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Clubs and Organizations
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Places to Go Dancing
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.
Chelmsford Saturday Night Dance
75 Groton Road, North Chelmsford, featuring Time Machine, monthly Saturday dance from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. for more information, call 978-251-0533 or write to Jack.
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 email@example.com.
25 Green Street, Ipswich. Monthy dances from 8:00 to 11:00 pm with a lesson at 7:00.
Little Walter's Time Machine
Dancing to 50's music from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
- Every Sunday: At the Methuen VFW, 26 River Street, Methuen.
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)
Sea Coast NH West Coast Swing
Jubilation Health Club, 2800 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Dancing every 2nd Friday of the month from 8:00 to 11:00 pm, lesson at 7:00.
The Dance Place
Monthy (normally second Saturdays) social dancing at the Dance Place, 50 Water Street in the Tannery (Mill #1), Newburyport. Lesson from 7:00 to 8:00pm; dancing from 8:00 to 10:00pm.
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 familiar bands that play at swing dances.
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.
Glenn's Restaurant and Cool Bar
44 Merrimac Street, Newburyport. 978-465-3811
No dance floor
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.
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
"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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Arthur Murray Dance Studios
60 Maple Street, Danvers
Dancing With Joe
Brave Troops Buffet, 1777 Main Street, Tweksbury. West Coast Swing classes with Joe Steele and Anne Fleming every Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. For more information, call 1-877-92DANCE.
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