The Beat Goes On in Vail, Vail Valley Magazine
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That first summer, seven kids took part in Celebrate the Beat’s Pop Hop program and artistic director and founder Tracy Straus felt lucky to have that many. Despite hanging flyers and advertising the program, no kids showed up. Not one to see the fledgling program die before it even had a chance to fly, Dance Festival Director Damian Woetzel and his wife, Heather Watts, went to the trailer park near Avon Elementary School, where the program was to be held, and recruited families to let their little ones take part, Straus says...