Looking backward, last night’s USA Dance monthly social was big fun. Excited as always to see some new faces. Our chapter is hoping to grow to 100 members this year–if last night was any indication, I bet we’ll get there.
Looking forward, next Friday is this year’s Cherry Blossom Ball! It’s one of my favorite dance events of the year. First, I love a black-tie do at any time, for any reason. Second, it’s held at the Macon City Auditorium, which is such a pretty venue. Third, I found out last night that the Georgia Big Band is playing. They are always fun to dance to. As a bonus, this year’s event is being called the “Diamond Ball” because a local jewelry store is donating a one-carat diamond which someone at the ball will win. I’m not saying I expect to win–in fact, I hadn’t really thought about it–but if I did, I know exactly what I’d do with that diamond…
Flashy prizes aside, the real fun of an event like this is that it feels like a reward for the hard work and discipline of going to lessons and practicing every week. Elegance, grace, beauty, and romance are the qualities that draw people to ballroom dancing. Dancing to a live band in a gorgeous auditorium while wearing the perfect dress or tuxedo embodies all those qualities.
Plus there are always a lot of desserts and you might win a diamond! (^_^) Buy tickets here or call (478) 301-5470.