Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Once more...

“We climbed up.until I finally saw through a round opening the beauteous things which Heaven holds. And there we came out to see, once more, the stars.”

--Dante Alighieri

Dance class

"Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something to press against my heart."

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The next six weeks will be rather busy ones for me for many reasons, not the least of which is that I've been invited to five weddings during that time period. That, of course, means five receptions complete with dinner and music; so I've taken out my dancing shoes for some practice.

Last night I went to my first dance class in quite a while, and it was so much fun! The instructor is relaxed and capable, and the studio is roomy and intriguing. My fellow students are a good mix of beginners, intermediate, and accomplished dancers. Everyone seemed to have really enjoyed tonight's lessons in waltz and cha-cha; Thursday night's program is salsa and swing. Dance class twice a week--what a nice way to wear out my dancing shoes! I can hardly wait!