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West Coast Swing workshop

On Saturday, June 4, visiting dance instructors Richard and Debbie Love will teach a West Coast Swing workshop from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

The theme of the workshop is Let’s Shake on It! The Loves will teach lots of fun West Coast Swing variations that start from a right-to-right handhold.

During the afternoon, students and instructors will first get to know each other by rotating partners and practicing the basics together. These basics will form the foundation of the patterns that will be taught in the classes. Dancers will then be divided into two groups. Students will pick the group that best matches their level of skill and experience. One group will consist of dancers who know the basics and are ready to learn simple variations. This group will move at a pace that matches those in attendance. The second group will be a faster-paced group consisting of experienced West Coast Swing dancers who want to want to be challenged to learn fancy variations.

At the end of the class, Richard and Debbie will review all that was taught in each group. Students are welcome to video this summary.

At 5 p.m., there will take a break before the evening dance. Several of us will be going out to eat at a local restaurant. Please let us know ahead of time if you would like to join us, so you can be included in our dinner reservations. Please R.S.V.P. to Wayne at 264-4792, Phyllis at 264-9173, or Richard and Debbie at

At 7 p.m. there will be a social dance, open to all, not just workshop attendees. There will be a variety of music. Just come out and dance. Feel free to bring your own refreshments.

The workshop and dance are sponsored by the Pagosa Let’s Dance Club. The fee for the workshop goes to the instructors and is $20 per person. Please arrive at 1:45 p.m. to register. The dance is free. Both events are at the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Clubhouse at 230 Port Ave.

For more information about Debbie and Richard and opportunities to dance with them in Colorado Springs, go to their online dance calendar and meetup group at

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