A muy bueno time at Dance Club’s fiesta

Senoritas of the fiesta.

Senoritas of the fiesta.

Vicki Baker

Cinco de Mayo officially commemorates the Mexican army’s improbable victory over the French in a battle in 1862. Unofficially, it was the perfect reason to throw a fiesta. And what better way to celebrate than at the Dance Club’s “Viva la Fiesta – Cinco de Mayo” Dance Party held Saturday, May 4?

The Mexican fiesta was all about color covering the Clubhouse Ballroom! In addition to Mexico’s national colors of red, green and white,; the country’s landscape of year-round blooming flowers, colorful tiles and dresses as well as and the color variations found in a traditional Mexican blanket all inspired the table and room decorations. Papel picado (Spanish for “perforated paper”), a Mexican folk art tradition, lined the walls. Bouquets of handmade paper flowers, another Mexican fiesta tradition, added colorful exuberance to the party atmosphere. And decorated pinatas embodied the spirit of hospitality and generosity.

This laid-back, south-of-the-border bash was a passport to fun, with dancing to live music from Freddie and the Falcons playing all our favorite music from rock n’ roll to pop, country and everything in- between. To make the fiesta complete, line dance instructor extraordinaire, Bert Zeitlin, taught dancing the Macarena, Mexican Hat Dance, and El Mariachi Loco.

And of course, there were the ever-popular door prizes donated by Nothing Bundt Cakes, Villa Grande Restaurant, Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant and Henry Evans, dance instructor. The lucky winners were Karen Lyons, Migna Trantham, Rondi Perry, Barbara Thornton and Linda Smith.

Keep those feet moving to the music and plan to attend the Dance Club’s Summer Dance Party, – “Surf’s Up,” set for Friday, July 19, with music from DJ Joel Morris. For more information on all things Dance Club, check out our website at www.rrdanceclub.weebly.com.