Latin Dance Night for Eleanore’s Project

Last night we attended a really fun fund raiser for Eleanore’s Project. Our friend Odette Grassi works at the Downtown Dance Collective in Missoula. She arranged for Eleanore’s Project to be the beneficiary of partial proceeds from Latin Dance night and Argentine Tango dance night this month. Here are Rick’s perspectives on the evening:

“Tamara and I went to the Latin Dance Saturday night and to our surprise it was really fun. As you might guess I, Rick, being an older white guy, really cannot dance well. My three left feet do me in every time. But last night I was successful in dancing with women other than Tamara. I would venture to guess that I was the oldest person there. Tamara and I tried taking ballroom dance lessons a few years ago; I really do not understand dancing. Some people’s bodies seem to flow effortlessly with the rhythms of the music, and express something of the joy of being alive when they dance; I feel like a plodding bear on the dance floor. Fortunately one of the roles of a male dancer is to make his female partner look good. I assure you that anyone dancing with me looks way better than I do.

The evening was fun. The music was really good – reminding us of Peru, where we will be in a few short weeks. We sat at a table with Odette and our good friend and EPI board member Laura. Laura will represent us at Argentine Tango night next weekend. We danced a few times together and a particularly brave young lady asked me to dance! We stayed out way later than our usual bed time. Here are some photos of the event. The guy with the cast/boot on his foot was an amazing dancer, very smooth and elegant.

We all began with a group lesson to start the evening.

We all began with a group lesson to start the evening. Tamara and I are at the far end.

Eleanore continues to stretch us in so many wonderful, different ways.”

 

 

 

 

 

The woman who taught us is a great dancer and here she is with one of her students.

The woman who taught us is a great dancer and here she is with one of her students.

A line of dancers with Laura at the left!

A line of dancers with Laura at the left!

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