Contra dancing is participatory American folk dancing — vigorous and enthusiastic. Contra dances feature “live music” every time — Irish fiddle music, Old Time fiddle music or some “wild derivation.” Fun and easy to do, each dance is taught before the music begins. Our Friday night dance is held 2nd and 4th Fridays with both a beginner lesson and a more advanced both beginning at 7:15 p.m. All are welcome, and no partner is needed.

Highlands Masonic Center, 3550 Federal Blvd, Denver. 2nd and 4th Fridays. Lesson 7:15. Dancing 8 – 11 p.m. $10 / $8 members / $5 students / $2 children 12&under (prices may vary for special events). Call Duffy (303-882-9361) for more info. Clean soles are mandatory!