009!
Hope to see you all there, 9 pm till we drop.
Her address and phone are
11502 19th Ave NE
Seattle wa 98125
Series 1: Mondays 7-8pm
Series 2: Mondays 8-9pm
For more information click on instructors & classes.
I plan to be at Sonny Newman’s at 4:30 this afternoon to open the door for Sunday practica. That is, assuming bus #5 is indeed still running its snow route. So if you also have a safe way to venture through the snow, do come join in!
If you want to be absolutely sure I’ve made it there with the key, call me at 206-300-2601 around 3:45-4:00 p.m.