registration for the basic weekend is closed. if you want to sign up for the tea dance, check with marilyn first, as we may or may not be able to add you at this late date.

What's new in waltz and swing

Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas, Bay Area, Ca

Friday june 9 – sunday june 11, 2017
Avalon Ballroom & other nearby locations, Boulder, CO



Join Richard and Angela for our much anticipated Waltz and Swing Weekend!  Expect fun-filled and inspiring dancing intermingled with good times with really fun people. We will celebrate with many different waltz and swing variations (and maybe a few other dances too!)


Our weekend opens Friday evening with a 1920's Speakeasy! Enjoy a Bees Knees cocktail and other Prohibition fare while watching a really fun silent film at one of our favorite cozy dance venues north of Boulder, fondly known as The Barn at Frank and Dorothy's!  Our film, followed by our opening dance, will be accompanied by pianist Rodney Sauer.  20's attire welcome!

Saturday and Sunday daytime will house our workshops with Richard and Angela at the Avalon Ballroom in Boulder.  Our workshops will be role balanced during registration to assure the best dance experience for everyone. See the Registration page for more information.

Saturday evening we will be inspired and delighted with an Art Deco Ball, featuring dances from the 1920s to the 1940s.  Our live music will be provided by The Exuberant Quartet, directed by period chanteuse Susan Rogers. See the Schedule & Attire page for more information on this dynamic group, and for more information on attire.  This is a dressy event!


On Sunday afternoon following the close of our workshops at the Avalon Ballroom, we will host an optional and separately priced Tea Dance with Music from the Movies!  Just 15 minutes west of the Avalon Ballroom, we will dance on the beautiful floor of the 1918 Chautauqua Community House.  Richard will DJ this fun afternoon with his extensive set list extracted from many movies! Semi-dressy afternoon vintage or modern attire will be welcomed.