Swing Dance at the Avalon...someone'­s gotta do it

Bill has graciously agreed to host the monthly swing dance at the Avalon this Saturday now that Ron is MIA. We will try and get various people to host so if you're interested, let me know (I can't make it at 7, but may try and traipse over later).

Bill has promised to put up balloons, have some signs on the tables, etc., but it may be hard to find the group once the lesson starts at 7, so keep that in mind. Of course if Bill wants to indicate what he's going to wear in a comment down below, that might make it easier too (Bill - ya got anything distinctive you're willing to wear on Saturday?).

I assume we can still get the $12 entrance fee by saying we're with the Grey Wolves - certainly worth a try (rather than the full $15 price).

7pm: Lesson

8pm: Dance starts with live band



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  • Tom K.

    Tables nicely marked and friendly people at them. Renewed some very enjoyable acquaintances from the past. Band leader very open to requests-"Begin the Beguine", snacks plentiful and varied.

    What does it take to have "byob" and cooler?

    Also a beautiful, moonlit, summer evening ride back to Westminster accompanied by pleasant memories.

    August 18, 2013

  • Bill

    Always a blast

    August 18, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    Sorry I got up too Kate to make it . Yes I work swing shift

    August 17, 2013

  • Bill

    At least for the first part of the dance I will wear a Hawaiian shirt. What makes this shirt subtly different than other Hawaiian shirts is that it has drawings of the Hawaiian islands on the shirt as well as the names (one of the names is misspelled so I'm told). So look for a dark blue shirt with named Hawaiian islands. I might even be wearing the same deer-in-the-headlight look that is in my profile pic.

    1 · August 15, 2013

  • Claudia

    ......but only if we get rained out at 29th Street Dancing! (Always conditions, right?)

    August 15, 2013

  • Bob

    Here is the status of the upcoming swing dances (updated a few days ago):
    August 17: Swing City in the main ballroom
    August 31: DJ Music by Frank Vernon in the new Sodal Hall
    September 21: After Midnight Sextet
    October 20: The Colorado Swing Big Band
    November 16: Neil Bridge 7+
    November 30: David Booker's Swingtet
    December 21: The Swing Chicks
    December 31: The Hot Tomatoes

    August 14, 2013

  • Ron

    You should verify there is a swing dance this month.... I know that last month Jim did not have one scheduled for Aug however I did check out at the AVD site, http://www.villageartscoalition.org/danceList.php?record=65&event=n271#n271, and there is a special swing listed but someone may want to email Jim just to verify that is correct as I stated it was not showing a dance for Aug last month.

    August 14, 2013

  • Karen

    Next time i hope! Going to Peach Festival in Palisade! Have fun

    August 14, 2013

  • Bob

    Two lessons on Saturday! Art Bragg is teaching a swing class from 3 to 5 as a separate meetup. The regular lesson will be from 7 to 8. The band at 8 is Swing City: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4ueItLTKU8 See you on the dance floor!

    August 14, 2013

    • aloysius

      Thanks Bob! I hope I can make Art's lesson again someday - well worth it...

      August 14, 2013

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