December 31st 2008
It's been a year of starting things for me.
Obviously, I started this site. I'd actually been meaning to do something along these lines for about a year before I did anything, so that speaks volumes about my decisiveness and swiftness of action...
I had no idea how this site would take shape - I initially thought it'd simply be my own blog with a few frills on. But thanks to the strong initial contributions from my partners in crime (Ken and Chris), and the continuing contributed articles from others, it's mutated into more of a (Jive)Tango magazine. And it's all the better for being this way, there's a richness and variety of entries I'd never have imagined on my own.
Initially it started out as just me and Lory - for about 3 months actually - with Marc and Rachel. But over the past couple of months, we've seen a proper practica take place, with up to 15-16 people there, all dancing Tango, all practicing away, all helping each other. It's been lovely to see that grow, and I hope it'll continue to do so.
As of end-December 2008, we have 55 members in the group, and hopefully it'll grow more and more.
It takes a certain level of chutzpah to do it, but as the great quote from "V" goes "So fake it! We'll never know the difference."
- David Bailey, December 31st 2008