(Last updated: 10/11/21)
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 and events in Denver and surrounding areas (Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Littleton, Englewood, etc) along with vaccine and mask requirements:
- 100% Vaccinated Only Dances (mask optional) (4 weekly, 1 bi-monthly)
- 100% Vaccinated WSDC event (1 event in November '21)
- Vaccinated Optional and Mask Optional (3 weekly, 1 bi-monthly, 1 monthly)
- Vaccinated Only (Mask Required) (1 monthly)
Must be 100% Vaccinated + 2 Weeks Post Final Shot : Mask Optional
The "5G" Dance in Littleton
Where:Colorado Dancesport5120 S Lowell Blvd, Littleton, CO 80123
- When: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday. Intermediate lesson at 7pm and dance from 8pm to ??
Who's teaching/DJing the next dance?
Oct 23rd: Maria Bileychik will be teaching intermediate! She's visiting from Texas. LaWanna will be DJing.
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.
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).
Note: At the moment, those with Covid antibodies but unvaccinated are not eligible to attend but that may change for future 5G dances.
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
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.
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).
See the featured "5G WCS Dance" mentioned at the top of this page.
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. 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.
Vaccinated WSDC Event:
5280 Westival is happening Nov 11-Nov 15th! This is a WSDC event which will have workshops, competitions, social dancing, and they're popular late night smore buffett. Normally in the spring, it's been moved to November due to Covid. This is a fully vaccinated event.
Vaccinated (Mask Required)
1st Saturday Dance in Colorado Springs
Where: 5670 N Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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.
- Effective Nov 6th 2021. Must be 100% vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J) and MUST wear a mask.
- 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
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'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
- 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)
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,