Thursday, October 15, 2009

Halloween Dance - Glenwood Springs

It's getting that time to think about ghosts and goblins. In making your plans for Halloween, I hope that you will plan on spending the evening at my home for a Halloween Dance, complete with a Costume Contest. The cost for the dance is $15.00, with proceeds going to the Cliff Keene fund at American Bank. (See previous post) Prizes will include 4 private dance lessons, gift items and more. The dance will start at 8:00 and will conclude sometime after midnight. I assure you a good time will be had by all. If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to call me at: (970) 778-6593.

News Regarding Cliff Keene

Many of you know Cliff and have asked for an update on his medical problems. GREAT NEWS! On Friday of last week, Cliff received a call that they had a new liver for him. He drove to Denver and the liver was delivered to University Hospital around 5:00. He underwent surgery and is doing well. Following is an email that was sent to me by a mutual friend. We will try and keep you updated on his ongoing recovery.

Friends of Dr. Cliff Keen

Dr. Cliff Keen is a local chiropractor that has lived
in Glenwood Springs since 1993. He has three
children Derek (28), Adam (26), and Alyson (23),
which live throughout Colorado. Outside of his
office Cliff has been involved in the community
through a variety of interests including: the
Glenwood Springs Chamber, Defiance Community
Players, Mountain Madrigal Singers, and Tango

In February of this year Cliff Keen was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, which caused liver failure. Three weeks ago he was accepted to the national transplant list and on Friday October 9th, 2009 Cliff received the call that a donor match was available. At 6:00 pm that night he underwent a transplant surgery. The surgery went well and Cliff is currently recovering at the University Hospital in Denver. His expected recovery time in Denver is 6 to 8 weeks.

As you can imagine, this is a very expensive procedure with a number of continuing costs due to prescriptions and examinations. In addition, Dr. Keen will be unable to work for a lengthy period of time. In order to help Cliff with expenses while he is recovering, an account has been set up at American National Bank, For The Benefit Of Cliff Keen.

Your Support, Prayers and Friendship are deeply appreciated.

For any further questions please contact:
Bev Emmons: (970) 618- 4912
Alyson Keen: (970) 219-8569

Hi Again,

Cliff was moved from ICU to Transplant floor today (Tuesday):

University Hospital, Cliff Keen, Room 606 Bed B, Aurora, Colorado 80045

He is doing good and sounds great.

I have delivered the attached letter to American National Bank, 401 27th Street Office Building and the Glenwood Post.

I will be leaving for Denver to Visit Cliff tomorrow afternoon and then out of town for my own Family Business on Thursday 15th and returning on Tuesday the 20th........If you need to contact someone for information regarding Cliff
Please call Rhonda Williams at 984-2335.

Thank you for your support and concern for Cliff Keen,

Bev Emmons

Bev Emmons Broker, Inc.
P.O. Box 2701
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
(970) 384-0668
Cell (970) 618-5912
Fax: (866) 345-0826

Community Center - October New Classes

The new classes are starting at the Community Center October 23 are:

7:00 Beginning Salsa
8:00 Intermediate Salsa
9:00 Intermediate Country/Western 2-Step and Waltz

The Community Center is going to be handling drop-ins a little different so that your name will appear on the roster. If possible, please try and get to the Center 5 to 10 minutes before classes is schedule to start. They are trying to prevent a loss of income to the Center and to me by making sure that everyone pays for the classes they take. Thank you for your cooperation in making this work better for all.

I look forward to seeing all of you at the Community Center on the 23rd. Lesly

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Tango Classes Available

These classes are being taught by Amy Beaudet who has recently moved here from the East Coast.

Continuing Tango
Crystal River Ballet Studio
826 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO (Behind Dollar General)
All levels welcome. No partner necessary.
$40 for October, or $12 for drop in.
No street shoes. All leather soles only.

Beginner Tango starts at CMC Lappala Center, on October 30th at 5:30pm!
This is a four week session from 10/30-11/20. No partner necessary, and no street shoes!
See their website for details, or call: 970-963-2172

Saturday, September 26, 2009

October 4 - Workshop and Dance

Sunday, October 4, 2009

3 - 4:30 West Coast Swing Syncopations
4:30 - 6 Intermediate/Advanced ChaCha

$15.00 each or $25 for both. Class size is limited to 16 people. If possible, please pay in advance to reserve your place in class. (or call to confirm)

6 - 7:00 Potluck Dinner
7 - 9:00 Dance

If you take both classes, the dance is free!!!

For any additional information, please call Lesly @ (970) 778-6593 or email to All activities will be held at Lesly's house. Please ask for directions.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

1st Annual Natural Tango Festival

All I have regarding this weekend is very minimal information. The dates are October 23, 24 and 25, 2009. Nick Jones is putting the weekend on and you can get more information by visiting or contacting Nick at

Casa Tango Salida

September 25-27

Dvora Kanegis and Steve Keefer renovated an old dance hall in Salida. It has a 28'x32' dance floor, which opens onto a large porch. There are many B&B's, motels and hotels in the vacinity of Casa Tango. The schedule for the weekend is:
Friday: Welcome Milonga 6-11 pm
Saturday: Grand Opening Milonga and Potluck BBQ 6PM-Midnight
Sunday: Adios Milonga 11AM-3PM

For further information, please contact Dvora and Steve at (303)546-6994, (719)539-7595 or

Sounds like a great weekend!