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'Dance Mile' to rock Bancroft Park, Old Colorado City for three hours Oct. 10

       A nationally organized event called the “Dance Mile” could bring hundreds of festive folks to Old Colorado City Saturday, Oct. 10
       The event is scheduled between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., with the feature activity from 6 to 7, when participants are to to dance en masse along the avenue from Bancroft Park to 28th Street and back, led by a deejay on a truck playing recorded music. The street will be closed during that time, according to City Parks officials.
       Other activities will be concentrated in the park (which is in the 2400 block), including interactive dancing, bib-decorating, dance acts and contests. The website, thedancemile.com, pledges to give participants “the time of your life. Grab your crew, don your costumes, and crush a mile of serious booty shaking.”
       Preregistration on the website is $29 a person, while registration on the day of the event is $34.
       Started by arts supporters in Portland, Maine in 2014, Dance Mile events have been scheduled in six cities this year. It also happened in Colorado Springs last October, in the downtown area.
       The festival donates to charities that support an “arts-based mission to bring dance, musical and social opportunities to those in need,” the website states.

Westside Pioneer article
(Posted 10/3/15; Community: Arts)

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