• June 6, 2014 · 5:00 PM
  • PLPOA Clubhouse


Make plans to join us in beautiful Pagosa Springs, Colorado for a 3-day dance meetup in June 2014! Make new friends that share the love of dancing as our 'Learn to Dance' meetup group joins the 'Let's Dance Pagosa' meetup group for a weekend full of dancing, socializing & vacationing!

Description: This 3-day dance vacation features four workshops, a Saturday evening social dance, and meetups at local restaurants.

Cost: $50 per person, which includes four dance workshops and the Saturday evening social dance. Pay upon arrival.

A la carte option: $15 per workshop, per person, and $10 per person for the Saturday evening social dance.

Weekend Workshops and Saturday Social Dance: All of the workshops and the social dance will be held at the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners' Association (PLPOA) Clubhouse located at 230 Port Ave. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. This is a wonderful place for dancers. It is a beautiful building with a huge dance floor!

Each dance workshop will have two levels of classes that are taught simultaneously, one group for beginning level students and the other group for experienced level dancers. (Richard will teach one level and Debbie the other.) What will be taught in each group will be demonstrated and you can pick which group best meets your level and, also, what you would like to learn.

Accommodations: Out-of-towners will make arrangements for their own accommodations. Scroll down for suggestions on where to stay.

Group meetups at local restaurants: We will be meeting-up at a different restaurant each day. (Order off the menu and pay on-your-own.) Reservations are required for each venue, so let Richard & Debbie know in advance that you are planning to attend. (Pagosa Springs locals can give Wayne Lauffer their reservations.) All reservations need to be made through Richard & Debbie, if you are from the Colorado Springs area, or with Wayne Lauffer, if you are from the Pagosa Springs area. In order to get an accurate count and ensure there is no overlap, please, do not call the restaurant directly to reserve your space.

NOTE: Each restaurant will be adjusting their wait-staff & table set-up specifically for our group, so advance RSVPs are very important. Plan accordingly and, please, no last-minute cancellations! We want our group to have a good reputation by respecting the restaurant's need to plan for adequate wait-staff & tables without last-minute changes, so our group will be welcome back next year.

See pictures of our Pagosa Springs 2013 Dance Meetup:

June 6, 2014 (Friday)

We will begin our 3-day dance weekend by meeting-up for cocktails & dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner, we will go to the PLPOA clubhouse for a dance workshop, followed by time to practice what you have learned. Here is the schedule:

5:00pm Welcome to Pagosa! Meetup for cocktails and dinner at The View, which is the restaurant that is located inside the Quality Resort hotel (3505 W. Hwy. 160.) Order off the menu & pay-on-your-own. Make reservations, in advance, through Richard & Debbie (or Wayne.)

7:30pm Registration & warm-ups at the PLPOA clubhouse!

7:45pm-9:00pm: West Coast Swing Workshop!

9:00pm: Practice what you have learned!

June 7, 2014 (Saturday)

Dance workshops start at noon at the PLPOA Clubhouse and are followed by cocktails & dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner, we'll all return to the clubhouse for a social dance in the evening!

After combining the results from the polls sent to the Learn to Dance meetup group in Colorado Springs and the Let's Dance Pagosa meetup group in Pagosa Springs, we are featuring Hustle, Cha Cha, and Waltz in our Saturday afternoon workshops. Here is the schedule:

12:00pm-12:25pm: Check-in & warm-ups

12:30pm-1:45pm: Hustle Workshop

2:00pm-3:15pm: Cha Cha Workshop

3:30pm-4:45pm: Waltz Workshop

5:30pm Out-to-eat at Boss Hogg's Restaurant & Saloon (aka Hogsbreath Restaurant & Saloon located at 157 Navajo Trail.) Order off the menu & pay-on-your-own. Make reservations, in advance, through Richard & Debbie (or Wayne.)

8:00pm-10:00pm: Saturday Social Dance! A wide variety of music will be played, so you can practice everything you have been learning!

June 8, 2014 (Sunday)

Let's all meetup for breakfast and say our goodbyes, before the out-of-towners head home!

9:30am Meetup at The Junction for breakfast. (Located at the junction of Hwy. 160 and Hwy. 84 on the east side of town / 401 E. Pagosa St.) Order off the menu & pay-on-your-own. Make reservations, in advance, through Richard & Debbie (or Wayne.)


Out-of-towners will make their own arrangements for accommodations; however, we will post several suggested places to stay.


Econo Lodge

This motel is reasonably priced, very close to where we hold our dance workshops, and super-close to where we meet to eat. Meetup members, Holly & Jackie, stayed here last year and highly recommend it!


If you'd like to rent a condo, here are two options to check out. These condos are usually always in a location that is very convenient for meeting-up for our workshops, social dances and going out-to-eat at the local restaurants.

Wyndham Extra Holidays

Many of our meetup members look forward to staying in a Wyndham condo because the prices are very reasonable and include extras, such as a full kitchen, separate livingroom, one or more bedrooms, and most have jetted tubs, good views, etc. However, we do want to let you know ahead of time that Wyndham's primarily purpose is to sell timeshares, so be prepared to have a marketing person try to set up a time for you to learn more about what Wyndham offers. Of course, all you have to do is firmly decline that you want to sit in on a timeshare presentation, but just wanted to let you know in advance what to expect when you check-in.

Sunetha Properties

Sunetha Properties is a local realty business that offers condo rentals too. You may want to compare prices and amenties with the above condo option.

'Let's Dance Pagosa' Meetup Group: Argentine Tango Workshop!

If you are arriving earlier or staying later, check out the Let's Dance Pagosa meetup calendar for more dance opportunities! An additional Argentine tango workshop will be offered on Tuesday, June 3rd. Click on the following link for details:

About Richard & Debbie Love

Richard and Debbie are both DVIDA certified dance instructors (Dance Vision International Dance Association). Currently, they reside in Colorado Springs and operate a dance business called 'Dancing with Love' and, also, this 'Learn to Dance' meetup group. They are former residents of Pagosa Springs where they started a dance club in 2000 that is now known as 'Let's Dance Pagosa.' To continue to support dancing in this beautiful SW corner of Colorado, Richard & Debbie started a meetup group for this club, which is organized by a local resident, Wayne Lauffer. Every year, they return to their hometown of Pagosa Springs to hold a special series of dance workshops where dancers from all over Colorado can meetup to dance, socialize & vacation too! Come join this fun group for a fabulous dance-vacation! And, please, remember to RSVP on the Learn to Dance meetup group or the Let's Dance Pagosa meetup group, so we all know who is planning on attending!




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  • Holly

    Jacqui will be coming with me.

    April 25, 2014

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