Article courtesy of 13NewNow.com, written by Boyd Huppert.
FOREST LAKE, Minn. – In every step at Dance Tech Studios you’ll detect a little spring.
But for the past three weeks the studio’s students and instructors have been welcoming a representative of life’s autumn.
“It definitely surprised me,” says Robin Lind, Dance Tech’s owner.
Lind recently looked up from her work to see an elderly couple walking through the studio door. “And she’s like, 'I’m Carol and this is Arne and it is on his bucket list to take tap dance lessons.’”
Lind has greeted thousands of dancers in her 22 years in business, but never before an 85-year-old novice.
Yet there in her lobby sits Arne Mayala, slipping on a pair of black tap shoes for his third lesson. Mayala loves a good quip – he deadpans, “Tried to put the left shoe on my right foot. Maybe that would straighten things out for me.”