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Friday, January 20, 2006


Ren and Katz Dancing Salsa
Originally uploaded by Benjamin Ludman.
Ren came up with the idea last week of going salsa dancing. At first I was a little apprehensive about the whole idea, but by last night I was really excited about trying it out. I figured the worst thing that could happen is I waste a little money and make a complete fool of myself. And so we went, Ren, Katz, Nadiv, Ele and I. We went to a salsa club in Herzeliya Pituach called DNA. It was in an office building and at first seemed a little odd, and it was, but once inside it was this fancy dance floor and bar, with a coat check (a lot more upscale than the places I'm used to going to) and some studio rooms for classes. We started off with a 1.5 hour lesson where we learned the basic steps and then we hit the floor for about an hour.

It's surprisingly tiring, and a little monotonous when you only have a few basic steps in your salsa arsenal. Not to mention daunting to see all the really good dancers there. We left at about 11:30 and decided to hit a bar and hang out for a while. We didn't want to go to Tel Aviv so we were going to stay local. When Katz and Ren heard I had never been to Max Brenner we decided we had to go there. From what I understand it is a cafe/restaurant with a large focus on chocolate. I have had Max Brenner chocolate before, and it is pretty damn good. To quote Katz: "Chocolate is good but this is just Uhhhhuhuh! (groan of ecstasy similar to a sound Homer Simpson would make)"

Traffic was bad and there was about a 45 minute wait so we headed back to Ra'anana where we decided we were tired. At 1:00 we decided to call it a great night and leave it at that. I hope to go salsa dancing again soon. It's a surprisingly good time and if you have never tried it, I suggest you do.


At 4:33 PM, January 20, 2006, Blogger Cori/Shoshana said...

i love salsa dancing-- there's a good place on the upper west side, near columbia, fyi ;)

good shabbos!

At 3:22 PM, January 21, 2006, Blogger Talli said...

i've probably said this before - yes i know i've said this before - but i am so coming with you guys next time!!!! i really wanted to come....


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