Latin Ball

I have been told often that lightning never strikes in the same place twice. It’s a nice expression, but on the 14th of October it was proved illegitimate. The very same night as the international prom, there was a sock-hop style event taking place that would put your favorite dance show on NBC to shame. When I received word of the Latin ball, I simply knew that it was dance fate. The international prom was a culmination of different cultures, music and dance styles. The Latin ball, on the other hand was just that – a Latin ball. There were structured dances, and songs that the majority of the attendee’s were singing along to word for word. Similar to most events involving dancing, the fun began when I stopped worried about looking foolish, and simply tried to absorb as much as I could from a culture that was so foreign to me. It was a great night, and I had to purchase new dress shoes because my feet were on fire.

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