West Coast Swing in Denver & Surrounding Areas

West Coast Swing Denver


(Last updated: 7/7/21)

Let's face it. When it comes to Covid and West Coast Swing dancing, it's a weird time right now.

We all have different opinions and comfort preferences around masks, vaccines, rotating partners, brushing your teeth, bathing, Chick-Filet vs Popeyes, etc. 

We're all different!  The good news is, there's something for everyone right now.

Here's an up to date list of all the WCS dances in Denver and surrounding areas (Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Littleton, Englewood, etc) along with vaccine and mask requirements:

Must be 100% Vaccinated + 2 Weeks Post Final Shot : Mask Optional

Featured Event

  • The "5G" Dance in Littleton
    Where: 
    Colorado Dancesport
    5120 S Lowell Blvd, Littleton, CO 80123

    When:
    Saturday July 24th
    7pm Lesson & Dancing 8pm-1230am
  • What: Just like the name sounds, you must have the "5G" in order to attend (ie must be 100% vaccinated + 2 Weeks).  Masks optional.  The last dance we had over 70 fully vaccinated dancers attend!  BYOB and bring your own food (please clean up).  Free parking.
    Who: 
     For 7/24, All-Star dancers/instructors Jonathan Prichard & Lizzy Spann will be teaching the intermediate lesson and LaWanna will be DJing.
    Cost:
      $10 for the dance & $5 for the class.
    How:  You can pre-register online and save time at the door or you can register when you arrive.  You must be comfortable submitting proof you've been vaccinated (ie your vaccine card or a photo of your card).
  • Contact Us

    Note: At the moment, those with Covid antibodies but unvaccinated are not eligible to attend but that may change for future 5G dances.

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Wednesday

  • Denver Westies (100% contemporary WCS music)
    Where: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205
    When: Every Wednesday.  
    7pm Beginning and Intermediate lessons.  Dancing from 8-1230am
  • What:  WCS classes and dance (must be fully vaccinated).  This has been one of the most popular West Coast Swing Denver dances for over 5 years.  Expect it to be packed with 100% vaccinated dancers.  It's officially restarting weekly on 7/7/21.
  • Cost: $10 for dance only.  $12 for lesson + dance.  
  • Who:  Denver Westies
  • Contact: Facebook Page
  • Covid Policy:  
    This event will be for FULLY VACCINATED COVID-19 GUESTS ONLY.
    In order to do our best to protect our dancers and make everyone feel safe, our Wednesday dances/lessons will REQUIRE PROOF OF VACCINE (2 weeks post last dose) until further notice. Please be prepared to show your vaccination card (or photocopy/photo) and a matching photo ID upon entrance.

  • Westie Mix (mix of West Coast Swing, Hustle, Nightclub two-step, country and more)
  • Where: Denver Turnverein, 1570 N Clarkson St, Denver, CO 80218
    When: Every Wednesday.  630-730pm lesson.  
    Dancing from 730-10pm.
  • What:  WCS classes and dance (must be fully vaccinated).  This is a new dance and class run by Denver Turnverein board member Art Abington.   He'll be DJing and teaching.  Art plans on running this until Salsa night restarts in Denver.  If it doesn't restart, it may become permanent.  This is a good option if you like to dance to a variety of music though 90% of it will be WCS.
  • Cost: $5 which includes the dance and the lesson
  • Who:  Art Abington
  • Contact: artabington (at) yahoo (dot) com
  • Covid Policy:  
    This event will be for FULLY VACCINATED COVID-19 GUESTS ONLY.
    In order to do our best to protect our dancers and make everyone feel safe, our Wednesday dances/lessons will REQUIRE PROOF OF VACCINE (2 weeks post last dose) until further notice. Please be prepared to show your vaccination card (or photocopy/photo) and a matching photo ID upon entrance.

Thursdays

  • Thursday WCS at the Avalon in Boulder
    Where: The Avalon 6185 Arapahoe Rd. in Boulder
    When: Every Thursday.  
    7:30pm 2 levels of WC Swing workshops.  8:30-11pm Dancing
  • What:  WCS classes and dance (must be fully vaccinated)
  • Cost: $10 cover | $2 student discount.  Free parking.
  • Who:  DanceLaughLove.com
  • Contact:  Contact form
  • Covid Policy:  COVID POLICY FOR AVALON: In order to comply with the CDC and Boulder County’s recommendations as well as The Avalon COVID-19 policy, until further notice, this event will be hosted for fully vaccinated COVID-19 guests ONLY, to allow for safe and enjoyable dancing without masks. There will be no exceptions!  Please be prepared to present your vaccination card (or photo of) and a matching photo ID upon entrance.  In addition, please bring your mask with you as it is required to wear a mask in all common areas outside of The Avalon Ballroom and Sodal Hall dance floors (entrance, hallways, restrooms, etc).

Saturday:

See the featured "5G WCS Dance" mentioned at the top of this page.

Sundays:

  • RMSDC Weekly Sunday Dance in Denver
    Where: 
    Denver Turnverein, 1570 N Clarkson St, Denver, CO 80218
    When: 
    Every Sunday beginning on June 6th 2021
    What: The Turnverein Board is requiring all dances held at the venue to be 100% vaccinated + 2 Weeks until at least 7/31.  Masks optional.   This dance runs from 630-930pm except on Jonathan's Late Night (TBD) which runs until 1130pm. There will be a beginner and intermediate class at 530pm (no bridge class).  The kick off dance on 6/6, which was also a Jonathan's Late Night, had almost 100 fully vaccinated dancers in attendance.
    Who:  
    Rocky Mountain Swing Dance of Colorado,
    How: Pay at the door.
    Contact: Website

Vaccinated (Mask Optional) + Unvaccinated (Mask Mandatory)

  • 1st Saturday Dance in Colorado Springs
    Where: 
    Dance Wonderland 2103 N. Weber Street, Colorado Springs, CO 
    When: 
    1st Saturday of the month.  Class 630pm (arrive by 620pm).  Dance 730pm to 1020pm
    What:  Intermediate Workshop and Dance - $12 per person (CASH Only - please bring some $1's).  Newcomer Lesson for Dancers brand new to WCS - NO PARTNER REQUIRED!
    $5 for the Dance (includes Newcomer Lesson) - CASH Only Please!
    Singles welcome, no partner required.
    Who:  
    Kanit Dararutana, Jim Sisneros, and Dance Wonderland
    How: Pay at the door.
    Contact: (719) 362-7027 (Dance Wonderland) or pm Kanit or Jim on Facebook.
    Covid Policy: 
    - In support of the current state regulations, our event requires you to wear a mask if you have not been vaccinated. Vaccinated individuals may mask or not, to your current social comfort.
    - Hand sanitizer will be provided at the door, DJ booth, and all tables.
    - Covered beverage containers only, no open containers and no open food at this time.
    - Additionally, please consider downloading the covid tracing app listed here to help you and your connections maintain awareness of your and their exposure.
    - Upon entry, the door person will take your temperature and ask you to fill out some information for any potential contact tracing we may need.
    - High traffic common use areas will often be sprayed with Lysol.
    Please help keep our community safe and healthy. Wash your hands, stay home if you feel ill, and mask if you haven't been vaccinated yet. Community health is built one person at a time!
    Feel like you have 3 left feet after the last year? There will be a lesson beforehand!
    Haven’t danced before? It's a great time to start, we're ALL kicking the rust off!

Vaccine Optional + Mask Optional

Thursday:

  • Terra's Thursday WCS in Denver/Englewood
    Where: 
    Omni Ballroom, 3800 S Jason St, Englewood, CO 80110
    When: 
    Thursdays.  8-1130pm Social Dance
    Who:  
    Terra Summers is organizing
    Cost:  
    $8 dance
    How: 
     Purchase at the door 
    Contact Terra: tsummers6162 [at] gmail [dot] com 

  • Devin Raymond's 2nd and 4th Thursday in CO Springs
    Where:
     International dance club, 2422 Busch avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80904
    When: 
    2nd and 4th Thursdays.  7pm lesson (45 min) & dancing till 11pm.
    Who:  
    Devin Raymond
    Cost:  
    $15 for dance and the class or just $10 for the dance.
    How:  
    Purchase at the door 
    Contact Devin: Facebook

Friday: 

  • Omni "Friday Swing Party in Denver/Englewood
    Where:
    Omni Ballroom, 3800 S Jason St, Englewood, CO 80110
    When: Every Friday Night.  7pm beg/int lesson.  8pm social dance.
    Who:  Terra Summers and Lindsey Dechant are organizing
    Cost:  Lesson and dance is $15 and dance only is $5. 
    How: Pay at the door. 
    Contact Omni: 720-325-6305

  • Friday's FC Swing in Fort Collins
    Where: 
    Genesis-Fort Collins' Club, 1307 E Prospect Rd, Ft Collins, CO 80525
    When: Friday nights.  7-8pm lesson, 8-10pm dance.
    Who:  Run by Laura Koch and Jim Baker
    Cost: $5/person club members and $10/non-members. 
    How: Pay at the door.
    Contact Laura: lkoch [at] qwestoffice [dot] net 

Saturday:

  • Freedom Dance (3rd Saturdays)
    Where:
    Zenergy Dancesport, 6830 Broadway, Denver, CO 80221
    When: Every 3rd Saturday.  7pm lesson, 8-11pm dance.
    Who:  Steve Felderman & Ashley Melville
    Cost: $5 lesson and $5 for the dance.
    How: Pay at the door.  Website:  zenergydance.com
    Contact: stevefelderman [at] gmail [dot] com

 

Currently on Pause/Hiatus During Covid until further notice:

  • SwingTime (on hiatus until 2022)
  • 5280 (might be running in 2021.  Haider and Aly are exploring options)

If you know of a public WCS social dance that isn't on this list, please fill out the contact form on this site and let me know!

We all miss dancing with each other. It kind of "is what it is" and we hope we can all dance together under one roof some time in the near future

Miss you all,
Jonathan