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Mar 2019

Date:
Sunday March 10th 2019
Time:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event:
Ballroom, Tango, Waltz
Cost:
$15
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Contact:
Jim Borzym: 720-317-3946 - avd@columbine.net

The Mont Alto Orchestra with Susan Rogers Sunday, 10 March 2019 1 PM Dance Lesson: The "Half-and-Half Waltz" Dancing to live music 2 to 5 PM. "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'…

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Date:
Wednesday March 13th 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event:
Ballroom, Latin, Other, Swing, Tango, Waltz
Cost:
$7
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Contact:
Jim Borzym: 720-317-3946 - avd@columbine.net

Wednesday Waltz Etcetera Wednesday, 13 March 2019 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER !

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Date:
Saturday March 16th 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Swing
Cost:
$15 / $10 Students
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

"Joe Smith and The Spicy Pickles" Saturday, 16 March 2019 Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based vintage jazz band dedicated to swing music and dance. This small group style swing band packs a punch of power, personality, and wit into each show, intriguing generations new and old with the beloved charm of big band swing from the late 30’s and early 40’s. The Pickles bring it all – high energy, quality musicianship, great attire, and an…

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Date:
Saturday March 23rd 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Celtic & English
Cost:
$35
Location:
The Avalon, Sodal Hall
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO United States

Contact:
Sandra Somr: ssomr21@gmail.com

Our Annual Formal Scottish Dance Ball with live music

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Date:
Saturday March 23rd 2019
Time:
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Scandinavian
Cost:
$10
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Contact:
Sheila Morris: 303-469-2484 - sheilapmorris@gmail.com

As part of our Scandinavian Dance and Music Weekend, our visiting Norwegian dancers and fiddlers will do a short presentation of Norwegian folk-dance and music. After the performance, there will be open dancing--expect a focus on Finnskogspols and other Norwegian dances, but there will be plenty of Swedish music on the program as well. This is a public event - you do NOT need to be enrolled in the weekend to attend this evening event! $10 if not registered for…

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Date:
Sunday March 24th 2019
Time:
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Event:
Scandinavian
Cost:
$125
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Contact:
Sheila Morris: 303-469-2484 - spmorris@ecentral.com

The Boulder Scandinavian Dance and Music Weekend is a fun weekend of dance and music with guest teachers and musicians - this year from Norway.  The Saturday night dance is open to the public.

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Date:
Saturday March 30th 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Swing
Cost:
$15 / $10 Students
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

"Your Father's Mustache Band" in their premier appearance at The Avalon Ballroom Saturday, 30 March 2019 From 1965 to 1975, there existed a chain of nightclubs known as “Your Father’s Mustache”. The Mustache clubs were known for their sing-along bands, crazy waiters and bartenders, Schlitz Beer, and antique fire trucks. In 1965, in Denver, “Your Father’s Mustache” nightclub opened in Larimer Square and a band was formed. At that time, Larimer Square was known a seedy area in Denver. No…

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Apr 2019

Date:
Monday April 1st 2019
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Event:
International, Other
Cost:
$Free Donation
Location:
The Avalon, Sodal Hall
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO United States

Contact:
Emeric Thuret: 303-929-9374 - petsodreamingshow@gmail.com

April Fool's Day - Clown Dance @ The Avalon Ballroom Monday, April 1rst, 2019, from 5:30 to 7pm --- OPEN CLASS & PRESENTATION --- NO FEE: free donation! (for everyone, regular students included) - Clown Dance Class is for adults but children are welcome - Come, smile, enjoy*  

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Date:
Sunday April 28th 2019
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Event:
International
Cost:
$17/20
Location:
The Avalon, Sodal Hall
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO United States

Yves is a singer, musician, dancer and teacher,. This is his premier workshop in the United States. He will be teaching Breton Dances from France. Yves plays both accordian and clarinet and sings as well as dances.

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May 2019

Date:
Saturday May 11th 2019
Time:
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Ballroom, Waltz
Cost:
$30
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Join these beautiful dancers for the evening. This is our 69th “Wild” ball—a long standing and wonderful tradition. The Mostly Strauss Orchestra (Denver Pop Orchestra) will play waltzes and polkas by Strauss, Shostakovich as well as classic 20th century dances by Mancini, Leroy Anderson and Duke Ellington. We’ll also kick it up with Polka.com. Attire is formal and semi-formal. Dance cards available. Ticket Prices: $30 through May 4, $35 thereafter, Students get $5 off Doors open at 7:30pm. Grand March…

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Date:
Saturday May 18th 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Swing
Cost:
$15 / $10 Students
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

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! Saturday 19 May 2019 The Colorado Swing Big Band This is a full-on, top-notch traditional big band which plays the classics as wells as more modern material. Based in Fort Collins, we bring them to The Avalon every year for their great sound and reliably danceable music. Colorado Swing features…

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Date:
Tuesday May 21st 2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event:
International
Cost:
$10.00
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

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Date:
Monday May 27th 2019
Time:
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Event:
Tango
Cost:
$12
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Contact:
Halina Palmer: 303-718-4798 - halinapalmer10@gmail.com

 LOCO TANGO EVENTS Spillover milonga and other fun events! Join us for great food, drink, music and dance reverie Dj: Fiona Foster BYOB, wild dinner

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Jun 2019

Date:
Saturday June 15th 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Swing
Cost:
$
Location:


Contact:
Jim Borzym: 720-317-3946 - avd@columbine.net

There will be no Third Saturday Swing Dance this night. We've been bumped by the Powers Dance Weekend. If you love to dance, you should sign up for this fabulous, once-a-year weekend event. Powers is phenomenal.

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Date:
Sunday June 16th 2019
Time:
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Event:
Other, Waltz
Cost:
$175
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Contact:
Marilyn Chartrand: 510-749-1439; cell 415-637-4634 - marilyn@mchartrand.com

Richard Powers Dance Weekend: Celebrating the Centennial of the passing of the 1919 Prohibition Bill.  ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLY!  Couple dance classes will be taught Fri eve. through Sun. mid-afternoon, with the Prohibition Ball Sat evening. Friday day will include tours of the MillerCoors and Celestial Seasonings plants. The optional Add-On package from Sun. eve. through Monday afternoon will be in the Colorado Springs area, and will include dinner at a brew pub, a silent film in a 1923 theater, and…

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Date:
Sunday June 16th 2019
Time:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Event:
Belly Dance, Celtic & English, Hula, International, Israeli, Latin, Other, Scandinavian, Tango, Tap
Cost:
$0
Location:
Pearl Street Mall
1300 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States

Contact:
Jim Schwartzkopff: 303-329-6242 - avalon@boulderdancecoalition.org

A festival featuring traditional dance demonstrations and music performances from many countries around the world, and the opportunity to get in on the dancing yourself! On Saturday and Sunday shop at the international marketplace where vendors sell their handmade wares from around the world. Location: On the Boulder Pearl Street Mall in front of the Courthouse, 1300 block of Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado Cost: All events are free and open to the public! Help us create Boulder's Best Street Dance!…

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Date:
Saturday June 29th 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Swing
Cost:
$15 / $10 Students
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

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! The Neil Bridge 7+ Ensemble Featuring Karen Lee Bridge The Neil Bridge Ensemble plays for our swing dance series every year. They are a seven-piece combo featuring Neil Bridge on piano, and Karen Lee Bridge vocalizing. Neil Bridge is a jazz piano player of local fame, composer, arranger, and band-leader.…

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Jul 2019

Date:
Thursday July 4th 2019
Time:
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Salsa, Swing
Cost:
$8-10
Location:

Boulder, CO United States

See you on Thursday, July 11th!

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Date:
Saturday July 20th 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Swing
Cost:
$15 / $10 Students
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

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;…

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Date:
Tuesday July 30th 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost:
$0
Location:
The Avalon, Sodal Hall
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO United States

Contact:

This active hands-on program for adults will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about positive consent, practice key boundary-setting and emotional safety skills, and then to apply this knowledge to help prevent and solve common problems and miscommunications that can arise in dance communities and other social groups. Together, we will learn and practice the following, using examples that are relevant for our participants: How to ensure positive consent with people we know Assertive advocacy communication skills How to…

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Date:
Wednesday July 31st 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event:
Ballroom, Latin, Other, Swing, Tango, Waltz
Cost:
$7
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Contact:
Jim Borzym: 720-317-3946 - avd@columbine.net

Our special theme party this night will commemorate the first human landing on Earth’s Moon. Our “Lunar Landing Party”! We have asked the Johnson Space Center to send us meals-in-a-tube, but maybe all we will get is Tang – not sure yet. Fun prizes for the best costumes. No lesson this night; dancing starts right away at 7 PM. Zoom over and join us for a great party! Waltzing and Couples Dancing! Waltz, cross-step waltz, foxtrot, two-step, tango, one-step, hesitation,…

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Aug 2019

Date:
Saturday August 17th 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Swing
Cost:
$15 / $10 Students
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Bob Harris and his band are a favorite for swing dance at the Avalon, and man, can that guy sing! I like the way they are described on one web site: “Bob Harris is a professional singer whose recording and touring credits include Frank Zappa, Warren Zevon, Steve Vai, Jock Bartley of Firefall, AXE, Edge of Forever (a group based in Italy), several Denver-based groups, and vocals on numerous studio projects. “Bob Harris & the Bringers of Swing” features Bob…

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Date:
Saturday August 31st 2019
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Contra
Cost:
$
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Contact:
Teri Rasmusson: 720-352-1770 - trazz@indra.com
or Duffy Boyle: 303-882-9361 - duffyboyle@gmail.com
or Teri Rasmusson: 7203521770 - trazz@indra.com
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Date:
Saturday August 31st 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Swing
Cost:
$
Location:


There will be no Fifth Saturday Swing Dance this night. I have given this date to the CFOOTMAD contradance group for their special weekend contradance extravaganza. This will be an extraordinary weekend event, no doubt. I urge to you register for the weekend and attend!

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Sep 2019

Date:
Saturday September 14th 2019
Time:
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Event:
Swing
Cost:
$30
Location:
The Avalon, North Lobby
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Saturdays, September 7, 14, 21      Swing Rueda: 3:45-5:00 PM            Lindy Hop Crash Course: 3:15-3:45 PM  Swing Rueda is an exciting variation of Lindy Hop where couples dancing in a circle exchange partners following called moves based on the Lindy Hop. Learn this fun community dance and join our Swing Rueda circle at the Avalon on Wednesday Waltz nights and 3rd Saturday Swing dances!        **Don't know the Lindy Hop?**  No problem! …

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