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The Avalon Ballroom, Boulder's Social Dance Venue

welcome to the Avalon Ballroom

dance shoes at the Avalon Ballroom

... 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 September 29th 2017
Waltz Dance, 8-11pm (7:00 lesson)
Cost: $10 general, $8 members, $5 students
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Viki Lawrence: 303-913-2534 - 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 - Southwind

   (7:00 p.m. lesson:  Tom Masterson)

From Friday October 6th 2017 through Sunday October 8th 2017
Boulder Tango Festival with Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne
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 - mail@gustavoygiselle.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.


Federico Naveira & Sabrina Masso
Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sanchez
Los Ocampo, Omar & Monica
Mariela Barufaldi  & Jeremias Massera
Nick Jones & Diana Cruz
Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne

Registration is open :


Friday October 6th 2017
Boulder Community Contra Dance with Colorado Friends of Old Time Music and Dance
Contra Dance, 8-11pm (7pm lesson)
Cost: $15
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Teri Rasmusson: 303-827-3844 - boulderdance@cfootmad.org, or Paul: 970-353-6340 -


**Special Contra Dance**

Presenting  Great Bear 5.0

  (with Ed Hall calling)

For more than sixteen years, GREAT BEAR has set the standard and pushed the boundaries of modern contra dance music. They are known all over North America for their epic dynamics, genre-transcending arrangements and deep dance grooves. Andrew VanNorstrand (guitars and fiddle), Noah VanNorstrand (fiddle, mandolin and feet) and Kim “Mama Bear” Yerton (piano) are joined by Chris Miller (saxophones and banjo), Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens (clarinet) and Dana Billings (drums)

Special thanks to Robbie & John Cartwright, Stan McMillan, and Mel Haik for helping to make this event possible

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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