If Ricky Martins recent guest spot on Glee inspired you to make your life a little more, um, caliente, youre in luck.
VFW Post 665 in Columbus debuts a Latin dance night on Friday. Guests to the local hot spot can expect weekly Friday dance lessons, followed by a night of dancing.
Caliente means hot, by the way.
The event is open to guests 21 and older. Men pay $5, while women get in free. Theres no additional charge for the dance lessons. Expect to dance styles like salsa, bachata and more.
After watching countless hours of reality TV dance competitions, I feel authorized to give some advice to anyone attending Latin dance night.
Do consider the activity a good date night option. Even if you have no dance experience, the moves will likely enhance your relationship more than the standard spastic dance floor offerings. Plus, theres never any harm in changing your weekend routine.
Dont be afraid to laugh at yourself. Chances are, you likely wont immediately turn into Shakira. Or Ricky Martin. Or even a Dancing with the Stars champion. Thats perfectly OK.
Do embrace an urge to wear something special Friday night. Nobodys requiring you to flaunt a professional dance getup, but nothings wrong with a few extra touches of glitter.
Dont use the Spanish word embarazada to describe your dance floor awkwardness. You might think youre saying youre embarrassed, but the word actually means pregnant.
Who says my many years of Spanish lessons didnt come in handy?