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New: FREE Monthly Blues Dance social in Loveland
Monthly Blues Dance Social in Loveland
Friday, August 2nd
Tilted Barrel Brew Pub 110 E. 29th Street, Loveland
No Lesson Fee
This meetup is for those that really want to dance. It's free, the music is memorable, and there's plenty of room on the dance floor!
This is a our second meetup at this location. Our first meetup on June 29th was a success based upon dancer feedback. The venue owner is inviting us back for more dance opportunities.
We begin with an Intro To Blues Partner Dance Lesson immediately followed by a DJ'd blues dance. I scheduled this event for our meetup desires: earlier start, earlier end time, affordable, social, safe and fun!
7:00- Free one-hour, Intro To Blues Partner Dance Lesson (no registration req'd)
The instruction will be led by "Mama & Papa Jivecat", Doug and Sandy Newlin, long time community dancers and organizers. They are an inspiration and a hoot!
8:00- Free social blues dance to a DJ'd dance-able blues and some alternative (but recognizable) music playlist. Papa Jivecat will DJ.
Consider arriving early for a meal or beverage.
Everyone is invited, dress is casual. Come to dance and socialize or simply watch. All ages are welcome. No dance experience required.
A partner is not necessary.
Due to allergies, we recommend that you avoid wearing fragrances or hair fixatives. Natural, unscented products are good (thank you for your consideration).
The Titled Barrel Brew Pub is a one-year old Loveland brew pub and restaurant. Owned by long-time Loveland residents Tim and Sonja deBord, the brew pub is a friendly, family-run neighborhood venue located in the former Loveland Island Grill space. Many beer taps are available and the pub-style menu is very good. For our dances, the floor space will be opened up so there will be plenty of space to dance.
If you have not tried blues dancing, come out and give it a try. It's low-impact, easy to pick up, interpretive, social, and a whole lotta fun!!!
Rex Peoples and the X-Factr and Deborah Stafford and The State of Affairs
Join us for an evening of blues with two well respected blues bands at The Buffalo Rose in Golden.
We will teach a free, one-hour intro to blues dance lesson before the show.
6:00 Intro to partner blues dance lesson
7:00 Rex Peoples & the X-Factr
8:30 Deborah Stafford & The State of Affairs
Get your tickets online in advance
The evening's entertainment will be provided by The Deborah Stafford Quintet playing jazz and bluesy nightclub standards. I have worked with Deborah to try out a dance-able playlist where you may be able to dance free-form nightclub, swing, jitterbug, Lindy, or blues dance.
The dinner service begins at 7:00
(menu is not complete but, we will update with more info as soon as we know more
Music begins at 8:00
"Voluntary" Cover: TBD
Location: The Tilted Barrel Brew Pub
110 E. 29th Street, Loveland 80538
Reservations will be required to attend. Look for how to register here soon.
The venue will offer tables with best viewing proximity in this order for reservations:
1) on the floor
2) bar seating
3) restaurant seating
Reservations are first come first serve. General walk-in seating may be offered after early reservations fill up. If you have a guest or date please be sure to "+1" on this RSVP. Seating will be limited. Dress is casual to dressy. You do not need to dance to join us.
If this event is successful, we will offer the Dinner Club again with a new band.
We hope you will try this unique opportunity.
The last live outdoor blues event in Old Town Square. It's going to be a Sunday all-day blues affair in the heart of downtown Ft Collins.
The bands (in order of appearance):
The Mystic River Band
Blues Behind Bars
Rob Wilson Blues Band
Deborah Stafford & The State of Affairs
The Blues DoGS
(times will be released soon)
The event is free. All ages welcome!
You will not see a lineup of blues bands like this for quite awhile. Sponsored by The Ft Collins Blues Society. You will be able to obtain information if you would like to join the non-profit society or renew your membership. Blues society men's/lady's t-shirts will be available for sale. Bring a camp chair and a hat.
There will be room to dance.
Food is available throughout the square's restaurants. There will not be a beer garden or designated drinking area.