Song and Dance Saturdays

It’s been a busy week for me; not just in academics, but in exciting (and exhausting) moments.

Last week, I fronted a salsa band.

On Wednesday, my dance teacher Alissa told me that her salsa bandleader needed a male lead singer for the Chabad Chanukah party.

On Thursday, I had a phone chat with Hanna, the bandleader, and sang for her.

On Friday afternoon, I went to Hanna’s house for a jam session to learn ten-ish songs, most of which I knew the lyrics, but with different tunes.

And on Saturday night, at about 7 PM, I got dressed up and showed up at the Sky Bar at Ovation, met the band…and at 8 PM, started singing Hebrew salsa songs (and “I Have A Little Dreidel,” with a bonus Madison-themed verse written by me!) for over 100 guests, at a party that also featured an open bar, sushi bar, salad bar (a theme, I guess), and tons of latkes and doughnuts.

And tonight…

After about four rehearsals, not counting several hours this afternoon, Ciara and I set a record by being the first-ever beginner dancers to perform at Badger Ballroom showcase! We did a self-choreographed cha-cha routine to “Fight For Me Tonight” by Anuhea (my choice of song, yay) and I thought we did pretty darn respectable, and we got a lot of nice comments from people. Mostly that our dance was cute…but I’ll take it.

And now, to finish all the work, that is all due…on Tuesday.

Yikes.

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