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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:

Saturday October 10th 2015
25th Anniversary Celebration with Boulder Dance Coalition
International Dance, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Susan Smith: - asci@comcast.net, or : -

25th Anniversary 
       of the Boulder Dance Coalition
10th Anniversary 
       of The Avalon
               At The Avalon
Saturday, October 10th, 2015
                3 pm – 10 pm
  Celebration & Gala Dance Party
             Four Live Bands
     FREE – Everyone Welcome

       We are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Boulder Dance Coalition and the 10th Anniversary of The Avalon.  Please come enjoy performances, food, and dancing.  AND it is all FREE.  Thank you for supporting the Boulder Dance Coalition and The Avalon.  Please see below for more information.
       There will also be an International Bazaar where you can buy and sell dance related clothing or accessories of any era or dance style - or anything else.  Set-up for the bazaar is at 2pm and sellers will be responsible for their own items and sales.
       Of course, we need volunteers to help with set up, dinner set up, and clean up during and after the event.  Remember, we are a volunteer organization and if everyone does a little, no one has to do a lot.  To volunteer or for more information contact Susan Smith at asci@comcast.net.

3:15 pm   Planina:  Songs of Eastern Europe and music for dancing with BIFD
4:30 pm   Dixie Leadfoot Swing Band and swing lesson
6:00 pm   Dinner by Halina
                Welcome presentation7:00 pm   CFOOTMAD Contra Dance Trio:  Grand March, Waltzs & Contras
8:00 pm   SODAL HALL:  Kollijox Swedish band from Stockholm  (8:00 - 11:00pm)
8:15 pm   BALLROOM:    Swing, Salsa, Tango, Waltz, Contra and more  (8:15 - 10 pm)

******   Cash Bar:  Beer, Wine & Margaritas
******   Now FOUR Live Bands
******   Suggested Attire: vintage, international, or your favorite dance’s attire

Saturday October 17th 2015
Saturday Swing Dance with Live Music! with American Vernacular Dance
Swing Dance, 7 PM dance lesson; music 8 - 11 PM
Cost: $15 General; $10 Students
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Jim X. Borzym: 720-317-3946 - , or : -

Swing Dance Party with the eighteen-piece Colorado Swing Big Band! Get ready to dance the night away to the swingin’ sounds of Basie, Miller, Ellington and Goodman, plus a variety of show tunes and contemporary numbers.

This is one of our favorite swing dance bands, and one that plays the classics with a full ensemble. They have that Big Band Era sound that you seldom hear anymore.

Please join us for the fun!


Saturday October 17th 2015
Israeli Dance Party with Live Music with Boulder Israeli Dance
International Dance, 7:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Marshall Shapiro: 303-641-6511 - , or Marty Goldberg: (720) 442-3397 -

Live Music – Israeli Dance Party

With the Wonderful Mayim Band!

Honoring those in our dance communities who are no longer with us and greatly missed!

October 17th  From 7:30-10:30pm

Sodal Hall, Avalon Building, 6185 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO


The evening will start with Israeli Oldies and live music will begin at 8:15pm

Cost: Free (Thanks to the Alex Wilson Legacy Fund!)

We will be taking a short break during the evening to share stories and remembrances of those many special people from all our dance communities that we would like to honor.  If you care to share something, please come prepared.  Feel free to bring photos if you wish.


Please save the date for this special event!

Saturday October 24th 2015
Wild Goose Masquerade Ball with Friends of Traditional Dance
Ballroom Dance, 8pm, doors open 7:30
Cost: $25 thru Oct 17, $30 at door, $5 student
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
Don't wait to buy tickets at the door--event may sell out. Use Paypal at http://www.fotd.org/

Friends of Traditional Dance presents The Wild Goose Masquerade Ball! This is our 62st “Wild” ball—a long standing and wonderful tradition. The Mostly Strauss Orchestra (Denver Pops) will play waltzes and polkas by Strauss, Shostakovich as well as 20th century dances by Mancini, Leroy Anderson and Duke Ellington. Doors open at 7:30pm, the Grand March is at 8. Attire is formal, semi-formal or ethnic--Costume Awards! NEW COSTUME AWARD CATEGORY: Group Award (4-8 dancers).

From Friday October 30th 2015 through Sunday November 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: "All turn secrets",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:

Friday October 30th 2015
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 -
Shoes with clean soles are mandatory.
See calendar at cfootmad.org for last-minute event changes/cancellations

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 - Caroline McCaskey, Sherilyn Welton (cello), and Teri Rasmusson

   (7:00 p.m. lesson:  Robert Warden)

Saturday October 31st 2015
Fifth Saturday Swing Dance with "After Midnight" - Halloween Party 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 : -

Halloween Night Swing Dance Party with "After Midnight"!

Halloween only falls on a Saturday once every seven years on average. And this is the year! We asked the “After Midnight Jazz Band” to give us this date 18 months ago. Leader Roger Campbell said, “That is looking a long way ahead, Jim. No-one has ever booked us this far in advance before!” But for good reason! One of our favorite jazzy swing bands will return for this septennial event!

This will be a costumed and masquerade event, so start to figure out your spooky or otherwise spectacular dance garb and join us! Prizes for best costumes! Masks, outfits, characters, goofy, historic, scandalous, sophisticated, outrageous --- you do it and we will lap it up. 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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