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Swing w/ Live Music
January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm| $18 / $10 Students
Dancing to live music 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Dance music during intermissions by DJ Frank Vernon.
Two swing dance classes 7:00 PM included. Suitable for all dancers.
Always the best bands!
18 January 2020
This is one of our classic local “little” Big Bands. Led by trumpeter Dave McLoughlin, this is the band that kicked off our swing series in 2005. Always a treat. Jan McLoughlin contributes beautiful vocal work. The entire band is ultra-connected. They and their families even party together! Do join us. A wonderful band and it will be a swell night. I look forward to seeing you there!
Admission: $18 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.
(Protect your valuables; leave them home!)
There is a lost-and-found at The Avalon.
All ages welcome. No partner or dance experience required.
Two swing dance classes:
Introductory Swing in the North Lobby.
Taught by Art and Becky Bragg and sometimes others.
Intermediate Swing in The Ballroom.
Taught by Jim & Susie and sometimes others.
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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.
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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.