What a spectacular evening! Ten of us from Basically Ballroom went to “Dancing with the Stars – The Live Tour” at the Quest Center in Omaha, then out to dinner. We were high up in the nosebleed section. As we climbed stairs, I began to feel like I’d switched TV shows from “Dancing with the Stars” to “Everest: Beyond the Limit.” But as the show was about to begin, we spotted a group of lower seats, moved down, and all was well.
Once the show began, everything was forgotten as the dancers mesmerized us with their elegance, athleticism, gorgeous costumes, and fancy choreography. It was unbelievable. The bright colors, music, and light show added to the exuberance. They did a waltz and foxtrot, but mostly focused on high-energy, flashy dances like the Cha Cha, Rumba, and Tango. One set was a reprise of 70’s Disco Inferno.
Between sets, the dancers talked about how dancing has impacted their lives, how their bodies constantly hurt and thank goodness for Epsom salts and Advil, how confidence builds, and how we should never be afraid to get out there and dance.
This was a night of inspiration and fun that began the New Year right! Dance on!