By Laura Moore
Special to The PREVIEW
The Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts has a well-earned reputation of transporting people who walk though the doors into other worlds. Worlds filled with art, magic, dance, laughter, music, camaraderie and, above all, beauty and charm.
The New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball will be no exception. It will be an elegant evening of decadent food, decor that will transform the art gallery, and incredible dance music by Denver’s popular Motown group Ron Ivory and One on One.
The evening includes dinner, dancing, a champagne toast at midnight, a masquerade dance, celebration of the ball dropping in Times Square, a midnight waltz and much, much more.
This is Pagosa Springs’ premier event of the year. Life’s greatest memories are made with life’s greatest moments. Please join us as we celebrate the new year, mixing ancient traditions with modern-day glamor.
Masks are required. Black tie, gowns and costumes are encouraged.
Tickets to the ball include dance lessons with Thingamajig’s choreographer, Ryan Hazelbaker, on Dec. 26 and 27 at 2 p.m.
Hazelbaker will teach a slower and slightly modernized version of the Viennese Waltz, which is an intimate and elegant dance of the Renaissance. Dating back to the 18th century, it was custom to dance the waltz during fabulous and extravagant balls. Only the creme de la creme performed the waltz, sweeping across the dance floor. The waltz was created for a chance to meet someone new or to kindle an established romance. The Viennese Waltz is sure to catch your loved one due to the intimate and unbreakable “hold” position of the dance.
Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door, or $700 for a reserved table of 10, and can be purchased at www.pagogsacenter.org or by calling 731-7469.