“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!
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.
What a fun evening. I’m surprised you and Hubby didn’t compete, I bet you can really trip the light fantastic Sylvia
Thanks, Pauline. No, I’m afraid you’re wrong about hubby and I. We don’t dance well together at all. Seem to have four left feet. 🙂
Oh dear, better just watch then…
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
Thanks so much, Gislinde. 🙂 It was such a lovely evening. xx
What a neat idea. Look like lots of fun for everyone- participants and spectators 🙂
Thanks, Janna. Yes it was a lot of fun, and the club had excelled itself for the occasion. The participants and spectators all had a great evening. 🙂
hoping to see you competing next time Sylvia
You can always live in hopes, Ruth. 🙂
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 🙂 ❤
Thanks so much, Binky. I can imagine that you and Granny dance together very nicely. 🙂 xx
Looks like a fabulous evening, Ad. I would have loved it. 🙂 I half expected to see you shaking a tail feather though 🙂
Yes it was. I enjoy watching other people dance. 🙂
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!
Me too, Gerrie. Well, I didn’t dance, but I ate the dessert and lots of other very tasty stuff too. 🙂
Looks like a wonderful evening, so fun and so glamorous. Gorgeous shots and perfect for the photo challenge.
Thanks so much, Miriam. 🙂
I can imaging that was a great fun event. I was expect to see you and your husband on the show too. Was that intentionally left out?
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. 🙂
Your friend Alice is amazing! And the whole event seems so much.fun.
Yes she is amazing and such a lovely personality too. Love her to bits. 🙂
ecco la m lia bella amica Sylvia che lascia solo il suo zoo e va a vivere !!!! 🙂
Yes, I put on my red dress and went to the ball, leaving the wild creatures at home. 🙂 xx
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.
That lady is in her late eighties? She’s amazing, I want some of what she’s got!
I agree with you, Gilly. 🙂
Looks like you had a fun night, Sylvia!
That we did. 🙂
Berautiful but not so easy.This is for specialists.
Thanks, Marylou. Definitely not for beginners. 🙂
What a fun, glamorous evening, Sylvia! I’m so glad you were there to enjoy it.
Me too, Carol. It was certainly a night to remember. 🙂
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. 😀
Double clapping for Alice…
Great fascinating photos , here!
Thanks so much, Anna. Alice is an amazing woman. 🙂
Wow what a lovely, fun, exciting evening! Everyone looks glamorous S- x
Thanks, Cheryl. Yes they were, and so was I, but didn’t think to get a photo. 😀
Looks as though a great time was had by all, especially the dancers. Thanks for sharing such a great interpretation on the WP challenge 🙂
Thanks so much for popping in on my blog, Gale. 🙂
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 🙂
Just as they came out of the iPhone. 😃 Any painterly effect is purely accidental.
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!
Thanks, Sue. Yes, serious competition indeed. Alice is an absolute honey; beautiful inside and out. 🙂
Dancing is a terrific way to stay young!
I’m sure it is. It certainly works for Alice. 🙂
oh what a fun night, Syliva! love watching dwts 🙂
Thanks, Lola. It was a wonderful evening, and very glamorous too. 🙂
How absolutely super. You are lucky to have seen this. Love it. 😊
Thanks, Ute. Yes it was a stunning evening. One I’ll not forget in a hurry. 🙂
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.
I’m with you, Bun. It was delicious fun. 😃
So much fun! love it 🙂
Thanks, Andy. 😃
Oh, what fun! I was expecting to see a photo of you on the dance floor, Sylvia. Maybe next time. 🙂 Yay Alice!
No, not ever! 😃 I’d rather watch other people .
Something I could never do…
Me too! 😃