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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.
Click here to see current dances.

SPECIAL EVENTS within the next 30 days:

Saturday February 23rd 2019
KGNU and CFCZ Mardi Gras with Colorado Friends of Cajun and Zydeco
CajunZydeco Dance, 7:00 PM
Cost: $35.00
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Dan Willging: 303-870-1156 - dwillging@mail.com, or William J. Johns: 303-808-5562 - wjjohns49@gmail.com

The Colorado Friends of Cajun/Zydeco and Boulder Community Radio KGNU proudly presents the Preston Frank and Ed Poullard Creole Dance Band for the 2019 Annual Mardi Gras Dance Party on Saturday February 23rd, 2019, Advance tickets are $30.00 at KGNU.org or $35.00 at the door. Doors at 6:30 PM, complimentary dance lesson 7:00 PM and music at 8:00 PM.

Oskar Blues will provide delicious Cajun-style fare for purchase, followed by a traditional King Cake. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. In the spirit of Mardi Gras, there will be a costume contest with prizes.

Friday March 1st 2019
Boulder Community Contra Dance with Colorado Friends of Old Time Music and Dance
Contra Dance, 8-11pm (7pm lesson)
Cost: $13/$7 students
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Teri Rasmusson: 720-352-1770 - boulderdance@cfootmad.org, or Paul: 970-353-6340 -


**Special Contra Dance**

  Presenting:  The Rhythm Raptors!

  (with Peter Johnson calling)

TJ Crow of "Lift Ticket" - mandolin
Rodney Miller of "Airdance" - fiddle
Jeff Spero of "The Syncopaths" - piano

You are in for the Contra Dance Trance Ride of Your Life. TJ will drive you to mando madness and Rodney will sweep you away to new heights of fiddlistic ecstasy. You'll feel it all right away. The stage will be full of musicians who have a lot of experience Taking Your Fun Seriously.

  Special thanks to Mary Headley; celebrating 40 years of Contra & Retirement!


Saturday March 16th 2019
Swing with Joe Smith and "The Spicy Pickles" with American Vernacular Dance
Swing Dance, 7 PM dance lesson; live music for dancing 8 PM to
Cost: $15 general admission; $10 students
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Jim X. Borzym: 720-317-3946 - , or : -

Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based vintage jazz band dedicated to swing music and dance. This small group style swing band packs a punch of power, personality, and wit into each show, intriguing generations new and old with the beloved charm of big band swing from the late 30’s and early 40’s. The Pickles bring it all – high energy, quality musicianship, and an authentic big band sound and look that celebrate the unique American spirit of swing. The band fuses musical influences from the sounds of Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and Artie Shaw with the showmanship of Louis Armstrong, Lucky Millinder, and Jimmy Lunceford. With a smart respect for the preservation of vintage jazz music and entertainment, the Pickles are constantly adding new and original tunes to their repertoire. They bring a unique visual flair to each performance with gimmicks, tricks, horn movements, and hat work inspired to captivate audiences all night long.

Please join us for what will not doubt be a remarkable evening!

Dance lesson at 7 PM. Beginners and experienced dancers all welcome.

Live music 8 to 11 PM.

$15 general admission, cash or check at the door. All ages.

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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