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 dancenet@havetodance.com". 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

New England Swing Dance Network
organization of individuals and dance promoters who focus on building and supporting West Coast Swing in New England.

The Dance Teachers' Club of Boston
Non-profit professional organization with teacher seminars and continued training for club members. Member of the National Dance Council of America. For more information, write to dtcb111@aol.com or call Robin Magee at 978-640-6925 or Peggy Kearsley at 617-924-0444.
09/28/2012: The website and email address are bad. Haven't checked the phone numbers yet.

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

General Information:

Total Swing On-Line
Another source of information on swing dancing in Boston.

MASSABDA
Massachusetts chapter of the US Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association.


Boston-area Colleges

Brandeis Swingers
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. swing@brandeis.edu
1/11/12: Website hasn't been updated in 10 years.

Boston College Swingkids
Boston College, Newton, MA.

Boston University Ballroom Dance Club
617-353-3635. ballroom@bu.edu.

Northeastern University Ballroom Dance Club
nuballroom@gmail.com.
Must be on Facebook to view their Facebook page

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

MIT Ballroom Dance Team
Cambridge.

Harvard Medical Area Ballroom Dance Club
Boston. hma-bdc@hcs.harvard.edu
03/05/11: This URL is bad. Is there a new one?

Harvard-Radcliffe Ballroom Dance Club
Cambridge. hrbdc@hcs.harvard.edu

Tufts University Ballroom


Massachusetts

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 CCBDPresident@gmail.com.

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.

General Information:

National & New England Swing Dance Server
Listings of swing dancing events, teachers, and music in New England and around the country.
Review: The webmaster stopped maintaining this website years ago and set it up so that individual promoters can enter their own information. As seen from the demise of Best Coast Swing (a *much* better website), counting on the dance promoters to enter their own information is a bad way to maintain an updated information resource. The site's owner is heavily biased towards West Coast Swing activities so there's no point in looking for East Coast Swing/Lindy Hop activities here.


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 with workshops and records each month.
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Connecticut Swing Dance Society
New Haven, Connecticut. The CSDS also offers regular dances and workshops in the southwestern part of the state.

General Information:

Swing Monkey
Listings of swing and lindy hop dancing events, teachers, and music in Connecticut and the Northeast.

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 US Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association.

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 swing@brown.edu.

University of Connecticut DanceSport Team
Storrs, CT.

UNH Hepcats Swing Club
For more information, contact UNHHepcats@hotmail.com at 603-862-2749

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 ubdc@uconnvm.uconn.edu

Yale College Swing Club

Brown University Ballroom Dance Club & Team
For more information, write to the club or the team

University of Rhode Island Ballroom Dance Club


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 usabdacent@aol.com.

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 nbea@oneota.net.

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.

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 cincibop@sprynet.com.

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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