This webpage offers information on (swing) dancing that is somewhere north (or northeast) of Boston with the demarcation line somewhere between Route 128 and I-495. Areas near Boston might be close to you so don't forget to check the Boston Calendar.

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.

Clubs and Organizations

General Information:

There's a whole section of this website for Argentine Tango

Places to Go Dancing

Bob's Ballroom Dance
Knights of Columbus Hall, 96 Main Street, Peabody.
Monthly ballroom dance on the last Saturday of the month, 7:00-11:00pm. Lesson at 7:15 pm. For more information, contact Robert Beloff at 978-281-2365.

Karen's Ballroom Dancing
At the Knights of Columbus, 94 Washington Square East, Salem. Monthy ballroom dancing. For more information, contact Karen at 978-531-4780.

Wilmington Dance Club
at Villanova Hall, St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington. Monthly second Saturday dances from September through December, March through June. For more information, write to
3/12/15: This venue has been discontinued.

Little Walter's Time Machine
at the New England Seafood Restaurant and Lounge, 159 Pelham Street, Methuen (next to the Outback steakhouse in the Days Hotel). Dancing to 50's music every Sunday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

DNE School of Dance
51 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863. 508-251-1700.
Ballroom dancing every Saturday from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. For more information, write to Lynn Webster at Ballroom

Come Alive After Five Seniors
At Relief's In (formerly the KofC Hall), 1 Market Street, Lawrence. 978-208-7373. A 55+ group holds a weekly ballroom dance on Sundays from 7:30 to 11:00 pm (snack & coffee at 8:30). All ages, single or couples, welcome. Plenty of free parking. Admission: $12 for members, $13 for non-members. (3/24/15)

Dining, Drinks, and Dancing

Some drinking and dining establishments will have live music in addition to their usual attractions. Some of them even have a dance floor and will feature familar bands that play at swing dances.

The Grog
13 Middle Street, Newburyport. Restaurant upstairs. Downstairs is a bar with live music every night of the week. Blues every Sunday evening.
Small but useable dance space. Probably room for 3 couples when busy.

Salem. Think "Johnny D's". Bar with a small dance floor in front of the band area. Not specifically a swing venue, but will occasionally feature bands who play at area swing dances.

Glenn's Restaurant and Cool Bar
44 Merrimac Street, Newburyport. 978-465-3811
No dance floor

Sometimes I'll see a favorite dance band play at a non-standard venue and I sometimes wonder if these venues are conducive for dancing, i.e., do they have a dance floor? Some of the venues and some of the bands aren't very helpful in providing that information, particularly if it discourages people from showing up. I don't get a chance to check out most of these venues so please help me provide better information to my readers by letting me know which venues are suitable for dancing. Thanks!

Teachers and Dance Studios

Dance Technics
"The Studio of All Dance Styles"
20 Merrimac Square, Third Floor, Merrimac, MA 01860. 978-346-9290.
Classes offered in variety of dance forms including social dancing and creative movement.

DNE School of Dance
51 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863. 978-251-1700.
For more information, write to Lynn Webster.

Karen's Ballroom Dancing & Fitness
119R Foster Street, Building 13 #2D, Peabody.
Classes and lessons include Ballroom (Waltz, Fox-Trot, Swing (triple, single, west coast), Rumba, Samba, Cha-Cha, Tango, Wedding Choreography and many, many more. For more information, contact Karen Batchelder at 978-531-4780.

Youth Talent School
45 New Ocean Street, Swampscott. For more information contact Filipp or call 781-710-7215.

MM Ballroom
At Dance New England (Mill BUilding entrance), 66 Princeton Street, North Chelmsford. Classes in social ballroom dance and competitive ballroom. For more information, contact Mica Milojkovic at 603-943-9318 or write to

Marblehead School of Ballet
115 Pleasant Street, Marblehead. 781-631-6262.
Swing and ballroom classes in Marblehead, MA, as well as the expected ballet classes. Home of the North Shore Civic Ballet.

Steve St. Pierre
new location tba. 781-598-0419.
Steve also teaches at various venues around the state. For more information, write to Steve.

Miss Tina's Dance Studios
Gloucester and Danvers. For more information, contact Miss Tina at 978-283-8758.
Group and private ballroom lessons.

Arthur Murray Dance Studios
60 Maple Street, Danvers

Center Stage DanceSport
51 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford. 508-982-1914.

SeaSide Swing
Larry & Heidi Mongeau teach West Coast Swing For more information, write to Heidi or Larry or call 978-499-3958.

This venue was discontinued 1/31/2013.

Dance Businesses

Patterson's Back Bay Dancewear
185 Cambridge Street, Burlington
For information or ordering, call 781-273-3089 or 800-554-2340.

For additions or corrections, write to

North of Boston/Calendar | West of Boston | South of Boston | Western Massachusetts
Dance Rhode Island | Dance Connecticut | Dance New Hampshire | Dance Vermont | Dance Maine
DanceNet | DanceNet Calendar | Clubs and Organizations | previous page