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A chance to dance like Fred Astaire

February 17, 2014

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Fred Astaire made even the most complex dance moves look effortless. His grace on the dance floor was legendary, causing even the great Mikhail Baryshnikov to comment, “No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business.” Old Palm members and residents can learn to dance à la Fred Astaire when instructors from his namesake dance studio visit the Club. Members will be taught ballroom dances that include the rumba, tango, quick step and salsa. Partners aren’t necessary. All that’s needed is the desire to have fun during the 45-minute sessions (February 19 & 26, March 5 & 12, starting at 3:30PM). As Astaire once advised, “For ballroom dancing, remember that your partners have their own distinctive styles also. Cultivate flexibility. Be able to adapt your style to that of your partner. In doing so, you are not surrendering your individuality, but blending it with that of your partner.”  

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