My Smith’s School of English Franchise in Kotoen exists in an area filled with established, influential families. One such influential person is a student at my school and he regularly invites me out for coffee or yakitori, usually stronger stuff. Actually we are both into Scotch!
On this particular occasion he was hosting the very last of a popular event than ran for 20 years. It was a Brazilian Dance Festival performed by a talented team of professional dancers, some of whom have worked in major productions. The dancers are emigrating, a great loss to entertainment in Japan as these people were uniquely talented, and luckily we were blessed with the opportunity to see them once more, this time at a substantial discount from the ususal cost of 11,000-yen per person with very limited seating. The venue was very intimate.
The beauties of this particular gala were the quality of the food, the all you can drink whisky bar and the interactive dancing designed to get everyone up off their seats and into the spirit. I really felt sorry for those who indulged in the all-you-can-possibly-drink just before the festivities really got going. It was very spirited and great exercise.
For the ladies, the food and the dancing were definitely a major draw and the more senior women in the audience really indulged themselves! It was amazing. Now for the guys, the major draw were without question the stunning girls and the whisky bar. Not one person out of the 100 or so were left unsatisfied and even my wife took the lead in getting people up onto the dance floor.
Sadly there will not be another one to recommend, at least not as far as we know. Perhaps it’s just a ruse and they will surprise us in the near future!
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Martin Werner Zander, Partner in the Smith’s School of English Company
Owner of the Smith’s School of English Franchise in Kotoen