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At the hop

I could have rocked around the clock Friday night if the '50s and '60s dance deejay didn't have to go home. And I wasn't the only one. Even after the lights were turned on, people were twisting, hopping and strolling.

Dancing to Chuck Berry, the Supremes and the Mamas & Papas brought out the best in Steamboat Springs locals' dance form. I thought Nick Marzano and I had the dance contest in the bag, but we were robbed! Some surfing came on, and one man slid on the floor on his stomach while his partner jumped on his back like a surfboard. That's when we knew it was all over.

Advocates Against Battering and Abuse went all out with decorations, cardboard celebrities, trivia questions, door prizes and period candy. Watching board president Alice Klauzer and executive director Diane Moore giggle excessively while planning this event was enough entertainment for me.

At what other event can you be silly and hold hands with your girlfriends while you dance in circles?

"I could tell people were just having fun. It takes you back to being young and dancing," Moore said. "And oh my gosh - just the music - as far as going back and pretending you were 16 or 20, and dancing your heart out."

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