Mark your calendars for Tuesday December 17th because Boulder Swing Dance will be hosting our annual holiday party and celebration: Festivus
This special night will include several contests, great music, live performances, and a few Festivus traditions
What is Festivus?
Festivus is a holiday created by the character Frank Costanza in a 1997 Seinfeld episode. In the episode, Festivus was created in reaction to all the typical hustle, bustle, and craziness associated with the holiday seasons. For a good laugh, and more detail, check out the link posted below.
What are the “Festivus traditions?”
There are 3 main traditions in Festivus:
-A Festivus pole – A plain, simple aluminum pole (Boulder Swing will supply the Festivus pole for the dance)
-Feats of Strength – a demonstration of your peak physical ability (We’ll celebrate this in the form of a contest – see below)
-Airing of Grievances – a public outcry of your frustrations (We’ll celebrate this in the form of a contest – see below)
Contests on 12/17:
Ugly Sweater – Wear your worst and most awful holiday sweater. The winner (determined by the audience) will win a 4 class BSD punchcard
Feats of Strength – Show us what you can do! It can be a fancy Lindy aerial with a partner, or 10,000 pushups – no matter what, we’ll give you 3:00 minutes to show your best! The winner (determined by the audience) will win a 4 class BSD punchcard
Airing of Grievances- We’re still working on this one – we’ll keep ya posted!
Currently we’re working on securing live performances, a few of our favorite vendors, and the Jeremy Mohoney Quintet. Don’t miss out and bring your friends!
Here’s the 411:
Where: Avalon Ballroom (6185 Arapahoe Road, Boulde)
When: Tuesday, December 17th
Class: 7:30-8:30 ($15)
Dance/party/celebration: 8:30-12:00 (w/band: $10; w/o band: $5)
What is Festivus?