Classic rodeo event is the time to dress Western, kick up your heels
Western wear, formal or casual, is optional, and so is your urge to affect a cowboy twang at the second annual Cowgirls w/Heart Rodeo Dance.
The event Friday at El Casino Ballroom, organized by longtime Tucson cowgirl Diane Storms, rekindles the Tucson of old. In fact, that's Storms' aim, to revive Tucson's Wild West traditions, from the sweetheart dances to the casual act of chatting with your neighbors.
Faith Boice, a cowgirl from Vail and member of the Rodeo Parade Committee, said they will hold a silent auction to raise money for the parade.
"It's nice to keep the tradition alive," Boice, 35, says of the dance. "It was an outstanding event."