As you know from my blog I do have a passion for dancing and music. Dancing makes me happy , relaxed and I can just let go of everything when dancing.
I love the fluidity of the steps, the expression, the softness, the moving with the music. I have learnt ball room dances as a teenager and my passion since grew. I started to learn tap dance 6 years ago and I love it so much I never miss a lesson. I can proudly say I have passed 4 exams and participated in 2 shows. My heroes are Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. My favourite musical is “Singing in the Rain“
At the moment we are practising for another show next year, where we will do a Tango as Tap and Freestyle to the James Bond Music and Lady Gaga music. It is all very exciting.
In the UK we have a programme called “Strictly come dancing” every year starting in September until Christmas where professional dancers teach celebrities (actors, sports persons etc) a new dance every week and on Saturday it is aired live on TV. I am a follower of the programme as you can imagine. I love watching the dancers and wished I could have a dance with one of the professionals.
The other week a couple did a Charleston together which was so fantastic. I adore the Charleston and can do the basic steps and a turn but seeing the couple made me want to learn more.
So I told my fellow blogger and good friend Ralph in one of our conversational emails that I would love to learn the Charelston with James Jordan, one of the profesional dancers on the show. This is my dream and I will save up for it and it would be on my bucket list, rather earlier than later. This is James….
The next day I see an email called SURPRISE, an early Christmas Present from Ralph:
It said I have a private dance lesson with James Jordan all paid for and I just have to arrange the date.
I cannot believe it. I still have to read it and read it again and again , I printed it out and it still has not sunk in.
Ralph made my dream come true.
How extraordinary, how generous, how kind, how unbelievably selfless to do this. A wonderful act which made me so happy . He knows that I am struggling with money and I would not have saved this money but rather spend it on the children than me. I know Ralph has a very big heart and likes giving and helping all different people in any way he can. So this is his treat, my dream and I love recveiving it with a grateful heart.
I will arrange a date with James Jordan for January and will smile and be happy every day in anticipation.
What a wonderful way from a immensely kind person to give this dream to me as a gift!
I cannot thank him enough, and I will thoroughly enjoy the build up time to it and the actual lesson !