EdFest 2015 working hard to keep Edison Elementary great!

EdFest is the biggest and baddest fundraiser held to benefit the students of Edison Elementary School in Northwest Denver. The focus for this year’s funds will go towards PTA-funded projects and programs, with a special appeal for raising money for musical instruments. The crowd was huge and very willing to support our local elementary school.

EdFest 2015 was held at one of Northwest Denver’s finest watering-holes, Local 46. The back-yard beer garden was the perfect spot for a Cajun Crawfish Boil and “Corn-hole” tournament. Inside attendees had loads of goodies and opportunities to bid on in a silent auction. The “Step-and-Repeat” drew lots of camera-shy models hamming it up as the evening progressed. The final event of the Fest was a live auction led by PTA President and DPS School Board candidate Michael Kiley II.

A special thanks goes out to the gracious sponsors of the event: Local 46, Speaks Orthodontics, Sweet Cow Ice Cream, Tennyson Pediatric DentistrySnarf’sPaneraSushi HaiNY Pizza Pub, Orthodontics in the Highlands and more….

And of course, thanks to the event organizers who do such a good job of making giving money fun!

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A spring in your step……Highlands Dance Studio dance classes rule.

The Highlands Dance Studio, in Denver’s Tennyson business district, hosts an amazing array of dance classes to suit anyone’s fancy. The classes run on a semester schedule, with the 2013 Spring Semester ending this Sunday June 2nd. Hip-Hop and Tap/Jazz was the focus of this spring semester and the dancers have been working diligently to perfect their routines for their recital at the historic Oriental Theater on 44th Ave. Each class from the studio will perform a well rehearsed number in their chosen genre.

Next up at the Highlands Dance Studio are summer camps. Options include Hip-Hop, theatrical, contemporary and lyrical dance disciplines. Young and old can experience the wonders of dance through the Highlands Dance Studio and their fantastic instructors.

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Dancers Galore…..Highlands Dance Studio hosts a wonderful recital.

This post has been a long time in coming but the story and images could not be ignored. The Highlands Dance Studio, located on Northwest Denver’s Tennyson Street, held an unbelievable recital for all of the hard working dancers. Hip-hop, ballet, tap & jazz and dancers of all ages put on a wonderful show at the historic Oriental Theater.

The dancers, many of who participate in multiple classes, mastered choreography and held nerves in check to wow the throngs of proud parents in attendance. Spring classes are well underway at the Highlands Dance Studio and the next recital is just around the corner. Bravo to all involved.

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Strumming away…..Big Kids Music Tour takes on the guitar.

Big Kids Music Tour, part of Mile High Music on Tennyson Street in northwest Denver, is featuring guitar. Ms. Melissa leads a group of eager pickers in exploration of musical timing, strumming and of course dancing. Participants each have their own guitar and learn through story, song and example. A highlight for the class is the “electric” guitar and amp which of course features DISTORTION!! As always the class will end with a season finale for parents and family.

Big Kids Music Tour is a four-part adventure through music and song. The classes follow a rotating schedule of drums, keyboards, guitar and voice.

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Get up off of your seat…..Highlands Dance Studio tap/jazz class really move their feet!

Highlands Dance Studio, located on Tennyson Street in Northwest Denver is The place to go for girls and boys, young and old to learn how to better get their dancing groove on. Classes include a variety of different focuses with wonderful instructors providing all involved the opportunity to reach their dancing dreams. Participants learn what it takes to master skills, work together and perform.

Our highly trained and qualified instructors use their talent and creativity to make it fun to learn, while at the same time teach the technical skills required to dance. We strive to create a fun, safe atmosphere to instill the love of dance, as well as provide the challenge to excel and the opportunity to perform. We also offer adult classes as an outlet for the “rusty” dancer to stir their passion once again as well as for those who just never stopped dancing.” -Heather Lee, Owner.

The Beginning Tap/Jazz students are busy preparing for their Holiday recital to be held at Denver’s historic Oriental Theater on December 16th.

Tickling the Ivories…..Big Kids Music Tour wraps up keyboards with fun!

Big Kids Music Tour, a four-part series of fantastic music lessons recently wrapped up the keyboard session to the delight of parents, participants and instructor Melissa Monforti. BKMT is part of Mile High Music Together and is located ont Tennyson Street in Northwest Denver.

Keyboards offered your virtuosos the opportunity to learn basic scales, tempo and theory of piano in a super-fun and creative setting. The class also included a giant floor keyboard where students learned scales by leaping from key to key. Based on participation, exploration and fun, Miss Melissa ensured keyboards was a huge success.

We can’t wait for the next session, which is guitar and scheduled to begin January 9th.

 

Keyboards…..Big Kids Music Tour is at it again.

Fall has begun and with it a new semester at Mile High Music‘s Big Kids Music Tour. This stop on the tour features keyboards and what class would be complete without a giant keyboard you can jump and dance on. Ms. Melissa leads this group of eager young musicians through movement, stories and play to understand that a love for the keyboard is not just black and white.

Highlands Health & Wellness…..exceptional family heath care in the neighborhood

Dr. Shelley Meyer is bringing the family doctor back to the neighborhood. Highlands Health and Wellness, located in the heart of Denver’s Highlands Neighborhood, is a wonderful opportunity for families to get personal care from a fantastic group of health practitioners.

“Our mission is to provide excellent health care for the residents of the Highlands community and the surrounding Denver neighborhoods.  We want to be your neighborhood doctor, providing a haven of health, wellness and prevention to all the members of your family.   We strive to create a welcoming environment where you feel comfortable and cared for.” – Dr. Shelley Meyer

The entire family will feel at home with the wonderful care from everyone at Highlands Health & Wellness.

More Drums…..Big Kids Music Tour introduces the snare

I had the opportunity to get back into a second Big Kid Music Tour Drum class last week. Miss Melissa was introducing the snare drum and everyone was very excited to experiment with the snazzy sounds of the snare. Another great day and more great images.

A full gallery entitled “Drums” may be seen here. Please e-mail me for the password. rich@richvossler.com.

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, rich@richvossler.com.