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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.
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SPECIAL EVENTS within the next 30 days:

Friday July 29th 2016
Waltz Dance, 8pm (7:00 lesson)
Cost: $10 general, $8 members, $5 students
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Viki Lawrence: 303-666-0561 - waltznight@cfootmad.org, or Paul: 970-353-6340 -

An evening of waltzing to live music by local ensembles playing traditional music from a variety of countries including the British Isles. You may come alone or bring a partner, but in this relaxed evening people generally dance with a different partner for each dance. Dress can be casual to dressy, vintage to modern! A free lesson is provided at 7pm for people just (or still) learning to waltz. Light refreshments are provided during the breaks.

 Band - "Prairie Dog Picnic":  Kate Kerr on fiddle, Rodney Sauer on piano and accordion, Phil Norman on cello, and Bonnie Carol on Hammered dulcimer

   (7:00 p.m. lesson:  Robert Warden)

Saturday July 30th 2016
Saturday Swing: David Booker's Swingtet with American Vernacular Dance
Swing Dance, 8 to 11 PM; dance lesson at 7 PM
Cost: $15 general admission; $10 students
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Jim X. Borzym: 720-317-3946 - avd@columbine.net, or : -

David Booker’s

30 July 2016

Catch the driving rhythms and classic songs of David Booker and his Swingtet!

This will be their third appearance at Avalon. I have reserved David for this fifth Saturday so that we can relish his fresh and rakish take on swing and blues.

Please join us!


Saturday August 20th 2016
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!


Our band tonight is “After Midnight”, led by Roger Campbell. This is one of our favorite bands. A sextette featuring clarinet, vibraphone, guitar, bass, piano and drums with an unusual sound. Very smooth, very danceable. 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.

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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