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The salsa was hot, hot, hot


Vicky Dorvee

Dancing Under the Stars’ inaugural event in Niwot welcomed nearly 200 participants at the Cottonwood Square Shopping Center.

Dancing Under the Stars’ inaugural evening in Niwot had an estimated 200 smiling dancers cha-cha-cha-ing in temperatures over 90 degrees in the Cottonwood Square Shopping Center’s west parking lot. It would have been a hot event regardless, given the Latin music playing and the excitement of the social event.

Some participants came to town from Denver and Ft. Collins, organizer Catherine McHale reported. The event started at 7 p.m. with a lesson on salsa steps and the number of dancers grew as the event progressed to the open dancing portion of the evening until 9:45 p.m.

The dance series will continue for five more Friday nights. Swing will be the featured style on July 26, Aug. 9, and Aug. 23 and Salsa will be featured again on Aug. 2 and Aug. 16.

Vicky Dorvee

Photo by Vicky Dorvee Two professional salsa instructors led a group of dancers through some basic steps during the first Dancing Under the Stars Niwot event.


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