Friends of Traditional Dance (FoTD) is a nonprofit organization in Fort Collins, Colorado, dedicated to the preservation and promotion of old-time and traditional dance forms through community dances. FoTD sponsors contra dances, balls, and a variety of other dance events, featuring live music in a smoke-free and alcohol-free environment.
All events, both regular and special, for this group follow below:
Friends of Traditional Dance presents The Wild Goose Masquerade Ball! This is our 66th “Wild” ball—a long standing and wonderful tradition. The Mostly Strauss Orchestra (Denver Pop Orchestra) will play waltzes and polkas by Strauss, Shostakovich as well as down-to-earth 20th century dances by Mancini, Leroy Anderson and Duke Ellington. We are introducing a new theme this fall...BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! Think of this as you are putting together your costumes. Costume Awards!! Doors open at 7:30pm, the Grand March is at 8, dancing until 11:30. Attire is formal/semi-formal/ethinic/theme.Refreshments!
A dancers' ball... join us at the elegant Avalon Ballroom in Boulder. We will bring you lots of delight and merriment as you dance the night away at our annual Wild Asparagus Ball. This is our 65th "Wild" Ball--a long standing and wonderful tradition. The Mostly Strauss Orchestra (Denver Pop Orchestra) will play waltzes and polkas by Strauss, Shostakovich as well as down-to-earth 20th century dances by Mancini, Leroy Anderson, and Duke Ellington. Doors open at 7:30 pm, the Grand March is at 8. Attire is formal and semi-formal. Dance cards available. Includes performances by CSM Perpetual Motion dancers. Tickets are available at www.wildballs.dance. Sponsored by Friends of Traditional Dance, www.fotd.org.