February 2018

from the February 2018 English Country Dance

A great deal has happened since this site was last updated.

But most of the news seems somewhat depressing.  With case numbers now going up again in Colorado, it seems unlikely that we'll be able to dance in the Fall.  Of course, I'm hoping otherwise, but it's just a hope at this point.

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And, unfortunately, some more bad news to share as well.

Roger Olds, our longtime friend and volunteer, whom you may remember dancing with at one of our events, has passed away. We'll miss him terribly. He was always there, always stayed to the end to help clean up, and always asked new folks to dance.

Roger A. Olds

NOVEMBER 16, 1951 – JUNE 20, 2020
Roger Alan Olds, born November 16, 1951 in Albuquerque NM, passed away at the age of 68 the evening of Saturday June 20, 2020 of natural causes. He began his eternal journey at his home in Denver, with family by his side. Roger was born to Leonard Elmo Olds and Grace Earlene Hoagland Olds, the second of 12 children. His places of residence included his birth state of New Mexico; Grand Island and Niagara Falls, New York; Columbus, Ohio; and Denver, Colo­rado. He graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1969 at the age of 18. He attended Rick's College (now BYU Idaho) before serving a 2-year mission in California for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After his mission he received his BA in mathematics in 1976 from Brigham Young University in Provo Utah. After finishing his degree, he began teaching, followed by many years working for Colorado Compensation Insurance Authority, later named Pinnacle Insurance.
Full Obituary

English Country Dance was the world’s longest-running dance craze.  They were immensely popular from 1630 to 1830, as seen in Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility (the Jane Austen novels, and the movies based on them).  All are invited – no partner or previous experience needed.  There is no lesson, and figures are taught as needed.  Easier dances at the beginning of the evening lead up to more elegant and graceful dances by the end of the evening. 

7:30 - 10:30 p.m. — Adults $10, Teens/Students, $6, Family rate, $25.

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Dancers at our September 2012 dance