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Swing with Live Music
November 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm| $20 / $10 Students
Dancing to Live Music 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Dance music during intermissions.
Swing dance class 7:00 PM included. Suitable for all dancers.
Always the Best Bands!
November 20, 2021 = The Crystal Swing Big Band
Album Release Party!
This is a perennial favaorite big-band swing orchestra that plays mostly instrumental number from the classic Big Band Era. Guest vocalists include Chaz Bowles and others.
An evening not to be missed!
Admission: $20 per person general; $10 students with I.D.; volunteers free.
Children under 16 years $5 only with responsible adult in charge.
Cash or check at the door.
No reservations required.
Attendance only by evidence of full vaccination. No exceptions.
AVD events at The Avalon are covered by a temporary Boulder County exemptions for masks.
You can elect to wear your mask if you want to.
Due to the pandemic, you should not feel obliged to dance with anyone if you prefer not to.
No snacks provided at this time. BYO is fine.
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.
Swing Dance Class 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.