For those of you who read my blog, you might remember I performed a pretty hot tango about six months ago and Tim was my partner.
When I arrived at the studio, Tim was finishing a lesson, and one of the other teachers rushed to show me Tim’s award: The very coveted Fred Astaire Award for Best Teacher (Advanced Students).
Tim is a modest guy with a thick, delicious Russian accent and tonight as we danced a Fox Trot, he asked, “Who are blog posts for? I am not writer but posts make me think I have good story about how I left Russia and became a teacher in Manhattan…”
“And won an amazing award!” I said, making him blush. “And who has a master’s degree in dance from a major Russian University,” which made him blush more.
He had asked a great question, because as I am a writer, I assume everyone writes. But he is a dancer and never thought of it before.
I thought about it for a few steps and then said, “Blogs and writing are for everyone who has ever told or wants to tell a story.”
He smiled, twirled me several times, and then dipped me.
“Anyone who tells stories?”
“Okay then — maybe I write a movie!” He said with a smile, and off we danced as the music changed to a Cha-cha-cha.
I hope he writes it because I know It will be great!