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Feb. 13th, 2004

I put on my zoot suit tonight and went out swing dancing at The Russian Center up on Capital Hill. It was fun. I walked through the door and the young lady at the counter said 'Hey hot stuff!'

I've never been called 'Hot stuff' by a complete stranger before. w00t! :)

I was a bit nervous, since I've not danced in about 4 years now. I hung out on the edges til I saw someone that I knew from way back, and she helped me get back into things. After that, I felt much more relaxed. I still have the rythm, and a few moves, but I've forgotten so much. Oh well. By the end of the night I'd danced with 5-6 partners, all of whom were simply great follow's. I need to learn back the moves that I've lost, I just need to try them out a little bit and it'll all come back I'm sure.

Oh yah, and I was about the only person dressed up. Everyone else was in jeans or shorts (!?!?!) with a few people in slacks. I was totally overdressed, but it was worth it.

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lisa
Feb. 13th, 2004 11:25 am (UTC)
Whoah! Swing Dancing! Awesome and impressive :)

I'm such a clutz. I never saw the whole swing thing going well for me. I stick with my ghetto booty dance.
crankygirlie
Feb. 13th, 2004 12:05 pm (UTC)
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Oh, if I can do it (total klutz^2157625), pretty much anyone can. The only trick if you're a girl and you want to be a follow is to, well, follow. I'm not sure if following is a trait you can learn or if it's god-given, but the moves are actually pretty easy to learn, even for someone as uncoordinated as I am. It took me a bit more time because I am SOOOO uncoordinated, but it's one of the most fun things I've ever had the pleasure of doing in my whole life.

mimsy
Feb. 15th, 2004 10:40 pm (UTC)
Hey, that's the same place we're taking tango lessons!
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