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he Village Arts Coalition, located in Boulder, Colorado, is a non-profit organization — a coalition of groups and individuals of all ages that, for the most part, are involved in with folk arts, music and dance of many forms, such as:

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Please see our Calendar of events!!

SPECIAL EVENTS within the next 30 days:

Sunday April 20th 2014
Denver Community Contra Dance with Colorado Friends of Old Time Music and Dance
Contra Dance, 2-5pm; Waltzing from 1-2pm
Cost: $15 general, $7 students
Location: Highlands Masonic Center, 3550 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO,
Contact: Steve Ruby: 303-499-2692 -, or Paul: 720-722-1170 -

**Special Dance**

Presenting "Party of Three"

Featuring Neil Pearlman on keyboard, Lilly Pearlman on fiddle, and Joe DePaolo on drums. Party of Three draws on Scottish and Cape Breton tunes, melding these high energy and expressive melodies with grooves that draw from Latin and Funk dance music. Skillfully balancing the old with the new, they have been enthusiastically received throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic.

Viki Lawrence calling

(Waltzing from 1-2pm)

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From Friday April 25th 2014 through Sunday April 27th 2014
Zeljko Jergan Croatian Folk Dance Workshop with Boulder International Folk Dancers
International Multi-Day Event, Various 7:30 Friday-1pm Sunday
Cost: $17/20 teaching sessions. $10 for Sat E
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Susan : 720 381 0013 -, or Debby : 720-635-4606 -

Zeljko Jergan is a teacher and choreographer in Croatian Dance. He has taught workshops here in the past and we are happy to have him back. Friday evening is a workshop, Saturday has morning and afternoon workshops and an evening review/open dance at 7:30. Sunday morning is a review session.

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Saturday May 10th 2014
Wild Asparagus Ball with Friends of Traditional Dance
Ballroom Dance, 8-11:30pm
Cost: $30 at door, $5 discount for students
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Shelley Kerr: 970-566-3298 -, or Pat Sulik: 970-980-5957 -
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This is our 59th Wild ball--a long standing and wonderful tradition. The Mostly Strauss Orchestra (aka Denver Pops Orchestra) will play waltzes and polkas by Strauss, Shostakovich as well as down-to-earth 20th century dances by Mancini, Leroy Anderson and Duke Ellington. Doors open at 7:30pm, the Grand March is at 8:00pm Attire: formal and semi-formal. Dance cards available.

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Monday May 12th 2014
Women Dancing with Melissa Michaels and Friends with Golden Bridge - Movement Mass
Celebratory Dance, 5:30-7:00pm
Cost: $18-22/Evening ~ Sliding Scale
Location: The Avalon, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO, 80303
Contact: Martha Maloney: 303-415-0272 -, or : -

Join Melissa Michaels and some of our local Movement Goddesses for a monthly gathering of our Shakti Sisters. Together, we will practice, pray, and play, attending to the many facets of our lives as creative, open, and embodied women. Diverse Body-Centered women will lead these events. All of you are welcome. Monday Evenings ~ March 10, April 14, May 12, and June 9, 2014
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VAC Membership

We invite you to consider an individual membership in the Village Arts Coalition (VAC).   Members receive the STOMP! publication six times a year, may vote in VAC elections, and participate in many aspects of the coalition's projects.  Membership rates are $10 for an individual, $15 for a couple, and $25 for a group membership.

If you have a participatory or performing group, we would love for you to join the VAC and list your events here on our website/portal! You will help make this become a comprehensive directory of all folk arts, music and dance activities in the area.  For info about joining, please see the membership page.