We joined the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and Maxwell DeMille to celebrate the ADSLA's 25th Anniversary in a glorious night of dancing to Dean Mora and Mora's Modern Rythmists at the historic Art Deco Avalon Casino Ballroom on beautiful Catalina Island--the same ballroom that played host to Benny Goodman, Glen Miller and all the greats of the Big Band era. Dance The Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Balboa, The Charleston, Tango, Foxtrot, the Waltz and much, much, amazingly much more!
The Avalon Ball is early this year scheduled for May 17th. The ball is held in the Avalon Casino overlooking Avalon Harbor.
From 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM you will go back 50 years dancing to a big-band on a wooden floor floating on three inches of cork with 500 folks who enjoy big-band ballroom dancing!
Our little group of friends and fellow dance class folks all met over the Catalina for this wonderful occasion. Please see the dinner and dance page in addition to the departure page !
This year we had Nancy and Vince go with us along with Vicky and Del... MAde for a fantastic weekend!
On Our Way To Avalon
Nancy and Del relaxing prior to getting on board the ship!
The girls went out first and saved seats on the ship for us! Yeah girls!!!
The rest of us followed in a few minutes.
Bareny and Margo are ready to dance!
Our ship has arrived...
We all try to convince Vicky it is an airplane so she would not get sea sick! It worked!!!
What's so funny??
Departing The Harbor
If you look carefully you can see the outline of the Catalina
Mountains in the background! Twenty-six miles across the sea!
New Meaning To "Bad Hair Day"
"I'm flying, I'm flying".... No no Carri, yo do that off the FRONT of the boat!
We Are On Our Way
The stories keep getting better and better!
Greg and Barbara sampling the beer on board!
Thanks To Carri, We Have Proof Paul Was Actually There!