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The Avalon Ballroom, Boulder's Social Dance Venue

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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 Friday December 4th 2015 through Sunday December 6th 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: "Sacadas & Boleos",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 December 12th 2015
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 - michael.palmer@mho.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. 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. No partner is required.

Sunday December 13th 2015
Tea Dance with Live Music Exuberant with American Vernacular Dance
Ballroom Dance, 1 to 5 PM
Cost: $15 general admission; $10 students
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Jim X. Borzym: 720-317-3946 - , or : -

 Please join us for waltzes, foxtrots, tangos, swing and other couples dances this Sunday. Susan Rogers' Exuberant Quartet will play along with new musician Dave Wiley of the Boulder Hampster Theater!. General dance lesson at 1 PM. All welcome. No partner needed. Volunteers welcome!

Saturday December 19th 2015
Saturday Swing with William and the Romantics 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: 720-317-3946 - 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!


 Our band tonight is “William and The Romantics”, led by Bill Heldman. We are glad to have them back at the Avalon Ballroom. This is a classic big band line-up with five saxes, four trumpets, four trombones, four rhythm masters (including our lovely grand piano) and four singers. Their show will be a treat. As always, DJ Frank Vernon will play waltzes and other couples dances during the two intermissions. Thank you to our volunteers for helping to host this event, especially Roberta Courtney for organizing snacks.

19 December 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 $5 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.


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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