The August long weekend marks the zenith of the summer for me. It’s still nice weather-wise and there is still a month before back-to-reality. And at the same time, you just know that we are in the waning days of the summer season. Days are definitely getting shorter, and the back-to-school ads are appearing throughout the media. My daughter goes to a day camp held at her school and she tells me that she has seen various of the staff appearing for parts of the day, presumably to begin preparations for the new school year to come. Whatever you might have intended to get done over the summer has only a few weeks left to get done (or even to get started!).
For me, my intention for the summer was to do as little as possible – that is, after finishing with teaching the summer course in Business Communication and Team Dynamics at Schulich Business School. It’s been an extremely busy first half for me with no downtime whatsoever, and so a couple weeks in August was my time to recharge and reinvigorate myself to prepare for fall projects. Part of that was to reconnect with social dancing a little more, and that has been made possible by our great Sidewalk Salsa season this year.
What makes Sidewalk Salsa so great – aside from the sheer joy of dancing outdoors in downtown Toronto – is the great mix of people. We certainly have our regular dancers who stay with us from year to year. And, each year, we pick up a new group of people who have discovered us for the first time and become regulars, at least for this season. In addition, we have been blessed by a new, volunteer DJ – Juan – originally from Cuba with both a great speaker and an even greater mix of salsa and bachata, with just a dash of merengue thrown in for sabor. If you haven’t yet experienced this year’s version of Sidewalk Salsa, do plan to come out on a Thursday evening, starting around 9:15 and running until 11:30 or so.
Given that summer in this part of the world is precious, do make the most of it for yourself and your family. And, please feel welcome to include us in your “making the most of summer,” when we…
See you on the dance floor.