Normally in my belly dance classes we have between 8-10 people who sign up, a couple drop off and some drop in from time to time. Imagine the surprise last night to see 24 people! That's almost three times the usual attendance!
Chatting with the instructor she had no idea why, and says she doesn't take it personally which I suppose is good thinking, especially for the times when no one shows up; and chatting with some of the other 'regulars' they had no idea why either - no articles in the local paper that they knew of. Is it a Halloween thing? Did something happen on "So You Think You Can Dance?" I may never know the reason unless I go up to each of the women and ask.
What's your theory for the sudden interest?