Monday, July 31, 2006

Ballroom Dancing on The Plaza

Tonight is ballroom dancing on the plaza. Little Miss Lady will be dancing with her "boyfriend" Ty, whose mom will be leading the festivities. Ever seen the documentary "Mad Hot Ballroom"?It's a program here in New York City where ballroom dance teachers go into the public schools and teach 5th graders how to ballroom dance. My son did it when he was in grade school and he thrived in the program. At the end of the season every school that participates in the program pick their top 10 dancers to compete. The finals are held in The Winter Garden in the financial district and the winners get a scholarship to continue to dance...classes held on Saturdays.
My son's school won a medal and he continued to dance for a little more than a year, until basketball took over and he gave it up. But little Miss Lady loved going to class with her big brother. Ty's Mom, a former Rockette, was intrigued by the program and now she works for them teaching in the schools. Tonight will be a demonstration, and a little dancing, and my little sweetie will be doing the salsa...or is it the merengue? Should be lots of fun.
see www.americanballroomtheater.com

3 Comments:

Anonymous Deana said...

A former Rockette? That is very cool, they should have an edge!

I love watching ballroom dancing.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Oh how fun. Can you take some pictures to show us? Hope she does well Annie.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Oh how fun. Can you take some pictures to show us? Hope she does well Annie.

7:30 PM  

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