SOTW Alberta Geyer

Student of the week – Alberta Geyer

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Name: Alberta Geyer

Town you live in: Merrimack

How long have you been dancing? Almost 10 yrs (can you believe it!?)

How did you get into ballroom? My husband came home one day with a class schedule and suggested we try it. His mother had come to live with us for a little while and we needed to get out of the house.   He probably regrets that now, LOL, as both me and my daughter are addicted.

Which dance do you enjoy the most? I enjoy the smooth dances most.  It’s hard to pick a favorite; first it was V-waltz, then foxtrot, well, and then tango, now waltz.  You get the idea.   I like them all!!

What is your favorite dance memory? My favorite dance memory is when April and I were both competing with Ray at the Seacoast Classic.  When I was out on the floor dancing all the smooth dances,  I heard April’s voice screaming “Go Mom!!” again and again.    Special Mother/Daughter moment.

What dance goal would you like to conquer next? My dance goal right now would be to be able to follow any lead, without knowing a pattern or routine.  Developing the give and take between partners. Assuming it’s a good lead.

What are your other hobbies? My other hobbies are, well, one’s more of a profession, oil painting.  I am an artist.  Most of my work can be seen on my Facebook fan page.  

I don’t often get the chance to do portraits.  But, both Ray and Maria were so kind to model for me.

I am also a fanatic gardener.  Lucky for my son who just bought a house in need of yard work.  I’ll be over there designing his landscaping.

Tell us something you think most people don’t know about you. Most people would never guess that I earned a black belt in karate.  During those years of training, while doing white belt drills with my husband I gave him a black eye.    I still kick box today. I also knit and am currently knitting a sweater for April. Another interesting little story:  I was a yoga fanatic for years and taught Ashtanga yoga a Gold’s gym for two years.  That all ended when I started ballroom dancing because I became a dancing fanatic and spent all my time dancing instead of yoga practice. 


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