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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 March 21st 2015
Neil Bridge March 21 2015 with American Vernacular Dance
Swing Dance, 7 PM Lesson; dancing 8 to 11:00 PM
Cost: $15 general admission; $10 students
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Jim X. Borzym: 720-347-3946 - avd@columbine.net, or : -

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, lesson, lots of people of all stripes, and plenty of fun! Come join us!


This month we welcome back to the Avalon stage Neil Bridge and his “7+” Ensemble with Neil at the grand piano, his wife Karen Lee Bridge as emcee and principal vocalist, a line-up of fine players and – for the first time at Avalon – an additional percussionist, Papi Ray Pacheco on congas and other percussion. Neil writes all the arrangements for his bands, and typically brings one or more new arrangements at each swing dance at Avalon. Karen is noted for her warmth and ebullient spirit at the mic. One of our most solid bands with a great dance repertoire.


21 March 2015

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.

From Friday March 27th 2015 through Sunday March 29th 2015
Scandinavian Dance and Music Weekend with Scandinavian--Boulder Scandinavian Dancers
Scandinavian Multi-Day Event, 7:00 pm
Cost: $110 before Mar. 7, $135 after
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Sheila Morris: 303-469-2484 - spmorris@ecentral.com

BSD's annual Scandinavian Dance and Music Weekend. This year the focus is on Norway, with the ever-popular Knut-Arne Jakobssen and Brit Totland back again with Valdresspringar!  Our fiddler is Laura Ellestad.

Saturday March 28th 2015
Scandinavian Concert/Dance with Scandinavian--Boulder Scandinavian Dancers
Scandinavian Dance, 7:30 pm
Cost: $10
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Sheila Morris: 303-469-2484 - spmorris@ecentral.com

As part of our Scandinavian Dance and Music Weekend, our visiting Norwegian dancers will do a short presentation of Norwegian folk-dance and music. After the performance, there will be open dancing--expect lots of pols and springar, but there will be plenty of Swedish music on the program as well. You do NOT need to be enrolled in the workshop to attend this evening event!

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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