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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:


From Friday October 5th 2018 through Sunday October 7th 2018
Tango Multi-Day Event, from 9 PM to 2 AM
Cost: classes/practicas/milongas $10 to $40
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Giselle Anne: 720-278-4213 - bouldertangofestival@gmail.com

Classes and Workshops for all levels all day, Milongas (dance parties) in the evenings will include teacher demonstrations, traditional Argentine food, Argentine clothes and shoes for sale and a grand time dancing and/or observing for all.

Featuring

Federico Naveira & Sabrina Masso
Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sanchez
Los Ocampo, Omar & Monica
John Miller & Jessica Cutler
Nick Jones & Diana Cruz
Felipe Martinez & Ayano Yoneda
Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne

Registration is open now

bouldertangofestival.com

 



Friday October 5th 2018
Bulgarika Live Bulgarian Band with Boulder International Folk Dancers
International Dance, 7:30
Cost: $15/members;$17/non-members;$7/students
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Susan: 303-880-3409 - , or : -

Bulgarika consists of three Bulgarian folk music artists, now living in the U.S., and one American musician who play on traditional Bulgarian folk instruments.  Extensive bios and music samples can be found at http.//balkandance.net/Bulgarika2018/

Gadulka, tambura, tapan and vocals provide great music for a fun evening of Balkan dance. 

Please help us keep the cost down by bringing any snacks you would like to share.

Please bring non-marking dance shoes to protect our great wood floor.



Sunday October 7th 2018
Lindy-Hop and Swing Rueda Classes with Art and Becky Bragg
Swing Lesson, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost: $8 per lesson, $25 for a series
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Art Bragg: - info@swingcircleboulder.com, or : -

Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda classes in October with Art and Becky Bragg

Four-week progressive classes Sunday afternoons in October  - Oct.  7, 14, 21, 28.  $8 per class or $25 for a four-class series, no partner necessary.
Beginning Classes
Sundays 1-2 PM - Beginning Lindy Hop

The Lindy Hop is the classic Savoy Ballroom swing dance of the 1930s and 40s.  Its high-energy moves allow for individual expression as couples dance to the beat of big band music.
Our four-week progressive class covers basic Lindy moves in the first two weeks and moves on to more advanced moves in the second two weeks. 
Sundays 2-3 PM - Beginning Swing Rueda
Swing Rueda is a called dance (like square dancing) where couples exchange partners in unison following called Lindy Hop moves and playful moves adapted from Salsa Rueda.
Our four-week progressive class covers all the basic Swing Rueda moves so you can join in our regular Swing Rueda dances at Wednesday Waltz Etc. and third Saturday Swing Dance at the Avalon Ballroom.  To take the Swing Rueda class you should know the Lindy Hop swing out or be taking our beginning Lindy Hop class.
Swing Specials
Sunday, October 14,  3-4 PM –Shim-Sham

The Shim Sham is a classic swing line dance from the 1920s as popularized ‘round the world by the great Frankie Manning.  Come learn the Shim-Sham and join in during swing dances at the Avalon Ballrooms and swing dances everywhere!
Sunday, October 21,  3-4 PM - Tandem Charleston Variations
Take your Lindy Hop to a new level as we learn tandem Charleston swing variations.
Sunday, October 28,  3-4 PM - Advanced Swing Rueda
If you are taking our Swing Rueda class (or have taken it in the past) you will be ready to learn some advanced moves to add to your Swing Rueda repertoire!
All classes held at the Avalon Ballroom (North Lobby).  6185 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
If you have any questions about class content or levels, contact us at info@SwingCircleBoulder.com



Sunday October 14th 2018
Lindy-Hop and Swing Rueda Classes with Art and Becky Bragg with Art and Becky Bragg
Swing Lesson, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Cost: $8 per lesson, $25 for a series
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Art Bragg: - info@swingcircleboulder.com, or : -

Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda classes in October with Art and Becky Bragg

Four-week progressive classes Sunday afternoons in October  - Oct.  7, 14, 21, 28.  $8 per class or $25 for a four-class series, no partner necessary.
Beginning Classes
Sundays 1-2 PM - Beginning Lindy Hop

The Lindy Hop is the classic Savoy Ballroom swing dance of the 1930s and 40s.  Its high-energy moves allow for individual expression as couples dance to the beat of big band music.
Our four-week progressive class covers basic Lindy moves in the first two weeks and moves on to more advanced moves in the second two weeks. 
Sundays 2-3 PM - Beginning Swing Rueda
Swing Rueda is a called dance (like square dancing) where couples exchange partners in unison following called Lindy Hop moves and playful moves adapted from Salsa Rueda.
Our four-week progressive class covers all the basic Swing Rueda moves so you can join in our regular Swing Rueda dances at Wednesday Waltz Etc. and third Saturday Swing Dance at the Avalon Ballroom.  To take the Swing Rueda class you should know the Lindy Hop swing out or be taking our beginning Lindy Hop class.
Swing Specials
Sunday, October 14,  3-4 PM –Shim-Sham

The Shim Sham is a classic swing line dance from the 1920s as popularized ‘round the world by the great Frankie Manning.  Come learn the Shim-Sham and join in during swing dances at the Avalon Ballrooms and swing dances everywhere!
Sunday, October 21,  3-4 PM - Tandem Charleston Variations
Take your Lindy Hop to a new level as we learn tandem Charleston swing variations.
Sunday, October 28,  3-4 PM - Advanced Swing Rueda
If you are taking our Swing Rueda class (or have taken it in the past) you will be ready to learn some advanced moves to add to your Swing Rueda repertoire!
All classes held at the Avalon Ballroom (North Lobby).  6185 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
If you have any questions about class content or levels, contact us at info@SwingCircleBoulder.com



Friday October 19th 2018
Boulder Community Contra Dance with Colorado Friends of Old Time Music and Dance
Contra Dance, 8-11pm (7:15pm lesson)
Cost: $15
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**

The band that started it all makes a rare Colorado appearance:  Presenting  Wild Asparagus!

  (with George Marshall calling)

Wild Asparagus is a five-person band from Western Massachusetts. Drawing upon music from New England, the British Isles, and Canada, as well as classical sources, Wild Asparagus takes an original approach to the traditional dance music of our folk heritage. Using their unique blend of instruments, creativity, and skills, they offer a sensitive and powerful performance. Since 1984, Wild Asparagus has been highly successful in bringing their music to dances and concerts throughout the United States.




Sunday October 21st 2018
Lindy-Hop and Swing Rueda classes with Art and Becky Bragg
Swing Lesson, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Cost: $8 per lesson, $25 for a series
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Art Bragg: - info@swingcircleboulder.com, or : -

Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda classes in October with Art and Becky Bragg

Four-week progressive classes Sunday afternoons in October  - Oct.  7, 14, 21, 28.  $8 per class or $25 for a four-class series, no partner necessary.
Beginning Classes
Sundays 1-2 PM - Beginning Lindy Hop

The Lindy Hop is the classic Savoy Ballroom swing dance of the 1930s and 40s.  Its high-energy moves allow for individual expression as couples dance to the beat of big band music.
Our four-week progressive class covers basic Lindy moves in the first two weeks and moves on to more advanced moves in the second two weeks. 
Sundays 2-3 PM - Beginning Swing Rueda
Swing Rueda is a called dance (like square dancing) where couples exchange partners in unison following called Lindy Hop moves and playful moves adapted from Salsa Rueda.
Our four-week progressive class covers all the basic Swing Rueda moves so you can join in our regular Swing Rueda dances at Wednesday Waltz Etc. and third Saturday Swing Dance at the Avalon Ballroom.  To take the Swing Rueda class you should know the Lindy Hop swing out or be taking our beginning Lindy Hop class.
Swing Specials
Sunday, October 14,  3-4 PM –Shim-Sham

The Shim Sham is a classic swing line dance from the 1920s as popularized ‘round the world by the great Frankie Manning.  Come learn the Shim-Sham and join in during swing dances at the Avalon Ballrooms and swing dances everywhere!
Sunday, October 21,  3-4 PM - Tandem Charleston Variations
Take your Lindy Hop to a new level as we learn tandem Charleston swing variations.
Sunday, October 28,  3-4 PM - Advanced Swing Rueda
If you are taking our Swing Rueda class (or have taken it in the past) you will be ready to learn some advanced moves to add to your Swing Rueda repertoire!
All classes held at the Avalon Ballroom (North Lobby).  6185 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
If you have any questions about class content or levels, contact us at info@SwingCircleBoulder.com





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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