002 - Birthday Bash 2020

September 10, 2020 will always hold a special place in my heart - the day I danced my very first "showcase" of 4 different dances in my own home studio with Gary Weidenmoyer, a PRO Dance Instructor who had been on Broadway !!!   Dancer friends, Elizabeth whose birthday was just a couple of days later and Gerard also danced earlier.

Tango - Margaret with Gary

Tango is one of my favorite dances.  I love the new routine that Gary just taught me during my 4th private lesson with him a month ago.

Samba - Margaret with Gary

I danced Samba with Gary for the first time a couple of weeks ago when he taught me how to dance Promenade Runs, Shadow Voltas, Carioca Runs and Cruzada Walks.

Waltz - Margaret with Gary

I had been dancing Waltz only socially as I didn't know any advanced steps but Gary changed that forever by teaching  me a  GEM routine.

Bolero - Margaret with Gary

I already knew a couple of great steps but Gary taught me a few more.   I now have quite a few moves to strut if only I can smooth out the edges.

Cha Cha - Elizabeth with Gary

Elizabeth had her Birthday Cha Cha with Gary for the first time in my home "ballroom".

Tango - Elizabeth with Gary

Elizabeth also danced Waltz with Gary at the end of her private Samba lesson as well as Tango later on.

It had been 6 months since the last party in February before everyone hunkered down for Covid 19.   It felt great to be able to finally

have people over to dance in my brand new home studio and was delighted Elizabeth kicked off her birthday by dancing at my place.

We had such a great time that we decided we will have to organize another party again.   I promised to have a Xmas Party and again

have Gary dance host the ladies. 

Elizabeth hosted another birthday bash with delicious raspberry filled cake for the Virgo Babies topped with lighted candles the next night at Melbourne Ballroom.