Tango Savings Time starts this week, Thursday to be precise. Viva’s practica will start at 8:00 p.m. this week and every week for the duration of the winter doldrums. (If you’d like to see it begin even earlier, leave a comment above on the right.) Think of us as the antidote to dark and cold.

We’ve heard of trial in absentia but tango in absentia is entirely new. Yes, they’re really doing what it looks like they’re doing.

This isn’t necessary. We provide a nice space with heat, light, air conditioning, a smooth floor and good music. It’s much more comfortable than what’s going on in the pictures. So, please, come down off that mountain. Take off those parkas and poles. Then get on a plane and come home. All is forgiven.

We hope to see you (and your fellow skiers) at the Suzanne Patterson Center this Thursday at 8:00 p.m.  Mukluks optional.