This is the calendar of swing and other dance events in the Greater Boston area. Always check ahead, whether it be on their website or Facebook page, for last minute changes. Please note that there is a separate website just for Argentine Tango.


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September, 2014
21 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring the The Point 'n Swing Big Band.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
22 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
23 Bluesy Tuesy, at 45 Mount Auburn Street (Harvard Square), Cambridge. 8:30pm
lesson: 7:30
25 Blues Union, at 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. 9:30-11:30pm
Int Lesson: 7:30
Beg Lesson: 8:30
25-28 Dirty Waters Lindy Blues Exchange
  • Thursday: Band tba, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown.
  • Friday: Gordon Webster Meets the Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown.
  • Saturday: Glenn Crytzer Meets the Gordon Webster Band, at the Winchester Town Hall, Winchester
  • Sunday: tba
Dirty Waters Lindy Blues
27 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, featuring the Sticky Skillet Swing Orchestra.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
Johnny D's, 17 Holland Street, Somerville, featuring The Love Dogs. 7:00pm
617-776-2004
28 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Roger Ceresi's All Starz.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
Roger Ceresi
29 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
30 Bluesy Tuesy, at 45 Mount Auburn Street (Harvard Square), Cambridge. 8:30pm
lesson: 7:30

October, 2014
2 Blues Union, at 16 Bow Street, Somerville. 9:30-11:30pm
Int Lesson: 7:30
Beg Lesson: 8:30
3 Boston Swing Central, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. Band tba. SwingLindyWeekly 9:00pm-12:30am
lesson: 8:00
4 DanceBoston, at the Arlington Elks, 56 Pond Lane, Arlington. 9:000pm-midnight
lessons: 7:00-9:00
Saturday Night Shuffle, at Extreme DanceSport, 26 New Street (off Fresh Pond), Suite 3, Cambridge 9:00pm-1:00am
Swingtime Boston dance, at the Brookline Academy of Dance, 136 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline. 9:00-11:00pm
lesson: 8:00
4-5 Tinker Bal workshop weekend.
Small-group format Balboa workshop weekend with Heather Ballew, Javier Johnson, Laura Keat, and David Rehm.
TinkerBal
5 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Compaq Big Band.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
Compaq Big Band
Balboa Speakeasy, at the Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. . 5:30-8:00pm
6 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
9 Blues Union, at 16 Bow Street, Somerville. 9:30-11:30pm
Int Lesson: 7:30
Beg Lesson: 8:30
10 Boston Swing Central, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. Band tba. SwingLindyWeekly 9:00pm-12:30am
lesson: 8:00
11 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, featuring Super Chief Trio.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
The Super Chief Trio
2014 North American Same Sex Ballroom Dance Championships
at the Hynes Convention Center, Boylston Street, Boston, MA.
Competition in Ballroom and Latin, West Coast Swing, Country Western, Argentine Tango and Line Dances Same Sex couples and Reverse Role couples (man follow, lady lead at least %50 of the dance) Social dancing, Cash Bar and Food available.
12 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Eight To the Bar.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
13 NO Monday Night Practice in Cambridge.  
16 Blues Union, at 16 Bow Street, Somerville. 9:30-11:30pm
Int Lesson: 7:30
Beg Lesson: 8:30
17 Boston Swing Central, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown, featuring Johnny Boyd. SwingLindyWeekly 9:00pm-12:30am
lesson: 8:00
18 Uptown Swing dance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, featuring Jan Marie and the Mean Reds.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
9:00pm-midnight (lesson: 8:15)
19 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Reminisce Doo Wop Group.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
Reminisce
20 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
23 Blues Union, at 16 Bow Street, Somerville. 9:30-11:30pm
Int Lesson: 7:30
Beg Lesson: 8:30
24 Boston Swing Central, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. Band tba. SwingLindyWeekly 9:00pm-12:30am
lesson: 8:00
25 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, Bombay Jim and the Swingin' Sapphires.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
26 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Tom Nutile Big Band.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
The Tom Nutile Band
27 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
30 Blues Union, at 16 Bow Street, Somerville. 9:30-11:30pm
Int Lesson: 7:30
Beg Lesson: 8:30
31 Boston Swing Central, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown, featuring Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess. SwingLindyWeekly 9:00pm-12:30am
lesson: 8:00

November, 2014
1 The Second Annual Boston Swing Dance Network "Farewell Dance", at the Armenian Cultural and Education Center, 47 Nichols Avenue, Watertown, featuring Eight To The Bar and The Love Dogs. where is logo?
DanceBoston Halloween Dance Party with Patty Vo, at the Arlington Elks, 56 Pond Lane, Arlington. 9:000pm-midnight
lessons: 7:00-9:00
Swingtime Boston dance, at the Brookline Academy of Dance, 136 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline, featuring The Mood Swings Orchestra. 9:00-11:00pm
lesson: 8:00
2 Balboa on a Sunday Afternoon, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. 3:30-5:00pm
Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Mission of Blues.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
3 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
6 Blues Union, at 16 Bow Street, Somerville. 9:30-11:30pm
Int Lesson: 7:30
Beg Lesson: 8:30
8 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge. Band tba.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
9:00pm-midnight
lesson at 8:00
9 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The O-Tones.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
The O-Tones
10 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
13 Blues Union, at 16 Bow Street, Somerville. 9:30-11:30pm
Int Lesson: 7:30
Beg Lesson: 8:30
13-16 Swingin' New England, at the Bosotn Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA.
15 Uptown Swing dance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, featuring The Sax Gordon Band.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
9:00pm-midnight (lesson: 8:15)
16 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Love Dogs.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
The Love Dogs
17 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
20 Blues Union, at 16 Bow Street, Somerville. 9:30-11:30pm
Int Lesson: 7:30
Beg Lesson: 8:30
22 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, featuring Eight To The Bar. (tentative)
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
23 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Roger Ceresi and the All-Starz.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
Roger Ceresi
24 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
27 No Blues Union, n/a
28-30 Workshops with Skye Humphries and Naomi Uyama.
29 Uptown Swing dance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, featuring Gordon Webster Band with Naomi Uyama.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
9:00pm-12:30am (lesson: 8:15)
Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, featuring Sax Gordon. (tentative)
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
30 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Juke Joint Five.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
Juke Joint 5

December, 2014
1 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
4 Blues Union, at 16 Bow Street, Somerville. 9:30-11:30pm
Int Lesson: 7:30
Beg Lesson: 8:30
6 No Uptown Swing in December. n/a
Swingtime Boston dance, at the Brookline Academy of Dance, 136 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline. 9:00-11:00pm
lesson: 8:00
7 Balboa on a Sunday Afternoon, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. 3:30-5:00pm
Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster. Band tba.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
tba
8 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
11 Blues Union, at 16 Bow Street, Somerville. 9:30-11:30pm
Int Lesson: 7:30
Beg Lesson: 8:30
13 Swing City Holiday Party, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, featuring The Love Dogs.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
The Love Dogs
DanceBoston Holiday Dance Party, Location tbd: Arlington or Lexington. 9:000pm-midnight
lessons: 7:00-9:00
14 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Reminisce Doo Wop Group.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
Reminisce
15 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
18 Blues Union, at 16 Bow Street, Somerville. 9:30-11:30pm
Int Lesson: 7:30
Beg Lesson: 8:30
21 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Tom Nutile Big Band.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
The Tom Nutile Band
22 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
25 NO Blues Union, n/a
27 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge. Band tba.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
9:00pm-midnight
lesson at 8:00
28 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Eight To the Bar.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
29 NO Monday Night Practice in Cambridge.  

January, 2015
3 Swingtime Boston dance, at the Brookline Academy of Dance, 136 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline. 9:00-11:00pm
lesson: 8:00
17 Uptown Swing dance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, featuring The Beantown Swing Orchestra.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
9:00pm-midnight (lesson: 8:15)
Beantown Swing Orchestra

February, 2015
7 Swingtime Boston dance, at the Brookline Academy of Dance, 136 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline, featuring The Mood Swings Orchestra. 9:00-11:00pm
lesson: 8:00
21 Uptown Swing Swing & Soul edance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, featuring Racky Thomas with special guest DJ Javier Johnson.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
9:00pm-midnight (lesson: 8:15)

March, 2015
7 Swingtime Boston dance, at the Brookline Academy of Dance, 136 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline. 9:00-11:00pm
lesson: 8:00
21 Uptown Swing dance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, featuring Shawn Hershey, Josh Fialkoff & The Fried Bananas.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
9:00pm-midnight (lesson: 8:15)
If you see this, I don't have a band picture.

April, 2015
11 Swingtime Boston dance, at the Brookline Academy of Dance, 136 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline, featuring The Mood Swings Orchestra. 9:00-11:00pm
lesson: 8:00
18 Uptown Swing dance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, featuring The Solomon Douglas Quintet.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
9:00pm-midnight (lesson: 8:15)
solomon douglas

May, 2015
2 Swingtime Boston dance, at the Brookline Academy of Dance, 136 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline. 9:00-11:00pm
lesson: 8:00
16 Uptown Swing dance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, featuring Professor Cunningham and his Old School.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 8:15

June, 2015
6 Swingtime Boston dance, at the Brookline Academy of Dance, 136 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline, featuring The Mood Swings Orchestra. 9:00-11:00pm
lesson: 8:00



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