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Swing w/ Live Music
July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm| $15 / $10 Students
Don Elwood’s Big Band
This is a classic, full-on, all-instrumental Big Band with a great book. Led by Drummer, Don Elwood, they have played for us successfully each summer and we look forward to having them back again at the Avalon Ballroom. Please join us!
Dancing to live music 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Dance music during intermissions by DJ Frank Vernon.
Swing dance class 7:00 PM included. Suitable for all dancers.
Always the best bands!
Admission: $15 per person general; $10 students with I.D.; volunteers free.
Children $10 only with responsible adult in charge.
Cash or check at the door.
No reservations required.
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; dressing up is also great.
The Avalon Ballroom is Colorado’s premier social dance venue, with a large cushioned oak dance floor, excellent audio, and smooth acoustics.
We are known for our welcoming attitude and community spirit.
Gender-balance tends to be quite good.
For weather and other scheduling alerts see the Event Calendar; we rarely cancel a swing dance due to weather.
To be added to the AVD email notification system (for special events and the occasional known cancellations), please send query to email@example.com.
The third Saturday swing dances mainly feature classic, big-band-era styled orchestras and their modern offshoots.
The fifth Saturday swing dances generally feature dance bands of somewhat different styles, but still swing.
Our dances focus mostly on what is generally called six-count swing, not heavily oriented towards lindy-swing.
Our bands generally also play a few dance numbers each evening in other couples-dance styles; cha-cha-cha, waltz, ballads, rumba, and etcetera.
This swing series is sponsored by American Vernacular Dance, a member group of the Boulder Dance Coalition.
2019 Schedule of Bands
Jan 19 – The Crystal Swing Big Band
Feb 16 – The Flatirons Jazz Orchestra Featuring Deborah Stafford
Mar 16 – Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles
Mar 30 – Your Father’s Mustache Band
April 20 – The After Midnight Jazz Band
May 18 – The Colorado Swing Big Band
Jun 15 – NO SWING THIS NIGHT
Jun 29 – The Neil Bridge 7+ Ensemble with Karen Lee Bridge
Jul 20 – Don Elwood’s Big Band
Aug 17 – Bob Harris and The Bringers of Swing
Aug 31 – NO SWING THIS NIGHT
Sep 21 – Swing City
Oct 19 – The After Midnight Jazz Band
Nov 16 – William and the Romantics
Nov 30 – Dixie Leadfoot and The Chrome Strutsw
Dec 21 – The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra
Dec 31 New Years Eve – Joe Smith and After Midnight