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Wendy Smith Mikelsons leads a class of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes on Thursday in a dance class at the Depot Art Center in Steamboat Springs. The athletes have been working this fall on their conditioning, running, lifting weights and doing pushups to prepare for the coming season. Dance offers a different way to prepare, helping refine coordination, build endurance and strength and exercise core muscles.

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Steamboat Winter Sports Club dance program helps prepare athletes

Athletes with the Winter Sports Club and other skiers already are well into their season preparations. And for a few athletes this fall dancing has provided a nice change.


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