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Dance lessons offered weekly at Depot Art Center in Steamboat

Participants practice their dance moves during Scott Goodhart’s weekly dance lessons at the Depot Art Center. (Photo by Scott Goodhart)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Before Scott Goodhart and his fiancé moved from Chicago to Steamboat Springs, he knew he wanted to host a dance class for the community.

“I’ve seen the positive impact it can have on individuals, couples and a community, and I wanted to bring that to Steamboat,” Goodhart said in an email.

So, with his 10 years of experience teaching and competing, Goodhart started weekly dance lessons at the Depot Art Center. Goodhart picked the space because of the hardwood floors, sound system, lighting, mirrors and another unique factor found there —  everyone was so welcoming.

If you go

What: Dance lessons
When: 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays
When: Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St.
Cost: $10 for Steamboat Dance Theater members, $15 for nonmembers

“I like how they want to build creative arts in Steamboat, not just with dance, but with photography, sculpture and other music and visual arts as well,” Goodhart said.

Goodhart specialities are ballroom and Latin dancing, but he has expanded to anything that requires a partner, including swing and the Argentine tango. But, don’t let the partner part turn you away from participating.

“Normally, we rotate partners a lot, so you don’t have to come with a partner,” Goodhart said.

Goodhart’s lessons run from 8 to 10 p.m. every Friday, with the first hour devoted to the lesson and the last hour allowing for free practice time. The cost is $10 for Steamboat Dance Theater members and $15 for nonmembers. Goodhart does plan to host a donation-based event once a month for those who may not have the funds every time. And, Goodhart wants everyone to know, all levels are welcome.

“For those who are socially uncomfortable, we provide a ‘Google map’ to your dance destination. For those who like to be in the spotlight, there’s a place to shine,” Goodhart said. “There’s a little something for everyone, and just like any hobby, it can be life changing.”

To reach Mackenzie Hicks, email mhicks@SteamboatPilot.com, call 970-871-4208 or follow her on Twitter @MackenzieShawna.


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