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Avalon Dance Productions Spring Showcase

Avalon Dance Productions Spring Showcase

Welcome to the ballroom!

If you’re a fan of “Dancing with the Stars” the Avalon Dance Productions spring showcase is a must see experience. Performed on the beautiful dance floor of the Sanctuary, the show will feature a variety of ballroom styles from the cha-cha and swing to the tango and quickstep. The theme is “Hereos and Villains.”

Avalon will be featuring its own student body and performers from other studios. Among these accomplished dancers are individuals who excel both at local and national levels of competition.

The event will be judged by :

Marianne Nicole :

Marianne’s titles include; United States Rising Star American Style Champion, Undefeated United States Theater Arts Champion, Undefeated Fred Astaire Theatrical Champion, Undefeated Fred Astaire International Latin Champion, World Latin Representative. She is a World Class Adjudicator & Coach, and Co Organizer of the Capitol Dancesport Championships. 


Charlotte Jorgensen:

Charlotte is a former World, British Open, and European Professional Standard Finalist as well as a World Amateur and Blackpool Professional Rising Star Champion who, during her competitive career, was widely considered to be the best female Standard dancer in the world.

Hosted by:

PBS America’s Ballroom Challenge MC, John De Palma.

Music provided by DJ Dan Wilson. 

Avalon’s principal, Peter Walker is certified as a Fellow in International Ballroom, International Latin, American Ballroom, American Rhythm and Theater Arts with the United States Terpsichore Association (USTA) and is also a Championship Adjudicator. He is currently teaching Pro-Am students, coaching Amateur and Professional couples, and judging competitions across the US. 

For more information about Peter and Avalon Dance Productions, please visit:  www.avalondanceproductions.com.

Doors open: 12:30pm • Performance: 1pm–4pm

Tickets: $30/Online Only (sales end at 11am on show date)

Full bar

Buffet of light fare is included in the ticket price. Feel free to bring food/snacks of your own as well.  Click here for a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants.


JP’s All-Star Band Dance Party

JP’s All-Star Band Dance Party

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Last Thanksgiving eve, JP’s All-Star Band sold out the room, helping a bunch of folks jump-start the holiday spirit.

British guitarist Jeff Purchon and his all-star band bring their special brand of soul, blues, and funk — with a side order of rock — to life, rousing a crowd to their feet and leaving them wanting more.

Traditionally known as Black & Orange Night inMaynard, the night before Thanksgiving is a great time to reunite with old friends who are home for the holidays. Join us as we kick off the long weekend with Jeff Purchon and Friends live at Sanctuary!” The band will cover a wide range of songs from soul to funk to rock to blues to pop and back again, all aimed at getting you on your feet and losing those pounds before you put them back on again.

Jeff Purchon has performed with some of music’s greats. At the age of 17 he was signed to EMI records and was playing in a warm up band for renowned acts like Black Sabbath, Free, Genesis, Robert Palmer and others. He toured with Noel Redding (ex Jimi Hendrix), Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull) and during his career has played with Robert Palmer, Ginger Baker, Buddy Miles, Steve Holley (Wings), and Mick Ronson (Bowie).

His band features nine-pieces with two female singers; Stax recording artist Suzanne Buell, and the Award-winning Vicki Zelski. Boston’s own Michael Payette, who possesses a range and voice that can cover any song from Michael McDonald to Stevie Wonder, is the lead male vocalist. The world-class rhythm section includes New York’s Ron Pastore on bass, keyboard wizard Mike Valdez, Berklee Alumni Philip Antionades on drums, and Percussionist Hal Denham. The lineup is rounded out with ace saxophonist Brad Kohl.

JP & Friends will rock your butts off with a variety of music that hits everyone’s sweet spot, with classics old and new. They play a multitude of private gigs and have won a Gold Award as one of the best performing bands on their agency’s roster. Come on down and boogie out.

Doors open at 7pm • Performance starts at 8pm

Full bar • You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  Visit Discover Maynard for a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants.

Tickets $20/advance, $25/door