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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 October 25th 2014
Wild Goose Masquerade Ball with Friends of Traditional Dance
Ballroom Dance, 8pm, doors open 7:30
Cost: $25 through Oct 18, $30 at door, $5 disc
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 Goose Masquerade Ball! This is our 60th “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, semi-formal or ethnic--costume awards!! New Costume Award Category: the Group Award (4-8 dancers)

From Friday October 31st 2014 through Sunday November 2nd 2014
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: "Ganchos woman & men",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 November 15th 2014
Shadow Dancing with Golden Bridge - Movement Mass
Celebratory Dance, 9:30 AM ~ 4:30 PM
Cost: $100
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Martha Maloney: 303-415-0272 - office@bdanced.com, or : -

Through creative process and community mirroring, we will illuminate the game of hide and seek that we all play with our ourselves, befriending both our brilliant and gnarly unintegrated parts. In the spirit of kindness, curiosity, and honor, we will allow our shadow dances to come out of the closet and move across the dance floor.

 Demanding, shy, seductive, sly, awkward, bright, mischievous, exotic, and boring ... All parts will be welcomed.

 Beyond shame and blame, together we will crack open the door to our inner haunted house and embrace that which we prefer to deny or ignore.

 The conscious engagement of our bodies, hearts, and minds will assist us as we learn to ... Transform our shadow dances into fuel for our souls!

(Previous work with Melissa and/or with other Somatic or 5Rhythm® teachers is encouraged.) Please call to register to reserve your place. #303-415-0272

Monday November 17th 2014
Women and the Body Series with Melissa Michaels and Friends with Golden Bridge - Movement Mass
Celebratory Dance, 5:30-7:00pm
Cost: $18-22/Evening ~ Sliding Scale
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Martha Maloney: 303-415-0272 - office@bdanced.com, or : -

Join Melissa Michaels and some of our local Movement Goddesses for a monthly gathering of our Shakti Sisters. Together, we will practice, pray, and play, attending to the many facets of our lives as creative, open, and embodied women. Diverse Body-Centered women will lead these events. All of you are welcome.  Monday Evenings ~ November 17, and December 8, 2014.

Saturday November 22nd 2014
Dancing Awake Your Indigenous Soul with Open-Ended Productions, LLC
Freestyle Conscious Dancing Dance, 8pm to 10pm
Cost: $7 at the door/ $5 Students
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Tom Wells: 303-908-6935 - wellstom@comcast.net, or : -

Freestyle Conscious Dancing to an ascending sound fabric wave of soulful, passionate DJd world music, sewn together with a strong thread of Afro and Latin rhythms.    The wave will ascend from melodically flowing tapestries to all out, soul stirring crescendos, before finally descending to stillness.  No moves to learn, no way to get it wrong.  Let the medicine of the music awaken your Indigenous Soul within your body, as you discover your own unique dance movements in a gentle, supportive community of kindred spirits.  This is an alcohol free event.

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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