Vail’s Sonnenalp hosts tango-blues fusion dance lessons
VAIL – It may be cold outside, but it will be hot inside the Sonnenalp on Saturday.The Sonnenalp Resort, in conjunction with Community-Minded Dance and the Vail International Dance Festival, presents tango-blues fusion dance lessons at Ludwig’s. “What better way to spend a Saturday night than dancing in our romantic setting,” said Johannes Faessler, owner of the Sonnenalp. “Between the dance lessons, Argentine-inspired meal and drink specials, this is sure to be a special night.”Guests have three packages to choose from. The first is $25 per person for a two-hour dance lesson starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by free dancing from 8:30 to 11 p.m.; $75 per person includes dance lessons plus a romantic Argentine-inspired three-course prix fixe dinner at Ludwig’s, starting at 5:30 p.m.; $450 includes all of the above, plus overnight accommodations in a Sonnenalp junior suite and breakfast the following morning, based on double occupancy. The three-course meal is prepared by Executive Chef Steve Topple and includes Manchego cheese with quince puree; a trio of ceviche with shrimp, scallops and tuna and a choice of herb-crusted lamb rack or salmon, shrimp and mussel stew. Dessert is dolce de leche marquis, guava sorbet and red currant coulis.The instructors for the night are Brian Dunn and Deborah Sclar, with Community-Minded Dance, and John Miller is the tango DJ. Dunn and Sclar have been teaching and performing throughout the U.S. and in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Europe since 1998. They also teach under their company name, “Dance of the Heart.”Attire for guests is mountain casual, and dance classes can be the full two-hour class or two one-hour sessions. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Sarah Brent at 970-479-5420 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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