Tranky Doo line dance class -second of two session class

Tranky Doo Saturday, November 6 and 13, 2021 2:00 – 3:10 PM $20

The Tranky Doo is the classic line dance created in the 1940s by Frankie Manning traditionally danced to the song The Dipsy Doodle. Full of classic up-tempo jazz steps, you will find people all over the word dancing the Tranky Doo.
This class is a two session class. The first class is on Nov 6, the second class is on Nov 13.

All classes are held at the Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

The Avalon is a vaccinated-only venue. All patrons must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask.
Please see the Avalon website for details.

Tranky Doo line dance class -first of two session class

Tranky Doo Saturday, November 6 and 13, 2021 2:00 – 3:10 PM $20

The Tranky Doo is the classic line dance created in the 1940s by Frankie Manning traditionally danced to the song The Dipsy Doodle. Full of classic up-tempo jazz steps, you will find people all over the word dancing the Tranky Doo.
This class is a two session class. The first class is on Nov 6, the second class is on Nov 13.

All classes are held at the Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

The Avalon is a vaccinated-only venue. All patrons must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask.
Please see the Avalon website for details.

Mama’s Stew line dance class

Mama’s Stew Saturday, October 30, 2021 2-3:10 PM $10

The Stew is a vintage warm-up choreography used by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers. It combines many classic swing jazz moves into a fun, fast moving dance. The routine is called the Mama’s Stew after Mama Lu & The Parkets.
All classes are held at the Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

The Avalon is a vaccinated-only venue. All patrons must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask.
Please see the Avalon website for details.

Shim Sham line dance class

Shim-Sham Saturday, October 23, 2021 2-3:10 PM $10

The Shim Sham is the swing line dance version of the classic 1920’s tap routine, adapted and created by Frankie Manning’s for swing dancers. The Shim-Shim is danced at swing dances around the world. Come learn this classic line dance and join in the fun when we dance it in swing dances at the Avalon Ballroom!
All classes are held at the Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

The Avalon is a vaccinated-only venue. All patrons must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask.
Please see the Avalon website for details.

Boulder Swing Dance Classes

Our inclusive and friendly beginner classes run in a 4-week progressive series on Monday nights at 8 p.m. in the Avalon Ballroom. We offer 3 levels for you to refine your lindy hop skills! No partner necessary as we rotate partners in class (you also have the option to opt-out of rotating).

A new series begins at the start of the month. If you miss week 1 you can still start in week 2 of our Level 1 series. Sign-up in advance at www.boulderswingdance.com!

Dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25

Join us for a social dance party on Saturday, October 23rd in Sodal Hall!

Monday schedule:
6:45-7:45 – Level 1.5
7:45-8:00 – Practice time
8:00-9:00 – Level 1 & Level 2
9:00-9:15 – Practice time

Prerequisites: 
Level 1 prerequisites: none!
Level 1.5 prerequisite: Level 1
Level 2 prerequisite: 3 months of Level 1.5

Cost:
Level 1: $50 when pre-registering online
Level 1.5: $60 when pre-registering online
Level 2: $60 when pre-registering online

Students get $15 off any class series (valid student ID required) by entering discount code STUDYHARD during checkout.

Swing Dance Avalon Ballroom

Alex (Tink) Wilson Legacy Fund (AWLF) presents:

A live-streamed concert and a live in-person dance evening with

ESPRESSO! Gypsy Jazz and American Swing

Saturday, June 12, 7 pm

Alex’s Virtual Folk Arts Series

Espresso! plays fiery Gypsy Jazz and American Swing in & around Boulder, Colorado.

Upbeat, classy music and fabulous dancing.

Espresso! 

Espresso! plays at the Avalon Saturday, June 12

Duane Webster (bass). Bill Pontarelli (clarinet), Emily Reynolds (guitar), Jordan Ramsey (mandolin)

We’re excited to present two ways to enjoy this fabulous concert/dance party: live-streamed on YouTube AND live and in-person at the Avalon—both on Saturday, June 12, at 7 pm!

  • To attend the live, in-person dance, come to the Avalon Ballroom at 6185 Arapahoe in Boulder on June 12. The dance goes from 7 to 9:30 pm. Join us! Details: This is a “vaccinated dancer” event. Vaccination required for admission. Minimum $5 donation per dancer suggested. Masks are not needed on the dance floor, but are required in common areas (including bathrooms) of the Avalon (Avalon policy). Bring dance shoes that won’t leave marks on the wonderful sprung hardwood floor. No pre-registration needed. Volunteer help needed: door, set-up, take-down… Contact Tom below
  • To watch and listen on YouTube, please register in advance at this link. The livestream is free. You’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to the concert, which will be from 7 to 8 pm (one hour only) on June 12.

More info:  tom.masterson@colorado.edu  303 499-6363

​Alex (Tink) Wilson was a long-time dancer, singer, storyteller, and promoter of folk life events in the Boulder area and throughout Colorado. The Alex Wilson Legacy Fund is a Boulder-based non-profit organization that promotes and supports participatory dance, music, story and other folk arts in Colorado and the nation.

Saturday Swing Dance Classes with Swing Circle Boulder

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 Course FREE with Swing Rueda Class

Come join us for these really really fun community swing dances!

About the Classes

Swing Rueda
This fun community dance based on the Lindy Hop has couples exchanging partners in unison following called moves.
If you do not know the basic Lindy swing out, then come to our Lindy Hop crash course right before the Swing Rueda class.

Lindy Hop Crash Course
For those taking the Swing Rueda class who don’t know the Lindy Hop, this course will teach you the basic steps of the Lindy Hop so you can easily join our Swing Rueda class!

Shim Sham
The Shim Sham is a classic swing line dance from the 1930s and danced at swing dances around the world! Come join in as we dance the Shim Sham at the Avalon swing dances!

Mama’s Stew
A face-paced, easy to learn jazz step warm up routine used by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers to warm up before practicing their routine. It is named after the famous Mama Lu Parks who danced it with her ‘Parkets’. Come dance the Stew at our Avalon swing dances!

Tranky Doo
One of the original swing-era jazz routines created by Frankie Manning for his Cangaroos Dance troop and named in tribute to the chorus girl who’s signature move inspired it.

By the Way!

New Year’s Eve – I’ll be playing a dance set on the piano from 7:00 to 7:30 PM at the New Year’s Eve Dance at The Avalon!