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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.
Click here to see current dances.

SPECIAL EVENTS within the next 30 days:

Saturday December 10th 2016
Scandinavian Christmas Party with Scandinavian--Boulder Scandinavian Dancers
Scandinavian Dance, 8:00 pm
Cost: $7
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Mike Palmer: (303) 442-7689 - michael69.palmer@gmail.com

The Scandinavian Christmas Party is our biggest party of the year, with live music by the Boulder Spelemannslag until 10 pm, followed by other musicians until no dancers are left! Scandinavian or other folk-costumes encouraged. Pot-luck snacks. No partner is required. Children are welcome and encouraged to dance but must be supervised by an adult and are not allowed to play on the very crowded dance floor for everyone's safety.

Sunday December 11th 2016
Boulder Community Contra Dance with Colorado Friends of Old Time Music and Dance
Contra Dance, 6-10pm; no lesson (Waltzing from 6-7pm)
Cost: $10 general and $5 students
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**

Contra Dancing to the awesome sounds of "Barefoot" (Ed Howe and Jamie Oshima)

with Cis Hinkle calling.


  Waltzing from 6-7pm


Friday December 30th 2016
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: 303-666-0561 - 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 - "Uncle Farmer"; 7:00 p.m. lesson:  Susan Petrick teaching

Saturday December 31st 2016
New Years Eve Dance Party with American Vernacular Dance
Swing / Sala / Bachata / Kizomba / Ballroom Dance, 7:30 PM to 1:30 AM
Cost: $35 advance; $45 door, cash or credit
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Jim X. Borzym: 720-317-3946 - avd@columbine.net, or Joseph Snowhawk: 303-668-0473 - snowhawk@juno.com

New Years Eve
Dance Party!

Ring in the New Year in Style – with Music and Friends!

The Avalon Ballroom in Boulder, Colorado.

THE LARGEST Social Dance Event of the year!

Ring in the New Year with an AMAZING night of friends, fun, food, and dancing to FABULOUS music in our fine Avalon Ballrooms. A long-time local tradition!

Swing, Ballroom, Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba – 3 Rooms of Great Music & Dancing!




Complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.

Doors open at 7:30 PM.

Dancing ‘til 1:30 AM.


Volunteers get free admission and a look behind the scenes with per-arranged volunteer tasks. Volunteers wanted; contact Jim X. or Joseph.

The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, Colorado.

American Vernacular Dance and Snowhawk Productions – Members of the Boulder Dance Coalition

Special thanks to Halina and Chuck Palmer

Special thanks to the Boulder Dance Coalition

Jim X. Borzym, Joseph Snowhawk and Halina Palmer




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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