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The Avalon Ballroom, Boulder's Social Dance Venue

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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:

From Friday May 6th 2016 through Sunday May 8th 2016
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: "Rythm , Phrasing Musicality & Narration",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 7th 2016
Wild Asparagus Ball with Friends of Traditional Dance
Ballroom Dance, 8pm, doors open 7:30
Cost: $25 thru April 30, $30 at door, $5 stude
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
Buy tickets at the door or use Paypal at http://www.fotd.org/

Friends of Traditional Dance presents The Wild Asparagus Ball! This is our 63th “Wild” ball—a long standing and wonderful tradition. The Mostly Strauss Orchestra (Denver Pop Orchestra) will play waltzes and polkas by Strauss, Shostakovich as well as down-to-earth 20th century dances by Mancini, Leroy Anderson and Duke Ellington. Dance performances by Watch Your Step Vintage Dance Vignettes and CSM Perpetual Motion.  Doors open at 7:30pm, the Grand March is at 8, dancing until 11:30. Attire is formal and semi-formal. Dance cards available.

Sunday May 8th 2016
Tea Dance with Live Music Mont Alto with American Vernacular Dance
Ballroom Dance, 1 PM Lesson; Dancing 2 to 5 PM
Cost: $15 per person; $10 students
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Jim Borzym: 720-317-3946 - avd@columbine.net, or : -

A fabulous array of foxtrots, waltzes, tangos, two-steps, blues and novelty numbers - all perfect for sociable dancing. Generally thirty dance numbers in the afternoon on our great cushioned oak floor in a ballroom with terrific audio and acoustics. Our orchestras iare the finest for vintage balltoom dancing and our crowd is sociable and fun. Feel free to dress up. Snacks provided. A general dance lesson at 1 PM is suitable for all levels and covers the fundamental dance techniques, moves and offers great practice to a wide variety of recordings. The dance will follow from 2 to 5 PM. Our orchestra this  month will feature pianist Rodney Sauer and Soprano Susan Rogers with a gaggle of their friends. Hope to see you there!

Saturday May 14th 2016
Mad Mountain Mike's Wild West Buckskin Ball! with Guli Productions, with the Rocky Mountain Vintage Dancers
Old-style vintage and cowboy swing Dance, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Cost: $26.00 per person
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Mike Guli: 970-221-2992 - mguli@rivercrossinginc.com, or Sharon Guli: 970-221-4854 - Events@GuliProductions.com

Mad Mountain Mike's 2016


Where the Wild West meets Frontier elegance…sort of…

Photo: Mike in the 1993 TV movie, "Wind in the Wire," starring Randy Travis.

Saturday, May 14, 2016
from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

This year, we will dance at the fabulous Avalon Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, CO  80303       303-440-8303

(It's easy to get to - Take I-25 to the Hwy 7 exit west.)

Old-Time Dance instruction by Sharon Guli (a.k.a. Miss Tabitha) and Live Music!

 This is his event, with his own ideas, his favorite dances, and most importantly-
Mike’s Rules! - expect the unexpected...

 “Wild West Finery”
Cowboy hats allowed! For this dance, feel free to wear yer old-time cowboy clothes, buckskins, calico dresses and saloon outfits. Even jeans and a cowboy shirt are fine if that’s all y’got.
“But check yer spurs, guns and knives at the door…”

FOOD and COSTUME Contests - Themes to be announced later.
Mike will pick his favorite outfit for best man and best lady. Bribes accepted.

Tickets are $26 per person. To reserve your spot, call 970-221-2992.

Photos by John W. Smith of Journeys End Photography

Sunday May 22nd 2016
Annual Meeting of Boulder Dance Coalition with Boulder Dance Coalition
Annual Meeting, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Cost: Open to BDC members and member groups
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Larry Utter: - president@boulderdancecoalition.org, or : -

Governance of the Boulder Dance Coalition is carried out by a board of directors who are elected at the annual meeting by the members of the coalition.  The board determines the policies and direction of the Coalition as well as those of the Avalon dance complex.  The Annual Meeting also includes news about the Coalition and the Avalon, their current financial status, and provides an opportunity for members to ask questions, express any concerns, and make suggestions.

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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