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Hot Night Fusion July 25th

cmDance Hot Night Fusion

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 AM (MDT)

Hot Night Fusion July 25th

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Evening Pass   more info Ended $24.00 $2.19
Evening Student/Seniors   more info Ended $22.00 $2.09
First Class   more info Ended $8.00 $1.39
Second Class   more info Ended $8.00 $1.39
Dance Pass   more info Ended $10.00 $1.49
Dance Pass Student Dance/Seniors   more info Ended $8.00 $1.39
School Program Donations   more info Ended
After 12 Ended $5.00 $1.24

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Hot Nights

cmDance's Hot Nights are Colorado's premier Tango Blues Fusion Night.  They have been running since 2004 and are a great way to kick back, relax, and have a good time dancing to traditional tango, blues, and alternative music.  

Whether you're new to dancing or a master of several styles, hot night has something for you. 


Upcoming Hot Nights

July 25th, August 8th, September 19th, October 10th , November 8th, December 12th 

McNichols Civic Center Building 144 West Colfax Downtown Denver.

Parking is available on the street or at the Denver Post parking garage. 


July 25th

Just another sultry Hot Night oTango~Blues~Fusion

Featuring instruction by:

Blues: Nickolas Buchanan and Sara Deckard

Tango: Tara Fortier and Carol Morris

Intro: Ron Johnson and Caryn Carrasco

DJ's: John Miller and Nathanael Volckening 



Blues Instructors:

Sara Deckard 

Sara Deckard, though never classically trained, has been dancing since her mother taught her how to "mash potatoes" as a little girl. In 2004, she fell in love with the dances of the Jazz Age. As a teacher, Sara is spirited and encouraging. She emphasizes staying true to the spirit of the dance and creating authentic, organic movement while maintaining one's own creative voice and, of course, having as much fun as possible. She strives to give her students the confidence to get out and let their spirit move, experiment with new steps and celebrate happy accidents.

Nickolas Buchanan

Was born... Then he grew up in Michigan listening to Polkas, Motown, Metal, R&B,Gangster Rap, and Hip-Hop. He discovered Jazz one day while listening to NPR! Falling in love with the music, it was only a matter of time before he found Lindy Hop. Nickolas has been a student of American vernacular dances for 10 years and teaching for about 7. His passion extends to all of the "Swing Era Dances" including but not limited to Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, East Coast, Collegiate Shag, Solo Jazz, a tiny bit-o Hoofin' and last but certainly not least yummy yummy Blues! Nickolas loves that old timey stuff!

Current Jam: Yellow Dog Blues 6 minutes of whatever you want!


Tango Instructors:TBA

Tara Fortier 

Tara Fortier is a very beautiful, elegant and yet an extremely powerful dancer. Known as an excellent leader and follower, she has been teaching tango internationally since 2003 and is one of the few North Americans who has taught at a major festival in Buenos Aires. With a clear and precise perspective on the dance, Tara emphasizes natural movement and clear body mechanics in her teaching and her dancing.


Carol Morris

Carol Morris has been doing Argentine tango for over 10 years and a member of the blues community in Colorado for several years. She is a big supporter of the arts in Colorado and the producer of “Behind the Ogden”, a small music venue in downtown Denver.


Intro Instructors:

Caryn Carrasco

Ron Johnson




John Miller  

John Miller HN

John began dancing at the age of 18, never suspecting that Tango would eventually take over his entire life. When that realization struck, he decided to pursue Tango as a career and has been teaching full time since 2009. John is regularly invited to teach and DJ at numerous dance events across North America, including Denver’s Natural Tango Festival, Burning Tango in McCloud, CA, the Albuquerque Tango Festival, Mala Leche in New York City, and the Toronto Tango Experience.






Nathanael Volckening

Nathaniel is a Blues/Fusion enthusiast who has been exploring and pushing the boundaries of partnered dance for over five years. As an instructor and DJ he has worked both nationally and abroad to find ways of bridging tradition and contemporary movement. When DJing, he enjoys drawing from a multitude of musical genres to inspire greater creativy and connection on the dance floor.




Hot Night 

Doors open 6:30pm

3 Classes for all levels: 7:00pm and 9:00pm




Nickolas and Sara:  7-8:00pm

Blues: Rhythm variations and cool Blues basics 


Tara Fortier and Carol Morris: 8-9pm


Caryn Carrasco and Ron Johnson: 8-9pm 

Introduction to social dance: For those new to partner and social dancing


Milonga and Dance: 9:00pm - 1:45pm


Have questions about Hot Night Fusion July 25th? Contact cmDance Hot Night Fusion

When & Where

McNichols Civic Center Building
144 West Colfax
Denver, CO

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 AM (MDT)

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cmDance Hot Night Fusion

What is a Hot Night?

The Hot Night is an idea of our founder Caryn Carrasco.  As a lifelong dancer in many styles, she wanted a place where people could just dance and focus on connection rather than whether a move is "officially" part of a particular dance.

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:

When in a partner dance, the dancers use movement and techniques from more than one dance, while dancing to music not necessarily associated with the dances being mixed.\\

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