Dance Venues

A guide to each dance series and its location

Contra | English Country | Waltz

Boulder contra
  • Contra 1st and 3rd Fridays, 8pm, lesson beforehand (Schedule)
  • Family dance before the1st Friday dance, October through May
  • Venue: Avalon Ballroom, please: on the dance floors only clean soft soled shoes
  • 6185 Arapahoe Road. From Arapahoe turn north on 62nd, then left (west) into car park, entrance is to the front [Google map] [Street View / map]
  • $10 (CFOOTMAD members $8, students $7, children $2); family dance $15/$14 family; $5 individual.
  • Organised by CFOOTMAD - information line: 720-722-1170
  • City of Boulder website
Buena Vista community dance
  • generally 2nd Friday September - May, 7-9.30 pm
  • $4 ($2 students).
  • Congregational Church, 217 Crossman Avenue
  • Enquiries and to confirm details: Randy Barnes: (719) 395-6704.
  • Descriptive on-line article
  • Buena Vista Visitor Center website
Colorado School of Mines (Golden) Contra Dance Club for CSM and other students. Appears to be inactive.
Colorado Springs contra
Denver contra
  • 2nd and 4th Fridays, lesson beforehand (Schedule)
  • 8pm (lesson 7.15),
  • Scheitler Recreation Center, 5031 W. 46th Avenue Denver, by Berkeley Lake, across Sheridan Boulevard from Lakeside Amusement Park. From the west use the 2nd driveway. [Google map]
  • $10 (CFOOTMAD members $8, students $7, children $2)
  • Organised by CFOOTMAD, information line: 720-722-1170, Meetup Facebook
  • Visit Denver website
Central Denver Hands Across contra
  • Hands Across contra dance series
  • 4th Saturdays, lesson 6.15pm, dance 7-10pm
  • Inclusive, gender-neutral contra dance, calling uses the terms larks / ravens rather than gents / ladies. Each dancer selects either role as they will
  • Venue is the United Methodist Church hall at 690 Colorado Blvd SE cnr of 7th, car park at back of buildings, enter via 7th
  • Cost is sliding scale, from $5 to $15
  • Organised by CFOOTMAD, information line: 720-722-1170,
  • Dance also affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Rainbeaus dance club
Denver Zesty! contra
  • For experienced dancers with at most a quick walk through. No lesson beforehand
  • 2nd Saturdays, 7–10pm (Schedule)
  • Scheitler Recreation Center, 5031 W. 46th Avenue Denver, by Berkeley Lake, near Lakeside Amusement Park. From the west use the 2nd entrance.
  • [Google map]
  • $12 / $10 members / $6 students
  • Organised by CFOOTMAD - information line: 720-722-1170
Contra dances in Cortez or Dolores
  • Please refer to Montezuma County below
Durango contra dance
  • Facebook events schedule
  • One Saturday per month, season is October through May (2018-2019)
  • 4-6pm
  • First floor dance studio, Smiley Building, 1309 E 3rd Ave, Durango
  • $10 or $75 for the season
  • Durango area information
Fort Collins contra
  • 1st & 3rd Saturdays
  • 7:30 - 10pm with beginner lesson beforehand
  • Masonic Temple, 225 W Oak St, cnr S Howes, large & historic dance floor on the basement level, [ MAP]
  • $10, $5 students
  • Organised by Friends of Traditional Dance, 970-829-8689
  • Downtown Fort Collins visitor website
Glenwood Springs contra
Grand Junction Contra
  • Grand Valley Community Contra Society
  • One Saturday per month outside of summer, schedule
  • 7.00 lesson, 7.30pm dance
  • Margery Ballroom, upstairs 523 1/2 Main Street
  • $8, ages 10-17 $4
  • Facebook
  • occasional English Country Dance
  • Enquiries: Connie, , 970-243-6736
  • City of Grand Junction website
Montezuma County – Cortez or Dolores
Salida contra dance
  • Salida Scout Hut, east end of Riverside Park on E Sackett St between "E" and "D" Streets.
  • 7.30-9.30pm with a lesson beforehand at 7pm. Easier dances at the beginning especially for families, slightly harder dances after the break. Dessert potluck. $7.
  • Arkansas Valley Music and Dance arkvalleymusicanddance.org website or Facebook
  • Salida visitor information
Westminster
  • Final dance of this series was September 2018
Boulder Waltz and contras
  • Many 5th Fridays (Schedule)
  • Contras, waltzes, etc. through the evening
  • Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Road. From Arapahoe turn north on 62nd, then left (west) into car park. Entrance is to the front. Only clean soft soled shoes on the dance floors
  • [Google map] [Street View / map]
  • Organised by CFOOTMAD - information line 720-722-1170
Fort Collins Waltz
  • Some 4th Saturdays, 7.30-10.30pm, lesson beforehand
  • Admission: $15 or students $8
  • Club Tico, by City Park Lake, 1599 City Park Drive, map
  • Organised by Friends of Traditional Dance (FOTD), information line: (970) 829-8689
English Country Dance
Colorado Springs “Little London Assembly” English Country Dance
  • Mondays 6.45pm, $6
  • International Dance Club, upper ballroom, .
  • Meetup group
  • Enquiries: (970) 219-4627
Denver ECD and early American
  • “Experience Sense & Sensibility” live music, all dances taught and walked through, no partner nor previous experience needed
  • Website, dances are primarily Playford through Regency (Jane Austen era)
  • Monthly dance with details on the website
  • Enquiries: Chris Kermiet, 303-321-2262
  • The Winter Solabration is a special celebration of the solstice


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