ROAD TO DANCE: STEP #7 • WHY A DANCE SCHOOL?

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Two Little Brown Girls

More in Vancouver, we thought we would try some HAWAIIAN dance classes. It was taught by a 98-year-old lady. Her sound guy was another old lady named Freddy who used a walker and a cassette player, which she couldn’t really operate properly. There was a lot of swaying, some vague hand movements, and something about “a little brown girl in a little grass shack in a little something something called Hawaii.” Sometimes, we wore plastic leis. We waited for the day the little teacher would collapse and we would have to call 9-1-1. Never happened. We did not buy the recommended grass skirts and leis.