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Hot Night Fusion Weekend


Hot Night Fusion Weekend Ever since the dawn of social dancing, people have been combining dance styles into an intertwined fusion of dance expression.

Fusion originated by blurring the lines between music and dance aesthetics and now has progressed towards becoming its own dance form where dancers seamlessly flow between styles, cultivating a whole new skill set. At Hot Night Fusion Weekend, we celebrate combination, flow, and new dimensions of music where we individually teach and study pure dance forms and then find ways to integrate them. This event supports these dance concoctions by providing 20 hours of classes throughout the weekend with top instructors from several different dance styles. Some genres will be progressive so you can choose a style to study in depth and other styles will be taught as electives to open the door to new opportunities in your dancing. The evening dance parties will take place in three different rooms at the gorgeous Curtis Hotel to themed sets played by some of the best DJs in blues, tango, latin, WCS, fusion, and beyond, and stay tuned for announcements about special guests and additional programs. So join us for an unforgettable weekend that will take your dancing to new heights. Hot Night Fusion Weekend runs concurrently with Lindy on the Rocks with classes in the same venue and a pass gets you access to all three rooms of dancing (all-access or dance only) and over 20 hours of classes (all-access pass). Save the date September 13-15, 2019!!

https://hotnightfusionweekend.org/

Registration

Hot Night Fusion Weekend is an event produced by CMDance, and is put on in conjunction with Lindy on the Rocks, and the Denver Jazz Festival.

All Access Pass

Your true all-access pass to Hot Night Fusion Weekend. Includes all dances for HNFW and Lindy on the Rocks, and all sessions for the Denver Jazz Festival, all for one low price!

Price: Currently $200

  • Minimum of 12 hours of classes

  • Access to Lindy Hop, Blues, and Fusion classes

  • Two rooms of dancing and activities during the event (Fusion, Blues, and Lindy hop)

All Music and Dances Pass

Access to dances, including two rooms of dancing and activities during the event (Fusion, Blues, and Lindy hop).

Price: $120

  • All dances during the event (September 14-16, 2018)

  • Eligibility to compete in Lindy Hop competitions

  • All music sessions for the Denver Jazz Festival

ONLINE REGISTRATION Is Open!

All Passes DO NOT include admission to the following:
Dazzle Women in Jazz Friday Lunch Performance
Dazzle Pancake Brunch – Saturday
Dazzle Pancake Brunch – Sunday

By registering for the event you agree to the following:

  • No pass-transfers or full refunds will be allowed. Instead, if a registrant can’t attend and we are notified by August 14, 2018, we will give that person credit towards next year. (note: this applies to pass credit only; no credit can be given for add-ons or won passes) If that person can’t attend next year,

  • Won passes cannot be transferred to another individual or year, and carry no cash value

  • I understand that dancing is both physical and athletic, and therefore poses some natural risks, for which I accept full responsibility. Furthermore I agree not to hold CMDance, its board members or its organizers legally or morally responsible for any injury or mental discomfort I experience under any circumstance. Therefore, I hereby waive any and all liability claims against CMDance, its organizers, board members, their agents and instructors or their agents for any and all injuries which I might suffer during, and/or as a result of, my participation in the Hot Night Fusion Weekend, September 14-September 16, 2018, in Denver, CO and its surrounding areas and parking lots. I also assume all responsibility and liability for any injuries I might suffer, or cause, during, and/or as a result of my participation in the Hot Night Fusion Weekend event, September 14 through September 16, 2018 in Denver, CO and its surrounding areas and parking lots. Furthermore, I absolve CMDance, its organizers, their agents and instructors or their agents of any and all responsibility for future injuries I might suffer or cause as a result of my participation in the Hot Night Fusion Weekend Event, September 14 through September 16, 2018, in Denver, CO, and its surrounding areas and parking lots.

  • By executing this waiver, I state that I am in good physical and mental health and know of no reason why I should be unable to fully participate in all event activities in which I partake.

  • I understand that CMDance intends to record participation in the classes, dances, and special events on video and in photographs. I expressly grant CMDance the unlimited right and authority to use any such recording in any and all media in which I appear by whatever ways or means with no obligation to me. Such recordings are the sole property of CMDance.

  • Hot Night Fusion Weekend is a private event and may refuse admission to any individual if it believes they pose a threat to any other attendees.

  • CMDance reserves the right to update these Terms and Conditions at any time, and will update our registrants with the new version when and if that occurs.

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Weekend Overview

Friday, September 14

1:00pm

Invite Only Lindy Hop Class - Invention and Creative Flow

2:15pm

Invite Only Lindy Hop Class - Invention and Creative FlowInvite Only Solo Jazz Class

3:30pm

Invite Only Lindy Hop Class - Safety Steps

4:00pm

Invite Only Solo Jazz ClassContest Check-In - Mix&Match (Open and Am) and Solo Jazz

5:15pm

Invite Only Solo Jazz Class

6:00pm

Contest Registration Cut Off

6:30pm

Competitors Meeting - Lindy Hop Mix & Match and Solo Jazz

6:45pm

Amateur Lindy Hop Mix & Match Prelims

7:15pm

Open Lindy Hop Mix & Match Prelims

7:45pm

Solo Jazz and Charleston Prelims

8:00pm

Drop In Lesson

8:30pm

Jonathan Stout and The Rugcutters featuring Hilary Alexander

9:00pm

NaturalTango Quintet
Fusion Dancing

9:30pm

Amateur Lindy Hop Mix & Match FinalsJonathan Stout and The Rugcutters featuring Hilary Alexander

10:00pm

Solo Jazz and Charleston Finals

10:30pm

Open Lindy Hop Mix & Match FinalsJonathan Stout and The Rugcutters featuring Hilary Alexander

12:00am

Hal Smith's Swing Central

1:00am

Friday Night Awards
Hal Smith's Swing Central

2:00am

Hal Smith's Swing Central

Saturday, September 15

10:00am

Rhythmic Fusion - Fusion
Lindy Hop Class - Fundamentals - Move Your Body Good-er
Lindy Hop Class - Technique - Connecting with Humans
Lindy Hop Class - Topics - Remixes of the 6's

11:15am

Lyrical Fusion - Fusion
Lindy Hop Class - Fundamentals - Move Your Body Good-er
Lindy Hop Class - Technique - TBA
Lindy Hop Class - Topics - Solo Jazz Routine

12:30pm

Dancing Outside the Box - Fusion
Lindy Hop Class - Fundamentals - Watch Your 6
Lindy Hop Class - Technique - TBA
Lindy Hop Class - Topics - 2 Scoops with Everything on Top

1:45pm

Drag Blues For All - Fusion
Zouk Connection - Fusion
Dance Injury Prevention and Maintenance
Topics - Fun & Style

2:00pm

Panel Discussion - Black Culture in Jazz

3:00pm

Fusion Class - Tango Rebounds
House Dance
Tranky Doo

3:15pm

Hal Smith's Swing Central

4:30pm

Battle on the Rocks
Bobby Floyd Quartet

5:15pm

Contest Check-In - Strictly (Amateur and Hellzapoppin')

6:45pm

Contest Registration Cut Off

7:15pm

Competitors Meeting - Amateur Strictly and Hellzapoppin Strictly

7:30pm

Lindy Hop Amateur Strictly - Prelims

7:45pm

Lindy Hop Hellzapoppin' Strictly Prelims

8:00pm

Drop In Lesson

8:30pm

Jonathan Stout Orchestra featuring Hilary Alexander

9:00pm

Chance's End

9:30pm

Lindy Hop Amateur Strictly FinalsJonathan Stout Orchestra featuring Hilary Alexander

10:00pm

Chance's End

10:30pm

Lindy Hop Hellzapoppin' Strictly FinalsJonathan Stout Orchestra featuring Hilary Alexander

11:00pm

Chance's End

11:59pm

Late Night Fusion Dancing

12:00am

Red Hot Rhythm Rocket

1:00am

Saturday Night Awards

1:15am

Red Hot Rhythm Rocket

2:15am

Red Hot Rhythm Rocket

Sunday, September 16

11:00am

Let's Get Connected - Blues
Lindy Hop Class - Fundamentals - The So-Cal Basics
Lindy Hop Class - Technique - Connection in Motion
Lindy Hop Class - Topics - TBA

12:15pm

What's the Rhythm? - Blues
Lindy Hop Class - Fundamentals - The Art of Social Dancing
Lindy Hop Class - Technique - TBA
Lindy Hop Class - Topics - St Louis Shag

1:30pm

Blues Punctuation - Blues
Lindy Hop Class - Fundamentals - Rhythm in Phrasing
Lindy Hop Class - Technique - It's all in the Hips
Lindy Hop Class - Topics - St Louis Shag

2:45pm

Afrobeats, Kuduro, and Dancehall Fusion - Solo Movement
Zouk Fundamentals - Zouk

3:30pm

Bobby Floyd Trio
Denver Jazz Club Youth All-Stars

4:00pm

Dragging it Out - Drag Blues

8:00pm

Jonathan Doyle Swingtet

9:00pm

Jonathan Doyle Swingtet
Diana Castro & The Big Time Band

10:00pm

Jonathan Doyle Swingtet

Intructors

Hot Night Fusion Weekend 2018 Instructors

Nicole Trissell

With more than 20 years of dance training and over a decade of teaching under her belt, Nicole is a movement and communication professional with a mission.

Nicole enjoys enabling dancers to use their body in the most healthy way possible and her ability to diagnose and change postural issues is only exceeded by her love for cultivating dance as an art form. Whether you want to add technical excellence to your dance or experience music in a whole new, visceral way, Nicole has got you covered. Dance has been one of the most important forces for growth in Nicole’s life and she is excited to share her joy of dance with you.

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Nathaniel Abrea

Nathaniel is a nationally acclaimed blues dancer who loves to social dance, compete, and teach as much as he sleeps. He is known for having precise musicality, playful movements, and expressive body shaping as a lead, follow, and solo dancer.

Nathaniel first explored dancing through a catchy choreography on YouTube in his bedroom, and continues to do so to this day. Coming from a non-technical background, he is highly attuned to his intuition for body mechanics and musicality. His intuition-first approach allows him to craft intellectually accessible and relatable lessons that reward students with new techniques to challenge themselves on their own time. He also executes each lesson with as much patience as he has excitement, and hopes to empower his students to start navigating their own personal expression within Blues.

Nathaniel has worked with dedication in the past several years, and competed and placed at many national events such as: BluesSHOUT!, Austin Blues Party, Rose City Blues, and more. He has won competitions as a Lead, Follow, and Solo dancer, and is proudly recognized as the first to officially qualify in the Blues All Star division as both a Follow and a Lead.
Nathaniel continually strives for new ways to grow, and for more things to learn, in hopes that he can share his newfound knowledge and experiences with his students.

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Joe Demers & Jes Cutler

Joe DeMers and Jes Cutler have been teaching together for three years. They are powerhouse instructors who engage total beginners to experienced dancers. In an intensive, ‘all-levels’ approach, they leave students feeling focused, guided, included, and encouraged. As teachers, they have beautiful interplay and teach strongly to both roles. Followers in their class feel equally challenged and focused in their experience of technique, movement, and making beautiful lines, shapes and expressions.

Drag Blues is a lovely dance culmination of Blues aesthetic, jazz elements, dynamic shapes, soft close embrace connection, and Frame Matching. Joe and Jes explore the range of musicality and shapes within a partnership, alignment, body mechanics, and teach moves for the social dance floor. They give language to connection in a way that empowers partners to clearly express timing, shape changes, weight transfers, and a sharing of energy that is efficient, comfortable and fun.

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LaTasha Barnes

LaTasha “Tasha” Barnes is an artist, dancer, entrepreneur, and ambassador of culture. Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Tasha has enjoyed much of her life immersed in jazz, funk, soul, and R&B music and dance thanks to her DJ father and dancing family. Having turned that lifelong passion into cultural activism she serves towards achieving the mission of Urban Artistry, Inc to preserve the arts that represent the urban experience, as a directing member, performer and educator. She is celebrated for her musicality, athleticism, and joyful presence throughout all her dance forms which include: House, Hip Hop, Waacking, Vernacular Jazz, and Lindy Hop. Through her own expression and endeavors Tasha hopes to inspire fellow artists to cultivate an authentic sense of self in their creative expressions and daily lives.

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Rachel Farley

Rachel is a Movement Coach and Certified Neurosculpting® Facilitator. She is dedicated to developing customized workshops that provide sustainable tools to empower businesses, dancers, social justice activists, and educators to thrive. Participants leave workshops with a deeper understanding of how our minds and bodies are intrinsically linked and in constant communication. Rachel received her B.S. in Pure Mathematics and Secondary Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Masters in Educational Policy and Leadership from University of Colorado at Denver. After teaching in urban high schools for 7 years, Rachel left the classroom to pursue her goal of combining dance and mindfulness practices to strengthen communities by cultivating healthier relationships rooted in trust and empathy. With over 23 years of experience in partner dancing including Brazilian Zouk, Lindy Hop, Blues, and Ballroom, she approaches the body and brain from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Workshops incorporate the 5 step Neurosculpting® process to regulate our emotions, heighten neuroplasticity, and edit our stories in a way that better serve us. Contact Rachel with questions and ideas regarding workshops, private meditation and/or dance, small group session or just to say “Hello!”

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Donato Juárez

Donato is one of the most talented of the new generation of tango dancers in Argentina. Musical, elegant, precise, driven, Donato teaches tango as he dances it: with energy, passion and sensitivity. From his hometown of Mar del Plata in Argentina, he has been part of a group of enthusiastic young dancers that has continued to tirelessly explore the intricacies of this dance. He has studied with many renowned teachers who were quick to notice his impressive technical skills.

Donato has been invited to international tango festivals in the United States, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Europe (Italy, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Greece, Switzerland, Finland), and Mexico and has performed in many theaters in Argentina. He has been invited to perform, with Cecilia Gonzalez, in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 International Argentine Tango Congresses (CITA) in Buenos Aires. Since 2009 he also takes part as a master teacher .

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Diana Cruz

Originally from Asunción, Paraguay, she began her dance studies in her home country: Centro de Artes Cascanueces, Luque; Instituto de Bellas Artes, Asunción; Instituto Municipal de Arte, Asunción. The process of dance-learning placed her in various Performing Arts schools around Argentina, Brazil and Chile.

As a professional dancer, she joined several ballet companies, such as: Ballet Clásico y Moderno Municipal de Asunción, Ballet Uninorte (Asunción), Compañía Intermitente de Danza Contemporánea (Asunción), David Taylor Dance Theatre (Denver).

Diana has received a Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Certification by BASI (Body Arts and Science International). She has taught the Pilates method in several studios of Asunción, Buenos Aires, and continues teaching intermittently in Denver, CO.

Her discovery of Argentine Tango has given her yet another turn in the never-ending, cyclical journey of exploring new ways of moving and expressing. She is currently teaching and performing Argentine Tango around the U.S. and abroad, in a dance partnership with Nick Jones, as well as continuing to develop her solo carrier as teacher, choreographer, producer, director and performer. Her work as a choreographer includes pieces in dance productions like: the “Tango Zone” (NY), “Tango Times”, “Cortinas”, “Avenida Vivencias”, “Piazzolla, En Sus Palabras” (CO). She produced and directed various dance production, such as “Avenida Vivencias” (2015), the innovative experimental production “Oniria Tango” (2016), “Estación NaturalTango” (2017), and the upcoming “Nostalgias” (April, 2018).

Diana incorporates her multi-disciplinary techniques (Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Modern Dance, Latin American Folk Dances, Pilates, Yoga, Singing, Poetic Interpretation and many Tango Dance styles) into one cohesive dance. She uses these techniques to create powerful, musical, unique performances. Her understanding of biomechanics gives her an astute approach as a movement teacher. She studied Poetic Interpretation and Voice Training throughout the years of dance training; and joining the Orquesta Típica Natural Tango, as a singer, in 2010, has been an important addition to her artistic career. She holds a degree in Psychology from the Universidad Nacional de Asunción, a study that has enhanced her understanding of the human mind and body interaction. Miss Cruz has created her own line of Tango shoes for women, Cruzartango, which is a continual exploration of organic and ergonomic dance shoes.

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Bennie Vo

Bennie is a licensed massage therapist with certifications in medical massage, neuromuscular massage, trigger point therapy and spurts massage. He is teaching a class focused on injury prevention for Dancers. The main topics covered are common injuries for Dancers, how to recognize these issues and self and partnered exercises.

Lindy On The Rocks 2018 is run in Conjunction with Hot Night Fusion Weekend 2018… All Access passes give you access to Lindy Hop classes as well as the fusion classes. Lindy on the Rocks has brought in Skye Humphries, Gaby Cook, Nathan Bugh, Latasha Barnes, Joshua McClean, Jenna Applegarth, and Jon Tigert to teach swing classes. Read more about these instructors HERE.

Class Descriptions

Friday

8:30-9:15 Diana & Donato – Tango

Saturday

1:45-2:45 Nicole – Fusion
Rhythmic Fusion

Rhythms are the foundation, the ground upon which many dance styles are built. Rhythms in music and dance span cultures, continents, and time. In this class we’ll delve into the rhythms of the vast array of fusion music we dance to, excavating layers of expression to help unite our dance backgrounds and partnerships.

1:45-2:45 Jes & Joe – Drag Blues
Drag Blues for All

Join us for fun Drag Blues sequences, including social dance moves & techniques.

3:00-4:00 Diana & Donato – Tango

4:15-5:15 Nicole – Fusion
Dancing Outside the Box

We all bring dance and movement backgrounds to our fusion dancing. Rhythmic patterns, connection styles, that are familiar and are easy tools to fall back on. We’ll take a look our boxes, learn how to adapt to the ones our partners might bring to the dance floor, and use this awareness to start breaking out of them to try something new!

4:15-5:15 Rachel – Zouk
Zouk Connection

Join Rachel in an exploration of connection within Brazilian Zouk. While she preaches “it’s all about connection” she does not ask her students “just to feel it”. You will develop the necessary somatic responses and physical discipline required to communicate, move as a unit, and connect. As a group, we will seek to heighten our sensitivity and understand the practical skills necessary to develop a seamless social dance such as tone, balance, body mechanics, quality of movement, and musicality. Connecting involves surrender, vulnerability, and responsibility, whether you’re connecting with a partner, the music, or yourself.

8:30-9:15 Local Instructors – Fusion

Sunday

2:45-3:45 – Nicole & Nathaniel – Blues
Let’s Get Connected

From basics to the weird stuff, we’ll explore the full range of connections used across Blues styles. With a strong emphasis on a conversational connection, we’ll lean, twist, and stretch our way to super connected dances.

2:45-3:45 – Jes & Joe – Drag Blues
Dragging It Out

Create Drag Blues moments of lag, including leg sweeps, soft shapes, and stretch.

4:00-5:00 – Nicole & Nathaniel – Blues
What’s the Rhythm?

Welcome to Blues Rhythms! In this crash course we’ll start by identifying common blues rhythms and putting them in our bodies. Then we’ll bring them into partnership by exploring how both partners can rhythmically riff with each other, and with the music to harmonize with the song.

4:00-5:00 – Rachel – Zouk
Zouk Fundamentals

Apply your knowledge of connection to several basic figures and shapes within Brazilian Zouk. This class will focus on essential concepts such as timing, frame, and balance to ensure your basics are clean, clear and comfortable.

5:15-6:15 Nicole – Blues
Punctuation

Punctuation is important. It breaks up our thoughts, makes us easier to understand and can even add some pizazz to our communication. This class will focus on blues moves and choices that break up, accent, and punctuate our dancing so our expression can really shine.

5:15-6:15 Nathaniel – Afrobeats, Kuduro, and Dancehall
Afro-Dancehall Fusion

Come learn some dance moves and sequences that are trending among the Afrobeats, Kuduro, and Dancehall scenes such as the Gwara Gwara, Azonto, Abrir, Cloud Nine, and more. The moves we learn will then be reinforced through a 30-second or longer choreo, depending on the flow of class.

8:30-9:15 Local Instructors – Blues

Live Music & DJs

Live Music & DJs

These folks are bringing you sweet tunes to keep the dancing going all weekend.

NaturalTango Quintet – Friday Night

We are excited to welcome the NaturalTango Quintet, one of Denver’s favorites, to the stage on Friday night. One of the most exhilarating experiences in dance is to be in a milonga with a live orchestra. Experience the energy from the musicians and a sound that fills up even the cracks between the floorboards, this is one of those rare moments where inspiration meets reality!”

The NaturalTango Orchestra was formed in 2008 and has since evolved into one of the most exhilarating and coherent tango orchestras in the States. Our goal is to work with excellent musicians to create danceable live music. The traditional instrumentation and excellent arrangements of this tango orchestra make it a must see event! The orchestra focuses on the golden age works of major orchestras like Carlos Di Sarli, Juan D’Arienzo & Osvaldo Fresedo.

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Chance’s End – Saturday Night

As Chance’s End, San Francisco-based producer Ryan Avery creates electronic music fronted by solo violin. The project was formed in 2001 to explore how acoustic violin sounds when featured prominently in places it normally isn’t. With a laid-back downtempo sound reminiscent of Groove Armada, the group is helping redefine the role of the violin in popular music.

A violinist for almost 30 years, Ryan first studied as a classical musician before branching out into other styles such as bluegrass, blues, and jazz. Ryan began mixing violin and electronica to add a unique element to his early electronic productions, out of which Chance’s End was born. Vocalist Emily Zisman was brought on in 2010, whose experience with folk music, soul, and swing now also figure prominently in the group’s music. The duo’s very different backgrounds make electronica the perfect common ground to blend their styles and influences. You can hear some of their music HERE.

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Diana & The Big Time Band – Sunday Night

Diana Castro leads the Big Time Band with big time vocals. Hailing from New Orleans, Diana is a local gem to Denver’s party scene. The Big Time Band features Blues, Soul, R&B, Funk, Pop music and more to keep you dancing the night away. Diana has a unique energy and captivates her audiences while singing everything from Etta James’ to Michael Jackson’s popular hits. Hot Night Fusion Weekend is so lucky to have a band that provides such variety for our dancers.

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DJs

La Wanna M. Larson aka LL DJ Wannie

La Wanna has an unique connection to the dance world. She served as the executive director of Black American West Museum and curator. She believes music, culture and history is the rhythm of our society.
La Wanna is now the assistant executive director of CMDance. Each year this innovative non profit brings the arts to thousands of students in their classroom, dance events and monthly dances.
LL DJ Wannie is a fusion DJ with roots in West Coast Swing, Blues, Soul, Zouk, Rhythm and Blues, EDM, Ballroom and more. She is a seasoned DJ who has been invited and played at numerous major dance events and local dances. She plays a mix of new and classic music to create a memorable set. She travels regularly across the country to DJ and dance at dance events.
A fun fact about La Wanna is she is related to Otis Spann a legendary Blues artist.

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John Miller

Since the age of 17, John has DJed nearly everything, from 7-person house parties to 700-person festivals, high-school sock-hops, weddings, and funerals (very little dancing at the latter). His selections are the result of intensive study and a love for the eclectic. He specializes in DJing Tango from all eras, Blues on vinyl, and fusion.

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Colin Newton

Michael Moll

Venues

Dazzle Jazz Club
1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Dazzle Jazz Club has been a staple in the live music scene since 2002. Rated as Denver’s Best Jazz club by Westword Magazine for 15 years running, Dazzle is a live music and culinary staple in the Denver arts scene. Now located in the historic Baur’s building, Dazzle’s history is combined with one of Denver’s oldest iconic landmarks. Dazzle Jazz boasts delicious food, great atmosphere, and premium cocktails.

Parking: There is metered street parking available, as well as a parking garage and lot (available all day) within 2 blocks of Dazzle. Parking garages and lots start at $12/day. Parking meters are free on Sundays.

Dances: Friday-Sunday Main/Late Night dances, Panel discussions, Women in Jazz, and Denver Jazz Festival music programming (during the day) are located at this venue.

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The Studio Loft at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
1400 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

The Studio Loft is an beautiful event space with a cathedral ceiling, exposed brick, warm-colored walls, and a spacious wood dance floor. This venue has vast room, a bar, and plenty of seating.

Parking: There is metered street parking available, as well as a parking garage and lot (available all day) within 2 blocks of the Opera House. Parking garages and lots start at $12/day. Parking meters are free on Sundays.

Dances & Performance: All Lindy dances and Battle on the Rocks will be held here.

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The Curtis Hotel
1405 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80202

The Curtis Hotel is an eclectic styled hotel with multiple ballrooms perfect for hosting our dance classes. We have secured a room block for $129 a night. All ballrooms are located on the 3rd floor of the hotel, and you do not need to be staying at the hotel to access the ballrooms. Marco Polo, Red Rover, and Hopscotch ballrooms will be available for classes during the day.

Parking: There is metered street parking available, as well as a parking garage and lot (available all day) within 2 blocks of the hotel. The hotel also has valet parking available for $45/day. Parking garages and lots start at $12/day. Parking meters are free on Sundays.

Classes: Fusion classes will be held here, check the schedule to find out which ones.

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Volunteer

CMDance is changing our format for volunteers for the 2018 year. Volunteers (now recognized as Event Staff) will get reimbursed $$ per hour for their work. If you are interested in working at the event, please read the following information, and fill out this form. Feel free to direct any questions to JoeS@cmdance.org or Kara@cmdance.org(Event Directors).

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  • You will need to purchase a pass to the event. If you are in a financial situation that makes this not possible for you, please contact Event Director Joe Smith at JoeS@CMDance.org for information on getting a case by case exception to this rule.

  • Workers at the event will be paid $10.20/hr of work completed. Payment will be paid at the end of the event.

  • Please be prepared to fill out a W9 at the event before you receive payment.

  • Workers are able to work as many, or as little shifts as they would like.Most shifts are 1 hour blocks of time, some shifts require a 2-3 hour block of time, which will be indicated in the schedule when signing up for shifts.

  • Once the schedule has been finalized, the worker is required to cover their shift if they are no longer able to work for a time that they signed up for.

  • Workers are responsible for managing their own schedule. i.e. Don’t sign up for a shift during contest prelims if you are competing.

  • All workers must adhere to responsibilities provided to workers prior to the event.

Housing

Hot Night Fusion Weekend is thrilled to have out of town visitors for the event. We work hard to help facilitate affordable accommodations for those travelling to Denver for the weekend. We have a nifty HOUSING FORM for you to fill out.

However, housing is NOT guaranteed, and the housing form will be closed August 25th, 2018!

We have secured a small block of rooms at The Curtis Hotel.

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