Salsa dancing, a lesson in hip-hop and disco fever may remedy
the temptation to watch thousands of hours of MTV’s Spring Break
Special. Watching hundreds of people enjoying their break might not
be the best reminder that tests, finals and papers wait for
completion here in Fort Collins.
Have a taste of Mexican culture, perhaps without a swimsuit but
still with the flair. Even have a margarita to drown the sorrows of
Spring Break past. A local group will provide you with the moves,
the music, and the setting.
The Jive Cats are hosting a salsa dancing night Tuesday on the
roof of the Rio Grande restaurant, located at 141 W. Mountain Ave.,
in Old Town. The entire night is free.
There is a half hour lesson at 7 p.m. then music and dancing for
the rest of the night. For more information visit
If salsa doesn’t get the body movin,’ learn how to break it down
with a little more funk. The Rhythm Company is hosting a
hip-hop/break dance beginner workshop for all ages and abilities.
Learn how to get into the groove Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
The lesson is at the Colorado Academy of the Arts located at
1608 Riverside Ave. The cost is $10.
If new age moves are a little too much for someone wearing a
pair of plaid pants and shaggy hair, there is a retro reunion that
can take the audience back to the days of sex and rock ‘n roll.
“Saturday Night Fever” is a flashback to the ’70s. The musical
tells the story of an ambitious, talented Brooklyn kid with a
burning desire to make it big in Manhattan. Your feet will tap to
the hit tunes such as, “Staying Alive,” “If I Can’t Have You,”
“More Than a Woman,” “You Should Be Dancing” and “Jive
The 7:30 p.m. show is at the Lincoln Center, Monday through next
Thursday. There is also a matinee on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets
start at $34.
If the drama of trying to decide which college guy or gal looks
the best in their suit doesn’t provide enough of a plot, “Tongue of
Bird” can supplement that desire. The show is at Bas Bleu Theatre
through April 24.
A search and rescue pilot combs the snowy wilderness around her
childhood home looking for a missing 12-year-old girl. She then
unexpectedly finds herself on a quest for her own childhood.
Tickets for the production are $10 for students and $15 for
adults. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees
begin at 2:30 p.m.
If the top 40 hits and club music have taken a toll and serve
only as a haunting reminder that freedom is now once again weeks
away, make a decision to listen to something else.
Anne-Marie McDermott is a luminous, bold pianist who plays with
great spirituality and sensitivity. She is a versatile musician
with a repertoire of Bach, Prokofiev, Mozart and Rachmaninov.
She will be performing at the Lincoln Center tonight at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are priced from $18 to $22.
The Rhythm Company
Bas Blue Theatre Company