By Phyllis Wheaton
Special to The PREVIEW
During the week of June 2, Let’s Dance Club will host dance workshops with Richard and Debbie Love, Dance Vision International Dance Association (DVIDA) certified dance instructors.
Richard and Debbie return annually to Pagosa Springs to visit friends and provide us with a week of dance. The Loves teach ballroom, swing, tango, salsa, and more. During the week, many of their Colorado Springs students also come to town to enjoy a weekend of dance, socializing and enjoying the amenities Pagosa has to offer.
The Loves will teach five dance workshops. Each workshop will have two simultaneous classes, one for beginners and one for experienced dancers. No partner is needed. There will be social dancing on Friday and Saturday evenings. At various times during the week, local and visiting dancers will gather for meals at local restaurants.
On Tuesday, June 4, from 7 to 9 p.m., there will be a rumba workshop. The class will begin with a few minutes focused on Latin arm styling. The cost for the class is $15 per person. If you purchase a $50 package deal for the weekend workshops and dances, Tuesday’s class price is reduced to $10.
On Friday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m., dancers will learn the milonga, one of the trio of dances that make up Argentine tango. Following the lesson, dancers can practice milonga (the dance) at the milonga (the event — a social dance) to a variety of music, with a focus on alternative and nuevo songs.
On Saturday, June 8, there will be three workshops in the afternoon, beginning with a warm-up with a focus on arm styling at noon, followed by nightclub 2-Step at 12:30, West Coast swing at 2 and East Coast swing at 3:30. Join us for an evening social dance from 8 to 10 p.m.
The workshops and dances on June 7 and 8 will cost $15 per workshop and $5 per social dance or you can choose to purchase the package deal: four dance workshops and two social dances for $50 (and a savings of $20). The Tuesday workshop is not included in the package deal, but is discounted to $10 for those who purchase the package.
All workshops and social dances will be held at the PLPOA Clubhouse, located at 230 Port Ave.
For more information about the Loves, to R.S.V.P. for meals, and for additional details on the three-day dance weekend in Pagosa Springs, go to www.meetup.com/Learn-to-Dance-Ballroom-Swing-Tango-Salsa-More/events/92526402/.
For more information about Let’s Dance Club in Pagosa Springs and details on the rumba workshop, Tuesday, June 4, contact Wayne Lauffer at 264-4792 and check out Let’s Dance Pagosa Meetup Group at www.meetup.com/Lets-Dance-Pagosa/events/92763392.