Monday, April 14, 2014

Dusty 45s in Hotchkiss + Salsa + Lindy Hop + Carnivale on the Bayou!

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Get your tickets now for this full-out rockin' dance party and concert 
And it's a fundraiser for Mountain Harvest Festival !  A win-win-win
 
They're goin' faster than a roller coaster

 Upcoming Dances 
and Events
The Dusty 45's are returning to play their fabulous mix of Rockabilly, Swing and Jump Blues for us at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss, on May 2nd, sharing the bill with our own Honey Don't! It's a double bill of world class Americana music, and the most fun dance party I can imagine. Complete with pie! Each piece sold benefits the Paonia / Hotchkiss Speech Club.
Many thanks to our 7 luscious Sponsors, 
each one a winner of 1 admission to the event - I will list them in the next update. 
 
Tickets are on sale now, going fast, at Paonia Farm and Home, The Blue Sage, and Back Country Bistro. Also at Brown Paper Tickets andThe Creamery in Hotchkiss.  $20 in advance / $22 at the door
Kids 11 and under free 
Proceeds benefit the Mountain Harvest Festival   and our scholarship programs. 
 
 The Dusty 45s touring with rockabilly legend, Wanda Jackson.  Amazing musicians!
  • C a r n i v a l   o n   t h e   B a y o u
     with the Blue Krewe's Swampy Louisiana Roots Music
      
    and Alley Cat Run to the Blue Sage  !
    Celebrate spring on Friday April 18th 
     8 pm - 10 pm
      
    Shake winter and dance into spring "Carnival on the Bayou" style, with the Blue Krewe's Swampy Louisiana Roots Music, straight from the Bayous of South Louisiana. Start the fun with an invigorating alley-fun-run and end at the Blue Sage for a big dance party with the zesty, swamp-rockin' blues of Denver's Blue Krewe--which you might remember from last year's Cherry Days!
    Tickets $12 in advance / $15 at the door 

    Starts with The Alley Run beginning at 6pm. Check in behind the Blue Sage to receive a map have your run timed. Various Celebration Stations will be set up along the way, where you will have to complete activities such as learning a dance move or lassoing a sheep, before proceeding. There is no charge to participate in the Alley Run.
    http://www.bluesage.org/events/carnival-bayou/
      
      


New Delicious Dance classes at the  Blue Sage  
   
Mondays through April (14 -21-28)
Sizzling Salsa! all levels 6:30 - 7:30
Lindy Hop Solid and Smooth 7:30 - 8:30
Salsa, Salsa, y más Salsa!
Mix your basics with juicy new combinations, for more sizzle and confidence on the dance floor. 
  
  
  Lindy Hop for "Begintermediate" dancers
7:30 - 8:30
Starting with solidifying the basics:  Swing Out, Circle, Charleston, and transition into 6 count Swing and back to 8 count.  
Plus fun classics like the "Mini-Dip" and "Doll Drop".
Then in weeks 2 and 3, we'll develop the choreography for
 Adele's sultry song "Mercy". No partner needed, we'll balance it out.  Some dance experience desired (Swing and / or Lindy basics, even if they are rusty, or choreography ).  
 Cost:  $7 per class with 3 class punchcard = $21
or $9 drop in
 
Tantalizing Tango ! This week at the Blue Sage
Thursday Tango classes continue with Danica, a great opportunity to learn this unique, sensual dance form
6 - 8 pm Upstairs in the Blue Sage apartment.  
Argentine tango with classic form, flavor and music.  $10 per 2 hour class. The focus of the lessons will be our own bodies and where and how we are in them, then bring that together with a partner to move together. Understanding and appreciating the richness of tango music will also be prominent. The lesson will be an hour and a half with half an hour of music and an open question/help time.
Danica began tango in 2005 and was so impelled by it that she dedicated herself to it full time from the first lesson on. She relocated to Berlin, where she danced every night, took lessons and quickly began teaching. After a few years she felt ready to relocate to Buenos Aires, where she danced her heart out but didn't stay. Now she's living in Hotchkiss and thrilled to help develop a tango community in the North Fork! Please contact her with any questions or for private lessons at danicatango@gmail.com   Tango is an amazing mirror of life, and a never ending development. We look forward to sharing the experience on Thursdays!
  
  

Opportunity to learn Lindy! 
Lindy Hop Playshops in Carbondale!
Learn the basics of Lindy Hop, and then some, with an enthusiastic group of new friends and dancers from higher elevations. 
Carpooling encouraged.
 Saturday April 26th 
 
 
  
Free your inner Fred and Ginger with Delicious Dance! 


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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lindy Hop non-stop and the Dusty 45's at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss May 2



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Be a sponsor and get 1 ticket to this fabulous dance party and concert!
 
Details below.  Dance your way into spring!  

 Upcoming Dances 
and Events
6 weeks from now, the Dusty 45's will return to play their fabulous mix of Rockabilly, Swing and Jump Blues for us at Memorial Hall on May 2nd, and sharing the bill is our own Honey Don't!  It's a double bill of world class Americana music, and the most fun dance party I can imagine.
 
We're looking for 7 Sponsors
to donate $50 each to the Mountain Harvest Festival, to help cover the costs of this big fundraiser.  
In return, you'll get 1 ticket to the show (advance tickets are $20), and your name on all our festival thank-you lists (including the Entertainment Guide). Let us hear from you!

Get your tickets now!  Online at Brown Paper Tickets and locally at
Paonia Farm and Home, The Blue Sage, Back Country Bistro, and at The Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss.  
$20 in advance / $22 at the door
Kids 11 and under free.  
Proceeds benefit the Mountain Harvest Festival and our scholarship programs. 
 
 The Dusty 45's at Blue Mesa reservoir, January 2014
 
Jukebox-Rockin'­ Country Dance in Glenwood!!
(sponsored by the Glenwood Springs dance group)
 
Mark and I plan to stay over for this dance, after our Lindy Hop
 
 Playshop - see details below
  •  Saturday, March 29, 2014
     6:30 PM to11:00 PM

    Masonic Temple  * 901 Colorado Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO
    Could we BE more excited??? We have secured the Masonic Temple in Glenwood for this event. It is an amazing facility for a country dance.  
    This is a fantastic old building with so much character - huge wood dance floor, great lighting, ceiling fans everywhere, tall old-fashioned windows, dozens of old-fashioned coat hooks, sitting areas, AND, AND, a stage with room for several swing dancers to do their moves.  
    This will be our official, inaugural dance.  This facility can support 100 or more dancers, so everyone come!  We'll feature a great mix of our favorite country dance songs and everyone will have huge smiles on their faces all night.  
    Class 7 - 8 p.m.  Scott Hopkins will teach the fabulous "Waltz Across Texas" line couples line dance.   
    Open dancing 8 - 11 p.m.  
    $14 per person, $25 per couple.  Dance class $3,  $5 per couple.  There will be a drawing for a few door prizes.....  
    You might want to wear your best cowboy/cowgirl outfit to this one.  We'll also have western "costumes" and a photographer for some old-timey cowboy photos.  Possibly the hat shaper too!  
    Bring your water and favorite adult beverage if you wish, wear hard-soled (leather is best!) shoes.  Adults over 18 only, please. 
  •  The  S t a r l e t t e s
     and Alley Cat Run to the Blue Sage  Friday April 4th
    Motown Get-Down in P Town! Get your tickets now for a fabulous dance party.  These girls played at Mountain Harvest Festival
    to a jam-packed room.  Now we'll get the big dance floor at the Blue Sage to groove on. 
    Tickets for individual “Great Spring Run-Off” events are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.  Buy both tickets together for only $20.  Tickets can be purchased in person through the Blue Sage Gallery at 226 Grand Ave., Paonia, by calling (970) 527-7243, or online at:
      


New Delicious Dance classes at the  Blue Sage  
    
Mondays March 24 and 31
Social Dance Sampler  6:30 - 7:30
  
Get a taste of Swing, Cha Cha and Waltz! Open to all ages
This is the perfect opportunity to try partner dancing, and you don't need a partner, just show up. 3 weeks of classes in March.  If you already have good skills in these dance forms, join the class for free, and help our dancers advance easily.  
   
  Lindy Hop Choreography, "Begintermediate" dancers
7:30 - 8:30
Get your Lindy groove on, learn a sultry dance to Adele's song "Mercy", and have fun solidifying your moves and connection. No partner needed, we'll balance it out.  Some dance experience desired (Swing and / or Lindy basics, even if they are rusty, or choreography ). You're gonna love it, we promise!  
 Cost:  $8 per class with 2 class punchcard = $16
or $9 drop in
 
Tantalizing Tango ! This week at the Blue Sage
Thursday Tango classes continue with Danica and Chris, a great opportunity to learn this unique, sensuall dance form
6 - 8 pm Upstairs in the Blue Sage apartment.  
Argentine tango with classic form, flavor and music.  $10 per 2 hour class. The focus of the lessons will be our own bodies and where and how we are in them, then bring that together with a partner to move together. Understanding and appreciating the richness of tango music will also be prominent. The lesson will be an hour and a half with half an hour of music and an open question/help time.
Danica began tango in 2005 and was so impelled by it that she dedicated herself to it full time from the first lesson on. She relocated to Berlin, where she danced every night, took lessons and quickly began teaching. After a few years she felt ready to relocate to Buenos Aires, where she danced her heart out but didn't stay. Now she's living in Hotchkiss and thrilled to help develop a tango community in the North Fork! Please contact her with any questions or for private lessons at danicatango@gmail.com   Tango is an amazing mirror of life, and a never ending development. We look forward to sharing the experience on Thursdays!
  
  

Opportunity to learn Lindy! 
Lindy Hop Playshops in Carbondale!
Learn the basics of Lindy Hop, and then some, with an enthusiastic group of new friends and dancers from higher elevations. 
Carpooling encouraged.
2 opportunities:  Friday March 28th 7 - 10 pm, and Saturday April 26th,  3 - 6 pm
 
 
Last chance to enjoy Mark and Margot's new paintings!
The show comes down next weekend, March 29th 
 
 

 




 

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Artwork, upcoming dance events, Tango and Fat Tuesday!

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Every day is a chance
to dance your life
It's a universal celebration of being alive, freely moving to the beat

Upcoming Dance Events

Fat Tuesday: A Benefit for Beta Sigma Phi's Tools for Schools
  
Celebrate Fat Tuesday at the Blue Sage in Paonia,
on Saturday, March 1, from 7 - 9:30   and give North Fork Valley kids tools for school. 
Savor a New Orleans inspired tasting menu, dance to jazz with Mike Gwinn & Friends, 
and indulge your alter-ego at a mask creation table.  Tickets are $15 and include a 
glass of wine. To sponsor a backpack, contact Jackie Parks at (970) 527-4585.
Do more to make sure North Fork Valley kids have the tools they need for school
by sponsoring a backpack full of school supplies for only $35.  To sponsor a 
backpack, contact Jackie Parks at (970) 527-7243.


Mike Gwinn + The North Fork Flyers CD Release Party!
Concert and dance at the Paradise Theater Saturday March 15th

Help support the Paradise Theater and live music in our valley. 
Mike Gwinn & The North Fork Flyers will present a CD Release Party at the 
Paradise Theatre in Paonia Colorado on Saturday March 15th. The new CD,
 “STILL GOING 70 IN A 55″ is a celebration of Mike’s 70th birthday and 
features 10 original songs penned by Mike and engineered by David Snider. 
The North Fork Flyers have been performing together for the past 10 years, 
thrilling crowds with their amazing repertoire of horn based jazz, funk and rock.
 Don’t miss this concert/premier.

Tickets are on sale now at Paonia Farm and Home, Homestead Market and
 Back Country Bistro or call 970-527-3424.  All tickets include a free C.D. 

Save the date!  The Dusty 45's are coming back!  

                      May 2nd 8 - 11 pm

Yes, yes, yes!  Mark your calendars for May 2nd, for a fabulous, full-out 
dance party.  Seattle's best Rockabilly, Swing and Jump Blues band returns, 
with Honey Don't opening the show.  And, it's a fundraiser for the 
Mountain Harvest Festival!    Does it get better than this?   Yes, because 
we'll be in Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss, the biggest local dance floor we know of.  

Tickets are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets and they'll be available at local venues in a couple weeks.  $20 in advance / $23 at the door
Kids 11 and under free.  Proceeds benefit the Mountain Harvest Festival

Hey, do you know a youth group that would love to raise $ selling pie at
this event?  Let me know, thanks.   
Tantalizing Tango !

Oh yes, it's delicious!  Chris Garre  continues his Tango classes for 
2 more  
Thursday nights, including this week
February 20 
from 6 - 8pm, upstairs at the Blue Sage apartment. 
No partner needed, Leads encouraged (women can lead, too).
Come and give it a try!  Free childcare provided, too. 
$9 drop in
  
Delicious Dance Classes and Playshops return!
Starting Monday March 24th, with new Swing and Salsa classes at the Blue Sage. 
Let us know what you'd like to learn.
Lindy Hop Playshops in Carbondale!
Learn the basics of Lindy Hop, and then some, with an enthusiastic group of new friends and dancers from higher elevations. 
Carpooling encouraged.
At the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Studio in 
Third Street Center
2 opportunities:  Friday March 28th, and Saturday April 12th,
7 - 10 pm
 
Mark and Margot's new paintings!
We've been busy making artwork for our painting exhibit at the Blue Sage, missing a lot of dancing in the process.  Come celebrate this new body of work with us!  And then we'll dance a lot in the light of springtime.  
 

You are invited to the opening receptions on Friday, February 28th
 Part 1:  The Eccentric Artist Gallery,
across the street from the Blue Sage, will host an "early" reception from 5 - 6 pm.  Stop by and enjoy appetizers and Paonia's newest, wildest art gallery.
Part 2:  The Blue Sage, 6 - 8 pm
Schmooze, enjoy refreshments, and explore our new work.  
Thank you, Blue Sage, for this opportunity to share our visual creativity with our friends and neighbors. 



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