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Vintage Ballroom “Tea” Dance

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 1:00 pm on the second Sunday of January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December, repeating indefinitely

| $15

“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.

The dance lesson and lovely light refreshments are included in your admission price. The lesson is always aimed at easy lead-follow dance skills to get you dancing comfortably and meeting other dancers.

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.

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.

Contact AVD to request notices via the email alert system. Any weather-related cancellations will be posted on this Coalition website.


Date: October 13
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: $15


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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