A Middle Eastern custom has charmed its way into the Yampa Valley and changed the lives of eight women who now share a spiritual connection beyond the flowing chiffon and bare-midriff attire of belly dancing.
The old red and blue gondola cars were still swaying 100s of feet above the Steamboat Ski Area and mountain biking was yet to be “discovered,” but dance already flourished in Steamboat Springs in 1972.
Not even open six months and the Steamboat Springs branch of Bennett School of Irish Dance has 25 students who rigorously practice weekly in hopes of being the next Riverdance legends, or maybe just to be inspired.
Art and exploration intersect in the life of Michael Charron. since 2006, he has been hiking and painting in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness area.