Verily, the mind doth boggle – sports edition

I participated in sports as a youngster, and enjoyed watching it as a young adult, but I’ve never been fanatical about it.  I’ve also enjoyed classical music and ballet, and used to go to performances in my country of origin on a regular basis.

However, I’ve never before encountered a combination of sports and ballet in quite this fashion.

This fall, your favorite childhood game is back—with a twist! Dust off those gym shorts and grab your tutu for this outrageous mashup of ballet and dodgeball at the Westminster Sports Center on Saturday, Nov. 4.

In keeping with the City of Westminster’s slew of unconventional events like Zombie Golf and the Adult Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the deranged Easter bunny, the City will hold an adults-only dodgeball tournament on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 2-5 p.m. at the Westminster Sports Center, 6051 W. 95th Ave.

This is not your average gym class dodgeball game; designed for adults age 21 and over, the event incorporates fun costumes, hilarious rules, and adult beverages. Players begin each match with one hand on a ballerina bar at the back wall, and then dance to the midfield line to retrieve their balls. After retreating back to the ballerina bar and completing a plié, it’s on! Players hit by a special metallic ball must break out their best ballet dance moves until the music stops to rejoin the game. At the end of the night, prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

There’s more at the link.

Er . . . OK, if you say so!  Now, we need team names.  How about the New York Jetés, or the Refugee Arabesques?

(Hey – I never promised to be politically correct!)



  1. A local gaming store used to hold weekend long events and one of the best was PIRATE DODGEBALL. It was played in an alley after dark and you had to wear an eyepatch. The altered depth perception really made the game fun!

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