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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.
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SPECIAL EVENTS within the next 30 days:

From Saturday January 10th 2015 through Saturday January 31st 2015
Flamenco technique One with Flamenco Boulder
International Dance, 1
Cost: $50 for 4 classes, or 15 for drop- in
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Monica lettieri: 303 7867050 - flamencoboulder@gmail.com, or : -

 In this class students will learn the fundamentals of flamenco technique, including arms and foot work, turns, posture, style, and musicality.

Choreography for sevillanas and tangos will be included 

From Friday January 30th 2015 through Sunday February 1st 2015
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: "The embrace, distance & posture",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 31st 2015
Fifth Saturday Swing with American Vernacular Dance
Swing Dance, 7 PM Lesson; dancing 8 to 11:00 PM
Cost: $15 per person; $10 students
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Jim X. Borzym : 720-317-3946 - avd@columbine.net, or : -

This Saturday we will welcome to the Avalon Suzannah Harris with her rockabilly trio "Dixie Leadfoot and the Chrome Struts"! 

Dixie Leadfoot & The Chrome Struts bring you the best in Rockabilly music from classic artists of the 50s and 60s such as Elvis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Buddy Holly, Asleep at the Wheel, Hank Williams and more. The group is fronted by former vocalist for the late Frank Zappa, Suzannah Harris, who sings and plays upright bass, making her unique among female artists. Add to this two world-class players, Tim Wallace on guitar and Mike Brown on drums, and you have Dixie Leadfoot & The Chrome Struts. Dixie Leadfoot has performed for some of the Denver region’s most popular clubs, special events and festivals. Get your dancing shoes and hang onto your hat for an evening of fun!

Saturday February 7th 2015
3rd Annual KGNU/CFCZ Mardi Gras Dance Party with Avalon Special Events
CajunZydeco Dance, Lesson - 7p Dance at 8p
Cost: $25 before 2/6, $30 at door; $15 w/ vali
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Dan Willging: 303-870-1156 - dwillging@mho.net, or : -

KGNU Community Radio and CFCZ celebrate Mardi Gras with an evening of music and dancing with the Ed Poullard-Preston Frank Creole Dance Band on Saturday, February 7. Tickets are available at KGNU.org

For the past several years, Ed Poullard and Preston Frank have delighted audiences in their native Louisiana and Southeast Texas as well as festivals across the country, including the prestigious Rhythm-n-Roots Festival in Rhode Island. They play an older, yet exuberant style of zydeco that’s a cross between Cajun, old-time Creole la-la and today’s modern zydeco. The multi-instrumentalist Poullard hails from a long line of zydeco musicians as does Preston Frank, who’s the father of the mega-popular zydeco star Keith Frank. Additionally, Poullard is on the faculty of the Augusta Heritage Cajun-Creole Week held in Elkins, WV teaching accordion and fiddle to budding enthusiasts. 


A zydeco dance lesson starts at 7:00 P.M., music at 8:00 P.M., doors at 6:30 P.M. The Avalon Ballroom’s dance floor will be vibrating with enthusiasm at this annual Mardi Gras event.  


Oskar Blues will provide delicious Cajun-style fare for purchase, followed by a traditional celebratory King Cake. Wine & beer will be available. In the spirit of Mardi Gras, there will be a costume contest with prizes. It’s your time to shine and win― the more outrageous the better!


This event benefits KGNU Community Radio who has been broadcasting on the Front Range for 37 years at 88.5 FM and for the last 11 years at 1390 AM. For more information visit KGNU.org.  The Colorado Friends of Cajun-Zydeco Music and Dance is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring Louisiana French culture, music and dance to the Front Range.  More information can be found at CFCZ.org.

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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