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
Central Denver contra
  • Dance series starts 23 March 2019
  • 4th Saturdays, lesson beforehand
  • 7pm (lesson 6.15)
  • Inclusive, gender-neutral contra dance, calling uses the terms larks / ravens rather than gents / ladies. Dancers are encouraged to choose whichever role or roles
  • Church hall at 690 Colorado Blvd SE cnr of 7th, car park at back of buildings, enter via 7th
  • Cost is sliding scale, range of $5 to $12
  • Organised by CFOOTMAD, information line: 720-722-1170,
  • Dance affiliated with Rainbeaus dance club
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
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 website or Facebook
  • Salida visitor information
  • Final dance of this series was September 2018
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
Boulder Waltz and contras
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