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The Avalon Ballroom, Boulder's Social Dance Venue

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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 20th 2018
Third Saturday Swing with American Vernacular Dance
Swing Dance, 7 PM to 11 PM
Cost: $15 General; $10 Students
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Jim X. Borzym: 720-317-3946 - avd@columbine.net, or : -

Please join us for our big Swing Dance Party at the Avalon Ballroom with Live Music. Colorado’s best dance bands! Cushioned oak dance floor. Clear audio and acoustical systems. Snacks, dance lesson, lots of people of all stripes, and plenty of fun! Come join us!

This is a remarkable band in many ways. Led by clarinetist Roger Campbell, in the mold of the Bennie Goodman sextet, with the same instrumentation. Rick Weingarten on vibraphone. Mike McCullough on guitar and a sensuous voice. Jerry Weiss providing delicious solo licks on the grand piano. Sensitive Jim Moore on the traps. And newest member, Dwight Thompson on bass viol. I found it fascinating to read the biographies of all six players and their tremendously varied and wide-ranging careers as professional musicians. These men are not hobbyists.

The small group format allows every instrument and voice to be clearly heard. Their orchestrations and presentations are top notch. They have been playing to tremendous acclaim by local dancers, including a wonderful show with singer Lannie Garrett this past weekend, and frequent appearances at the Evergreen Jazz Festival. Many of our dancers go out of their way to put appearances by After Midnight on their social dance calendar. After this appearance at the Avalon Ballroom Saturday, 20 October, they will be our headlining orchestra for the big New Years Eve party. A terrific band that totally enjoys playing our dances at the Avalon. Don’t miss them!

As always, DJ Frank Vernon will play waltzes and other couples dances during the two intermissions. Thank you to our volunteers for helping to host this event, especially Roberta Courtney for organizing snacks.

 

Avalon Ballroom. 6185 Arapahoe Road, Boulder.

Dance lesson 7:00 to 8:00 PM included with the price of admission.

Dancing 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Dance music during intermissions by DJ Frank Vernon.

Admission: $15 per person general; $10 students with I.D.; volunteers free. Children $10 only with responsible adult in charge. Cash or check.

Light snacks provided. There is a coat room.

All ages welcome No partner or dance experience required.

Please wear non-marking shoes. Dress to express yourself. Casual is fine.

For weather and other scheduling alerts see http://www.boulderdancecoalition.org/calendar.php. We almost never cancel an event due to weather.

For email notices please send query to avd@columbine.net.

Volunteers welcome.

 

This swing series is sponsored by American Vernacular Dance, a member group of the Boulder Dance Coalition.




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



Saturday October 27th 2018
Wild Goose Masquerade Ball with Friends of Traditional Dance
Ballroom Dance, 8:00 pm, doors open 7:30 pm
Cost: $30 through October 20th, $35 at door
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

Friends of Traditional Dance presents the Wild Goose Masquerade Ball! This is our 70th “Wild” ball—a long standing and wonderful tradition. The Mostly Strauss Orchestra (Denver Pops) will play waltzes and polkas by composers Strauss, Khachaturian, Errol Garner, Mancini, Leroy Anderson, Franz Lehar and many more. Doors will open at 7:30pm, the Grand March is at 8 pm. Attire is formal, semi-formal or ethnic, costume or masquerade attire encouraged. Refreshments will be provided!

SPECIAL THEME. We are celebrating our fourth theme this year: Myths, Legends and Tales. We are encouraging dancers to dress as their favorite characters from myths, legends and tales found around the world! Be creative —Costume Awards will be given!!

PRE-BALL LESSONS: The Wild Balls Vision Council will be hosting a special waltz lesson from 4-5 pm on October 27th in the Main Ballroom at the Avalon. The wonderful Shelley Kerr will be teaching the pre-ball lessons again this year and will be giving instruction on basic to intermediate waltz patterns. The lessons are a great tool to learn the basics of waltz for the beginner dancers or a chance to brush up on some of the routines for more experienced dancers before the Wild Goose Ball! Tickets for the pre-ball lessons are available on our website, www.wildballs.dance, or at the front door for $5/person on October 27th.

Please visit our website, www.wildballs.dance, for tickets and more information about the upcoming ball!  Adult and student tickets are also available at the front door and we will be accepting cash, check or credit card. We hope to see you soon!
 



Sunday October 28th 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@SwingCircleBould




Sunday November 11th 2018
Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance with American Vernacular Dance
Ballroom Dance, 1:00 PM Lesson 2:00 Dance to 5:00
Cost: $15 per person
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Jim Borzym: 720-317-3946 - avd@columbine.net, or : -

The Exuberant Quartet with Susan Rogers has been giving excellent performances for our ballroom dance series. Please join us!






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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