Special Events within the next 30 days

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Lindy-Hop and Swing Rueda Classes with   Art and Becky Bragg

Date:   Sunday October 28th 2018
Time:   1:00 to 4:00 pm
Event:   Swing Lesson
Cost:   $8 per lesson, $25 for a series
Location:  The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact:   Art Bragg: - info@swingcircleboulder.com, or : -
Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda classes in October with Art and Becky Bragg

Four-week progressive classes Sunday afternoons in October  - Oct.  7, 14, 21, 28.  $8 per class or $25 for a four-class series, no partner necessary.
Beginning Classes
Sundays 1-2 PM - Beginning Lindy Hop

The Lindy Hop is the classic Savoy Ballroom swing dance of the 1930s and 40s.  Its high-energy moves allow for individual expression as couples dance to the beat of big band music.
Our four-week progressive class covers basic Lindy moves in the first two weeks and moves on to more advanced moves in the second two weeks. 
Sundays 2-3 PM - Beginning Swing Rueda
Swing Rueda is a called dance (like square dancing) where couples exchange partners in unison following called Lindy Hop moves and playful moves adapted from Salsa Rueda.
Our four-week progressive class covers all the basic Swing Rueda moves so you can join in our regular Swing Rueda dances at Wednesday Waltz Etc. and third Saturday Swing Dance at the Avalon Ballroom.  To take the Swing Rueda class you should know the Lindy Hop swing out or be taking our beginning Lindy Hop class.
Swing Specials
Sunday, October 14,  3-4 PM –Shim-Sham

The Shim Sham is a classic swing line dance from the 1920s as popularized ‘round the world by the great Frankie Manning.  Come learn the Shim-Sham and join in during swing dances at the Avalon Ballrooms and swing dances everywhere!
Sunday, October 21,  3-4 PM - Tandem Charleston Variations
Take your Lindy Hop to a new level as we learn tandem Charleston swing variations.
Sunday, October 28,  3-4 PM - Advanced Swing Rueda
If you are taking our Swing Rueda class (or have taken it in the past) you will be ready to learn some advanced moves to add to your Swing Rueda repertoire!
All classes held at the Avalon Ballroom (North Lobby).  6185 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
If you have any questions about class content or levels, contact us at info@SwingCircleBould

Wild Goose Masquerade Ball with   Friends of Traditional Dance

Date:   Saturday October 27th 2018
Time:   8:00 pm, doors open 7:30 pm
Event:   Ballroom Dance
Cost:   $30 through October 20th, $35 at door
Location:  The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact:   Shelley Kerr: 970-566-3298 - shelleykerr55@gmail.com, or Pat Sulik: 970-980-5957 - plsulik@aol.com

Friends of Traditional Dance presents the Wild Goose Masquerade Ball! This is our 70th “Wild” ball—a long standing and wonderful tradition. The Mostly Strauss Orchestra (Denver Pops) will play waltzes and polkas by composers Strauss, Khachaturian, Errol Garner, Mancini, Leroy Anderson, Franz Lehar and many more. Doors will open at 7:30pm, the Grand March is at 8 pm. Attire is formal, semi-formal or ethnic, costume or masquerade attire encouraged. Refreshments will be provided!

SPECIAL THEME. We are celebrating our fourth theme this year: Myths, Legends and Tales. We are encouraging dancers to dress as their favorite characters from myths, legends and tales found around the world! Be creative —Costume Awards will be given!!

PRE-BALL LESSONS: The Wild Balls Vision Council will be hosting a special waltz lesson from 4-5 pm on October 27th in the Main Ballroom at the Avalon. The wonderful Shelley Kerr will be teaching the pre-ball lessons again this year and will be giving instruction on basic to intermediate waltz patterns. The lessons are a great tool to learn the basics of waltz for the beginner dancers or a chance to brush up on some of the routines for more experienced dancers before the Wild Goose Ball! Tickets for the pre-ball lessons are available on our website, www.wildballs.dance, or at the front door for $5/person on October 27th.

Please visit our website, www.wildballs.dance, for tickets and more information about the upcoming ball!  Adult and student tickets are also available at the front door and we will be accepting cash, check or credit card. We hope to see you soon!
 

Denver Community Contra Dance with   Colorado Friends of Old Time Music and Dance

Date:   Sunday October 21st 2018
Time:   1-5pm; (Waltzing from 1-2pm) No lesson
Event:   Contra Dance
Cost:   $15
Location:  Highlands Masonic Center, 3550 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO,
Contact:  Duffy Boyle: 303-882-9361 - denverdance@cfootmad.org, or Paul: 970-353-6340 -

 

**Special Contra Dance**

 The band that started it all makes a rare Colorado appearance:  Presenting  Wild Asparagus!

 (with George Marshall calling)

Elixir

Wild Asparagus is a five-person band from Western Massachusetts. Drawing upon music from New England, the British Isles, and Canada, as well as classical sources, Wild Asparagus takes an original approach to the traditional dance music of our folk heritage. Using their unique blend of instruments, creativity, and skills, they offer a sensitive and powerful performance. Since 1984, Wild Asparagus has been highly successful in bringing their music to dances and concerts throughout the United States.

 

  (Waltzing from 1-2pm)

Lindy-Hop and Swing Rueda classes with   Art and Becky Bragg

Date:   Sunday October 21st 2018
Time:   1:00 to 4:00 pm
Event:   Swing Lesson
Cost:   $8 per lesson, $25 for a series
Location:  The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact:   Art Bragg: - info@swingcircleboulder.com, or : -
Lindy Hop & Swing Rueda classes in October with Art and Becky Bragg

Four-week progressive classes Sunday afternoons in October  - Oct.  7, 14, 21, 28.  $8 per class or $25 for a four-class series, no partner necessary.
Beginning Classes
Sundays 1-2 PM - Beginning Lindy Hop

The Lindy Hop is the classic Savoy Ballroom swing dance of the 1930s and 40s.  Its high-energy moves allow for individual expression as couples dance to the beat of big band music.
Our four-week progressive class covers basic Lindy moves in the first two weeks and moves on to more advanced moves in the second two weeks. 
Sundays 2-3 PM - Beginning Swing Rueda
Swing Rueda is a called dance (like square dancing) where couples exchange partners in unison following called Lindy Hop moves and playful moves adapted from Salsa Rueda.
Our four-week progressive class covers all the basic Swing Rueda moves so you can join in our regular Swing Rueda dances at Wednesday Waltz Etc. and third Saturday Swing Dance at the Avalon Ballroom.  To take the Swing Rueda class you should know the Lindy Hop swing out or be taking our beginning Lindy Hop class.
Swing Specials
Sunday, October 14,  3-4 PM –Shim-Sham

The Shim Sham is a classic swing line dance from the 1920s as popularized ‘round the world by the great Frankie Manning.  Come learn the Shim-Sham and join in during swing dances at the Avalon Ballrooms and swing dances everywhere!
Sunday, October 21,  3-4 PM - Tandem Charleston Variations
Take your Lindy Hop to a new level as we learn tandem Charleston swing variations.
Sunday, October 28,  3-4 PM - Advanced Swing Rueda
If you are taking our Swing Rueda class (or have taken it in the past) you will be ready to learn some advanced moves to add to your Swing Rueda repertoire!
All classes held at the Avalon Ballroom (North Lobby).  6185 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
If you have any questions about class content or levels, contact us at info@SwingCircleBoulder.com

Boulder Community Contra Dance with   Colorado Friends of Old Time Music and Dance

Date:   Friday October 19th 2018
Time:   8-11pm (7:15pm lesson)
Event:   Contra Dance
Cost:   $15
Location:  The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact:  Teri Rasmusson: 720-352-1770 - boulderdance@cfootmad.org, or Paul: 970-353-6340 -

 

**Special Contra Dance**

The band that started it all makes a rare Colorado appearance:  Presenting  Wild Asparagus!

  (with George Marshall calling)

Wild Asparagus is a five-person band from Western Massachusetts. Drawing upon music from New England, the British Isles, and Canada, as well as classical sources, Wild Asparagus takes an original approach to the traditional dance music of our folk heritage. Using their unique blend of instruments, creativity, and skills, they offer a sensitive and powerful performance. Since 1984, Wild Asparagus has been highly successful in bringing their music to dances and concerts throughout the United States.