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
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
  • 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, near 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
    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 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,
    Glenwood Springs contra
    • Several 1st Saturdays between October and May: 2018 - Oct 13 and Dec 1, 2019 - Feb 2 and April 6
    • 7:30 - 10pm with beginner lesson at beginning
    • Dance is in Carbondale about 15 miles up the Roaring Fork from Glenwood Springs
    • Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Rd. MAP]
    • $10, $8 students
    • Enquiries:
    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
    Montezuma County – Cortez or Dolores
    Salida community dance, contras with circles, squares and waltzes
    • 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.
    Westminster
    • 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
    • Masonic Temple, 225 W Oak St, cnr S Howes, large & historic dance floor on the basement level,
    • [ MAP]
    • 7.30-10.30pm, lesson beforehand, admission $15, $8 students
    • Held on some 4th Saturdays
    • 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
    • “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 303 321-2262, Chris Kermiet
    • The Winter Solabration is a special celebration of the solstice


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