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

titanic titanic
passengerscaptain smith


Home Schedule & Locations Ball Ladies' Costumes Gentlemen's Costumes

Schedule & Locations

deckchairs strolling Titanic gym

Download these files if you are registered:
Overall Weekend Schedule of all Events

Thurs/Fri Denver Parking/Restaurants

Sat/Sun Dance Workshop Schedule

Sun Afternoon Tea Details
Vintage Shopping/Yves St. Laurent Retrospective at Denver Art Museum

Other related events surrounding our weekend (out-of-towners may want to arrive as early as Wed.)

Unless otherwise specified, please register for the following events on the Registration page. (See the Housing page for advice on renting a car.)

Friday Apr 13
2:30 or 3pm

Optional event: Tour Denver Titanic survivor Margaret "Molly" Brown's 1889 home (advance reservation only; we will email your assigned tour time)

Optional: 1890's to'teens day wear.

Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania St.
Denver, CO
(near downtown)
  6:30-10:15pm Basic package: We will tickle your funny bones with two fantastic silent films accompanied by pianist Rodney Sauer, founder and director of the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. Following our films, we will have an intriguing visit from Irene Castle, as she looks back on her life from the 1940s.

Our stunning historic venue was built in 1899 as a Moorish synagogue. The auditorium has cathedral ceilings, plush velvet chairs, and is wrapped in stained glass. The 4000 sq ft ballroom will encourage us to kick up our ragtime heels to open our weekend!

Optional attire: 1890's to'teens day wear

Temple Events Center
1595 Pearl St.
Denver, CO
(near downtown)


Saturday Apr 14
9–4:30pm Basic Package: Ragtime era dance workshops with Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas. Includes on-site lunch and historic talk on the era by dance historian Richard Powers Avalon Ballroom 6185 Arapahoe Rd Boulder. CO
  5pm Optional to be reserved later: Light supper buffet (advance reservation only. We will give you the opportunity to sign up a couple of weeks ahead of the weekend) Avalon Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd Boulder, CO

Basic Package: Titanic Era Ball featuring live music plus performance by Watch Your Step! Vintage Dance Vignettes.

Attire: 1910-14 evening wear will be admired. (See Ladies' Costumes or Gentlemen's Costumes for further information.)

Avalon Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd Boulder, CO
Sunday Apr 15
9:30-2pm Basic Package: Waltz workshops with Richard Powers and Angela Amarillas. Includes on-site lunch. Avalon Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd Boulder, CO
  3-6pm Optional event: Join us for Afternoon Buffet Tea on the mezzanine of the historic Hotel Boulderado, beautifully restored to its 1909 splendor. There is a small dance floor, so room for part of our crowd to be dancing at one time.

[Note: if you will be flying out Sunday evening, it is fine to leave the tea early. Come at 3 and spend whatever time you'd like relaxing, partaking of tea and goodies and dancing, and stay to dance and socialize more if you have time; otherwise, feel free to leave before 6 to catch your flight.]

Optional attire:
1890's to'teens day wear

Hotel Boulderado 2115 Thirteenth St
Boulder, CO

Other related events surrounding our weekend

Wed Apr 11
7-8pm lesson
8-10pm dance
Wednesday Waltz Etcetera Avalon Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd Boulder, CO
Molly Brown 1900Molly Brown
Molly Brown put her Titanic legacy on our Colorado map, so here are some other Denver area Titanic events near our Weekend (not part of your registration; schedule these on your own. We recommend scheduling EARLY as they may sell out)
Molly Brown
Thurs Apr 12
Meet Margaret “Molly” Brown’s descendent Muffet Laurie Brown who will recount her great-grandmother’s Titanic experience and life after as the Heroine of the Titanic. $12 / person; call 303-832-4092 x10 or visit www.mollybrown.org for tickets. Book early as this likely will sell out. Brown Palace Hotel
321 17th St.
Denver, CO
Fri Apr 13
Day time

If you will be in Denver during the day Friday, see Fun in the Mile High City for vintage shopping and other interesting places to visit, such as museums,historic areas, the State Capital, the U.S. mint...

Vintage Shopping: Sign up with Susie

Other sight seeing visits on your own
Sat Apr 14
6:30 pm

We hope you will be at our Titanic Era Ball as part of our Weekend, but, you should know about this extravaganza just in case you want to spend more money :)... In honor of the Titanic's 100th Anniversary, experience the excitement and opulence of a once-in-a-lifetime, 1st Class Titanic gala complete with a delicious six course meal served by costumed stewards. Waltz the night away to music played aboard the Titanic as it steamed across the Atlantic Ocean and into history. Patron level ticket holders will enjoy a special pre-dinner cocktail reception and meet Mrs. Brown’s own descendants! The evening will set sail from Denver’s historic Oxford Hotel, just a block from Union Station and will truly be a Night to Remember! As a gala fundraising event, all proceeds for the evening will go towards the continued restoration and upkeep of the Unsinkable Molly Brown’s Denver home. Individual Ticket $175 / person; Patron Ticket $225 / person.

Make the night a couple’s getaway by reserving one of the Oxford Hotel’s luxurious rooms. Just mention “Molly Brown” and receive a special discounted rate for the night of April 14th.

Oxford Hotel
1600 17th St.
Denver, CO

Sun Apr 15

Sinking of the Titanic performance by the JACK Quartet. A musical event 100 years in the making! Be transformed by the sounds of that fateful night with The Sinking of the Titanic, composed by Gavin Bryars, arranged by Payton MacDonald and performed by the renowned JACK Quartet. Hear also MacDonald’s own composition, Lifeboat No. 6, and learn about Denver’s own heroine of the Titanic, Margaret “Molly” Brown.  This amazing concert is the work of our friends at the University of Denver’s Newman Center for Performing Arts and Friends of Chamber Music. Individual Ticket $30 / person General Admission available from www.newmancenterpresents.com or 303-871-7720. Gates Concert Hall Newman Center University of Denver 2344 East Iliff
Denver, CO
Tues Apr 17
1pm and 7pm
Lecture - "Unsinkable: The Titanic in American Culture, 1912–2012." History Colorado welcomes Steven Biel author of Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster, as he explores how Americans have made sense of the century-old Titanic disaster of April 1912. Tickets are $8.50 / person, call History Colorado at 303-866-4686 for information and reservations. Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 1370 Grant St.
Denver, CO



flagHistorical note: The Titanic's enormous central anchor was the biggest of the ship's three anchors. It took a team of 20 horses to haul the heavy load to the shipyard, ready for installation on the forecastle (bow) deck. The two side anchors were half the weight of the central anchor. The side anchors were raised and lowered by 107 tons of cable.