Jiving at The Basement

When it was first suggested to me that we were going to run an eight week jive class at The Basement, it would be fair to say there was a certain amount of trepidation, to say the least. Admittedly, my first thought was to say that I was busy on a Thursday and, therefore, couldn’t take part. My second thought was put your ego to one side and get out of your comfort zone and give it a go. If I’m going to be really honest part of me was thinking that it wouldn’t last because there wouldn’t be enough people to make it worthwhile. The fact that we now are going into the last week and there are more people taking part than originally joined up for the first lesson shows just how much I know.

jive-aug-2013We are planning to have the last lesson this week. As a finale to this block of lessons, to celebrate we are going to have a freestyle night. This is where all of the people that have had the lessons can just come along, strut their stuff and show off just what they have learned. At this point, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our very patient instructors Steve and Lynne. They have worked wonders with us taking us from a bunch of people with two left feet to a bunch of people that can actually hold a beat to music. So once again thank you so much Steve and Lynne.

Some of the comments shared:

Colin – Most fun I’ve had in a long time.
Michelle – Apart from all the people that have found recovery in this project this is the best thing to come out of it.
Lynne – Doing this here has really changed my opinion; it just goes to show you can’t judge a book by its cover.
Steve (the instructor) – I love doing this because like recovery, it changes people.
Ste – Enjoyed getting out of my comfort zone but where’s the glow sticks?
Pam – Enjoyable fun and meeting like-minded people, what more could you ask for?
Julie – Great fun, good ambiance, fantastic people and a great place to go on a Thursday night.

Tom.

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