SCENE CITY| Chateau del Mar blesses Shell Ballroom

GONE are the days when Disco bars and lounges were filled with people who loved to while away the hours dancing to disco tunes. But the ballroom continues to attract those who love dancing, no matter what age or profession.

FR. Randy Vergara joins Letty Tecson-Averion, Helen Dakudao and Charito Lizada before the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony of Shell Ballroom.

FR. Randy Vergara joins Letty Tecson-Averion, Helen Dakudao and Charito Lizada before the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony of Shell Ballroom.

Because of this love for dancing and music, Leticia Tecson-Averion has added a welcome addition to Chateau del Mar, the boutique hotel on the north side of downtown Davao – the Shell Ballroom.  The dancing pavilion came about due to the encouragement and inspiration of Letty’s grandniece, Ester Gahol, who urged her to build a healthy and senior-friendly dance floor using Molave hardwood tiles on hard rubber matting to protect delicate bones and muscles of the golden girls dance aficionados.

ED Pacana and wife Isabel-Tecson Pacana pose with Letty Tecson-Averion and Architect Ester Gahol

ED Pacana and wife Isabel-Tecson Pacana pose with Letty Tecson-Averion and Architect Ester Gahol

After the solemn blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony by Fr. Randy Vergara from the Assumption Parish, an early dinner was served, followed by dancing. From Cha-cha, Cumbia, Boogie, Rhumba, there was exciting dance music as Dance Instructors (DIs) escorted ladies to the dance floor.

DANNEY Barnett with Yadira and Miguel Portugues

DANNEY Barnett with Yadira and Miguel Portugues

The Shell Ballroom completes the scene for Chateau del Mar Boutique Hotel, with its furnished guest hotel rooms and swimming pool and function room for birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, and club get-together.

TITA Iturralde-Tesoro with Cora Adolfo-Calderon, Architect Ester Gahol and Maritel Celi at the Shell Ballroom

TITA Iturralde-Tesoro with Cora Adolfo-Calderon, Architect Ester Gahol and Maritel Celi at the Shell Ballroom

The ceremonial ribbon was cut by Helen Dakudao and Charito Lizada.

L-R: Marilyn C. Roque, Perla Palma Gil, Tita Tesoro and Ms. Talento

L-R: Marilyn C. Roque, Perla Palma Gil, Tita Tesoro and Ms. Talento

Dance time is every Wednesday and Friday from 4:00 to 9:00 PM.

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