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Dance the night away in Dillon

Special to the DailyMike 'Tex' DeGarie is pictured, cutting a rug with his wife Sandra. DeGarie will teach country line dancing every Thursday evening this summer at the Dillon amphitheatre, starting at 6 p.m.

DILLON – Interested in country line dancing, but don’t know the moves? Well wait no longer – don your fringe and toe-tap in your cowboy boots. Dillon’s offering country line dancing classes every Thursday evening this summer at its amphitheatre, courtesy of instructor Mike “Tex” DeGarie.

DeGarie is a long-time Summit County resident, and he’s been involved in dancing for two decades. He’s also served as president and vice president of the Summit Country Dance Club.

According to town spokeswoman Susan Fairweather, Thursday dance classes are free and open to all ages.

The first half hour of instruction starts at 6 p.m., and it features basic dancing instruction, followed by open dancing until 8 p.m. on the amphitheatre stage at Marina Park.

Fairweather also said the town is bringing in country dance bands and bluegrass for Friday evening concerts throughout the summer months.

“Dancing learned on Thursday nights can be practiced Friday nights at the concerts,” she said. “Get out there and show your stuff with newly acquired dancing skills.”

And, as of June 16, Out Of Bounds Saloon in Keystone will hold country dance nights every Wednesday. DeGarie will host classes there from 6-7 p.m., followed by open dancing, a full bar and food.

For directions to Out Of Bounds Saloon, call (970) 496-7103.

Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at

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