WEST COAST SWING DENVER
Denver Turnverein - Special Membership Opportunity
Pay it Forward
We realize you haven’t been able to benefit from your membership during the COVID pandemic and we want to reward you for your continued support. Renew, extend, or purchase a reduced price membership starting now through October 31, 2020.
Good for One Year
The offer applies no matter what date your membership expiration date. Up for renewal in January 2021? Act now and extend your membership until January 2022. Expired or new to the Turnverein? Your membership will be good for an entire year from your purchase.
Help us by “Paying it Forward”
We have ongoing expenses and very little revenue. Memberships help keep us going and when we do open up for dancing will give you discounts on every dance. A WIN-WIN for our dance community.
Here's the Fine Print
The special membership offer is valid NOW through October 31st,2020
$25 senior, student, or military - $35 all others
Membership is good for one year from purchase or current expiration date, whichever is longer
This special membership is open to all; current, expired, and new members
RMSDC - News Update
When will we get back to dancing?
Currently the Denver Turnverein is ONLY open to private lessons. RMSDC has to wait till the Denver Turnverein gives us the "green light" to open.
What is the RMSDC Board doing in the meantime?
The board has met via zoom each month since we suspended dancing. RMSDC Board has been working on a 501c3 entity. This is a change from our current nonprofit Social Club status (501c7) to a nonprofit charitable status (501c3). Promoting, teaching, and providing dancing events falls under categories such as the arts, education, and promoting public well-being thus qualifying as a charitable purpose. Benefits to our organization would include eliminating a separate membership dues requirement and opening up the possibility for donations to be tax deductible. Memberships will be still be with the Denver Turnverein and RMSDC will offer discount admissions in order to support the Turnverein and to keep the floor rental rates at club prices.
The Turnverein held their annual meeting via Zoom July 18th. Kimberly Connolly was elected to the Turnverein board of directors. She joins Steve Eschenbach and Art Abington as RMSDC representatives on the board.
The new Turnverein board met August 21st and elected Art Abington as president. The board agreed to move forward with activities that can definitely be held now under Denver and Colorado State business guidelines for COVID-19. Two committees have been meeting this month and will shortly be announcing their plans. While we can’t say anything definite until after the Turnverein’s August board meeting the committees have been discussing expanding the Turnverein’s private lessons, a membership sale, outdoor social gatherings, a donation drive, and expanding the use of the Turnverein for non-dance events. The board is frequently reviewing business guidelines from Denver and Colorado as to when it will be possible to open back up for dancing.
What Can You Do to Help?
RMSDC strongly urges our dancers to renew their memberships. Emails will be going out reminding members to renew. Consider renewing now even though we aren’t dancing to help sustain the Turnverein.
Those who can and want to should consider donating. Donations to the Turnverein are eligible for tax deductions in many cases. A suggestion was made that many dancers may want to donate the price of one dance a month. One dancer we know of is donating their entire monthly dancing budget.
Seek out our instructors. We know of some members taking private lessons via Zoom with some instructors. Many of our instructors rely on their dance instruction inc
Let us know if you are interested in an online RMSDC Dancers Zoom. Some other dancing groups in town are doing those.
Stay in the Loop
Register for our email updates! Our weekly email will keep you up to date with the latest happenings in RMSDC. We'll keep you posted on our weekly dances, including late night, birthday, and theme dances, classes, instructors, DJs, Jack and Jill competitions, professional exhibitions, and opportunities to win passes to local events. To register, click here!
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Sunday West Coast Swing Lessons
General Dance Admission:
Adult Members- $5
Adult Non-Members - $10
Students 18 & UNDER Valid ID - $3
Students 19 & OLDER Valid ID - $5
First Time Visiting: $5
Free with a paid admission above
MUST be able to do the Beginner class basics best described as "not having to think much about them social dancing"
$3 for members
$5 for non-members
(admission is additional)
MUST know 6 count basics and 8 count whip with basic variations for participation
$5 for members
$8 for non-members
(admission is additional)
Emphasis on 6 count moves
Never danced Before? Start Tonight!
Six Count Basic Moves, Floor Etiquette, Starter Step
We love this class! This class reviews 6 count basics and teaches the most important concepts in connection and other beginner technique as well as 8 count whip patterns with variations.
This class will include instruction on improving your connection, patterns that go beyond the basics, musicality. Must know 6 count and 8 count basics with variations, how to pivot turn, tuck turn variations and starter step
6:30-9:30pm Social Dance
iWhere: Located Upstairs in the Denver Turnverein