Westword: Best of 2009!


Best New Store on Colfax Avenue:
Blue Sky Collective
9635 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood

Readers' Choice: The ShoppeThere used to be a typical antique mall jammed into this warehouse-like West Colfax building, but that was before Jen Schafer and her Blue Sky Books and Media took it over. Now it's a diamond in the rough: Essentially a community gathering place in progress, it's not only home to Schafer's sprawling used bookstore, which donates a percentage of all sales to Doctors Without Borders, but it also offers basement space to KGNU's Trust the Dust non-profit used CD and vinyl record store and Skull Gate Games, a haven for role-playing gamers looking for more of the same. Upstairs, there are artist studios, a gallery and a dance studio; until this month, the Free Boutique clothing exchange also held forth in part of the space, and the Holistic Business Center, an organization giving workshops for small business owners, is in the process of setting up an office. But Schafer is also trying to show it off as place to hang out without spending a lot of money, by encouraging artists, musicians, authors and poets to perform, meet, jam and otherwise make use of the space in a community-building way.

Yes the Dance Studio mentioned is Dance Exploration, LLC! Enroll your child in the creative dance or ballet classes we are holding at Blue Sky Collective! Enroll your child and then check out the books, artists, and records while they dance!
To enroll, you can come in and visit Blue Sky Collective:
9635 W Colfax Ave
Lakewood, CO
Check out our classes below:

Creative Dance:
AGES 3-6

Our Creative Dance program was formed based on several studies in kinesthetic philosophies and early childhood development. Your child will enjoy learning dance moves while their cognitive, social, language, fine motor and gross motor skills are developed.

9 Week Session:
Saturdays 10:00 am-10:45 am
April 4, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 13, 20*
*Showcase and performance for family and friends

To Enroll: dancexploration.com/enroll.aspx

AGES 6-10

In our Ballet program children will be introduced to basic ballet technique, vocabulary, and movement. They will have the opportunity to learn about ballet history, take part in reading a ballet story, and learning about classical ballet stories, choreographers and composers.

9 Week Session:
Saturdays: 11:15-12:15
April 4, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 13, 20*
*Showcase and performance for family and friends

To ENROLL: dancexploration.com/enroll.aspx
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