January 7, 2013 | Filed Under New Yorkers
Dancing the Paso Doble.
One December evening, I walked to the grocery store and passed by a theater. Loud dance music escaping for the inside caught my attention, and I stopped to see what was going on there.
Men and women, dressed up and twirled around the dance floor.
I decided to go inside the lobby and investigate what was going on. Luckily, no one stopped me and after a while, I walked in further and pulled out my camera to take photos.
Excitement filled the atmosphere.
It turns out that this was a Ballroom and Latin Dance competition sponsored by DanceSport.
The dancers at these type of competitions are amatuers. In this case, they were mainly college students.
The judges watched closely, taking their job very seriously.
All the dancers seemed happy to strut their stuff and show their best dance moves.
Dancers waiting for their turn.
I had fun watching these two, especially the man. He was so theatrical/dramatic. They are pictured in the first photo at the top of the post, where they are dancing the Paso Doble — the dance between the matador and the bull.
Watching the dancers reminded me of the dance show, "Dancing with the Stars".
Taking a break.
All the women dancers had their hair done nicely. Some with big red flowers in them.
More judges taking their job seriously. Watching closely and taking notes.
More beautiful hair styles and accessories.
A display of dance shoes for sale in the lobby.
A dance outfit is not complete without some sparkling jewelry.
Men’s dance shoes on display.
A man’s dance outfit on display.
Let’s go dancing, everyone!