West Coast Swing in Denver & Surrounding Areas

(Last updated: 11/26/22)

Here’s an up to date list of all the West Coast Swing dances in Denver and surrounding areas (Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Littleton, Englewood, etc)!

Note:  The bottom of this page has a list of all of the WSDC events and also local dances on hiatus.

Featured Events

Upcoming Events: 

    • Saturday 11/12/22Gabi has been preparing some hot jams and peanut butter for you! He will be DJing for Elevation this Saturday at Colorado Dancesport!  All-Star WCS Dancer/Instructor/Judge Aris DeMarco will be teaching his intermediate workshop titled “How to Jedi Mind Meld: Having great dances with people who do things you don’t like.”
    • Where: Colorado Dancesport, 5120 S Lowell Blvd, Littleton, CO 80123

    • Time:  7 pm: Intermediate Workshop.  8pm to ??:  WCS Dancing!

    • Cost:  $10 for the dance & $5 for the class.
    • How:  You can pre-register online or you can pay at the door with cash or venmo when you arrive.  
    • Questions?  Contact Us   
  • Note:  The Elevation WCS dance runs every 2nd & 4th Saturday with rotating instructors and DJs.  Note: 1st Saturday dance is Jonathan’s Free Late Night which is ALSO at Colorado Dancesport.

Dancesport

Note:  No First Saturday Dance in September!  Join us again on October 1st!

Jonathan's Free WCS Late Night (1st Saturdays)

WCS Late Night DJ Marsha

Where: Colorado Dancesport, 5120 S Lowell Blvd, Littleton, CO 80123
Cost:  Free
How:  Just show up!
Contact Us 

Full List of WCS Dances in Colorado

Mondays

Denver Westie's "Modern Swing Mondays (Beginning Sept 5th)

Stampede WCS Dance

Where: Stampede 2430 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80014

*Special Offer* Come dancing on Monday night at the Stampede and get in for FREE that Wednesday to ‘Westie Wednesday’ at the Mercury Cafe!!

What: West Coast Swing (a.k.a. Modern Swing) lessons and dancing at the Stampede.  The Stampede is a Country-Western themed nightclub with a beautiful dance floor, 7 bars, and a restaurant sprawled around a vast space. Plenty of free parking. Dress is casual. Partner not required.

When: Every Monday beginning 9/5 (Labor Day!)

Beginner Lesson ——– 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Intermediate Lesson —- 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Dance —————— 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Cost:  $10 Cover includes lesson and dance!

Wednesdays

Denver Westie's "Westie Wednesday"

Mercury Cafe WCS Dance

Where: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205
When: Every Wednesday. 

Intermediate Lesson ——— 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Beginner Lesson ————- 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Dance ———————– 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

What:  WCS classes and dance.   This has been one of the most popular West Coast Swing Denver dances for over 5 years.  

Cost: $10 for dance and class.

Who:  Denver Westies

Contact: Facebook Page

Thursdays

Boulder WCS Dancing at the Avalon

Avalon

Thursday WCS at the Avalon in Boulder. 

Rotating Instructors: Lizzy Spann, Gabi Wasserman, Briana Gibson, and Anthony Lipscomb Jr

Where: The Avalon 6185 Arapahoe Rd. in Boulder
When: Thursdays.  7:30pm 2 levels of WC Swing workshops.  8:30-10pm dancing

What:  WCS classes and dance.  Note: As of 7/7/22, this dance no longer has a vax requirement.  Everyone is welcome.  

Cost: $10 cover | $2 student discount.  Free parking.

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).

Fridays

Laura Koch's Fort Collin's Dance

Genesis Fort Collins WCS Dance

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
Cost: $5/person club members and $10/non-members. 
How: Pay at the door.
Contact Laura: lkoch [at] qwestoffice [dot] net 

Saturdays

Jonathan's Free Late Night (Note: 1st Saturdays ONLY) at Colorado Dancesport

Where: Colorado Dancesport, 5120 S Lowell Blvd, Littleton, CO 80123.

When:  1st Saturday’s.  Begins at 8pm and goes till around midnight.  No lesson.

Cost:  There is no cost to attend this WCS dance and it’s vax optional.   

What:  FREE WCS Dancing!  Jonathan covers all the costs.  Just show up.  Sign the liability waiver, and dance!  DJs are usually LaWanna, Marsha, MaryKelley, Jalene, or Lizzy Spann. 

Contact Jonathan for more info:  jpswingproductions ( at ) g m a i l ( dot ) c o m.

Elevation WCS (2nd & 4th Saturdays) at Colorado Dancesport

Elevation WCS
  • Where: Colorado Dancesport, 5120 S Lowell Blvd, Littleton, CO 80123

  • When:  2nd & 4th Saturday’s.  Note: 1st Saturday dance is Jonathan’s Free Late Night which is ALSO at Colorado Dancesport

  • Cost:  $10 for the dance & $5 for the class.
  • How:  You can pre-register online or you can pay at the door when you arrive.  
  • Contact Us   

Freedom WCS Dance w/Steve Felderman (3rd Saturdays) at Zenergy Dancesport

Zenergy Dancesport West Coast Swing

Where: Zenergy Dancesport, 6830 Broadway, Denver, CO 80221
When: Every 3rd Saturday.  7pm lesson, 8-11pm dance.
Who:  Steve Felderman DJ.  Past instructors have included Kristin Geil, Tashina Beckmann King, Terra Summers, and Laura Koch.  
Cost: $5 lesson and $5 for the dance.
How: Pay at the door.  Website:  zenergydance.com
Contact: stevefelderman [at] gmail [dot] com

Sundays

RMSDC Weekly Sunday Dance at the Denver Turnverein

Turnverein

Where: Denver Turnverein, 1570 N Clarkson St, Denver, CO 80218
When: 
Every Sunday.  This dance runs from 630-930pm except on Late Night (3rd Sunday) which runs until 1130pm.  There will be a beginner and intermediate class at 530pm (no bridge class).  
What: The longest running WCS dance in Colorado!  
Who:  
Rocky Mountain Swing Dance of Colorado
How: Pay $8 at the door.  Must have an annual membership (only $12) to attend.  Join in person or online at https://denverturnverein.com/membership/
Contact: Website

Dances Currently On Hiatus

  • Devin Raymond’s 2nd and 4th Thursday in CO Springs  (Currently on hiatus)
    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

  • 1st Saturday Dance in Colorado Springs (Currently on hiatus)
    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.
    Covid Policy: 
    – Effective Nov 6th 2021. Must be 100% vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J).  Mask is optional.
    – Hand sanitizer will be provided at the door, DJ booth, and all tables.
 

WSDC Events

5280 Westival

5280 Westival

 2022 dates were the last weekend in March.  2023 dates are pending.

SwingTime

Swingtime

SwingTime:  2022 dates were the last weekend of July.  2023 dates are pending.  For More info, visit https://swingtimewcs.com/  Keep an eye out for their event dates.

Colorado Country Classic (swing side of the event is Colorado Swing Classic)

Colorado Country Classic WCS

2022 dates were the last weekend of June.  2023 dates are pending.
For More info, visit:
https://coloradocountryclassic.net/
Keep an eye out for their event dates.

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