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The Art, Soul, and History of Blues Dancing & Where to Go in Colorado Springs

February 22nd, 2019

What is blues dancing, exactly? Blues is an intricate fusion of concepts from all styles of dance. Blues music allows for improvisation and interpretation that doesn’t exist in many partner dances. It’s a much slower and freer dance than other social dances that allows for virtually any type of connection with the music. The movements and general expressions within blues dancing can take on moods like contemplative, sad, powerful, playful, and poetic. History of Blues Music Today, many passionate musicians and dancers are keeping the blues scene alive. It began in the communities that adored... Read More

Manitou Incline Stands Tall for a Century over the Pikes Peak Region

January 24th, 2019
Manitou Springs

The Manitou Incline is recognized by athletes and locals as the ideal place in Colorado to get a solid cardio training session. It’s one of the area’s most loved workouts. Fitness enthusiasts enjoy the thrill of climbing a vertical mile that’s 2,000 feet tall, the outstanding views, and the accessibility of having such a workout nearby. The trail was initially a railroad track built with 2,744 railroad ties, some of which are now the current steps of the trail. All in all, this workout is an extreme one. It took dedication to get the incline legalized for hiking by a few teams of locals,... Read More

How to Have A Safe and Exhilarating Colorado Trail Run

December 21st, 2018
Colorado Trail Running

The state of Colorado has a reputation for being a recreational mecca, and trail running is easily one of the most popular activities around. Since the state has approximately 37,254 miles of hiking trails, you’re bound to find a new favorite here if you haven’t already. You can access the map of the trails in one place at the Colorado Trail Explorer. The Colorado Trail Explorer initiative was started as a part of the “Colorado the Beautiful Project” by Governor John Hickenlooper and was created with the aim of increasing public interest in staying active outdoors. The Denver Post reported... Read More

An Ode to Lindy Hop & The Science Behind Swing

November 23rd, 2018
Lindy Hop Dancing in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is often recognized for the natural wonders of the area, but many often don’t realize that there is a lively swing dance scene hiding among the theatre, music, and arts culture. Dancing is nothing new. Depictions of dancers were illustrated on cave walls like in the Magura caves of Bulgaria. Babies even intuitively move along with the music. Though certain groups prohibit it, almost every culture has an inclination to dance. Since I was lucky enough to grow up in the area, I’m thrilled that smaller cities like Colorado Springs are dipping their toes in this cultural gem. I... Read More