What is more fun in the fall than an Oktoberfest dance? German food, beer, and lots of dancing. Oktoberfest was a great theme for the 2017 Adventures in Dance dinner dance showcase.
The evening began with appetizers and general dancing. A variety of pretzels and hot cheese fondue pared with German beers and wines put dancers in the mood to dance.
Oktoberfest Dance show:
At 5 pm, the showcase kicked off. Newcomer Keith Purvis Tangoed to the Castle Tango with Holly Collins to start the event. This talented newcomer did not miss a step.
Next up were the delightful duo of Larry and Sheryl Gray. They have been working on 4 silver smooth dances for competition, and delighted viewers with each one. Their first dance was the Waltz, with Robyn and William joining them on the floor.
Returning to the floor for their second dance were Larry and Sheryl. They stepped out with a tantalizing tango. Larry did a good job staying down in his knees!
A two-dance intermission was inserted. Holly Collins had to change into her next costume. Dancers got up and stretched their legs with a lovely waltz.
Kicking off the second set were the Gray’s. They danced their silver foxtrot. Larry did not miss a step, and Sheryl showed improved arms.
Decked out in a delightful blue gown, Shayao Mc Farland graced the floor for a dance. She had an ambitious segue to Everybody wants to be a Cat foxtrot, and the Pink Panther tango. She danced with her teacher Holly Collins.
Dancing their last dance were Larry and Sheryl. They saved the best for last. They danced their recently improved Viennese Waltz. Well done!
Last up was the up and coming talent of Sabrina Mc Farland. She picked a Disney inspired set. Her songs included When You Wish Upon a Star, and Kiss the Girl. She danced an international Rumba and Cha-cha with Holly Collins. She was all grins as Holly blew kisses at her.
Oktoberfest Dinner Dance:
After the solos guests grabbed partners and danced some more. As dinner was being set up, the staff put on a show. Craig and Holly danced a foxtrot. Following them Robyn and William danced an interpretive dance with Mambo, Cha, and Samba to Rain.
After the show dancers were ready to dine. Rebecca Heckman let a traditional German toast. Next up Ken Wybel catered a fabulous German meal. He had two kinds of sausage, hot German potato salad, pretzels, and green salad with ranch dressing. For dessert he brought a decadent Black Forest Cake.
At the end of dinner everyone got up for one last dance. The traditional Chicken dance was led by Holly. There were a few more social dances, before the night came to an end.
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