Are you a newcomer who doesn’t know much about Hot Night Tango Blues Fusion Dances? Check out our ABOUT HOT NIGHTS section for common questions and answers.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, July 27th, 2018

G’Jai Jook Joint Blues Band

2018 – Hot Nights are now at DAZZLE Denver!
Dazzle hosts Denver’s best Jazz and Swing, provides amazing food, and crafty cocktails for your night out on the town.

Mark your calendars – you don’t want to miss this! Come and dance the night away to LIVE music with DJ’d Blues, Zouk, and West Coast Swing, Fusion sets during band breaks and the hour after. Tables are seated at a first come, first served basis (so arrive early).

8:30pm – 9:00pm – Drop-in Dance Lesson
9:00pm – 12:30am – Live Music with G’Jai Blues Band & Fusion sets from DJ Vartan Khachaturov featuring Blues, Fusion, Zouk & more!

Purchase tickets online or at the door
Dance $20, $15 with promo code (code: CMDANCE)
Class at 8:30 is FREE!

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SAVE THESE DATES

Hot Night Fusion Dates for 2018 at Dazzle Denver

June 9th Saturday 8:30pm
July 27th Friday 8:30pm
August 24th Friday 8:30pm
Sept 14-16th Friday–Sunday Hot Night Fusion Weekend
October 27th Saturday Halloween Fusion 8:30pm
November 10th Saturday Thankfully Friends and Fusion 8:30pm
December 1st Hot Night Holiday Party and Fundraiser 8:30pm

Parking:
Dazzle: lot across the street, valet parking at courtyard Marriott, and street parking.
Avalon: has its own parking lot

Once a month, a diverse community of people get together to share their love of tango and blues dancing and music. You’ll also see dancers throw different swing, ballroom, and Latin dances into the mix. If you’ve never danced before, we have an introductory class that will teach you the basics of typically either tango or blues. We also have all-level and intermediate classes for those with more experience. Our instructors range from locals to touring professionals of the highest quality. Our evening starts with our classes, then our DJs kick off the music all night. We also have a new optional guided practica during the dance that combines the styles from our classes into a true FUSION sequence! We sometimes feature performance in varying styles, and we often have dance demonstrations by local and national professionals. We provide snacks and coffee, and our beautiful venue has a cash bar and lounge, and a comfortable atmosphere for our patrons. Learn, dance, and meet some exceptional people at HOT NIGHTS.

CURRENT VENUE

HOT NIGHTS are currently held at:

Dazzle Denver
1512 Curtis Street, Denver, Colorado 80202

Avalon Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303

Dazzle parking: lot across the street, valet parking at courtyard Marriott, and street parking.

Avalon: has its own parking lot

Snacks and coffee are provided,
and please enjoy the cash bar

This program is supported by Denver Arts & Venues Cultural Partner Program at the McNichols Civic Center Building

About Hot Nights

What is a Hot Night?

The Hot Night is Caryn Carrrasco’s idea, our founder.  As a lifelong dancer in many styles, she wanted a place where people could just dance and focus on innovation rather than moves that are “officially” part of a particular dance.

What is Fusion?

What is Fusion? Fusion /ˈfyo͞oZHən/ Noun: The process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity. Is it relates to dance, fusion could most easily be summed up as follows: What happens when you take multiple dance influences and dance them to music that isn’t necessarily the “traditional” choice for those movements. Doing a Baleo in Blues Dance is fusion, an open position transition in Tango is Fusion.

For Beginning Dancers:

This is a great way to try more than one dance in a night and see what you like.  Find music that makes you want to dance.  Find a bridge from what you listen to, to the music that grew up with the dances.

Dance with people who are laid-back and not hung up on what dance you “should” do to music.  This is a chance to dance as you as possible and have a great time doing it.

For Advanced Dancers:

Come to Hot Night and stretch your dancing muscles.  Do Volcada with a Blues dancer, send a tango dancer into open.  Try a dance and music that is outside your same-old, same-old set of moves.  Then, when you feel it, pop back into your comfort zone and surprise the person you’re dancing with.  Hot Nights are a great way to bust that dance rut you’ve been getting into.

A Dance Event by Community-Minded Dance

Community-Minded Dance (cmDance), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, cultivates the next generation of Colorado artists through world-class educational programs that bring the global culture of social dancing to local youth and adults.

We specialize in sharing vintage dance traditions, inviting community members to experience styles such as Swing, Blues, Argentine Tango, Kizomba, and Cueca. Our professional dance instructors and guest teachers reach a diverse population of over 3000 youth through vital arts programming in public schools across the greater Denver area. We also host dance and music festivals where world-champion artists educate, entertain, and inspire audiences of all ages.

These rich cultural experiences build and strengthen the community, compelling those involved to connect, express, and transform through the power of dance.