Titanic Centennial

Ragtime Dance Weekend

featuring Richard Powers with Angela Amarillas

from the San Francisco Bay Area, California

Friday April 13 – Sunday April 15, 2012

Avalon Ballroom, Boulder, Colorado

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Tues April 11: Reservations are now closed for the Weekend Basic Package and the Sunday afternoon Tea.
Saturday Ball tickets are stlll available for couples or solo leaders - advanced purchase only.
Friday night tickets are still available

Choose from these options:

1) Basic Weekend Package, and optionally also for the Molly Brown House Tour and/or the Sunday Tea, please register and pay here.

Basic Package prerequisite: Know a basic turning waltz (any kind!) and be comfortable leading or following. Advance registration only.

You do not need to register with a partner, but role balance will be maintained during registration. Slots have been allotted for Leaders, Followers, and Couples. (All dancers will rotate partners during the workshops.) As of March 1, there is still a wait list of several followers waiting to be balanced with solo leader registrants. Solo followers will increase their chance of getting into the weekend if they register as part of a couple.

2) Saturday Ball and/or the Sunday Tea without the Basic Package, please register and pay here.

3) Friday "1912: Full Steam Ahead " without the Basic Package, please make your reservations here (pay at the door.)

See Schedule page for location details.

Basic Weekend Package

Friday 6:30-10:15pm - 1912: Full Steam Ahead Silent films, Irene Castle, Ragtime dancing, Temple Events Center, Denver

Saturday 9-4:30pm - Richard Powers Dance Workshops (includes lunch & historic ragtime talk by Richard), Avalon Ballroom, Boulder

Saturday 7:30-10:30pm - Titanic Era Ball, Avalon Ballroom, Boulder

Sunday 9:30-2pm - Richard Powers Dance Workshops (includes lunch), Avalon Ballroom, Boulder

$145 Early Bird
$160 After March 1
$25 Cancellation fee
No refunds after April 1
(Advance registration only)
Molly Brown House tour (optional)
Friday, 2:30 or 3pm (you will receive an email telling you which tour time you are assigned), Molly Brown House Museum, Denver.

$10 No refunds
(Advanced registration only)

Afternoon Tea and Dancing (optional) Sunday 3-6pm, Historic Hotel Boulderado, Boulder. $30 No refunds (Advanced registration only)
  For those unable to attend the workshops, tickets for the Friday 1912: Full Steam Ahead, the Titanic Era Ball, and the Sunday Afternoon Tea will be available after March 1, pending availability.

$20 1912: Full Steam Ahead
$45 Ball
$30 Tea


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