11/21/2008

Guess what?? Naoko went dancing!



Without threats or coercion, Naoko willingly went salsa dancing last night. And she really, really had a fabulous time! (The three rum and cokes helped, but we genuinely had a good time). So much so that Naoko and I decided we would make this a weekly thing and teach ourselves some salsa!

運動神経無し、持久力無し、リズム感無し、という三重苦を抱えたわたくしですが、なんと。サルサダンスを始めました。自分が一番びっくり~。パナマのサルサダンス事情は、コロンビア程のビックシーンはありませぬが、せっかく中米に住んでいるのだから、サルサダンスでも齧ってみようかと。

The reason for this adventure was that Naoko's Spanish class had a little field trip and so we all went dancing together. We were glad because none of Naoko's classmates had any idea how to salsa. And the place we went to had lessons which was sort of nice, but there was only one teacher to about fifty beginners students. We were in the back row so it felt like it was the blind leading the blind. Regardless, we had a grand ol' time. Plus we got some exclusive one-on-one salsa tutoring during the "free dance" session.

このクラス、体育館の壁を半分外したみたいな(?)ふきっさらしのディスコホールみたいなところに音楽ガンガンかけて、初心者からアドバンスまでのクラスが同時進行していました。総数200人くらいはいたのでは?エアコンなんてありませんから、踊りだして10分もすれば汗びっしょり!1回3時間のクラスで、4ドル。ビール1ドル。ハードドリンク1ドル50セント。激安。



一緒にダンスクラスに行った、スペイン語学校のクラスメイト達と。ラム(お酒ね)をがぶ飲みしてからダンスに挑みましたため、とっても楽しい時間をすごさせていただきました!毎週通うことにしました。どこまで上達するか、乞うご期待。


8 comments:

Takeshi said...

So...When you guys come back to Austin, we should take a Salsa dance party for you guys!!!! of course, you guys have to show off what you have learned!:)

楽しみにしていますよ!セニョリータ阿津坂さん!笑

Naoko said...

Senor Takeshi,
たけちゃん、絶対反応すると思った~。たけちゃんとエミゾウの前で踊れるまで上達するかな・・・。サルサって、むずいのね。

Cheasty said...

Yay, Naoko! Learn to dance so good that you make Jeff look bad and then we can all laugh at him! that will be the most fun ever... :)

naokoandjeff said...

Dear Ms. Amazingcheastypants,

As editor of this fine publication, my job entails monitoring and deleting all inappropriate and offensive comments. Your comment above has undergone an intensive investigation and review process by our editorial board. We have decided to leave your boarder-line threats posted for the time being. Please note that Jeff's feelings are easily hurt and he does not liked to be laughed at, especially on an online forum. We expect that you will take more responsibility for your online chatter.

All the best,

The Editors of the Potsusaker Post

Ito said...

自分も踊れないけどサルサやってみたぃと思ってました~^^ すごぃ楽しそう!!

emi said...

Jeff!! sounds like you are having fuuuuun time with Naoko:) how is your work?? Hope everything is going well for you!! ;)

阿津坂さん<3
サルサすっごい楽しそう!!腰の動きがすごいですょね!!帰ってきたらぜひぜひ教えて下さいー♪(*^^)v

今度ぜひスペイン語のクラスについても教えて下さいね☆

naokoandjeff said...

Itoくん
サルサ、やってみるべし!思ってたより楽しかったよ~。

えみ氏
そうなのよ。腰がそんな風に動かないんですけど!?って言ったら、「練習、練習、そしてまた練習よ」って言われました。ダンサーってアツイよね。

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