More About Us

Click for info about our Bands or Callers. Check out other links at the bottom of the page.

Our dance hotline: 720-722-1170. Find other contact info on the "Contact" tab.

Colorado Friends Of Old Time Music And Dance is a non-profit organization that runs 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.

Information about other (non-CFOOTMAD) dances around Colorado can be found under the "Dances" / "Other" tab.

Board of Directors

Sam Smith 814-933-7704
Roxy Johnstone 303-986-0400
Riley Geistman (President) 303-518-1686
Helle Hill (no longer on the Board) 303-451-5155
Paul Somlo 970-353-6340
Nancy Reindl (not in picture) 303-908-8920
Julie Olsen (not in picture) 303-377-8245

Volunteers at our 2017 Volunteer Appreciation Event


Operational Policies

Historic: Coordinating Committee Guidelines

Here are some links to other contra dance related groups:

Boulder Dance Coalition (formerly Village Arts Coalition)

Boulder (and Denver) umbrella dance organization, parent organization of the Avalon Ballroom

Click here for information about upcoming Saturday BDC/Avalon Ballroom work parties.

CDSS Country Dance & Song Society

The USA national umbrella organization and also has CDs and books for sale and organizes summer dance weekends back East

Colorado Contra

Information on contra dancing and related dance forms throughout the state and interstate

Colorado Friends of Cajun/Zydeco Music and Dance

A non-profit organization designed to bring Louisiana touring acts to the best state in the nation as well as create and expand a greater awareness of the music we all love


On-line shop: music for contra dancers

EFDSS English Folk Dance and Song Society

Great source for info on the scene in the UK

Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp

Two week long summer sessions with great dancing too!

Swallow Hill

Venue for folk and acoustic music and concerts with all varieties of music lessons too