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Sociable couple-dancing including waltz, foxtrot, swing, tango, close-dancing, and “Etcetera”! If you like good music, lead/follow social dancing and a very good dance environment, please sample our events. Newcomers welcome! No partner required!

COVID Conditions for all AVD Events:
Attendnace by evidence of full vaccination and corresonding ID.
Masks required in public spaces.
Masks optional in the Ballroom.
No snacks provided at this time.
BYO optional.

WE HOST FOUR EVENT SERIES AT THE AVALON BALLROOM. FIFTY-FOUR EVENTS PER YEAR! THEY ARE:

  1. Waltzing and Couples Dancing – Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays!
    COVID Conditions: No dance classes at this time. Dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. One-hour instruction in two separate, simultaneous classes; either beginner waltz in the north hall (every 2nd and 4th Wednesday) or take an intermediate level dance class in another topic such as cross-step waltz, foxtrot, two-step, tango, two-step, hesitation, blues, etc.

  2. Swing Dancing to Live Music – Third and Fifth Saturdays at the Avalon! One-hour swing dance instruction for all,  then live music by the best local bands!
  3. “Tea Dancing” at the Avalon with Live Orchestras – Second Sundays COVID Conditions: No dance classes at this time. Dance instruction, then vintage ballroom dancing to live music. Dressy attire. Waltz, foxtrot, tango, two-step and ragtime dances. Couples and singles welcome. Featuring the Mont Alto Ragtime and Tango Orchestra and Susan Rogers’ Exuberant Quartet. September through May (no summer dances).
    Note: No dance on April 10 2021,
  4. New Years Eve Dance Party! Live music in the ballroom with Espresso! Gypsy Jazz Quartet, and the After Midnight Jazz Band. Salsa and Batchata in Sodal Hall with DJ Nelson. Zouk and Kizomba with Anastasia and Lamar in the Tango Studio. Light snacks before midnight by Roberta Courtney and many friends. Homemade cider by Craig Kontny. Performances by Colorado dance groups. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Loads of fun!
    A longtime Front Range tradition!
    Tickets $45 in advance at www.dancelaughlove.com (no refunds)
    Tickets $55 at the door.

Volunteers and co-collaborators welcome!

American Vernacular Dance (AVD) hosts the monthly swing dances, vintage ballroom “Tea Dances”, and Wednesday Waltz Etcetera nights at the Avalon Ballroom. AVD hosted the 2017 New Year’s Eve Party at the Avalon, which was the largest single public event held at the Avalon so far in its sixteen-year history.

Dance instructor and dance historian – Jim X. Borzym – teaches couple dances, performs vintage dance, and hosts social events with live music. Jim X. is available for private dance lessons, unique dance and music functions, and special dance projects. Musical interests include piano, concertina and song; ragtime and syncopated popular music.
Jim is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boulder Dance Coalition.

Waltz, foxtrot, swing, tango and more! AVD hosts monthly swing dances with live music, vintage ballroom tea dances w/ live music, Wednesday Waltz Etc., and the New Years Eve Party at Avalon Ballroom!

Contact Information

Contact: 

Jim Borzym

720-317-3946

avd@columbine.net

Jun 2022

Date:
Wednesday June 29th 2022
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event:
Ballroom, Latin, Other, Swing, Tango, Waltz
Cost:
$10
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, tango, two-step, one-step, hesitation, blues, etc. Dance lessons by Kimball Edell on April 13 and April 27 "Mazurka Clantestine" a type of syncopated foxtrot April 13 - Intoduction April 27 - Beyond the Basics Open dancing 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. DJ Art Bragg for the two April Wendesdays. DJ Kurt Reisser for future Wednesday dance parties. Special theme parties most fifth Wednesdays. Sign up for event notifications: avd@columbine.net. Attendance only by…

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Jul 2022

Date:
Saturday July 16th 2022
Time:
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event:
Swing
Cost:
$20 / $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. Swing dance class 7:00 PM included. Suitable for all dancers. Always the Best Bands! 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…

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