This summer I celebrated my birthday and I invited one of my cardio dance students, Suzanne to my birthday dinner. We had such a great time that we decided to get everyone together every six months to let our hair down. So last night Suzanne hosted our “1st Annual Merry The Night” holiday party! We all gathered at The Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica. Everyone arrived one by one in their snazzy outfits. Hair done, and make-up on fleek. It was nice to see everyone all cleaned up. I say this, because all the guests were my cardio dance students from Bay Clubs Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Canoga Park. Normally, we only see each other in the gym sweaty, hair a mess and wearing tights. We all laughed, had great conversations and enjoyed exquisite entrees. I ordered the “Milk and Honey” Duck Breast, with wild rice, yogurt, herbs, carrot romesco, and duck jus. It was ok, but if I were to order it again, I would make sure it was well done and not medium rare.
One thing that I can say about last nights holiday party is that everyone brought something different to the table. Whether its a different upbringing/culture, a unique career, a loveable quirkiness, shyness or what have you. The one thing that forged us all together was the love of dance. During the week we all dance together in my class and after awhile, you start to build a bond with each other. This is one of the reasons why I love doing what I do, I get to bring people together, who would not normally hang out. I have said it before and I will say it again, Dance is a universal language. I just can not wait to spread my love of dance fitness to your neck of the woods. Stay tuned for more exciting adventures and events!