Friday, September 30, 2016

A Blast From My Ballroom Past

I used to teach ballroom dancing for fun and very little profit.  Two of the nicest people you'll ever meet are Lee and Peggy Santos, who used to come to our studio and train us.  A few of us should have required a surcharge - aggravation pay, you understand.

One way or another, I found an article about Lee and Peggy in The Mountain Courier on Facebook. Here are a series of screen captures:

What I remember most about Lee and Peggy is that both of them had a lot of patience, and a lot of endurance.


  1. I WISH I could dance. I've seen good ballroom dancers twice in my life and they brought the house down.

    1. Thanks Glen. People aren't born with it; it's a skill that has to be learned, and like any other skill, the more often you work at it, the better you get.

      Main Lady and I used to get applause from the audience once in a while. One night we were dancing the waltz, and when the music ended we heard a real racket from the bar area. There was a wedding party of some kind over there, and all the little kids were hanging on the bar partition, watching us dance. They yelled and cheered for us, then they all came out to try it themselves. That was pretty good, I think.