Wednesday, February 28th │ 6:00-8:00 pm
Members: Complimentary │ Non-Members: Standard Guest Fee
Social dancing is known to reduce stress, increase energy and improve strength, muscle tone and coordination. It can also burn as many calories as walking or riding a bike. But the best part of dancing is that it's FUN! Whatever level you are, dancing makes you feel alive and it makes you smile. Join us for a night of wine tasting and dancing!
The evening will begin with some refreshments served by our in-house sommelier extraordinaire, David LeClaire, who is the Founder of Wine World & Spirits, the largest independent wine store in the Northwest, which was awarded the “2013 Independent Retailer of the Year” award by the Washington Wine Commission. He is a certified sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers and also the founder of the popular wine club Seattle Uncorked. David served as wine director at Seattle’s prestigious Alexis Hotel (and Painted Table Restaurant) for ten years, is an instructor at North Seattle Community College, and serves as judge for various wine competitions. Mr. LeClaire is also a free-lance writer for the Washington Tasting Room Magazine.
Pilates Director, Susan Foley, will be leading the dancing portion of the night. She trained with Diane Jarmolow, the founder of Ballroom Dance Teachers College in the DVIDA® Bronze American Syllabus, which consists of 17 Smooth, Rhythm and Nightclub dances. After completing her training, Susan taught people of all levels at the Metronome Ballroom in San Francisco, including beginners, wedding couples and seasoned dancers. Upon relocating to the east coast, Susan worked with Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin of Dance Times Square and also taught at Michele Compa Dance Studio. She has since turned her focus to teaching Pilates, but still enjoys helping people learn or master their dance skills. Susan will be demonstrating the Nightclub Two Step, which is a versatile dance that is perfect for many occasions. This dance style is often used to “spice up” the average slow dance. It is a great alternative for dancers who want to go beyond a simple slow dance with their partner and is a great dance to learn how to dance to slow music.
NO PARTNER NEEDED - just bring yourself and your best dance moves! Make sure to wear clothes you can move in. Light fare and beverages will be provided. Please sign-up at the Front Desk by Friday, February 23rd.