Dancing in Denver to ring in the new year 2017

Dancing in Denver to ring in the new year 2017dancers-at-new-year-dance

Don’t you love to get out of the house to dance and party? New Year’s Eve is the last party of the year, and what better way to spend it than to ballroom dance with new and old friends. Which is exactly what Craig and I did in Denver to end 2016, and ring in 2017.

We had the privilege of being invited to join Tom and Judy McWilliams at the Denver Country Club for an exciting evening of dining and ballroom dancing. We were delighted to attend with Kevin Rudolph, Valerie Wassail, Larry and Sheryl Gray. There was a black-tie dress code for the evening; the gentlemen stunning and the ladies lovely.new-year-ballroom-dance

We arrived at 7:30 pm for a lovely cocktail hour and dined on seafood and salads. After dinner, the band, “Look Both Ways” started to play. They were excellent, playing classic rock tunes to set your toes tapping. Everyone got up to swing, rumba, cha-cha and cowboy cha-cha. They even pulled out a waltz that packed the floor.

For the intermission, the band announced a twist contest. Everyone packed the floor to show off their great twist moves. The judges picked 3 finalists, who danced a second round. All 3 ladies tied. They were Judy Mc Williams, Holly Collins, and a lovely lady in silver. The band awarded them stemless wine glasses.

The next game was “name that tune and artist”. We all had so much fun guessing who recorded each hit tune and when the clock chimed midnight we got to sing “Auld Lang Syne”. We raised out glasses and toasted in the new year and I had the best time ballroom, Latin and swing dancing in the new year.

Holly Collins
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