What a day we had yesterday! The University Club in SF hosted a wedding expo for event planners, etc. to come together and showcase their services. Peachy’s Puffs was a sponsor, so we hired two girls to work the event. They wore their flashy red bell hops. Dez and I were able to play a set as well in the lobby while guests trickled in. We had rented a PA system, but found we didn’t even need it due to how small the actual space was. We certainly learned our lesson. When in doubt, go scope out the venue, if local, before a gig to ensure whether or not a PA system is necessary. We played some originals including “Dear Prudence” (The Beatles) and “Heaven” (Warrant). Unfortunately, we couldn’t play some of the more iconic love songs due to Dez’ A string breaking. That had never happened in all the time we’d played together. Thankfully, it was not a paying gig, so at least it was less of a foul-up. It led us to reason we should always carry spare fully strung instruments. The dressing room upstairs was quite the scene, with Brazilian diamond-encrusted Samba dancers in feather headdresses and a Chinese dragon dance troupe as well as an Asian wine server decked out in Victorian garb, pearls hanging her dress. It felt like a backstage setup for America’s Got Talent. I was highly entertained. All in all, it was a successful event, despite a few hiccups. Stay tuned for more articles!
This past weekend in Prescott, Arizona was truly magical! I enjoyed dancing with fellow alumni at the Prescott College dance reunion weekend. I stayed with 3 different alumni and ate awesome organic vegetarian food! Dance has been a major part of my life since I was young. I grew up taking ballet, modern, tap, and jazz at Dance Innovations in Chatham, NJ. I did a lot of performances at nursing homes and benefits and some competitions. One summer, I spent time in Philly at the University of the Arts doing a summer intensive program, which was amazing. The Prescott College program gave me the tools to be creative and improvise on the spot with movement and Dance Innovations gave me the technical foundation to perform, which is so essential to the art of learning dance. Peachy’s Puffs, the candy/cigarette company I work for in SF, is hiring vintage dancers to do the Lindy Hop and Charleston during the holiday season, which I’m thrilled about! Since this past weekend in Arizona, I’m looking forward to taking classes at the Arthur Murray studio! Stay tuned for more posts! ❤ ❤ ❤