Congratulations-South Denver, north Highlands ranch couple take top marks at Ballroom dance competition

Congratulations-Adventures in Dance couple take top marks at Ballroom dance competition

Spring Ballroom dance winners Robyn and William from south Denver, north Highlands Ranch.
Spring Ballroom dance winners Robyn and William from south Denver, north Highlands Ranch.

On a sunny Saturday September 20th, couples from all over Colorado (Denver, Highlands Ranch, Englewood,Ken Caryl Valley, ect.), gathered to strut their stuff at the U.S.A. dance amateur couple’s ballroom dance competition. Holly Collins, the owner of Adventures in Dance was invited to judge all of these talented and hard working couples. It was a pleasure to see everyone presenting their best.


Fall Ballroom dance winners Robyn and William from south Denver, north Highlands Ranch.
Fall Ballroom dance winners Robyn and William from south Denver, north Highlands Ranch.

Robyn Collins and William hooker from Adventures in Dance were competing in their international style Latin Samba, Cha cha, Rumba, Jive, Ballroom dances, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, and their American Smooth Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz. They took first in all their international style and most of their American style dances. Many of the dancers commented on how good they were looking at this event. We expect great things from this couple.


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Adventures in Dance Waltzes into the Littleton Scavenger hunt by Historic Littleton

Historic ballroom Dance downtown Littleton scavenger hunt
Historic ballroom Dance downtown Littleton scavenger hunt


It was a picture perfect Saturday September 13th, when the Littleton scavenger hunt kicked off. Lively tunes were tinkling in front of Town hall thanks to the Rooting Tooting Dixieland Band. At an hour to noon, Robyn & Bill from Adventures in Dance waltzed onto this historic scene. In Victorian garb, they waltzed, fox-trotted and quickstepped in front of Old Town Hall. As they caught their breath they talked to interested sleuth’s looking for clues in this fun downtown event.

What was your favorite moment? Leave us a comment below.

Historic ballroom Dance downtown Littleton scavenger hunt
Historic ballroom Dance downtown Littleton scavenger hunt

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Holly Collins
Adventures in dance

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Snow Ball a Blast!

Snow Ball a Blast!

As the sub zero winds blew, happy dancers gathered for the Adventures in Dance Snow ball. At 5pm team Craig and team Holly warmed up to meed head to heal in the first team match. Judging these single dance events was Littleton independent reported Jennifer Smith. The rules were simple, dance well and bribe the judge. You could win on either category. Dancers met as the DJ announced take your places, and danced through the smooth, latin and rhythm dances. When the dust settled, Jennifer drew up to the microphone with the results. She had been bribed with coffee, hamsters, happy puppies, a band aid, and favors in the back seat of a car. Team Craig won for the bribes. For dancing she loved the stoic Mel, and the impression of Carey Grant and Elvis that Bill gave her.

At the conclusion of some social dances, the staff came up to perform. Holly & Robyn payed a duet, followed by a Santa Mambo & Rudolph swing. Our own Jr. singer Sabrina Mc Farland came to the microphone to sing silent night sweetly. Then up from the floor arose Robyn to perform her wintery waltz with William. The show closed with Criag and Holly dancing their Tango.

With the battle won, dinner was served. And oh what a meal. Pat and Pam wowed the crowd with their succulent pork, sautéed vegetables,and cranberry applesauce.  Everyone dined in delight. When done, the dancing began. Dancers changed partners and partied into the night.

Robyn rises
Craig and Holly Tango
Team Craig
Team Holly

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Blue Bubble lady at the Candlelight walk

Blue Bubble lady at the Candlelight walk.

blue bubble lady

On a not so frosty friday December 29th, 2013 following a fantastic thanksgiving feast, Robyn from Adventures in Dance donned her blue bubble lady and headed for the  little town center for the littleton candlelight walk. She and Bill danced out the door and drew enchanted children into the center to get a free copy of Andy’s bubble lady book. She signed books, danced and charmed children waiting for santa to arrive. Thank you Robyn!

Blue Bubble lady and candlelight kids










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Passing of Pumpkin Poles

Tea party pole
Tea party pole

With winter winking at me, I mourn the passing of this year’s pumpkin poles. Me and my family had the time of our life working on the Tim Burton tea party from Alice. My young artists spent countless hours in my garage painting faces on the Hatter, Hair and Cheshire Cat. Then I had the privilege of working with Grandpa’s Attic, In-Tea, and the Tayvern to put it all together.  All their hard work paid off with a first place for best pumpkin pole.  Thank you to everyone, and happy holidays.

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March Hair
March Hair
all in the tea party
all in the tea party

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Weekly Reminder Adventures in Dance

September 3 2013


Tell a friend! Potluck Party Bring a buddy night! dancers partying

Friday, Sept. 6th from 8pm until 9:30ish

Come dance to your favorite tunes! We will be teaching micro lessons and line dances throughout the night to mix it up with all your friends and buddies.

Admission is $10 on your own, or $5 if you bring a buddy or something to share!

New! Get your Boot on! Salsa Boot Camp!

Salsa Boot Camp

Saturday Sept. 7th
from 10 am to 2pm,
$90 Per. person

Take a dance adventure into the exotic Latin dance of Salsa with this 4 hr. Boot Camp! Come delve into salsa dance deeper than you have before! $90 per person lunch included! Come delve into Salsa deeper than you have before! Located at Adventures in Dance 1500 W. Littleton Blvd. #207 Littleton Co 80120

Reserve your space today 720-276-0562

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Heart of America Dancesport and Kansas City trip.

With toes tingling and taillights jingalin Robyn, Bill and I took off at 6am thursday driving from Denver to Kansas City For the Heart of America Dancesport Championship. With the storms to our backs we made it in under 10 hours and Bill & Robyn rocked the floor and took first with the youth smooth championship.

Bill & Robyn
champions at the heart of america dancesport championship

Craig then Joined up with us and we danced in the pro am rhythm championships.

Bill, Holly, Craig, & Robyn
dancing in Kansas City

Bill took 1st, and Robyn did 4th out of 6.  Bill and Robyn then took 1 st in the novice rhythm division. Much later that night Craig and Holly Danced in the Professional Rising Star Ballroom,and took 4th.

Craig & Holly
Rising Star Standard

With the competition complete, the real fun began. The next day we took a trip to the Truman Presidential Library.

Craig & Truman
Craig feeling presidential

Where I met my new best friend, pete, the white house squirrel. I was so enamoured with him I invited him to join me at Adventures in dance. You can now meet him as well when you drop in to dance.

The next day we headed home. Along the way we stopped at the garden of eden in Lucas Kansas. This is one of the 8 wonders of Kansas. We even saw Dinsmore’s mummified remains.   Definitely a trip worth repeating. Join us next year!

garden of eden

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Holiday Dance Classis a winner

  Dancers from Adventures in Dance flew to Las Vegas last Wednesday December 8th to compete in the Holiday Dance Classic. This was the concluding event for the Global series. We were all very excited to be going
  Thursday morning dancers took to the floor to strut their stuff and vie for the top placements. The feathers flew and everyone ended with personal bests. Charles Gilliam took 2nd in all his smooth single dance events. Craig took 2nd in the global championship. 
  Friday and Saturday were spent sightseeing as the other divisions kept on dancing. We found the neon sign bone yard, and took a ride on a zip line. We then wrapped it up going to see the jersey boys.
  Sunday morning came all to soon. With a 8am curtain call, we were polishing the floorboards as the sun came up. Each competition heat was danced better than the last, and everyone hit personal bests y the end of the day. Craig took 6th in the championship standard rounds. Celebrities from “So You Think You Can Sing” and “Dancing with the Stars” concluded the evening with a musical review. This was a most memorable event! 

dancers at the ball

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Watch us online!

Can’t join us in Las Vegas? Watch us on line! We dance around noon on Thursday and again on Sunday! Check it out Ready for the ball

The Holiday Dance Classic Championships are going live!

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starStreamers will be broadcasting LIVE for the Holiday Dance Classic Championships, broadcasting every minute of the competition using an online pay-per-view streaming video service. So for you folks who cannot make it to the Holiday Classic this year, but would like to see what’s happening, you now have a way to do so online. We are excited to offer this new capability at the Holiday Dance Classic Championships and know you will be excited to see all the events live online.
Some of the advantages of using this service includes the following:

  • Friends and family of competing Pro-Am dancers will be able to watch all the action from anywhere in the world.
  • Interact with fellow viewers using starStreamers’ competition chat.
  • Professional competitions will feature commentary from ballroom experts who will also be responding to viewers’ questions via our interactive chat window.
  • Our broadcast will also feature instant polling, allowing viewers to select their own winner of the People’s Choice Award for each style.
  • Special Discount – have complete access to all five days of dancing with our All Access Pass.

starStreamers Pricing:

  • Single Day Access: $9.95.
  • All Access Pass: See the whole competition for $29.95!.

Please visit the starStreamers site for more information and to purchase online streaming video sessions.

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