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10201 Colvin Run Road
PO Box 904
Great Falls, VA 22066
Call Us: (703) 759-2685
Colvin Run Dancers
June 11, 2020
We hope you and your loved ones are all doing well during these difficult times. Colvin Run dances will return someday, that’s for sure! Even though we don’t know exactly when we will open again, the board meets monthly on zoom to discuss that, and we are following recommendations from Virginia’s Governor.
This update message is in response to several people's requests as to how they can help during the lockdown. People are contacting us asking 'how we are doing' and 'what can we do to help' and 'how can we donate.’
The Colvin Run Dance Hall (CRDH) is run by a dedicated Board of Directors, which is passionate about preserving this historic building and our favorite dance place. This is a time when we can be extremely grateful for our 501(c)(3) public charity status, enabling us to utilize all of our funds for much needed preservation.
If this lockdown had happened ten years ago, we would not have been able to keep things going. These last ten years have shown a consistent increase in dance attendance, dance events, and support by our directors and team of volunteers. Your support has made an enormous difference in our ability to fulfill our mission to preserve this historic property through dancing since 1931.
We still have ongoing expenses as we continue to care for the Colvin Run Dance Hall, even though it is not being used during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Unused buildings, especially old ones, tend to develop huge maintenance expenses unless continuous care is provided. Ours is 112 years old and we are proud of how beautifully it has been kept! We must continue to pay for heat & air conditioning, gas and electric, painting, insurance, internet, maintain the grounds, monthly pest control, fix plumbing problems, etc. – everything a homeowner does to maintain his/her own home.
Considering the above, here are a few ways you can make a donation to help us meet our ongoing expenses:
• PayPal: Click the PayPal link, https://www.PayPal.Me/ColvinRunDanceHall, to make a donation. Or, simply go to your PayPal account and send a donation directly to the Colvin Run Citizens Association.
• Donations by check: Make your check payable to Colvin Run Citizens Association, and mail it to CRCA, P.O. Box 904, Great Falls, Va. 22066.
• www.smile.amazon.com. Start your Amazon shopping with this link, designate Colvin Run Citizens Association as your charity, and 0.5% of your purchase will go to the Colvin Run Citizens Association. Every penny helps!
The Colvin Run Board of Directors are all volunteers. There are no administrative or personnel expenses, as most other charities have. 100% of your donation goes to Colvin Run and your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.
As always, your help is truly appreciated!
Colvin Run Board of Directors
1st & 3rd Saturday Dances - Ballroom - Social Ballroom dances are held 1st & 3rd Saturdays preceded by a lesson. 1st Saturdays feature live music & 3rd Saturdays feature DJ music mix to include Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Swing, Quickstep, Mambo, Samba, Viennese Waltz, Cha Cha & maybe a Polka.
1st Sunday Dance - Country & Swing Dance - Held 1st Sunday of each month featuring Dean Garrish teaching Basic and Intermediate Two Step and Country Swing, and a DJ music mix of your favorite country swing tunes.
2nd Saturday Dance
- Dance for Everyone - features a DJ music mix suitable for a wide variety of dance styles. Dance is preceded by a beginner and intermediate dance lesson in a different style of dance each month taught by various visiting guest instructors.
3rd Sunday Dance - This Dance features a one-hour lesson, taught by various guest instructors, and a DJ'd music mix for a variety of dance genres
4th Saturday Dance - Hustle/West Coast Swing - Held 4th Saturday of each month features a guest instructor teaching beginner and intermediate hustle, and a 50/50 DJ music mix of hustle and west coast swing.
5th Saturday Dance
-Tango- Blue Moon Milonga held 5th Saturday of the month.
Tuesday Dance for Everyone - Weekly dances featuring DJ music mix suitable for a wide variety of dance styles preceded by a Beginner & Inter. West Coast Swing lesson at 7:00pm. Dancing from 8:00pm to 10:30pm. Click on the calendar event for details.
Colvin Run Dance Hall is unique as it is the only landed dance venue in the Washington Metropolitan area. The Dance Hall has been maintained and preserved as an historical building since 1931. The interior is charming with its beadboard vaulted ceiling, special lighting creates a glowing ambience and the dance floor is the highest quality 1,850 sq. ft. oak.
We welcome people of all ages and all levels of dance. We provide dance instruction prior to all dances by professional, outstanding and fun instructors. So, no matter what your level of ability, this is the place for you! We invite you to come out and join the fun here at Colvin Run, where you will meet many warm and friendly people. Colvin Run Dance Hall is run by the Colvin Run Citizens Association, an IRS designated 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations are deductible in accordance with IRS rules and regulations.
Colvin Run Board of Directors
Great Falls | Colvin Run Dance Hall | 703-759-2685