Early one Sunday morning, a group of avid folk dancers at Boulder’s Avalon Ballroom are strutting through their paces, admittedly a bit more winded and achier than usual. After all, due to COVID, most of those on the hardwood floor hadn’t danced in a year-and-a-half.
Their guest instructor, however, looked as spry as ever and came to Colorado with a message.
“COVID has changed things,” famed choreographer Shmulik Gov Ari tells the dancers, “but we have to work hard not to let it change our life. It’s a mission.”