BMX Champ…..Collin Hudson makes some laps at County Line BMX

In 2010, as a thirteen year old, he won BMX World Championship in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. In 2011, at fourteen, he won another in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2012 he has his sites set on a three-peat in Birmingham, England. Crupi BMX Team rider and Colorado’s own Collin Hudson gets it done to say the least.

This past weekend Collin was making some stylish and speedy laps at County Line BMX in Englewood, Colorado before the track’s first State Race of the season.

Vine Street Pub turns 4…..a party on 4/20

Vine Street Pub in Denver celebrated its fourth anniversary by throwing a blow-out party on 4/20. Sunshine, lawn games, barbeque, and of course beer made for a fantastic afternoon for the large crowd. A great band, By All Means, rocked the house with super sounds and limitless energy until the sun set.

A fine selection of hand-crafted brews flowed with all proceeds benefiting Judi’s House, a non-profit that provides “hope and healing for grieving children”.

Lots more leaping…..Leap Dance Studio covers Denver with opportunities for young ones

I had previously posted about the fantastic ballet class that my daughter attends through Leap Dance Studio. I am now pleased to say that I have had the opportunity to photograph almost all of the classes that Leap offers at all three of their locations around Denver. The locations Scheitler Rec Center in Northwest Denver, Cook Park Rec Center in south-east Denver and Central Park Rec Center in Stapleton give families many choices for children to pursue their favorite dance styles. Creative movement for the little ones, ballet, tap and hip-hop are all offered by the wonderful instructors at Leap.

As this semester comes to a close all of the classes are very busy preparing for the final recital. The excitement and dedication from the young dancers is amazing and the production should be fantastic.

Blasting Beat & Raging Rythmn…..Big Kids Music Tour drums up fun with Mile High Music.

If you happen down Tennyson Street on a Wednesday afternoon you may be walking to the beat of a different drummer or drummers as the case may be. Mile High Music holds their Big Kids Music Tour at their facility in the north Highlands neighborhood. This class is focusing on drums and the group of 5-10 year old are definitely finding their rhythm and beating up a storm. Miss Melissa, their instructor leads this enthusiastic crew as they explore, learn, dance and beat their way through each class.

Please note that this is a drop off class and parents may only enviously watch the fun from the waiting room.

To see more images from this drum session check out the gallery entitled “Drums”. E-mail me for the password,

Rebound Rumble…..Show Ready Events presents the Colorado FIRST Robotics Competition

I recently had the opportunity to help Show Ready Events, a nationally recognized event planning and management company,  put on the FIRST Robotics Colorado Regional competition. FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. FIRST creates unbelievable opportunities for teams of high school students, their mentors and sponsors to create and compete at an international level.

This year’s event was held at the DU Magnus Arena. The competition was baseball-themed where teams of three robots went head to head on a custom playing field that included baskets, balls and teeter-totters. The teams showed off an impressive array of skills, not only get to the event but also to make it through the rigors of the competition, which at time resembled a slightly organized smash-up derby.  The winners had the greatest combination of design, marketing, strategy, skill, and a bit of luck.

The event was a huge success and every team that made it to the event was a winner.