Dance Events in Boulder, Colorado
(See each organization’s website for additional events not listed below.)
The Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Road, hosts a variety of dance events every day of the week year-round, hosted by a variety of dance groups. There’s a large, cushioned dance floor, and most events include a lesson. Ongoing events include Zumba, tango, salsa and waltz; see the full schedule at www.avalonevents.org.
Mondays: Scandinavian Monday Night Dance, 7:30-10pm
2nd, 4th & 5th Wednesdays: Waltzing and Couples Dancing, 8-10:15pm; lesson 7pm
3rd & 5th Saturdays: Swing Dance Monthly with live music, 8-11pm; lesson 7pm
Blue Moon Dance Company
This eclectic, award-winning group comes from backgrounds as diverse as jazz, modern, ballroom, hip-hop and classical ballet. Check www.bluemoondancecompany.com for news of upcoming performances.
June 2-3: “Ballet in the Park” is the troupe’s way to thank audiences after the season is finished. The free performance in Boulder on June 2 is at the Central Park Bandshell at 7pm. The June 3 performance is in Highlands Ranch. See www.boulderballet.org for details.
Boulder Swing Dance
Weekly swing dance lessons on Monday evenings are open to everyone; start the monthlong series on the first Monday of any month. There’s also a more informal lesson each Wednesday at SKEYE Brewing in Longmont. Kakes Studio, 2115 Pearl St. www.boulderswingdance.com.
Centennial State Ballet
Season tickets are on sale for the troupe’s new season, which begins in the fall: www.centennialstateballet.org.
Cindy Brandle Dance Company
Check www.cindybrandledance.com for info about the new season, which begins in October.
Colorado Ballet’s new season begins Oct. 5 with “Sleeping Beauty.” Check www.coloradoballet.org for ticket info and the rest of the schedule.
Save the Date: NYC-based Jessica Lang Dance performs at Macky Auditorium on Oct. 5; find ticket info at www.cupresents.org.
Dance Bridge, a project of the Boulder Arts Commission, is a one-stop resource for learning about classes, companies, workshops, festivals, grant and audition info, and upcoming events. Sign up for the newsletter to stay updated. 303-441-4391;www.artsresource.org/dance-bridge.
Danceophile Studio, 250 31st St., hosts a variety of dance events, including ballroom dance evenings, wedding-dance prep and other dance lessons. www.danceophile.com.
Dances of Universal Peace
2nd & 4th Fridays: Public dances connect people who value tolerance, peace and the sacredness of life. Boulder dances are at 7:15pm at Community United Church of Christ, 2650 Table Mesa Drive. www.dup-co.com.
June 8-9: “The Little Mermaid” is an all-new story ballet based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. At Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St. www.danseetoile.org
Folk Dancing on the Plaza
Tuesdays: The Postoley Dance Ensemble hosts free folk-dancing experiences during the summer at Boulder Municipal Plaza, 1770 13th St., with instruction from 7-8pm and open dancing until 10pm. Some weeks also feature kid-friendly lessons. Check the schedule at www.postoley.org.
Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Festival
July 29-Aug. 11: 20th-annual event is two full weeks of workshops, networking, lectures and showcase performances featuring beginning to advanced aerialists from all over the world. Aerial specialties include trapeze, bungee, tethered dancing, aerial yoga, slings and hoops. Events are held at various Boulder-area locations; check www.frequentflyers.org for a detailed schedule and class registration.
Golden Bridge Movement Mass
Sundays: “Movement Mass” group dances celebrate community as dancers remember their wholeness “in these times of great change.” Open to all, and no dance experience is necessary. The 11am-noon event is usually at the Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Road, but check www.bdanced.com for the schedule, as the venue sometimes changes.
1940s WWII-ERA BALL
June 16: See listing under Local Events/Benefits & Fundraisers. www.1940sball.org.
Production Company Dance Centre
June 16: The students of Longmont’s PCDC present their annual dance recital, with the theme “Wanderlust.” Three separate shows happen on June 16 at Longmont High School, 1040 Sunset St.; check www.productioncompanydance.com for times and ticket info.
Reverence Academy of Dance
Summer camps begin June 4; most culminate in a public performance, so check www.reverenceacademyofdance.com for updates.
University of Colorado Department of Dance
Visit www.colorado.edu/theatredance later in the summer to see the fall-semester schedule of dance performances.
Vail International Dance Festival
July 28-Aug. 11: Popular annual festival is two weeks of performances, open dance nights and discussions at venues around Vail. www.vaildance.org.
Zikr Dance Ensemble
June-15-16: “Runes,” focusing on the ancient magical northern European alphabet, is on stage at Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St.; find ticket information and Denver-area performance dates at www.zikrdance.com.