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We’re All Bad at Dating

April 13th, 2019

A common lead question in the world of online dating is: “What are you looking for?” Aside from being a grammatical nightmare, this question poses its own set of anxiety-ridden answers. Because how hard in the paint do you really go in response to this question when you’re on the third line of a burgeoning digital transaction? The words that your thumbs manage to string together will inevitably become the foundation for any further communication (or lack thereof). Sidebar. Dude, didn’t you read my bio? It clearly states, “Looking for a real life human with whom to do rad things. Sucker... Read More

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

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