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A weekend of dancing comes to Pagosa

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, the Loves 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 dancing, socializing and enjoying the amenities Pagosa has to offer.

On June 6 and 7, Let’s Dance Club will host dance workshops with the Loves, who are Dance Vision International Dance Association (DVIDA)-certified instructors. Richard and Debbie, who lived in Pagosa Springs for many years, now choose to share dance with others through teaching.

The Loves will lead four dance workshops on Friday and Saturday. Let’s Dance Club will also host a social dance on Saturday evening. It is not necessary to have a partner to enjoy and learn at the workshops.

The West Coast Swing Workshop will be held Friday, June 6, 7:15-8:45 p.m.

The Saturday, June 7 sessions include:

• Noon — Check-in and warm-ups.

• 12:30-1:45 p.m. — Hustle workshop.

• 2-3:15 p.m. — Cha Cha workshop.

• 3:30-4:45 p.m. — Waltz workshop.

• 5:30 p.m. — Dinner break.

• 8-10 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 Clubhouse located at 230 Port Ave. The cost is $50 per person for all four of the workshops and the Saturday evening social dance or $15 per person per workshop, and $10 for the Saturday social dance.

At various times during the weekend, local and visiting dancers will gather for meals at local restaurants.

For more information about the Loves and for additional details on the dance weekend in Pagosa Springs, including how to make reservations, visit www.meetup.com/Learn-to-Dance-Ballroom-Swing-Tango-Salsa-More/events/123879812/.

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 at http://www.meetup.com/Lets-Dance-Pagosa/events/92763392.

This story was posted on June 5, 2014.