Tape music played on as the live band SON CARIBE was setting up. Our host Debby was busy greeting guests as they entered the studio. A sweet little lady came by and asked us if we wanted to enter the contest for door prizes. No fan fair..just a matter of writing our names on a ticket stub that was deposited in a plastic bowl. The dance floor got crowded as the music..Waltz, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Rumba, Salsa, East Coast Swing, etc. beckoned the dancers to the hard wood floor.
Then Carlos and Debby came to the microphone and welcomed everyone to the Grand Opening of their new dance studio.
Some notable guest in our dance community huddled before Carlos and Debby as they gave their warm welcome message. Among them were ,Christopher Bayot, Shari B., Doug Kesler, Geoffrey Fells, Marie Laderta, David Easa and friend (I'm gonna get her name one of these days fo' sure).
Then it was time to PARTY with Son Caribe with HOT SALSA and MORE! The rhythm was da kine that makes the body move the Latino way. Ay Caraba! I've never seen so many different body isolation action done to a 5-minute music. But it was there for all the dancers who dared to get down and d**** and don't mind the sweating. It was night club dancing at its best....Merengue, Cha Cha, Salsa, and Bachata. Some how the Bachata which Lani and I have never learned and danced got under our skin and drew us to the dance floor. I think we got all fired up that it wasn't hard getting into the spirit of the Bachata. It's a fun dance with a lot of "move your body to the rhythm".
It was a party to celebrate and enjoy. As an added attraction with music played by Son Caribe, there was an acrobatic show high above the dance floor. It was a spectacular and skillful performance...like watching the reality TV show "America's Got Talent". Dangerous as it seemed, it was entertaining and wow! it was mighty courageous of the performer.
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A short break was called to announce the names of the lucky door prize winners. And there were several of them that walked away with Jackets , and T shirts. The biggest prize was worth more than $400.00 credit to be used at the upcoming Hawaii Star Ball. Guest speaker was David Alvarez for Hawaii Star Ball.
Then the cool madness of Hot Latino music echoed throughout the Dream To Dance Studio and energized more dancers to the dance floor. It was a successful Grand Opening Party of the studio for Carlos and Debby and Lani and I wish them and the Dream To Dance studio continuing success with the "Dream".