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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!

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! 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 instruction then live music by the best local bands!
  3. “Tea Dancing” at the Avalon with Live Orchestras – Second Sundays. 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).
  4. New Years Eve Dance Party! Live music in the ballroom with Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles, and the After Midnight Jazz Band. Salsa in Sodal Hall. Bachata in the Tango Studio. Great food by Halina Palmer. Performances by vintage dance troupe “Watch Your Step” and others. Champagne toast at midnight. Loads of fun! A longtime Front Range tradition!

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 fourteen-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

Nov 2019

Date:
Wednesday November 27th 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

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.

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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:
Sunday December 8th 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. The dance lesson and lovely light refreshments are included in your admission price. The lesson is always aimed…

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Date:
Saturday December 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

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!   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 they…

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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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Date:
Tuesday December 31st 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Event:
Other, Salsa, Swing, Tango, Waltz
Cost:
$40 / $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 Or purchase in advance at AVD or Snowhawk events Or at the door by cash…

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Jan 2020

Date:
Saturday January 18th 2020
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! Admission: $15 per person general; $10 students with I.D.; volunteers free. Children $10 only with responsible adult in charge. Cash or check at the door. No reservations required. Light snacks provided. There is a coat room. All ages welcome. No partner or dance experience required. Please wear non-marking shoes. Dress…

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