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Day 49: So you think you can dance?

When I was a young girl, I would put on my favorite records (yes, I am showing my age when I admit to listening to records made of vinyl) and I would dance and dance for hours.  There was never an audience, never a mirror and never a purpose to it all.  I just loved to dance and how it made me feel.

I don’t do that anymore but maybe I should.  Somehow when we get older, it feels silly or something.  But when I watch people dance on stage, that little girl in me remembers how it felt to dance without inhibition. 

Photos and logo courtesy of Bethesda Urban Partnership web site

Beginning today, our town is celebrating the art and love of dance with Dance Bethesda, February 18 – 19th.  This annual event begins TONIGHT with free dance lessons and dance parties open to the public at local dance studios and wraps up Saturday evening with a dance concert that you don’t want to miss (more on that tomorrow!).  

So you think you can dance Bethesda?  If the answer is no, it’s never too late to learn!  Take some free lessons tonight.  If you answer yes, this is a great time to cut a rug at a local dance party.  So that means, whether you answer yes or no (that’s everyone!), Dance Bethesda has something for you.   FREE lessons (waltz, cha cha, tango, salsa and more) and dance parties are offered at the following studios from 7 PM – 10 PM (singles are welcome!):

There is also a Youth Dance Party (ages 10-17) courtesy of three local dance studios being hosted at Imagination Stage at 4908 Auburn Ave. from 7 – 9:30 PM.  Their party will include lessons on hip hop, modern and jazz styles of dance.  Get more details on the BUP website.

So let your hair down and Dance Bethesda!     ~Amy

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