Time for me to update a little about Berlin’s dance scene, no?
I’ve been to the regular Tuesday night scene at Tante Lisbeth; it was really fabulous there, but it got shut down recently because the neighbors complained of noise. Then, more recently we went to check out the replacement Wednesday night at Tante Emma. It was smaller but still a great vibe.
Last summer, my favorite event was at an abandoned swimming pool. There was graffiti all around the walls of the pool and you dance inside where the water used to be. It was lovely, both in temperature and in ambiance.
We’ve made some small trips during the past few months but I haven’t tried to dance at those places. I need to be better about this!
I have been taking German lessons with a private teacher, and slowly I can read more and more signs and German words on posters. I started listening to Pimsleur again on my own time, and the sentence structures also are much clearer to me now. yay. Slow but sure progress!
I found a private German teacher! I am going to meet with her once a week for 90 minutes. Already I’ve learned a lot during my first 60 minutes with her. We had a basic conversation, and she taught me how to ask questions and how to answer them basically. When I got home, I typed up the transcript of the conversations that we had, in order to help me remember the words and the conjugations / word orders. I am also now motivated to go through the workbooks (that I already had but hadn’t used) to fill them out, so that when I do meet with her, I would already have seen some of the basic words she uses.
I am very excited! I think this is going to be great for me.