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Vintage Ballroom “Tea” Dance

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

| $20; $10 students and youth

“Vintage” ballroom dancing to great live music at the Sunday afternoon Ragtime-Era Tea Dances. Waltz, tango, foxtrot, one-step, blues, two-step, Charleston, early swing, maxixe and half-and-half are among the couple dances we enjoy at the “Tea Dances”.

Live music by the Mont Alto Ragtime and Tango Orchestra with vocalist Susan Rogers, or Susan Rogers’ Exuberant Quartet, and occasionally other great local bands.

Covid Note: At this time there will not be a dance lesson. And no snacks will be provided. BYO is totally fine.

For attendance, evidence of full vaccination is REQUIRED. Mask are optional in the Ballroom, but requried in public spaces (hallways, bathrooms).

No prior dance experience required. No partner needed. Second Sunday of the month, September through May (no summer dances).

“Vintage dance” means early styles of couples dancing, including those from the early American ballroom dance craze of the ragtime-era, which is roughly that sentimental period of 1909 through 1914. We call them “Tea Dances” because they occur at tea time – middle afternoon. This is an old-fashioned term but fits perfectly with this dance series.

Our several very fine orchestras also play dance music of the twenties and somewhat beyond, and songs that emphasize the season.

Recommended dress is dressy; i.e. vintage, neo-vintage, contemporary fashionable, or otherwise clean and neat. No shorts or casual t-shirts for men.

The Tea Dances are conducted by American Vernacular Dance, a Member Group of the Boulder Dance Coalition.

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Date: May 8
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: $20; $10 students and youth


American Vernacular Dance


Jim Borzym


Type of Dance
Ballroom, Tango, Waltz


The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States
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