May I have this dance? Girls like boys who dance
It’s not a secret – women flock to dance classes- it’s what we do …
Looking for a few good men…cha cha cha
Salsa, cha cha, tango, waltz and West Coast Swing are the rage. Again.
Perhaps “Dancing with the Stars” has inspired some of the floods of singles signing up for dance classes. Maybe not.
Boogie by the Bay-the consummate West Coast Swing event of the year, a three-day marathon of dancing, workshops, lectures, lessons and more dancing until the cows come home. The energetic event was a magnet for hundreds of dancers and want-to-be-dancers.
Kids as young as 12 and as mature as 80, pranced, danced in the multiple ballrooms at the Burlingame Hyatt Hotel. They began the Beguine each morning at ten o’clock sharp and hustled to the dance floor to quick step, drive, swing, step, step, twirl and whirl while they tripped the light fantastic. Dancers reveled until after three o’ clock in the morning.
The Left Coast is the Best Coast
West Coast swing and champion, teacher and icon, Kelly Casanova – was in the house. Casanova is two-time US Open Swing Dance Champion, national instructor & judge, and award recipient of the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame. Casanova displays an enormous talent, humor and style. She taught the first workshop of the day to over 100 passionate (experienced) and petrified (beginner) dancers. She encouraged, inspired, and entertained the energetic dancers.
Beginner? Her classes in Mill Valley, Santa Rosa and Emeryville are absolutely user-friendly and very popular.
Women Love Men Who Dance
It’s not a secret: from the lines in the loo, to the buffet, and the midnight dessert run, women all heartily agreed; men who dance are a lot more fun and a lot more interesting.
Marin County Writer, Producer and Filmmaker, Mary Keill’s Indie movie, “Swing” stars Jacqueline Bisset and a small galaxy of stars anda bevy of local dancers. A great film – all about Swing, dreams, dancing, drama- a gem. Look for it.
The Take away: Gentlemen start your lessons: Take beginner lessons, have fun and practice, practice, practice.
Three Local Hot Spots for dancing
“Go out in the world and work like money doesn’t matter, Sing as if no one is listening, Love as if you have never been hurt, and Dance as if no one is watching”
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