six dance lessons in six weeks

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks is a play about a lonely retired woman, Lily Harrison, who hires an acerbic dance instructor, Michael Minetti, to give her private dance lessons. In Lily’s gulf-front condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida the two dance partners both dance and spar over their problems in living their troubled lives. What begins as an stormy relationship evokes into a friendship as these two people from very different backgrounds reveal their secrets, fears, and hopes while dancing the Swing, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, and Contemporary Dance. Diane and I really enjoyed the local performance we saw. A movie version starring Gena Rowlands hasn’t shown up here yet, but Diane is interested in seeing it. If Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks shows up in your neighborhood, I recommend you go see it. You won’t be disappointed. GRADE: B+

4 thoughts on “SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS By Richard Alfieri

  1. Jeff Meyerson

    We’ve seen Cheyenne Jackson, who plays the dance instructor in the movie, on and off Broadway in shows like XANADU and FINIAN’S RAINBOW and the Elvia-like ALL SHOOK UP. He can really dance.

  2. George Kelley

    Jeff, there’s some surprisingly good dancing in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS. The actors in the play version we saw were excellent. The movie should be fun to see with Cheyenne Jackson in it. The character of the dance instruction is terrific!


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