FoCo Goes

FoCo Goes is a regular series of social gatherings amongst our community members. These are fun opportunities to hang out and get to know one another outside of dance class! You can expect #FoCoGOES to provide a space for light-hearted shenanigans, charitable community outings, and thought-provoking discussions. We encourage you to invite your friends who are new to our community or who don’t dance (yet)! #FoCoGOES


Upcoming #FoCoGOES Events

Event Description When Where
Old Town Poster Crawl Help Fort Collins Swing Dance hang up posters around town while stopping for coffee and drinks (if you’re 21+) along the way! Feb 23rd, 2018 6:30-9:30 PM Old Town, Fort Collins
Malcolm X Film Screening Community viewing party for the 1992 film “Malcolm X” in celebration of Black History Month. Arrive early for a pre-movie discussion! Feb 27th, 2018 6:30-10:30 PM Elise’s House

Event Descriptions

#FoCoGOES: Old Town Poster Crawl

Fort Collins Swing Dance is re-branding! We just got a shipment of newly printed 11×17 inch posters, and we need your help hanging them up around town!

On Friday, February 23rd, we will meet at Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar and Pub in Old Town in order to commence the poster crawl, while making brief stops along the way for coffee and drinks (if you’re 21+) at cafes, brewpubs, and bars! Afterwards, we invite you to join us for Indigo Blues’ weekly dance hosted at Om Ananda Yoga studio in Old Town! Tentative schedule is as follows:

~ 6:30 pm – Meet at Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar and Pub
~ 8:20 pm-ish – Head over to Indigo Blues for their dance lesson, which begins promptly at 8:30. Their event costs between $5 and $8 on a sliding scale, and includes the lesson plus dance
~ 9:30 pm – Social dance at Indigo begins

For more information, follow the Facebook event! We’ll post social media updates in live-time so that you can join us at any point during the Poster Crawl!

#FoCoGOES: Malcolm X Film Screening

Fort Collins Swing Dance is celebrating Black History and Black History Month! Join us on Tuesday, February 27th for a private community viewing party of the 1992 film “Malcolm X” directed by Spike Lee, and starring Denzel Washington in the titular role.

In addition to the film’s depiction of the Civil Rights Movement, we thought this movie especially fitting for our community because it includes a swing dance scene choreographed by the late Frankie Manning, one of Lindy Hop’s original old-timers who helped revitalize the modern day swing scene. Along with Norma Miller (who is also a featured dancer in the 1992 film), Frankie performed all around the globe in the acclaimed dance troupe Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers throughout the 1930s. The troupe was known for its choreography and dance sequences featured in old Hollywood films. We will be discussing the contrast between Frankie’s 1992 dance sequence and Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers’ dance sequences of old films as they relate to Black History and Black Culture in their respective historical contexts.

Meet at Elise’s house at 6:30 pm for a pre-movie discussion and brief viewing of vintage swing dance clips from pre-WWII films. We will start the movie “Malcolm X” at 7:00 pm promptly.

Contact us by emailing focoswingdance@gmail.com to receive directions to Elise’s house.

The film runs 202 minutes and is rated PG-13. For more information about the film, check out the Wikipedia page. Follow our event on Facebook here.

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