Officially joined the ranks of the ballroom obsessed.

21 Jul

Last week we made a trip to Richmond for a dance lesson with our coach Young Ryu because he has been unable to come to the Island for awhile.  We threw in a trip to Fabricana and took the ferry to Nanaimo for a visit with family, so it took all day and it was a nice outing.

But since we had so much work to do on waltz and foxtrot, we didn’t put lesson time in on tango and quickstep and since they have been a bit neglected lately, it was deemed by the Lord of the Dance that we have another lesson this week.  But just a “quick, cheap trip without the car.”  Yeah….

Left the house at about 1:15 pm.  $12 for parking, $30 ferry fare, $22 for a late lunch, $3.75 each for the bus.  That got us there.  An hour to warm up and practice and watch the fun, cool and sometimes weird goings-on at the Grand Ballroom.  A jam-packed hour and a half with Young working on making our tango less waltz-y and our quickstep more tango-y.  Speed change and hoof it to the bus stop.  Only $5.00 for the bus because it was after 6:30 pm (bonus!), $30 to get back on the ferry and (another bonus!) only $13 each for the buffet-lite.  A mere $132.50!  And we arrived home at 10:50 pm.  And it doesn’t count the cost of the lessons, because we would have paid that (more actually ) if he was on this side of the water.  So roughly $13 per hour for a ten hour trip.

All things considered, it is probably a bargain, especially if you think of it as 2 catered cruises with chauffeur service and a few minutes of suburban adventure orienteering thrown in for fun.  Like I said, seriously obsessed:-)

Thinking about some of the suggested colour combos from Pattern Review friends for the turquoise dress while we sat through the last ferry ride and wondering if turquoise and purple was a bit too much and then looked down at my hands resting on my turquoise jacket:

I like it a lot!  Not sure my design partner does, though.  Stay tuned…


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