DO you ever feel like you were born in the wrong decade?
When I watch old movies and when I went to the musical Jersey Boys and Hairspray, I often caught myself wishing I had been born earlier. I am an old soul at heart and ever since I was seven I took a keen interest in ballroom dancing.
Naturally, young people hear the term “ballroom” and screw up their nose with memories of dance classes for their deb. As for me, I love the style of dance and especially the music that comes with it.
My Nan and Pa are forever telling me of their younger days and how they met at a dance. And when I hear them talk about going to dances every night of the week, I think to myself: "I wish today was like that".
Although ballroom dancing is not new to me, I'm always up for trying something different. I'm the sort of person who stops at the pin boards at your local supermarket to see what classes or activities are being held near us. This one I found in the community news section in The Courier I thought I'd share.
The Uniting Church Hall, at 1022 Grevillea Road, hold social ballroom nights and on Tuesday, between 7.30 and 9.30pm the advanced dancers take the floor.
Perhaps it’s me being naive, but I didn't realise these social ballroom dance nights were still being held and although I'm aware it will be an older age group attending, I still think it’s awesome and fully intend to go along, even just to watch.
If you're a beginner there is also a ballroom dance class on Sundays between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at the VIR Hall in Lydiard Street North. You can call 5339 6405 for more information.
A night of social ballroom dancing. See details above.
Something to eat and drink
Red Peppa on Sturt Street is one of my favourite restaurants. It has a great ambience looking out over Sturt Street at night and the food is divine. Out the back of the restaurant is a small courtyard which is a nice alternative if you're looking for somewhere to go for a quiet drink. Enjoy!
Something at the cinema
It is cheap-skate Tuesday at the Regent Multiplex with tickets costing just $10.
Meryl Streep's new film Hope Springs is screening at 7.15pm and 9.20pm.
The Bourne Legacy is screening at 6.25pm and 9.05pm, or head along to a Gold Class session at 6pm and 8.45pm.
Australian film The Sapphires is screening at 4.45pm, 7pm and 9.10pm, or treat yourself to Gold Class at 7.30pm.
Something on TV
Bec's baby shower is planned for Winners & Losers on Prime tonight at 8.30. Or, if you're up for a little entertainment flick over to Ten to watch I Will Survive at 7.30pm.
If a movie is what you're in the mood for, then WIN has you set with Meet the Fockers at 9.30pm.