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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 January 21st 2017
Salsa Basics & Beyond BOOTCAMP with Boulder Salsa/Bachata Social Plus West Coast Swing!
Latin Lesson, 2-9pm
Cost: $45 pre-sale/ $60 at the door
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Joseph & Kasia Snowhawk : 303-668-7355 - snowhawkj@juno.com, or : -

Are you ready to really learn SALSA?!!
Salsa Basics & Beyond BOOTCAMP with Joseph & Kasia Snowhawk!

2-6pm Learning 7-9pm Dancing

$45.00 pre-sale, $60 at the door
$5 dance only (paid at the door, included for bootcamp attendees)
Register at: www.DanceLaughLove.com

Become a better dancer - faster! 
This 6-hour workshop includes 4 hours of training covering leading, following, spins and styling technique and is designed to improve your dancing skills. 
​It is followed by a 2-hour practice session in which your instructors will work 1 on 1 with you. 
Have fun meeting other dancers in a safe, comfortable, and friendly environment!

Follows: Learn to follow any lead, improve your spins and turns, add simple but beautiful styling to make you look gorgeous on the dance floor.

Leads: Learn the fundamental steps for no-brainer dancing and variations to help you be more creative and lead like a pro.

No partner required, but encouraged
All ages
Free parking
Bring snacks and H2O bottle, dinner not provided during break (6-7pm)
Bring your dance shoes or at least a pair with slick soles
Ware comfortable clothes (think yoga)
You might want to change to a dressy outfit for the evening dance/practice

​7-9pm Social Dance/Practice open for anyone (already included in the bootcamp fee)

Questions? Call Joseph at 303.668.7355 or email snowhawkj@juno.com

From Friday January 27th 2017 through Sunday January 29th 2017
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: "Enrosques, Planeos & Pivot for Men & Women",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 January 28th 2017
Arnie's Birthday Bash with Boulder International Folk Dancers
International Dance, 5:30 - 11:00 pm
Cost: Free, but you can donate to the bands
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Susan: 303 880 3409 - asci@comcast.net, or Jane: 720 500 Folk -

Please join and dance with Arnie Guminski, celebrating 85 years of a great life.  Potluck dinner starting at 5:30, Cake and Champagne at 7:30.  Both Barbelfish and Sherefe will be playing for your dancing enjoyment the rest of the evening.  Free to all, but you can tip the bands or donate to the Boulder Dance Coalition.  We hope you can celebrate with Arnie!

Sunday January 29th 2017
Boulder Community Contra Dance with Colorado Friends of Old Time Music and Dance
Contra Dance, 1-5pm (Waltzing 1-2pm) no lesson
Cost: $12 / $6 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**
Julie Vallimont (Nor'easter) on keyboard, Audrey Knuth (Free Raisins) on fiddle, and Rachel Bell on accordion.
Caller TBA


Saturday February 11th 2017
Vintage Dance - Colonial to World War II Dance, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Cost: $32.00 per person
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Sharon Guli: 970-221-4854 - Events@GuliProductions.com, or : -

You are cordially invited to attend the second annual
Vintage Valentine Ball on Saturday, February 11, 2017, hosted by Guli Productions
The Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, CO  80303.  Doors open at 6:30 PM, Dancing begins at 7:00 PM

Cotillions to Swing; George Washington to George Patton!  Suggested attire: Colonial to World War II, or modern dressy.
Dances of the evening will feature plenty of couples' dances such as Waltzes, Polkas, Tangos, One-Steps, and Swings, and favorite historic set dances such as The Spanish Waltz, The Virginia Reel, and The Waltz Cotillion.

Dances will be taught and prompted if needed, so no prior experience is necessary.  Dance prompting by Sharon Guli of Guli Productions

Music by Rodney Sauer's Mont Alto Orchestra

Using historic libraries of music, Mont Alto is a chamber ensemble that creates vibrant, emotional, and historically appropriate musical settings.  Mont Alto was formed in Colorado in 1989, and has scored over 100 silent films using historic orchestrations. Mont Alto collects original compositions and orchestrations from the turn of the century through 1930 for its tea dance series, silent film presentations, and concerts.

TICKETS   $32.00 per person.  Click here to go to our website to pay using a credit card (no paper tickets will be mailed, but you will receive a confirmation email and your name will be on the list at the door)
or print this Ticket Order Form and mail with a check made out to Guli Productions to PO Box 127, Bellvue, CO  80512. 

Call 970-221-4854 for more information, or to use a credit card over the phone.   Help spread the word - Click here for a printable flier to share!

See you at the Vintage Valentine Ball!

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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