At the end of every semester I take the helpers out to do something special on me as a thank you for all their hard work and dedication during the semester. This past Saturday about 45 helpers attended the Fall Helper Recognition Outing.

We started at 5:30pm at Extreme Fitness downtown for a styling workshop with Oscar and Vanessa of Latin Energy. They led the group through a 1.5 hours workshop on sexy styling and a great turn pattern that was easy to follow and fun to execute.

What I liked about the workshop and what the helpers really appreciated, is that the styling was do-able which is not always the case. Sometimes you are taught styling and it is just overwhelming. It is too fast and too much and it ends up being forgotten. Vanessa made it easy for the ladies to understand and remember and Oscar made the learnings fun and enjoyable.

From there we moved on to dinner and dancing at Cayo Coco Tapas Supper Club. It is a very small 3 story restaurant with dancing on the first floor and food on the second and third.

We ate a tapas type dinner with lots of appetizer-type dishes and a main paella dish. The food was good although I don’t think they really could handle a group of our size well.

We then retired downstairs for some salsa. The space was tiny and definitely not built for dancers. The DJ was supposed to start at 10pm but he only arrived at 10:45pm which was disappointing as many people didn’t want to wait and it killed some of our dancing vibes. Many people did stick around though and hopefully they had a great time.

Overall it was a great evening and I hope everyone enjoyed it. Next outing will definitely be more adventurous though so get ready for it!!