WPC ‘Dance’: Our Local DWTS

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

On Saturday night, we had a wonderful ‘Dancing With The Stars’ dinner cabaret show here at our club. Five amateur dancers from our community, who had each been given fifteen lessons at a local dance studio, danced with their instructors and were judged on their performance. The evening started off with a delicious cocktail reception, followed by a sumptuous three course dinner, whilst being entertained by the various dancers. The professionals were outstanding, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the gala evening.


What a thrilling selection of dance routines they performed for us.


We even had Fred Astaire himself, dancing to ‘Singing in the rain’.


Their obvious enthusiasm for their chosen profession was almost palpable.


The ladies’ dresses were absolutely gorgeous.


One of our neighbours was judged to be the winner, and although you can’t see here, he’d really gone to town, taking the challenge very seriously indeed. His bright white shirt with sparkles was open to the waist, and he’d not only been busy with the spray tan, but had even shaved his chest for the occasion.


My favourite to win was my good friend Alice who is a great grandma and the most effervescent woman you could wish to meet. She always has a smile on her face, and although in her late 80’s is exceptionally active, participating in Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Water Aerobics. She’s also a mean tennis player. Go Alice!

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Just look at her radiant smile.


After all the dancing and prize-giving, there was still something to look forward to. A yummy dessert. What a perfect way to end the evening.


“Dance is the purest expression of every emotion, earthly and spiritual.” ~ Anna Pavlova

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Wishing you all a very happy week ahead.




59 comments on “WPC ‘Dance’: Our Local DWTS

  1. Wie schön das Tansen ich Tanse auch gerne schöne Fotos und fröhliche Menschen lieber Gruß und einen schönen Nachmittag wünsche ich lieber Gruß und Umarmung Gislinde

  2. Such happy pictures, Sylvia. Granny loves to dance too. When she saw Fred Astaire in your pictures, she wanted to dance along with him ride away 😀 Double Pawkiss for a Happy Spring 🙂 ❤

  3. I love to see people dance, what a great night that must have been! Dancing is also such good exercise and you can eat all the cakes you like after dancing with the stars!

    • It wasn’t really an evening to participate in the dancing, although a few couples did get up for one or two dances. They were also very good. I wouldn’t dare, with everyone watching and such awesome competition. 🙂

  4. What a wonderful evening and congratulations to all those who took part. I’m impressed by your neighbour who went to so much effort, and of course by the lovely Alice. I would have been dancing when I saw that dessert platter come to the table.

    • Thanks, Carol. Yes the sight of that dessert was enough to make anyone’s heart dance. 🙂 I was so impressed at how good the five contestants were after only a few lessons. There’s hope for us all.

  5. It makes me so happy to read about this. What fun it must have been!! Thank goodness my husband has never shaved his chest for anything, though. 🙂 Kudos to Alice, who is lovely. I hope I look that good when I’m in my 80’s.


    • Yes, so do I. Alice just shines in any situation. Everyone loves her to bits. Chest shaving is something that makes me shudder to even think about, but I got the impression that this guy rather enjoyed the look. 😀

  6. ohh how Delicious . the costumes, the food… we have friends who dance, i always tell them to invite me when they are in costume …im still waiting…:)
    these are awesome shots Sylvia, i can see many of these all painterly too 🙂 hint hint. anyway, they are marvelous ,as is too 🙂

  7. Oh my that looks like so much fun! Sray tans and chest shaving-it sounds like serious competition! Most of all I loved the photo of Alice. What an inspiration that kind of vitality is!

  8. That looks like a great event. I don’t think I’ll ever take part in a dancing competition myself (the world is not ready), but watching other people doing it with great enthusiasm sounds like fun — especially if it also involves dessert.

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