Special Events within the next 30 days

Click on the grey title of an event to see details:

Scandinavian Concert/Dance with   Scandinavian--Boulder Scandinavian Dancers

Date:   Saturday March 23rd 2019
Time:   7:30 pm
Event:   Scandinavian Dance
Cost:   $10
Location:  The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact:  Sheila Morris: 303-469-2484 - spmorris@ecentral.com

As part of our Scandinavian Dance and Music Weekend, our visiting Norwegian dancers and fiddlers will do a short presentation of Norwegian folk-dance and music. After the performance, there will be open dancing--expect a focus on Finnskogspols and other Norwegian dances, but there will be plenty of Swedish music on the program as well. You do NOT need to be enrolled in the weekend to attend this evening event!

Scandinavian Dance and Music Weekend with   Scandinavian--Boulder Scandinavian Dancers

Date:   From Friday March 22nd 2019 through Sunday March 24th 2019
Time:   7:00 pm Friday- 4:00 pm Sunday
Event:   Scandinavian Multi-Day Event
Cost:   $125 mailed on/before Mar. 4, $155 after
Location:  The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact:  Sheila Morris: 303-469-2484 - spmorris@ecentral.com

BSD's annual Scandinavian Dance and Music Weekend. This year the focus is on Norway and the energetic Finnskogspols, presented by dancers Audun Grüner-Hegge and Anbjørg Myrha Bergwitz, and fiddlers Eva Karlsson and Loretta Kelly.

Swing with Joe Smith and "The Spicy Pickles" with   American Vernacular Dance

Date:   Saturday March 16th 2019
Time:   7 PM dance lesson; live music for dancing 8 PM to
Event:   Swing Dance
Cost:   $15 general admission; $10 students
Location:  The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact:   Jim X. Borzym: 720-317-3946 - , or : -

Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based vintage jazz band dedicated to swing music and dance. This small group style swing band packs a punch of power, personality, and wit into each show, intriguing generations new and old with the beloved charm of big band swing from the late 30’s and early 40’s. The Pickles bring it all – high energy, quality musicianship, and an authentic big band sound and look that celebrate the unique American spirit of swing. The band fuses musical influences from the sounds of Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and Artie Shaw with the showmanship of Louis Armstrong, Lucky Millinder, and Jimmy Lunceford. With a smart respect for the preservation of vintage jazz music and entertainment, the Pickles are constantly adding new and original tunes to their repertoire. They bring a unique visual flair to each performance with gimmicks, tricks, horn movements, and hat work inspired to captivate audiences all night long.

Please join us for what will not doubt be a remarkable evening!

Dance lesson at 7 PM. Beginners and experienced dancers all welcome.

Live music 8 to 11 PM.

$15 general admission, cash or check at the door. All ages.

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

Date:   Sunday March 3rd 2019
Time:   1-5pm; (Waltzing from 1-2pm) No lesson
Event:   Contra Dance
Cost:   $13/$7 students
Location:  Highlands Masonic Center, 3550 N. Federal Blvd, Denver, CO,
Contact:  Duffy Boyle: 303-882-9361 - denverdance@cfootmad.org, or Paul: 970-353-6340 -

 

**Special Contra Dance**

Presenting:  The Rhythm Raptors!

  (with Paul Somlo calling)

Elixir

TJ Crow of "Lift Ticket" - mandolin
Rodney Miller of "Airdance" - fiddle
Jeff Spero of "The Syncopaths" - piano

You are in for the Contra Dance Trance Ride of Your Life. TJ will drive you to mando madness and Rodney will sweep you away to new heights of fiddlistic ecstasy. You'll feel it all right away. The stage will be full of musicians who have a lot of experience Taking Your Fun Seriously.

Special thanks to Mary Headley; celebrating 40 years of Contra & Retirement!

  (Waltzing from 1-2pm)

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

Date:   Friday March 1st 2019
Time:   8-11pm (7pm lesson)
Event:   Contra Dance
Cost:   $13/$7 students
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**

  Presenting:  The Rhythm Raptors!

  (with Peter Johnson calling)

TJ Crow of "Lift Ticket" - mandolin
Rodney Miller of "Airdance" - fiddle
Jeff Spero of "The Syncopaths" - piano

You are in for the Contra Dance Trance Ride of Your Life. TJ will drive you to mando madness and Rodney will sweep you away to new heights of fiddlistic ecstasy. You'll feel it all right away. The stage will be full of musicians who have a lot of experience Taking Your Fun Seriously.

  Special thanks to Mary Headley; celebrating 40 years of Contra & Retirement!

 

KGNU and CFCZ Mardi Gras with   Colorado Friends of Cajun and Zydeco

Date:   Saturday February 23rd 2019
Time:   7:00 PM
Event:   CajunZydeco Dance
Cost:   $35.00
Location:  The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact:   Dan Willging: 303-870-1156 - dwillging@mail.com, or William J. Johns: 303-808-5562 - wjjohns49@gmail.com

The Colorado Friends of Cajun/Zydeco and Boulder Community Radio KGNU proudly presents the Preston Frank and Ed Poullard Creole Dance Band for the 2019 Annual Mardi Gras Dance Party on Saturday February 23rd, 2019, Advance tickets are $30.00 at KGNU.org or $35.00 at the door. Doors at 6:30 PM, complimentary dance lesson 7:00 PM and music at 8:00 PM.

Oskar Blues will provide delicious Cajun-style fare for purchase, followed by a traditional King Cake. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. In the spirit of Mardi Gras, there will be a costume contest with prizes.