American Vernacular Dance (AVD) hosts the monthly swing dances and monthly vintage ballroom tea dances with live music at the Avalon Ballroom in Boulder, Colorado. Twice a month is our Wednesday Waltz Etcetera night with eclectic couples dance music DJ’d by Frank Vernon. Four Wednesdays each year there is a special theme party night. Each of these events is preceded by dance lessons included in the cost. AVD also hosts the long-running New Year’s Eve Party at the Avalon with music by the Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra.
AVD has presented many special events including dance weekend workshops, themed balls and unique parties including the recent the Denver Dance Club Centennial, 11 December 2011, and the Titanic Ball, 14 April 2012.
Dance instructor and dance historian Jim X. Boryzm teaches couple dances, calls contradances, and hosts social events with live music. His areas of special dance expertise include waltz, swing, tango, foxtrot and contradance. Music interests include piano, concertina and song; ragtime, early jazz and pre-war popular music. Jim is available for private dance lessons, unique dance and music functions, and special dance projects.
Wearing his other hat, Jim is an acoustical engineer and owner of Borzym Acoustics. Among his many projects he co-designed the cushioned oak dance floor at the Avalon Ballroom, designed the acoustical systems at the Avalon and the Aspen City Dance Pavilion, and managed all acoustical design for the Seawall Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Center.
American Vernacular Dance was founded in 1988. AVD is a sponsor of the “Watch Your Step! Vintage Dance Vignettes” performance troupe.
AVD is a member of the Village Arts Coalition (VAC); you’ll find many more dance and arts events listed on the VAC web site.