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Shake what ya mama gave ya, gracefully — FREE Dance classes at ODC!

Updated: Apr 28, 2009 18:50
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My mother used to always call me “Grace” and for the longest time, I tried to get rid of the nickname. My clumsy, goofy nature used to amuse my mother to no end, and she often told my teachers that I was born with the “concentration of a fly and the grace of an elephant.” Yeah, mom, love you too.

As I’ve grown up, I’ve tried really hard to not look like a dumb-ass on the dance floor when I go out, since boozin tends to release the dancin’ animal in me. Nevertheless, I always end up tripping over someone’s messenger bag or bumping into a table '” and I still blush like i’m in the 4th grade.

If you’re in need of a right foot to replace that second left like me, The Center for Dance in The West is holding free classes until May 3rd. With everything from samba to ballroom dance, this could be a great way to get to know yourself '” or someone special '” way better. [I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. So fucking cheesy.]

Anyway, to get your hands on the free classes, all you have to do is show up. Really! Just don’t tell them I sent you. They’ll put you front and center so everyone can laugh at your ass when you go flying.


What: Free dance lessons!

Where: ODC: 351 Shotwell St. btw 17th and 18th Sts.

When: Various classes throughout the week; check the website for detailage.

Why: C’mon, dude. You need to work on those moves.

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Ms. Miller was born in San Diego, CA to one lesbian mother and one
righteous, cheap father. Currently, she is enrolled at San Francisco
State University for a B.A. in Journalism and the approximate
completion date is around 2015. She has worked for many papers in the
Bay Area, including the Oakland Tribune and the San Mateo Country
Times and is currently the city editor at one of the most
underappreciated publications in SF, the Golden Gate [X]press. Though
she may find bargains aplenty, it only stems from the necessity of
never landing an actual job and working for hacks [like Stuart.] With
intelligence, style, poise, bite, and honesty, she will rip your heart
out; but not before writing some awesome, poignant shit. This year,
she is looking forward to bigger and better things such as: trying to
get paid for a gig, actually finding a date that isn't a loser or
fucking crazy, not calling her parents when hungover and bringing you
the best of the 7x7 everyday of the week. [By the way, I wasn't
kidding about the date thing; if you love food, booze and shoegaze,
get at me.]