Greg and I do not dance… at all. But we were told about this dancing place by a couple of people, and definitely wanted to check it out (or at least I did) – just to people watch and have a good time. So, we went on Sunday with our friends Beverly & Ed.
What a blast! The place is locally referred to as “La Piscina” (meaning “the pool” – which is next to it and has been empty for years). It was almost all Ticos (we were 4 of the 5 Gringos there), it was outdoors but covered, a live band, all Latin music, smiles everywhere. The band was really good – both music and singing wise. There was a huge space for dancing in front of the band, and then tons of tables beyond the dance floor.
There seemed to be one guy running around, waiting on the whole group. Three at our table ordered an Imperial, and I ordered a “vino blanco”. He came back with 4 Imperials.
Beverly was a hit – tons of men knew her and asked her to dance, and she had a ball – plus she’s a really good dancer!, and super cute.
Beverly kept asking Greg if he would dance. He responded with an emphatic “NO” every time.
Here’s a snippet from the main dance floor:
My hubby finally conceded to a slow dance with me, which was really nice (we danced away from the main group):
Then at the end of the night, Greg said “OK, Beverly, come on – let’s go”. She was like “WHAT??? Greg is going to dance with me??” The look on her face was priceless. It was great – they had so much fun, both of them laughing and huge smiles the whole time. Thank you Beverly, for showing my hubby a good time. And thanks Greg for letting go and having fun.
When: Sundays from 2-5
Location: Behind the La Bodequita del Mojito (see pic below) in Grecia
Cost: c2,000 at the door
Note: there is no wine served, but lots of cerveza!