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The Avalon Ballroom, Boulder's Social Dance Venue

welcome to the Avalon Ballroom

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... to the Avalon, Boulder's new venue for social dancing!

Dances at The Avalon

Come and enjoy contradance, swing dance, salsa, waltz, and other dances on a large cushioned dance floor at the Avalon! All events include a dance lesson. No partner or experience needed.
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SPECIAL EVENTS within the next 30 days:

Saturday April 18th 2015
Third Saturday Swing with American Vernacular Dance
Swing Dance, 7 PM to 11 PM
Cost: $15 General; $10 Students
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Jim X. Borzym: 720-317-3946 - avd@columbine.net, or : -


Please join us for our big Swing Dance Party at the Avalon Ballroom with Live Music. Colorado’s best dance bands! Cushioned oak dance floor. Clear audio and acoustical systems. Snacks, dance lesson, lots of people of all stripes, and plenty of fun! Come join us!


Our band tonight is “After Midnight”, led by Roger Campbell. This is one of our favorite bands. A sextette featuring clarinet, vibraphone, guitar, bass, piano and drums with an unusual sound. Very smooth, very danceable. As always, DJ Frank Vernon will play waltzes and other couples dances during the two intermissions. Thank you to our volunteers for helping to host this event, especially Roberta Courtney for organizing snacks.


18 April 2015

Avalon Ballroom. 6185 Arapahoe Road, Boulder.

Dance lesson 7:00 to 8:00 PM included with the price of admission.

Dancing 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Dance music during intermissions by DJ Frank Vernon.

Admission: $15 per person general; $10 students with I.D.; volunteers free. Children $10 only with responsible adult in charge. Cash or check.

Light snacks provided. There is a coat room.

All ages welcome No partner or dance experience required.

Please wear non-marking shoes. Dress to express yourself. Casual is fine.

For weather and other scheduling alerts see http://www.boulderdancecoalition.org/calendar.php. We almost never cancel an event due to weather.

For email notices please send query to avd@columbine.net.

Volunteers welcome.


This swing series is sponsored by American Vernacular Dance, a member group of the Boulder Dance Coalition.

From Friday April 24th 2015 through Sunday April 26th 2015
Ahmet Luleci Turkish Dance Workshop with Boulder International Folk Dancers
Turkish Dance, Friday night, Saturday, Sunday
Cost: $17 Members; $20 non-Members/session Pa
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Debby: 720 635 4606 - Debbydancer@comcast.net, or Susan: 303 880 3409 - asci@comcast.net

Boulder International Folk Dancers is happy to announce a workshop with Ahmet Lüleci, teaching dances from Turkey.  Ahmet is a native of Turkey, an accomplished folk dance teacher, performer, choreographer and musician.  He has been teaching dances and directing ensembles all over the world.  We are lucky to have him here to share his love of Turkish music and dance.

Sessions are Friday, 7:30-10:00, Saturday 9:00-12:00, and 2:00-5:OO.  A review session is Sunday morning 10:00-1:00. 

All sessions are $17.00/members and $20/non-members. 

The Saturday night party begins at 7:30.  It is $7.00 for everyone.  Please bring a snack or beverage to share.  We are hoping to have live music during this party.

Saturday April 25th 2015
Sherife live music, Middle Eastern Band with Boulder International Folk Dancers
International Dance, 7:30-10:00
Cost: $7.00
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Susan: 303 880 3409 - asci@comcast.net, or Debby: 720 635 4606 - Debbydancer@comcast.net

Middle Eastern Band, Sherife will be playing live at the Saturday night party at our Turkish Workshop. The band will play some of the dances taught at the workshop as well as many other Middle Eastern favorites.

From Friday May 8th 2015 through Sunday May 10th 2015
Tango Lesson, Fr: 4:30 PM-2 AM/ Sat: 2:30 PM -2 AM /Sun: 1-6PM
Cost: $400 single -$700 couple
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Gustavo & Giselle: 720-278-4213 - BoulderTangoStudio@hotmail.com, or : -

12 hours intensive tango classes: Subject: "Rhythm Phrasing & Musicality",11 hours Tango Class & 1 hour Tango Technique. These Seminars are intended for: Advanced and experience dancers. Intermediate dancers who are willing to deeply study the tango. Friday evening Practica and Saturday night Milonga included. More info:

Saturday May 9th 2015
Wild Asparagus Ball with Friends of Traditional Dance
Ballroom Dance, 8pm, doors open 7:30
Cost: $25 through May 2, $30 at door, $5 disco
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Shelley Kerr: 970-566-3298 - shelleykerr55@gmail.com, or Pat Sulik: 970-980-5957 - plsulik@aol.com
Don't wait to buy tickets at the door--event may sell out. Use Paypal at http://www.fotd.org/

Friends of Traditional Dance presents The Wild Asparagus Ball! This is our 61st “Wild” ball—a long standing and wonderful tradition. The Mostly Strauss Orchestra (Denver Pops) will play waltzes and polkas by Strauss, Shostakovich as well as 20th century dances by Mancini, Leroy Anderson and Duke Ellington. Doors open at 7:30pm, the Grand March is at 8. Attire is formal or semi-formal. Dance cards available.

Work Parties

We are still underway with renovations at the VAC Avalon building and would like your help. There is still much work to be done before everything is completed. We hope you will help us in the upcoming months.

Click here for information on the work parties.

The Ballroom can be leased for private dances, parties and classes

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Please go towww.boulderdancecoalition.orgfor information on participatory events hosted by Boulder Dance Coalition groups and others.


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