|You can check out Rumgumption at rumgumption.com. These are serious award-winning musicians. Serious awards, I mean, and seriously good musicians, but also quite capable with perfectly placed comedic remarks. I'll be sure to catch them next time they play around the Twin Cities.|
Now, this isn't just dance to watch, this is two hours of instruction, with live music. It draws a big crowd, many of them are of retirement age, and most of them get out on the floor. Some are accomplished dancers, some not at all, but it really doesn't matter. It's meant to be fun, and as our instructor, Danielle Enblom, pointed out, as long as you are where you're supposed to be on the floor, nobody cares what your feet are doing.
|My instructor, Danielle, and my partner, Annika. Thanks ladies, I had the best night!|
We were learning partner steps, and anyone who didn't come with a date, had to pair up with the other singles. Lucky for me, a champion Irish step dancer was the only other single on my side of the room. Her grands didn't want to dance, and her mom is the guitar player in the band, so she really kindly agreed to partner with me. I did not step on her toes once, and I don't think I ran her into anyone else. Beyond that, if I looked remotely competent, I'm sure it was her doing.
|When a teacher loves her subject, it shows.|
Now, back to grown-up responsibility; splashing happy on walls, making up new recipes to test on my friends, dreaming up new things to make out of salvaged bits and bobs...you know, serious business! Don't forget about open studio at Maureen Carlson's this Friday night (see my last blog post if you don't know about that). Have a great weekend, and I hope you dance!