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Colorado Friends Of Old Time Music And Dance is a non-profit organization that runs this community, participatory dances — such as contra dances — with live music and calling in the Denver and Boulder metro area of Colorado. No prior dance experience is necessary, and nearly all our dances are preceded by a lesson. Community dances are very social by nature — married and unmarried couples, singles accompanied with friends or arriving alone, and anyone from age 9 to 90 who enjoys dancing are welcome. It's okay to come and just check things out too. Children are welcome at dances if supervised by a responsible adult…

Website: http://www.cfootmad.org/

Upcoming events (5)

Boulder Community Contra Dance - On hold until further notice.

~~ Coronavirus/COVID-19 Cancellations: In light of the ever-evolving severity of COVID-19 in Colorado and beyond, and corresponding changes to CDC and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidelines and restrictions, we are cancelling dances through the end of May. We are deeply sad to have to bring you this news, and we also feel it is an important decision to make for the well-being of our community. This will pass, and we do look forward to dancing with you when it does. This situation continues to evolve, and so may our cancellations. Please watch this website, and CFOOTMAD's Facebook page for further updates. Do remember to stay connected, even with the current mandates for social distancing. Reach out to friends, family, and on Facebook if you need to. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ When it's safe to meet and dance, it will be announced on our website and Facebook, and here on our Meetup Group!!! ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Then,..... Join us at the ~~Boulder Community Contra Dance~~ on the 1st and 3rd Fridays. Everyone welcome. Free lesson at 7:15pm Dance 8-11pm Non-members $10 / Members (and Ft. Collins dancers) $8, Students $5 / 12 and under Free Free parking Wear or bring comfortable shoes, and check the soles for pebbles. Complementary Refreshments at break time - 9:30. See our website www.cfootmad.org/ See this article about the health benefits of contra dancing: http://belfastflyingshoes.org/contra-is-the-new-kale-dancing-as-superfood-for-the-brain/

Boulder Contra Dance - On Hold Until Further Notice

The Avalon Ballroom

~~ Coronavirus/COVID-19 Cancellations: In light of the ever-evolving severity of COVID-19 in Colorado and beyond, and corresponding changes to CDC and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidelines and restrictions, we are cancelling dances through the end of May. We are deeply sad to have to bring you this news, and we also feel it is an important decision to make for the well-being of our community. This will pass, and we do look forward to dancing with you when it does. This situation continues to evolve, and so may our cancellations. Please watch this website, and CFOOTMAD's Facebook page for further updates. Do remember to stay connected, even with the current mandates for social distancing. Reach out to friends, family, and on Facebook if you need to. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ When it's safe to meet and dance, it will be announced on our website and Facebook, and here on our Meetup Group!!! ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Live music! No experience or partner necessary. Everyone welcome! Skip the gym - this is great exercise, and it's not hard. If you can walk, you can contra. You can get the equivalent of 2 1/2 hours of walking or jogging, depending how much energy you put into it. The moves are easy to learn and are called during each dance (do-si-do, swing, etc.) Delicious free refreshments and social time at 9:30 break. - Bring comfortable shoes and a water bottle! - Reeaaally nice cold water (2 fountains) in the dance hall and in the kitchen sink, near the fountains! - Free parking (w/car charging!) $10 Non Members / $8 members $5 students / 12 and under Free Free lesson at 7:15. The dance is from 8:00 to 11:00. 1st and 3rd Fridays

Zesty Contra Dance!! - On Hold Until Further Notice

Avalon Ballroom

~~ Coronavirus/COVID-19 Cancellations: In light of the ever-evolving severity of COVID-19 in Colorado and beyond, and corresponding changes to CDC and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidelines and restrictions, we are cancelling dances through the end of May. We are deeply sad to have to bring you this news, and we also feel it is an important decision to make for the well-being of our community. This will pass, and we do look forward to dancing with you when it does. This situation continues to evolve, and so may our cancellations. Please watch this website, and CFOOTMAD's Facebook page for further updates. Do remember to stay connected, even with the current mandates for social distancing. Reach out to friends, family, and on Facebook if you need to. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ When it's safe to meet and dance, it will be announced on our website and Facebook, and here on our Meetup Group!!! ~~~~~ ~~~~~ A lively evening for contra dance enthusiasts!! ~ 2nd Friday evenings - 7:00 to 10:00 Complementary Refreshments!! ~ Nice Free Parking Lot!! Wear or bring comfortable shoes; check the soles for pebbles $12 - Non- Members / $10 - Members $6 - Students / 12 and under are Free / Non-Dancers ~ are Free

Music Jam ~ Fiddle Tunes - On Hold Until Further Notice...

Duffy Boyle & Nancy Reindl's house

~~ Coronavirus/COVID-19 Cancellations: In light of the ever-evolving severity of COVID-19 in Colorado and beyond, and corresponding changes to CDC and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidelines and restrictions, we are cancelling dances through the end of May. We are deeply sad to have to bring you this news, and we also feel it is an important decision to make for the well-being of our community. This will pass, and we do look forward to dancing with you when it does. This situation continues to evolve, and so may our cancellations. Please watch this website, and CFOOTMAD's Facebook page for further updates. Do remember to stay connected, even with the current mandates for social distancing. Reach out to friends, family, and on Facebook if you need to. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ When it's safe to meet and dance, it will be announced on our website and Facebook, and here on our Meetup Group!!! ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Every 1st & 3rd Monday at 7pm join our Music Jam. **Free!** We play the same kinds of music we dance to, mostly from one of the Portland Collection books, the Fiddler's Fakebook (available many places online), Carpilation (free online), or the Waltz books. We have extra copies of all of these to share at the jam. Occasionally we'll play original compositions people bring, or folk songs. All are welcome, even if you'd only like to listen. Refreshments provided. For more information see cfootmad.org/jam or contact Duffy at[masked]. At 1st Monday jams we usually go around the room picking tunes, 3rd Monday jams focus on our Megaband material, but everybody is invited and encouraged to join any of our jams.

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