Shana

Mar 012014
 

Nature is trying to be a downer, but we’re still dancing tonight. See you on the dance floor!

Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, CO 80303
Beginner class 7:30-8:30
Dance 8:30-12:00
$15 for class + dance
$5 dance only
Students 2 for 1

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 Posted by at 5:59 pm
Feb 012014
 

Let it snow, but we’re still dancing tonight!

Our First Saturday dance is tonight! This dance will be especially fun because we plan to fine tune our DJing skills to accompany all the Balboa dancers in town in preparation for Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout. Don’t miss out and bring your friends!

What: Saturday Stomp
Where: Avalon Ballroom (6185 Arapahoe Road, Boulder)
When: Saturday 2/1/2014
Class: 7:30-8:30 ($15)
Dance: 8:30-12:00 ($5)

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And if you’re planning on coming to the Balboa Bootcamp, that is a go as well!

This month, our Bootcamp workshop features 2 tracks of instruction! We are offering a Beginner track, and an Intermediate/Advanced track, plus an evening of social dancing. This is a great opportunity to get warmed up for Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout!

Balboa is a swing era dance characterized by intricate footwork, a close connection between partners, and subtlety of movement. It’s easy to do at fast tempos and is a great complement to Lindy Hop. It looks like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5avaMhJC_ZM

Whether you are a complete beginner, or you have some Balboa experience under your belt, we have a track for you!

WHEN: Saturday, February 1st at 4:00pm

LOCATION: The Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Ave; Boulder, CO 80303

COST: $45 (includes 3 hours of classes, the clips talk, and the evening dance)

SCHEDULE:
4:00-7:00 Classes
7:30-8:30 Dinner (bring your own), video presentation
8:30-12:00 Social dance at Boulder Swing Dance’s First Saturday Stomp (included with workshop admission)

INSTRUCTORS: Heather Ballew and Amy Dalton (Beginner Track); Jason Swihart and Shana Worel (Intermediate/Advanced Track)

QUESTIONS? Post below, or email Heather at ballewh@msn.com

Brought to you by: Denver Balboa and Boulder Swing Dance

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 Posted by at 10:54 am
Jan 302014
 

Want to get ready for Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout? Want to learn Balboa from scratch or wish you could expand the Balboa you know? We’ve got a perfect workshop for you!

This Saturday, February 1, Heather Ballew, Jason Swihart, Shana Worel and Amy Dalton will be teaching a 2-level Balboa Bootcamp at the Avalon Ballroom in Boulder. The Beginner track will start you from scratch in Balboa or help you build confidence in your skills if you just started. The Intermediate/Advanced track will boost those who have the basics of Balboa down (Pure Bal, Toss Outs, Out and Ins, Ad Libs, Lollies, etc) and want to refine them as well as add new vocabulary.

During the dinner hour, we will be watching classic Balboa and Swing clips and talking about the dancers. This is a great way to see where the dance came from and get inspiration.

That night, join us for Boulder Swing Dance’s first Saturday dance, which will be a great time to practice!

WHEN: Saturday, February 1st at 4:00pm

LOCATION: The Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Ave; Boulder, CO 80303

COST: $45 (includes 3 classes, the clips class and the dance!)

SCHEDULE:
4:00-7:00 Classes
7:30-8:30 Dinner (bring your own), video presentation
8:30-12:00 Social dance at Boulder Swing Dance’s First Saturday Stomp (included with workshop admission)

INSTRUCTORS: Heather Ballew and Amy Dalton (Beginner Track); Jason Swihart and Shana Worel (Intermediate/Advanced Track)

QUESTIONS? Post below, or email Heather at ballewh@msn.com

Brought to you by: Denver Balboa and Boulder Swing Dance

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 Posted by at 10:10 am
Dec 182013
 

Boulder Swing Dance thanks you for the joy you bring the swing world. We wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.

Our next event is First Saturday Stomp on January 4th at the Avalon. Our January classes start on Monday the 6th. Check out our Calendar for the latest on what’s happening.

See you in 2014!

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 Posted by at 12:34 pm
Dec 122013
 

If you bought a Boulder Swing Dance Groupon recently, you may have a few questions:

What does my Groupon get me?

You get a punchcard good for 4 Tuesday nights of drop-in beginner classes and dancing at the Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Road in Boulder. Classes are 7:30-8:30pm.

When can I start classes?

Our Tuesday night classes are drop-in classes, so come any time! Check our Calendar for any cancellations.

Where are you located?

Our Tuesday night classes and dance are at the Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Road in Boulder.

Do I have to use up my Groupon in a certain amount of time?

You will receive a punchcard when you redeem your Groupon and it never expires.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable, casual clothing that you can move around in. Both men and women generally wear flat non-sticky shoes that securely stay on their feet. Heels for women aren’t advised for Lindy Hop.

Do I need to sign up before my class?

No, just bring a printout of your Groupon with you. We will exchange it for a punch card good for 4 classes.

Do I need a partner?

No, many people come without partners and we will rotate partners during class.

Do we have to rotate partners?

We have found that people who rotate through partners during class learn at a much higher rate and seem to have more fun. That said, if you don’t want to rotate in the beginner class, that is fine. However, we expect our Level 2 and up students to rotate partners.

I’m a total beginner at dancing, is that OK?

We start from the very beginning in our Tuesday class, so don’t worry, we’ll get you dancing in no time.

I have more questions. Who should I contact?

Send us an email at info@boulderswingdance.com and we’ll get your questions answered.

See you in class!

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 Posted by at 1:10 pm
Dec 042013
 

Boulder Swing Dance’s new event at the Avalon on the 1st Saturday of the month!

Bring your friends who are curious about dancing to our beginner class before the dance to get them started!

Introduction to Lindy Hop Class 7:30-8:30, $15* (includes dance)
Dance with Boulder’s best DJs: 8:30-12, $5*

* HS/College students 2 for 1

And don’t forget to check out our Monday night classes and our Tuesday night dances:
It’s all on our Calendar

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 Posted by at 3:42 pm
Oct 292013
 

YES, there really is a dance tonight! We realize it’s not on the Avalon website, but it’s happening! See you then!

Boulder Swing Dance’s new event at the Avalon on the 1st Saturday of the month kicks off with a Halloween bash! Don’t forget to dress up in your costume for prizes!

Bring your friends who are curious about dancing to our beginner class before the dance to get them started!

Introduction to Lindy Hop Class 7:30-8:30, $15* (includes dance)
Dance with Boulder’s best DJs: 8:30-12, $5*
Costume Contest at 10pm

* HS/College students 2 for 1

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 Posted by at 12:39 pm