Let’s Dance Club to host annual dance workshop

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Wayne Lauffer
Special to The PREVIEW

It is almost time for a week of dancing with Richard and Debbie Love, with the Let’s Dance Club hosting dance workshops with the Loves May 30 through June 3.

The Loves return to Pagosa Springs annually to visit friends and share their teaching with the dancers of Pagosa Country. Many of their students from Colorado Springs also come to our town to enjoy a weekend of dancing, socializing and enjoying the amenities Pagosa has to offer.

Former Pagosa residents, Richard and Debbie are both DVIDA-certified dance instructors (Dance Vision International Dance Association) from Colorado Springs.

On May 30, the week will begin with an Argentine tango workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. At each workshop, two levels of classes will take place simultaneously, one for beginners and one for those who have experience in the dance. Richard will teach one group and Debbie the other.

Students can choose the group which best suits their ability and interest. Dance experience is not required. It is not necessary to have a partner to enjoy and learn at the workshops.

Additional workshop are as follows:

• June 2, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — West Coast Swing Workshop.

• June 3, noon — Check-in and warmups, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.; Hustle Workshop, 2 to 3:15 p.m.; Night Club Two-Step Workshop, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.; Cha Cha Workshop, 8 to 10 p.m.; social dance with a wide variety of music, so dancers can practice all they have learned.

Workshops and dances will be at the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association Clubhouse located at 230 Port Ave.

The bargain price is $50 per person for all of the workshops and the Saturday evening social dance, or pay $15 per person per workshop and $5 for the Saturday social dance.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, local and visiting dancers will gather for meals at local restaurants.

The Loves will be available during the week for private lessons.

For more information about the Loves and for additional details on the dance weekend in Pagosa Springs, such as restaurant venues and how to make reservations for meals, please visit the Love’s meetup calendar: http://www.meetup.com/Learn-to-Dance-Ballroom-Swing-Tango-Salsa-More/events/238014745/?.

For more information about the Let’s Dance Club, contact Wayne Lauffer at 264-4792 and check out Let’s Dance Pagosa Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/Lets-Dance-Pagosa/.