Wow what an amazing night we had last Saturday at Horseshoe Resort! As usual I always treat the helpers once a semester to a fun adventurous evening to thank them for all their hard work, dedication and passion. A lot of people don’t know just how much time and energy our helpers put forth in classes – they really do make the TDS experience!
So about 40 helpers headed to snowy Horseshoe Resort just past Barrie on Saturday. We met at 6pm at the Fireside Lounge for some hot chocolate and catching up. It was great to see teams of helpers arriving together – some that didn’t know each other but by the end of the night were instant friends.
Once everyone arrived we headed to the snow tubing hill. It is always a little scary the first time and there were some nervous helpers looking a little green on the first run but very soon everyone was an expert and the instead of telling the attendant to be gentle we were begging for fast, mega-spinning rides. Because the hill was so icy we were going faster then last time and at times we thought we may go through the final barrier but we always stopped just in time.
At 9pm everyone changed and met at Silks Dining Room which was their fine dining restaurant for a 3 course meal. It was a great meal with lots of conversation and laughter.
At the end of the meal the best part of the evening began. We moved to the lounge where last year’s entertainer was there singing some great oldies. He remembered our group and stuck around for an extra hour playing songs for us. We danced salsa, merengue and cha cha to his oldies which was a lot of fun and ad libbed the other songs with lots of cheesy fun dance moves and even the electric slide!
John Radke, one of our very talented helpers, even joined the entertainer for a song and he was amazing!
This was by far the best helper outing. I know I always say that but it gets better and better! Horseshoe may well be an annual event now. Visit the “events” page for the photos.
Thank you to all the helpers for an amazing night but, more importantly, all that you do to make Toronto Dance Salsa such a fun and successful organization. Lots of love and hugs to you all!!