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A Valentine's Day gift idea: Balboa Swing Dance

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Looking for Valentine's Day gift ideas for your loved one who loves to dance? Here's one: Give her (or him) tickets to the 5th Annual Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout!

cmDance is presenting the 5th Annual Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout in Denver on the last weekend of February (February 24– 26). This event includes world-class dance instructors for three days of workshops, Balboa Swing dance contests and three nights of live music performances to satisfy your ears and feet.

The weekend will provide dancers the opportunity to learn from champion instructors Denise Phelan, Nick Williams, David Rehm, Sylvia Sykes, Laura Keat, Heather Ballew, Jeremy Otth, Kate Hedin, Bobby White, Kelly Arsenault and Mickey Fortanasce. Top-notch national DJ’s Kate Hedin and Kyle Smith will be spinning tunes all weekend long.

Is your loved on a Jazz and Swing music buff? This will be a golden opportunity to listen to some of the finest authentic Swing and Jazz music in the country.

The Second Academy Awards was held on April 3rd, 1930 at the Cocoanut Grove of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles and was hosted by Bob Hope. On Saturday, February 25th from 9:00 p.m. to midnight the theme is Oscar and the ballroom will be decorated in true Oscar fashion. Attendees are encouraged to turn out in glamorous vintage outfits and dance to the live music of Jonathan Stout and Campus Five. There will also be a contest and prize for best dressed and raffles to raise funds for the school programs.

Beginner dance lessons begin at 7 p.m. at the Denver Turnverein Ballroom, 1570 Clarkson St., Denver. Tickets are $25 at the door and include light refreshments. Discount weekend long tickets are available.

Make it a family affair! Classes are open to all ages and children 12 and under pay only $5 when a parent purchases a class at full price. Full dance festival and class pricing & schedule available by calling 303-883-6691 or online at www.balboablowout.com

Schedule of Events

  • Friday February 24
    7:00p.m. – Beginner Swing dance lesson
    8:00p.m. – DJ’d music
    9:00p.m. – 1:00am
    Performances by Ballyhoo and Diamond Dolls, andCompetitions
    Live music with Jonathan Stout and Campus Five
    Denver Turnverein Ballroom, 1570 Clarkson St., Denver
    $25 at the door/ $5 Children under 12.
    Ticket price includes light refreshments - Cash bar at venue
    1a.m. – 4a.m. Friday Late Night Dance with National DJ’s
    Denver Turnverein, 1570 Clarkson St., Denver
    $10 at the door/ $5 Children under 12
  • Saturday February 25
    7:00p.m. – Beginner Swing dance lesson
    8:00p.m. – DJ’d music
    9:00p.m. – 1:00am
    Oscar Party and Main Dance with live music of Jonathan Stout and Campus Five
    Denver Turnverein Ballroom, 1570 Clarkson St., Denver
    Contest and prizes for best Oscar glam wear
    $25 at the door/ $5 Children under 12
    Beginner dance lessons at 7 p.m
    Ticket price includes light refreshments - Cash bar at venue
    1 a.m. – 4 a.m. Late Night Dance with National DJ’s
    Denver Turnverein, 1570 Clarkson St., Denver
    $10 at the door/ $5 Children under 12
  • Sunday February 26
    6:30 p.m. - Midnight
    Dinner and Dance, Performances and Awards
    Location TBA
    $15 at the door/ $5 Children under 12

For more information, go to: www.balboablowout.com

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