There are many dance organizations in New England and around the country that will be happy to provide you with information on dancing in their area. Some of them might also host swing dances and classes.

Below you'll find information for Boston, Massachusetts, and New England. On a separate page, you'll be able to find information for the individual non-New England states. There is information available for Canada and various US national organizations.

If you believe your organization should be listed here or if you have corrections for any listings here, please write to". If you hold dances on a regular basis, you should (also) probably be listed on the pages for dancing in Boston, in New England, or on the individual state pages. Don't forget to read the list of Frequently Asked Questions before sending your information in.

Boston-area Groups and Organizations

Swing Time
Boston's Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Swing and Ballroom Dance Group. 617-364-7207.

Massachusetts chapter of the US Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association.

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West Coast Swing Boston

Boston-area Colleges

Brandeis Swingers
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
July 16, 2021: is this website up to date? Just tried to go to the Facebook page listed on the website and it didn't exist.

Boston College Swingkids
Boston College, Newton, MA.
July 16, 2021: This website was missing

Boston University Ballroom Dance Club & Team
July 16, 2021: This website was missing

Northeastern University Ballroom Dance Club
Must be on Facebook to view their Facebook page
July 16, 2021: This facebook page was missing.

MIT Ballroom Dance Club
Cambridge, MA. 617-258-6554

MIT Ballroom Dance Team

Harvard-Radcliffe Ballroom Dance Club

Tufts University Ballroom


Cape Cod Ballroom Dancers link to Facebook
The Cape and Island Chapter of the US Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (now USA Dance). For more information, contact

Berkshire Country chapter of USA Dance
Social ballroom dancing in Pittsfield once a month.

South Shore Dancers
Social ballroom dancing club that holds dances south of Boston. Monthly dances and weekly practices. For more information, contact South Shore Dancers at P.O. Box 276, Norwell, MA 02061 or call Tom Osterland at 781-659-4703.

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New England

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Hartford Swing Dance
West Hartford/Wethersfield area. Live band and recorded music dances every month
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Shoreline Swing Dance Society
southeastern Connecticut. Live band dances on the third Saturday of the month.

General Information:

Swing Monkey
Listings of swing and lindy hop dancing events, teachers, and music in Connecticut and the Northeast.
July 16t, 2021: This is surprising; this website is unreachable.

New England DanceNet
Focuses mostly on Ballroom and not associated with this website.

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The Swingin' 88's
Providence, Rhode Islandt. A non-profit group of dancers who support and promote swing dancing in Rhode Island.\

Rhode Island Chapter of the USA Dance.

USA Dance, Greater Hartford Chapter
Amateur Ballroom Dancer Association serving Greater Hartford, Connecticut.

New London chapter of USA Dance New London (close to the Rhode Island border).

New Hampshire Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (NHABDA)

New England Colleges

Brown University's Swing Club
For more information, contact

UNH Hepcats Swing Club
For more information, contact

Dartmouth Swing Club
Monthly dances on the 2nd Sunday of the month at Dartmouth College, Hanover. For more information, contact club president Sean Gao at 281-725-2062.

UConn Ballroom Dance Club & Competition Team
For more information, contact

Yale College Swing Club
July 16, 2021: URL doesn't work; there's probably a new URL. Nope, don't know what it is.

Brown University Ballroom Dance Club

University of Rhode Island Ballroom Dance Club
July 16, 2021: URL doesn't work; there's probably a new URL.

National Organizations

World Swing Dance Council
Tracks swing dance competitors to manage the levels of competitions that dancers enter. For more information, contact Annie Hirsch.

National Association of Swing Dance Events

USA Dance
Soon to be formerly known as the US Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association. For information, contact

National Hand Dance Association
1412 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. Phone: 202-479-1080, Fax: 202-479-1081.

National Ballroom & Entertainment Association
For more information, write to

National Association of Rhythm & Blues DJs
Contact: Tom Polzin.

Americas Amateur National Championship Events
offers a national competition circuit for all styles of swing for novice and intermediate swing level dancers.
July 16, 2021: This URL points somewhere weird. Does the group still exist?

The American Bop Association
The American Bop Associations is a non-profit corporation formed to promote and preserve the dance styles and music of those dances known as Bop, Swing, Shag, and Jitterbug. For information, contact

National Fastdance Association
Group of affiliated members dedicated to the promotion and preservation of dance styles known as Bop, Shag, East and West Coast Swing, DC Hand Dance, Push, Whip, Lindy and Jitterbug. For more information, write to Bill Maddox.

International Hustle Dance Association
For more information:
In Massachusetts, contact Kim Vanaman
In Connecticut, contact Angelina Capalbo

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