Avalon Ball Related Activties

ImageThe Avalon Ball, the most spectacular Jazz Age ball in the world, does not stand in isolation. There are additional events leading up to and following the ball to enrich your Art Deco era experience.

Before the Avalon Ball Weekend

Afternoon Dance Workshops
Do you want to learn the free, easy and elegant dances of the Jazz Age? Walter Nelson, the producer of the Avalon Ball, is offering two workshops prior to the ball to get you ready for the dance floor. The first one will also include an introduction to what to wear to the ball and on the island. Both classes will make extensive use of old films and are very beginner friendly.

First workshop: Sunday April 23rd in Glendale: http://www.walternelson.com/dr/node/2887

Second workshop: Saturday May 13th in Glendale: http://www.walternelson.com/dr/node/2888

Recurring Dance Classes
The Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Pasadena is offering special Avalon Ball prep classes.
4pm Foxtrot, Waltz & Tango
5pm Charleston, Early Swing & Rumba
Couples and singles are welcome.
Each student can purchase in a drop in style at $12 per class or purchase the series for $45 per class. (if they want to take both classes (the 4pm & the 5pm) they can purchase both series for $80.
They can email for more info at Dannyyello@gmail.com or call at (626)797-4700

The Avalon Ball Weekend

Friday, May 19th, 6 PM - 8 PM: Cocktails at the Avalon Grille
Mingle with the Art Deco crowd at this informal gathering at the centrally located Avalon Grille with a no host bar. Afterwards, you can dine at the Grille or at any of the other fine eateries about town.

Saturday, May 20th, 1 PM - 4 PM: Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit featuring Peter Pan
A classic silent film with a live orchestra in a STUNNING art deco theater. More info: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/catalinaislandmuseumsociety/event/770793/

Saturday, May 20th, 6 PM - 10 PM: The Avalon Ball
The world's most spectacular Jazz Age ball: http://adsla.org

Sunday, May 21st, 1 PM - Resort Wear Rendezvous at the New Museum
Rendezvous with your fellow decophiles at the new Catalina Island Museum (just up the street from the Safeway) to view the museum and their Chihuly art glass special exhibit. We encourage you to wear your finest Deco era resort wear: beach pajamas, Palm Beach suits, bathing costumes, vintage style Aloha shirts etc.

Sunday, May 21st, 2:30 PM - Tour the Island in Deco Style
Book your seat on the beautiful “Skyline Drive” tour in a vintage streamline moderne bus. Tickets for this date are not yet on sale. It will be posted to the website and set as a Facebook event as soon as tickets are available.
About the tour: http://www.visitcatalinaisland.com/activities-adventures/land/skyline-drive
A link to the specific tour: http://visitcatalinaisland.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=957463