Arts & Entertainment

Holiday 2 Dance features famed Schwimmer in Pasco this weekend

The Holiday 2 Dance exhibition gets under way Aug. 15-16 at the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco.

Those swift-on-their-feet dance champions Ron Montez and Buddy Schwimmer are the featured entertainment for the event.

Schwimmer, known as the King of Swing, is a national swing champion.

Montez, known worldwide as the King of Latin, is an international Latin dance champion.

Both men will hold workshops in their perspective dance expertise on Saturday. The cost for their workshops is an additional $50.

The Holiday 2 Dance exhibition is an annual event in the Tri-Cities, drawing hundreds of dancers from around the Northwest. It was organized about two decades ago by Bob and Pat Horne.

This year's event will be a special tribute to Bob Horne, who died in May from complications due to pneumonia.

There will be a meet and greet followed by a light dinner and dance starting at 7 p.m. tonight in the Red Lion's ballroom.

Saturday festivities include workshops taught by various instructors throughout the day followed by an "Extrava Dance" starting at 6:30 p.m.

Prices vary depending on whether you want to take part in the workshops or just dance the night away at the evening events.

For more information, call Pat Horne at 547-9647.

* Dori O'Neal: 582-1514;