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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.


Fugitive Comedy presents Dave Rattigan (Headliner), Mo Mussa, Kathy Gilmour, Amy Tee

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Fugitive Comedy hosts some of the best and brightest comics working in the Boston area and nationally. The comedians who have joined us have appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Last Comic Standing, America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central, The Jim Jeffries Show, Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Podcast, NPR’s Commonwealth Journal, Lifetime’s Girls Night Out — and have opened for numerous well-known comedians in clubs around the nation.

Dave Rattigan (Headliner)
Dave has performed at Fenway Park, The Cape Cod Melody Tent, South Shore Music Circus, a lumberyard, the lobby of an ad agency, a library, and several parking lots. His CD has been played on Sirius Satellite Radio, and he performed multiple times on the syndicated Steve Katsos Show.  An award-winner writer, he’s written numerous funny columns for The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, North Shore Sunday and Northshore Magazine. He’s done commercials for Olympia Sports and iParty that have played on New England regional TV stations and performed at the Hampton Beach Comedy Festival (NH), Boston Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, and Salem Comedy and Spirits Festival. He has written a pilot that is scheduled for release on YouTube later this year called IPS: Intergalactic Parcel Service.  A college professor and former journalist, he co-hosts a crime ‘n grime Podcast called Crime Solvers: Means, Opportunity, Motive.  Among the acts he’s performed with: Bill Burr, Steven Wright, Jeff Dunham, and The Beach Boys.

Mo Mussa
In his short time as a stand-up, Mohad “Mo” Mussa has become a favorite in New England. Mo beat out over one hundred comedians to win the 2021 Funniest Comic in New England Contest and was a finalist in the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival in 2023.

Kathy Gilmour
Kathy recently moved back to the Boston area. She was a resident comedian at Comedy Key West and headlined around Key West and performed at the Orlando Improv. She was picked to perform at the Flamingo, Brickell, Portland Comedy Festival, and the NY Underground Comedy Festivals. She has competed at the Massachusetts and New England’s Funniest competitions. Kathy has performed with Boston Comedy Festival and at the Hampton Beach Comedy festival.

Amy Tee
“Not every crazy looks crazy,” says Amy, the comedian and motivational speaker who brings her boyish charm and dry wit to the stage with a storytelling style that shifts between stereotypes and reality. She delivers comedy with stigma-busting honesty. “I feel alive,” she says of the work. “I’m candid and exposed yet still fully clothed. Identified by the Boston Globe as a comedian to watch, and in Curve magazine as one of the “funniest lesbians in America,” Amy toured nationally and was a featured comedian in the film, “Laughing Matters — The Next Generation.” She remains a fixture on the comedy circuit, is a regular performer at the Boston Comedy Festival, and has been featured on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and the LOGO television network.

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: $15/advance, $20/door

Jazz Jam – Summer Pop Up!

Join Blueprint Jazz Club for an all-ages Jazz Jam on Thursday, June 22nd! Find us on the El Huipil Patio from 6:00-8:00pm, all levels are welcome. Piano, drumset, and amps are provided. Vocalists, please bring your own mic and chord. Let’s kick off summer by making music together!

Thank you to the Maynard Cultural Council for making this jam session happen!

Avalon Dance Productions Spring Showcase

Avalon Dance Productions Spring Showcase

Avalon Dance Productions presents its Spring Ballroom Showcase at Sanctuary in Maynard, featuring 20-plus performances. If you haven’t attended a ballroom dance showcase before, you’re in for a treat.

Avalon will be hosting its own student body along with other participating studios. Many of the dancers compete at both the local and national level. After each performance, students receive feedback and comments from Hall of Fame judge, Marianne Nicole.

A variety of styles and genres will be showcased throughout the event, accompanied by live music. The host will be PBS America’s Ballroom Challenge MC, John De Palma.

Avalon’s principal, Peter Walker, has trained many US National and World Pro-Am Champions and Finalists in a variety of styles. For more information about Peter and Avalon Dance Productions, please visit www.avalondanceproductions.com).

This showcase is supported in part by Eric Hawkes with Donahue Real Estate.

  • 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.