In just one week, many of us will be attending the Colorado State Square Dance Festival, June 7-10, at the Crowne Plaza DIA Hotel, 15500 East 40th Avenue, Denver, CO 80239. This location is just north of I-70 and Chambers Road.
The Festival Trail-In Dance, sold separately from the Festival registration, is Thursday, June 7, at 7:00pm, and features Colorado callers Jeff Palmer, Roger Schappell, Pat McBride, and “Bear” Miller, from all four Colorado Square Dance Councils. Many of you will enjoy this party, without attending the following three-day festival.
The Festival program begins on Friday, June 8, with the Meet and Greet for Solo Dancers (free), at 12:30pm. Dancing begins at 2:00pm on Friday and continues through Sunday morning with national callers Gary Shoemake and Jerry Gilbreath, and local callers. Gary’s keynote talk on Saturday morning is “What is Right with Square Dancing”. All registrants will have a banquet at 5:30pm Saturday. In the round dance hall will be Steve and Lori Harris and various cuers.
My transportation to the Festival will be by RTD W Line light rail to RTD Union Station, the A Line from Amtrak Union Station to 40th Ave. & Airport Blvd. Station, and #121 local bus to 40th & Chambers. However, the hotel desk attendant told me that, with a phone call, I can use the hotel shuttle to and from the 40th Ave. & Airport Blvd. Station. Rolling luggage is accommodated via ramps at all RTD stations and on all vehicles. Between the two Union Stations, easily use the elevators and RTD underground concourse.
OUR NEXT AFTERNOON DELIGHT DANCE will be Thursday, June 14, 2018 with caller Dennis Farrar from Arizona, and then on June 28 with Mike Meachum. I will provide the July-December schedule on June 14. On August 23 we’ll have caller Dee Dee Dougherty from Minnesota and Arizona.
OUR DANCES (Plus level only) are listed in the center calendar of the DAS&RDC Bulletin (nine issues each year). Ask us for a subscription form. The Bulletin exists in printed format only, and is certainly the best way to keep informed about Denver area square and round dances.
FIND US listed also in www.coloradosquaredance.com. Notices for every dance are e-mailed to the dancers who have attended in the past. Tell your friends that you like our group and invite them to come!
OUR ONLY DANCE LOCATION is at Washington Street Community Center. Find us on all 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm, at the dining hall just inside the front door, 809 South Washington Street, Denver, CO 80209 (On-street parallel parking only).
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