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
  • Family dance before the1st Friday dance, October through May
  • 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 - info 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. {unmaintained?}
Colorado Springs contra
Cortez barn dance and contra
Denver contra
  • 2nd and 4th Fridays
  • 8pm (lesson 7.15),
  • Through August 10th, 2018: Highlands Masonic Lodge, 3550 N Federal Blvd. [Google map] [Street View / map].
  • Starting August 24th, 2018: 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, info 720-722-1170, Meetup Facebook
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
  • 1st Saturdays, October through May
  • 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
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.
  • 7:30pm - 10pm with a lesson 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 is under re-construction, meanwhile Facebook.
Westminster contras and waltzes
  • 4th Saturdays, 7–10pm
  • No dances in July nor August 2018, final dance of this series in September 2018.
  • Westminster Grange Hall, 3935 W. 73rd Avenue.
  • MAP]
  • $10 adults / $8 members / $5 students / $2 ages 6-15
  • Web page, enquiries: Patricia 303-827-5828
Zesty! contra, for experienced dancers with at most a quick walk through. No lessons.
  • 2nd Saturdays, 7–10pm
  • 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 - 720-722-1170
Boulder Waltz and contras
  • 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]
  • Held on most 5th Fridays
  • Organised by CFOOTMAD - info 720-722-1170
Denver Waltz
Fort Collins Waltz
  • Masonic Temple, 225 W Oak St, cnr S Howes, large & historic dance floor on the basement level,
  • [ MAP]
  • Free lesson at 7pm, admission $10, $5 students
  • Held on some 4th Saturdays
  • Organised by Friends of Traditional Dance (FOTD), enquiries: 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)
  • Dance varies between two Denver venues: Berkeley Community Church, 3701 W 50th Av, near Regis College and Highlands United Methodist Church 3131 Osceola St.
  • Enquiries 303 321-2262, Chris Kermiet.
  • The Winter Solabration is the dance in December


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