A week of nightclub dance instruction with the Loves

Richard and Debbie Love are coming to town., so dust off those dance shoes!

During the week of May 31-June 6, Let’s Dance Club will host the Loves, who are nationally certified — and locally loved — dance instructors.

Richard and Debbie will bring some new material and contemporary music to Pagosa Springs as they teach a variety of nightclub dances. Formerly from Pagosa Springs, the Loves now own and operate Dancing with Love in Colorado Springs. They specialize in teaching ballroom, swing, Latin, and nightclub dances to adults. They understand how to teach adults, because they also learned to dance as adults.  

On Sunday, May 31, from 3 to 5 p.m., Richard and Debbie will introduce swango, a fusion of west coast swing and Argentine tango. The dance is inspired by alternative, contemporary Argentine tango music and can be danced to any slow to medium tempo music that works for west coast swing. This class will cost $5 per person and is best for those who already have some basic west coast swing and Argentine tango experience.

On Tuesday, June 2, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Loves will teach a class of night club two-step with the possibility for a bit of hustle ($5 per person).

On Saturday, June 6, from 2 to 6 p.m., the Loves will lead a west coast swing workshop. West coast swing is evolving with current music in Colorado Springs and Denver. It can be sultry when danced to the blues, sassy with old rock and roll, and both sassy and sultry with hip-hop and other contemporary music. This workshop is for those dancers who have a basic level of experience with the dance. Cost of the workshop is $20 per person.

Also on June 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Let’s Dance Club will host a potluck dinner and free dance for adults. Everyone is encouraged and welcome to come whether or not you participate in the workshop. We will be dancing to a variety of recorded music.

All of these events will be held at the PLPOA Clubhouse at 230 Port Ave.

For more information about the workshop, contact Wayne (264-4792 or letsdancepagosa@gmail.com) or Richard and Debbie at loved505@yahoo.com.