July 15 2010
Listen: A major perk of my job – I get to explore the city and find things I had no idea existed. Things that are beyond the bounds of my simple imagination, like a basement full of looms, two top notch boxing gyms, or a stunning story of a neighborhood coming together. Recently, I found a full sized roller skating rink in the basement of the Richardson Neighborhod House (not to mention their other awesome facilities) and I was totally charmed.
On the particular day I visited, the kids weren’t using the rink to roller skate, rather, they were learning to ballroom dance. I arrived at the first class of the session a few minutes late, and by the time I got there, the kids were eating up every dance step. And once you hear their instructor, you might know why: see podcast below.
Note – the music used as background may not actually be salsa. Unfortunately, I’m not an expert in ballroom dance, and it’s possible I actually used a Calypso.