Move to a Different Beat

Mar 242004
Authors: Amy Tolley

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


Jive Cats

Lincoln Center

(970) 221-6730

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