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Gil Ramirez (right)

Caitlin Fitch

Gil Ramirez (right)


Scene in S.B.: Saturday-Night Swing Dancing


Energetic 88-year-old Gil Ramirez (right) helps out his neighbors, maintains gardens, makes hot sauce, enjoys a good glass of wine, and is a Saturday-night regular at the James Joyce. “Every time I hear music, my feet just want to move,” he said while waiting for the band to play his favorite tune, “Take the ‘A’ Train,” so that he and his dance partner, Laurie Pfeiffer (left), could get to cutting a rug. Ramirez, who has been dancing for as long as he can remember, met Pfeiffer at a Wednesday-night Lindy Hop Circle where she is an instructor, and the two have been boogieing down ever since.

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