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2015 was a great year! Our year started in a new location in Norwalk, Dance Dimensions at 15 Cross Street. This new location was twice the size of the former studio and took the West Coast Swing, Hustle, and Salsa dances into the 21st century. A new dance floor really helped our big dance classes. The dance events we attended as a community brought everyone together and Dancing New Year's Eve CT was a success once again. Even Charlotte made great strides (literally).

New Dance Floor

Dance Dimensions, Norwalk, CT - New Dance Floor

Unfortunately, a slick dance floor and consistent snow storms made the first part of the year challenging. By February a new dance floor was installed and all we had to do was wait for the snow to stop…we waited until March.

But once the snow stopped, the people started dancing. Hustle maintained its base even though the class felt modest in such a large space and West Coast Swing became the talk of the town.

Big Classes

Big West Coast Swing Classes in Norwalk, CT

During West Coast Swing dancers got to enjoy 8:30pm pre-intermediate classes during the months of March through June. In that time, we worked on Connection, Different Hand-Holds, and Musicality. These classes were designed to be an “elevator” for newer students who needed to understand and obtain the concepts for our more advanced classes. By June our classes were packed with 50 people.

Inspiring Young Dancers

Erik Novoa teaching West Coast Swing at New Caanan Country Day School in Connecticut

In April, I was invited to give two beginner West Coast Swing lessons to the students at New Country Day School. It was a fun and fulfilling experience. I hope that their brief exposure to West Coast Swing will increase their curiosity and awareness of Swing dancing as part of our American culture.

Fun Dance Events

Group Picture from Swingin Into Spring 2015Swingin' Into Spring 2015

Group Picture at Swingin New England 2015Swingin' New England 2015

During 2015 we went to only the best dance events in the Northeast: Freedom Swing, Boston Tea Party, Swingin' Into Spring, and Swingin' New England.

Dancing New Year’s Eve CT

Dance Lessons at Dancing New Year's Eve CT in Stamford CTDance Lessons at Dancing New Year's Eve CT 2015

Party at Dancing New Year's Eve CT in Stamford, CTDoug and Renee at Dancing New Year's Eve CT 2015

The year isn’t complete without the amazing Dancing New Year’s Eve CT. This year was a great success and we can’t wait to ring in the next year with you.

But one more thing…Charlotte

Charlotte and PonyCharlotte in January 2015

Erik, Anna, and Charlotte in December 2015Erik, Charlotte, and Anna on Christmas Day 2015

Time does not stop and it certainly did not for Charlotte. At the beginning of 2015, Charlotte was 7 months old. By Dancing New Year’s Eve CT, she was 1 year 7 months. It was an incredible growth of mental and linguistic ability. At the beginning of 2015, Charlotte was mastering crawling and standing, by the end of the year, she was running around and working on counting.

Welcome to 2016