Dance with Love: Let’s Dance Club workshops


    By Phyllis Wheaton
    Special to The PREVIEW

    It is time for a weekend of dancing in Pagosa Springs with Richard and Debbie Love.

    Each year, they return to Pagosa Springs, where they formed the dance club now known as Let’s Dance, to visit friends and share their teaching with the new and experienced dancers of Pagosa country. Many of their students from Colorado Springs also come to Pagosa Springs to enjoy a weekend of dance, socializing and enjoying the amenities Pagosa has to offer.

    During the weekend of June 7 and 8, Let’s Dance Club will host dance workshops with the Loves, Dance Vision International Dance Association (DVIDA) certified dance instructors. Richard and Debbie, who lived in Pagosa Springs for many years, danced competitively, and now choose to share dance with others through teaching.

    The Loves will lead four dance workshops. No partner is necessary.

    On Friday, June 7, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., dancers will learn the milonga, one of the trio of dances that make up Argentine tango. Milonga is easy to learn and is the happy tango, danced with a smile.  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 followed by an evening social dance.

    • Noon to12:30 p.m.: Meet, greet and warmup, with a focus on beautiful arm styling.

    • 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.: Night Club 2-Step.

    • 2 to 3:15 p.m.: West Coast Swing.

    • 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.: East Coast Swing.

    • 8 to 10 p.m.: Social dance with a wide variety of music, so dancers can practice all they have learned.

    The workshops and dances on June 7 and 8 will cost $15 per workshop and $5 per social dance or, for a savings of $20, you canchoose to purchase the package deal: four dance workshops and two social dances for $50.

    Please R.S.V.P. to Debbie and Richard if you would like to join local and visiting dancers who will gather for meals during the weekend at local restaurants. 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

    For more information about Let’s Dance Club in Pagosa Springs, contact Wayne Lauffer at 264-4792 and check out Let’s Dance Pagosa Meetup Group: