The Connecticut Dance Calendar

Some of you in eastern Connecticut might be interested in checking out what's across the border in Rhode Island. Of course, people as far as Hartford are only 90 minutes from Boston. Western Massachusetts should be pretty close to you too. There's some limited information for New York.

Most of the venues listed in the calendar below are detailed on another page. Go there to get more information on that dance location. Note that there may be listings for events that will feature swing band but don't have a dance floor. Always call ahead to confirm! Better yet: let me know about it.


Any events and venues listed on this page can be cancelled without notice. Note that some of them are suspended during the summer. If you teach classes, hold workshops, play in a band, or hold dances, please read the list of frequently asked questions and follow the format guidelines when asking to have your information listed here.


April, 2014
18 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
USCGA International Ballroom Dance Club, in the Leamy Ballroom, at the Coast Guard Academy, New London. 8:00-10:00pm
lesson: 6:30-8:00
860-444-8334
19 Shoreline Swing monthly dance, at the East Lyme Community Center, Society Road, East Lyme, featuring Super Chief Trio.
8:00-11:00pm (lesson: 7:00)
Workshops with Jason Wayne.
Hosted by Dance Gourmet.
Need a picture here
Saturday Night Spring Dance Party, at Ballroom Dancesport, 33 Elizabeth Street, Derby. 8:00pm-midnight
25 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
25-27 Dirty Dozen Weekend, at Studio One RI, 85 Industrial Circle, Lincoln, Rhode Island, featuring:

Workshops by Peter Strom, Naomi Uyama, Jeremy Otth, and Laura Keat.

Music by Gordon Webster

The Dirty Dozen Weekend
26 Hartford Swing Jam, at the Wethersfield American Legion Hall, 275 Main Street, Wethersfield. 8:15-11:00pm
lesson: 7:15
Cris Radio's 4th Annual "Dining and Dancing in the Dark", in the Bond Ballroom, 338 Asylum Street, Hartford, featuring Eight To The Bar. 5:30-10:30pm
860-527-8000

May, 2014
1-4 Swingin' Into Spring, at the Hilton Hartford, 315 Trumbull Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
2 Hartford Swing Dance, at the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, featuring The Love Dogs.
8:30-11:30pm (lesson: 7:30)
The Love Dogs
West Coast Swing, at the Hilton Hartford, 315 Trumbull Street, Hartford. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
9 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
10 The Connecticut Swing Dance Society's monthly dance, at Dance in Rhythm, 19 S. Main Street (route 1116), Branford. 8:30-11:30pm
lesson: 7:30
11 Shoreline Swing Sunday Swing, at the Italian-American Club, 322 Mitchell Street, Groton. 7:30-9:30pm
16 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
Yantic River Inn, 270 W. Town Street, Norwich, featuring Eight To The Bar. 8:00-11:00pm
860-887-4300
17 Shoreline Swing monthly dance, at the East Lyme Community Center, Society Road, East Lyme, featuring Tall Richard.
8:00-11:00pm (lesson: 7:00)
Are we missing a picture?
Workshops with Deborah Szekely.
Hosted by Dance Gourmet.
Need a picture here
23 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
24 Hartford Swing Jam, at the Wethersfield American Legion Hall, 275 Main Street, Wethersfield. 8:15-11:00pm
lesson: 7:15
26 Captain's Cover, 1 Bostwick Avenue, Bridgeport, featuring Eight To The Bar. 3:30-7:00pm
30 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
Owenego Beach & Tennis Club, 40 Linden Avenue, Branford, featuring Eight To The Bar. 8:00-11:00pm
203-488-3805
May 30 -
 June 1
Mario Robau Intensive

June, 2014
6 Hartford Swing Dance, at the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, featuring Crazy Feet Pete.
8:30-11:30pm (lesson: 7:30)

For this month's dance, no parking available within the WHTH Parking Lot due to W.H. Days. Park on surrounding streets (e.g., Burr Rd.) as well as other neighborhood residential areas. Parking garages: Blueback Square (75 Memorial Dr. & 17 Isham Rd). Surface Lots: 41 Brace St., 977 Farmington Ave. HCD can unfortunately not reimburse for parking for this dance. (Lot prices are $0.75 /half hour, $7 max open until midnight)

The Crazy Feet Band
West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
12 The Connecticut Swing Dance Society's monthly dance, at Dance in Rhythm, 19 S. Main Street (route 1116), Branford. 8:30-11:30pm
lesson: 7:30
13 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
20 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
21 Shoreline Swing monthly dance, at the East Lyme Community Center, Society Road, East Lyme, featuring The Zingerz.
8:00-11:00pm (lesson: 7:00)
Are you missing a picture here?
Workshops with PJ Turner and Tashina Beckmann.
Hosted by Dance Gourmet.
Need a picture here
June 26 -
  July 3
Beantown Lindy Hop Camp, at Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts Beantown Lindy Hop Camp
27 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
28 Hartford Swing Jam, at the Wethersfield American Legion Hall, 275 Main Street, Wethersfield. 8:15-11:00pm
lesson: 7:15

July, 2014
4 No Hartford Swing Dance, in West Hartford. n/a
West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
11 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
18 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
25 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
26 NO Hartford Swing Jam in Wethersfield. n/a

August, 2014
1 Hartford Swing Dance, at the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, featuring Roger Ceresi & the Rockin' All Stars.
8:30-11:30pm (lesson: 7:30)
Roger Ceresi
West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
8 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
15 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
22 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
23 NO Hartford Swing Jam in Wethersfield. n/a
27 NO West Coast Swing in Windsor Locks. n/a
Aug. 27-
 Sept. 1
Swing Out New Hampshire, at Lake Wicosuta, in Hebron, New Hampshire

September, 2014
5 Hartford Swing Dance, at the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, featuring Eight To The Bar.
8:30-11:30pm (lesson: 7:30)
West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
12 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
12-14 Vermont Swing Dance Championships, at Stratton Mount Resort, Stratton, Vermont.
19 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
20 Workshops with Joshua Sturgeon and Lindsey Nastos.
Hosted by Dance Gourmet.
Need a picture here
26 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
26=28 Workshops with Mario & Stephanie Robau.  

October, 2014
3 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
10 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
17 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
24 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
31 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00

November, 2014
7 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
14 *NO* West Coast Swing in Windsor Locks. n/a
21 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
28 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00

December, 2014
5 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
12 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
19 West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00
26 *tentative* West Coast Swing, at the Polish Home, 9 First Street, Windsor Locks. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 7:00 & 8:00


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