We spent Saturday night at the Civic Center watching Tim and about 2,000 friends enjoy the Spring Formal. It was quite a sight.
The Augusta Chronicle ran an article about Social, Inc. a few years back. You can read it here. I was interested to learn the director's background is in both business and in coaching.
According to the Chronicle, owner David McLeod focuses on social graces, dance skills, and confidence. Confidence has absolutely been the biggest takeaway for us. Among other lessons, David teaches "the thirty second introduction." What a great life skill to teach young people how to make eye contact, shake someone's hand, and start a conversation.
And they have fun, lots of fun.
Maggie, Tim's partner, is cute as a button and the spitting image of her beautiful mother.
I always wondered why we didn't adopt something similar on a smaller scale in our community. After two years of Social, I've concluded that the people running this are uniquely gifted. We simply couldn't pull it off with the same level of excellence.
(It's also helpful to have an outside voice telling your children what you've been telling them for years. It's kind of the Peanuts' syndrome: wah, wah, wah, wah, wah!)
Dave and I can't quit humming Engelbert Humperdinck's The Last Waltz. Tim was picking it out on the piano yesterday. Really melancholic, but there's something about listening to it while a sea of tulle sways around a dance floor.