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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 21st 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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Date:
Saturday September 21st 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

This is one of our classic local “little” Big Bands. Led by trumpeter Dave McLoughlin, this is the band that lead off our swing series in 2005. Always a treat. Jan McLoughlin contributes beautiful vocal work. The entire band is ultra-connected. They even party together! Do join us. A wonderful band and it will be a swell night. I look forward to seeing you there! +++++ Dancing to live music 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Dance music during intermissions by DJ…

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Oct 2019

Date:
Friday October 4th 2019
Time:
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
International
Cost:
$15.00 for members/$17.00 for nonmembers and $7.00 for students with current ID
Location:
The Avalon, Sodal Hall
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO United States

Bulgarika is a group of five artists with comprehensive performing experience using traditional folk instruments. Extensive biographical history and music samples can be found at  http://balkandance.net/Bulgarika2019/ Cost $15.00 for BIFD members/$17.00 nonmembers      Students $7.00 with current student ID Cash only! Please bring a snack to share.

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Date:
Wednesday October 30th 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

Halloween Costume Party and Dance Celebration! Please join us – in costume – for a fun dance party. No lessons this night. Dancing will start at 7 PM. Prizes for best costumes. Waltzing and Couples Dancing! Waltz, cross-step waltz, foxtrot, two-step, tango, one-step, hesitation, blues, etc. Special theme parties most fifth Wednesdays. Sign up for event notifications: avd@columbine.net.

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Nov 2019

Date:
Saturday November 2nd 2019
Time:
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
International
Cost:
$28.00
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Contact:
Venture West: 303-329-6242 - venturewestjim@gmail.com

Live music for folk dancing by SIX hot local bands specializing in tradJitional and contemporary music from Eastern Europe. Many of the dances are easy enough to learn on the spot. Not a dancer? Not a problem; the Avalon has plenty of room to sit and watch. The bands are: The Bitovniks, Barbelfish Balkan Band, Gora Gora Orkestar, Klezmerize, Planina - Songs of Eastern Europe and Sherefe. In Eastern Europe, live music and dancing are always accompanied by food . . . and…

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Date:
Sunday November 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

"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. Sunday, 10 November 2019 The Mont Alto Ragtime and Tango Orchestra The dance lesson and lovely light refreshments…

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Date:
Saturday November 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

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!   November 16, 2020 William and The Romantics This is a classic, full-on 18-piece Big Band with a great book covering all the great swing bands – including neo-swing (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crowne Revue, etc.) – plus FOUR vocalists! Led by Drummer, Bill Heldman, they have played for…

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Date:
Saturday November 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

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!   30 November 2019 Dixie Leadfoot and "The Chrome Struts" A small but powerful Rockabilly band fronted by Suzannah Harris – bassist and a tremendous singer. Suzannah was a vocalist with the late, great Frank Zappa. Though the most visibly obvious thing about Suzannah’s performance is her facility with that…

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Dec 2019

Date:
Saturday December 14th 2019
Time:
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Scandinavian
Cost:
$7
Location:


Contact:
Erica Rice: 303-442-7689 - em93rice@gmail.com

This is our annual Christmas/Holiday party. There is live music by the Boulder Spelmanslag and other local musicians. Ethnic costumes are encouraged. Please bring a snack to share. Come and enjoy dancing, great music, food, good cheer, old friends and more dancing.

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Date:
Saturday December 21st 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Swing
Cost:
$18 / $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. Two swing dance classes 7:00 PM included. Suitable for all dancers. Always the best bands!   21 December 2019 The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra Well, that is their official name, and yes they are technically a dance orchestra because they play so many kinds of dance tunes, but we can think of them as a Swing Dance Band. Because that’s what they do when…

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Date:
Wednesday December 25th 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

No dance Christmas Day, 25 December 2019.

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New Years Eve 2020 Poster
Date:
Tuesday December 31st 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Event:
Other, Salsa, Swing, Tango, Waltz
Cost:
$45 / $55
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

New Years Eve Party Please Join Us ! Tuesday, 31 December 2019   Many, many of you have joined us for our last few New Years Eve parties and they have been amazing! Ring in the New Year in Style – with Music and Friends! The Avalon Ballroom in Boulder, Colorado. The LARGEST Social Dance Event of the year! Tickets available in advance at www.dancelaughlove.com Click Here to Buy Your Tickets! Or purchase in advance at AVD or Snowhawk events…

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Jan 2020

Date:
Wednesday January 1st 2020
Time:
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
International
Cost:
$12.00 for members/$15.00 for nonmember
Location:
The Avalon, Sodal Hall
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO United States

Contact:
Susan Smith: 303 880 3409 - esmiths@comcast.net

Live music provided by Barbelfish! Students $8.00 with current student ID Please bring a snack to share!

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Date:
Saturday January 18th 2020
Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Swing
Cost:
$18 / $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. Two swing dance classes 7:00 PM included. Suitable for all dancers. Always the best bands! 18 January 2020 Swing City! 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…

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Date:
Saturday January 25th 2020
Time:
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event:
Swing
Cost:
$10 - $35
Location:
The Avalon, North Lobby
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Contact:
Art Bragg: 720-413-0551 - arthurbragg@yahoo.com

Saturday Swing Dance Classes in January at the Avalon Ballroom With Art and Becky Bragg Four-week progressive class - January 4, 11, 18, 25 Lindy Hop Crash Course 2:00 - 2:30pm Beginning Swing Rueda 2:30 - 3:45pm Swing Line Dance classes 3:45-5:00pm Shim-Sham - January 4 Mama’s Stew - January 11 Tranky Doo (two-week progressive class) - January 18 & 25 $10 per class or $35 for a four week series, $15 for the two week series Lindy Hop Crash…

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Date:
Wednesday January 29th 2020
Time:
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event:
Ballroom, Latin, Other, Swing, Tango, Waltz
Cost:
$8
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

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

Waltzing and Couples Dancing! Waltz, cross-step waltz, foxtrot, two-step, tango, one-step, hesitation, blues, etc. Two simultaneous one-hour dance classes; beginner waltz in the North Hall (every 2nd and 4th Wednesday) or take an intermediate level dance class in the Ballroom. (No intro class on fifth Wednesdays.) Special theme parties most fifth Wednesdays. Sign up for event notifications: avd@columbine.net. 29 January Special Fifth Wednesday "White Nights - Winter Nights" White clothing will be admired. No Lessons This Night (5th Wednesday) Dancing…

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Feb 2020

Date:
Friday February 7th 2020
Time:
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Event:
Tap
Cost:
$10 drop-in/$70-8 class punch card
Location:
The Avalon, Kitchen Studio
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO United States

This is an ongoing Tap Basics class for adults. Challenge your brain, test your balance. sweat a little & have FUN learning this American art form. Sally Nibbelink has been tapping for 30 years and holds a Teacher Training certificate from the American Tap Dance Foundation. Meets most Fridays, 12:30-1:30.

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Date:
Friday February 7th 2020
Time:
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Contra
Cost:
$10/8 $5/students
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Contact:
Teri Rasmusson: 720-352-1770 - trazz@indra.com

NO DANCE TONIGHT BECAUSE OF SNOW.

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Date:
Sunday February 9th 2020
Time:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event:
Ballroom, Tango, Waltz
Cost:
$20; $10 students and youth
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

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

"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". +++++ The “Exuberant Quartet” is led by our phenomenal singer Susan Rogers. Main players are Eric Moon on the grand piano, Mike Fitzmaurice on stand-up bass, and Gabe Mervine on trumpet and cornet. Susan also occasionally plays piano while Eric plays accordion. Mike…

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Date:
Friday February 14th 2020
Time:
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Event:
Swing
Cost:
$20 advance 25 door 10 students 35 VIP
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Contact:
Jim Borzym: 720-317-3946 - avd@columbine.net
or Mindy Hoffman: 217-299-6035 - mindytonks@gmail.com

Key of She Presents: Valentine's Day Swing Dance Friday, 14 February 2020 Live Music by Key of She and the Don Elwood Big Band Avalon Ballroom Light refreshments provided. Formal/Semi-Formal/Period Attire Encouraged 7 - 8 PM  Swing Dance Lesson by AVD 8 - 10:30 PM  Live Music for Dancing ! Tickets: $20 Advance $25 Door $10 Students $35 VIP (reserved seating) Buy Tickets Here: http://buytickets.at/keyofshe   The Organizers' say: A perfect evening of fun and dancing and a chance to…

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Date:
Saturday February 15th 2020
Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Swing
Cost:
$18 / $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. Two swing dance classes 7:00 PM included. Suitable for all dancers. Always the best bands!   The Flatirons Jazz Orchestra Featuring Deborah Stafford This is a full-on, seventeen member big band lead by “Sticks” Wilson on the trap set. Classic, energetic, steady and powerful right through the end of the night. All the classics from the Big-Band-Era and a clean, driving sound. Deborah Stafford…

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Date:
Wednesday February 19th 2020
Time:
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event:
International
Cost:
$10.00
Location:
The Avalon, Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, CO 80303 United States

Potluck dinner, 6 pm, dancing with live music from 7-9 pm The Ballroom at The Avalon Neighbors, folkdancers, musicians, locals and visitors.  families, friends and everyone else.  All are welcome! Free, but $10.00 helps support the band. Sponsored in part by the Boulder International Folk Dancers. info:  Biz@bizhertzberg.com  

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