These kids are so talented and enthusiastic, but more than that, they are
quality people. Courteous, respectful, kind, playful are just some of the
descriptive words that come to mind. I am proud to have CRMD as my peers and
as my friends.
Bear Miller, Denver area Square Dance caller extraordinaire
Continuing in the tradition of exhibition square dance groups starting in the 1930's with Lloyd Shaw's
Cheyenne Mountain Dancers and several later college groups, including Calico and Boots at the
University of Colorado, the Colorado Rocky Mountain Dancers present a program of spectacular, high
flying, intricate and fast paced squares, lovely waltzes, and twinkling two-steps. Their youthful
enthusiasm, colorful long skirts, cowboy shirts and boots, blended with western hoedown music,
make a toe-tapping, exhilarating combination that catches up the audience in its spell.
Based in the Denver-Boulder area, with leadership from Peggy and Mitch Pingel who have extensive long
term experience in American dance and music, this group provides interested young people with a
unique coeducational opportunity to learn and perform American dance.
As a founding member of the Lloyd Shaw Foundation, I recommend and support this exciting group of
young people who continue to demonstrate to others the joy and beauty of our American dances.
John W. Bradford
Sunday night there was a FANTASTIC display of traditional dance forms. I've heard dance described
(in general) as poetry in motion. This was an amazing display of dance and if I lived in Colorado,
I know where I'd be dancing.
Watching this display was worth the price of the convention. In a word, it was fantastic.
Stephen Cole, Callerlab member, about a CRMD performance
CRMD is an awesome group of young people and I am proud to have been associated with them throughout
the years. I have learned many lessons from them and look forward to many more. I am ever so
thankful they won't slow down dancing just for me!