I know that this isn't directly "skating related" but all types of dance really do help ones skating and you can't go skating all the time so I thought that some of you might be interested in hearing about this great deal on Ballroom dance lessons. My new friend and favorite dance teacher, Irina Boubnovskaia, has just opened up a great new dance studio in Roslyn called Ballroom Palace. Irina started dancing in Russia when she was 5 years old, has been in the traveling cast of the ABC TV show Dancing With The Stars and has competed in dance at the highest level. She's both a great dancer and teacher of dance. Since her studio is brand new this month, she has made a special offer to new students of two private lessons and a whole month of group classes for only $45.00. If you do choose to take her up on this incredible offer (I did in a heart beat) please be sure to tell her that you heard it from me. See you all on the dance floor. This Meetup is really a group dance lesson that both beginners and Intermediate dance students will like followed by a practice party that I am hoping will become a great place to go dancing every Friday night fairly close to my home here on Long Island. This last Friday night was the first time they held it and only 5 folks were there for the lesson so it still has to grow a bit to really become a real dance venue. Their website is www.ballroompalace.com and the ph# is[masked] This Meetup will happen every Friday night.