There's plenty of (swing) dancing south of Boston with the demarcation line somewhere between Route 128 and I-495. Some of the events/places mentioned here are technically outside Boston but they may also appear in the regular Boston listings. Also check the page for dancing in Boston and the Boston Calendar if you don't see what you're looking for here. Don't forget to check out dancing in Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut.

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

Cape Cod Ballroom Dancers
Formerly the Cape and Island Chapter of the US Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association. For more information, contact

Dance on Martha's Vineyard

South Shore Dancers
Social ballroom dancing club centered around Norwell and serving areas south of Boston. Second Saturday dj dances at Cushing Center in Norwell. For more information, contact South Shore Dancers at P.O. Box 276, Norwell, MA 02061 or contact Tom Osterland at 781-659-4703.

General Information:

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

Places to Go Dancing

Norwood Sunday Social Dance
At the Knights of Columbus Hall, 572 Nichols Street, Norwood MA. Doors open at 5:00pm; lesson at 5:30; dancing from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. Mixers and line dances; snacks and beverages. For more information, contact or call 617-759-1568.

First Saturday Casual Dance
Ballroom dance at the Cape Cod Symphony, 60 Highfield Drive or at St. Barnabas, 91 Main Street, both in Falmouth. on the first Saturday of the month from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. For more information, write to Ellen or text/call 508-274-5329.

Paris Ballroom Dance Party
85 Main Street, Taunton.

Saturday Night Plymouth MA dances with JP
At the Boys & Girls Club, 9 Resnik Road, Plymouth. For more information, contact John at 508-280-1514.

Saturdays with J&L Sound
Ballroom, Latin & swing dancing on some Saturdays from 7:30 to 11:30 pm in a smoke- and alcohol-free hall. Singles welcome, but please bring a partner. For more information, call 508-823-4811 (storm cancellations by 3:00 pm).

Down East Dancers, Inc.
Holy Ghost Hall, 545 Middleboro Avenue, East Taunton
Down East Dancers, Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of country/western dance. Monthly Country dances are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month. For more information, contact the group at 508-653-7937.

1st and 3rd Tuesday Afternoon Ballroom, Latin & Swing Dance Parties
At the Dennis Center of Active Living, 1045 MA-134, South Dennis.

Betsy's Ballroom
528 Forest Road (exit 8 off Route 6), West Yarmouth.
Other venues hold their events here so this is a place holder in case you need the address for later.

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.

General Information:

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

Paris Academy of Dance
85 Main Street, Taunton. 508-822-8544. For more information, contact

Everybody Dance
John Peters teaches Ballroom, latin, EC swing and hustle. Group classes in Walpole, and also offers in-home private or group classes. For more information, contact John at 508-866-8356.

Jackie Davis
Trinity Episcopal Church, Rockland. On-going 6-week sessions in Ballroom, Swing and Hustle. For more information, contact Jackie at 781-871-3231.

Jim & Nancy Barrett's Dance Studio
8 Park Street, Mattapoisett. Specializing in ballroom, social, and bridal dances. For more information, contact Nancy at 508-789-6748.

Marie and Tom Osterland
At the First Parish Church, 24 River Street, Norwell.
Lessons in American Style Ballroom, Latin and Swing. Group classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; private lessons by appointment. For more info, call the studio at 781-659-1292.

Cape Sands Ballroom
Private and semi-private ballroom, Latin, Swing and specialty lessons and wedding dance lessons held by appointment at Cape Cod Health and Fitness in Dennis. Group line dance classes at the Barnstable Senior Center, Bourne Senior Center, Brewster Council on Aging, Chatham Community Center, and the Harwich Community Center. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Karen at 774-237-3037 or

Lestyn's Studio of Dance
Gilmore Hall (2nd Floor), Route 138, Raynham (just off Exit 8 on I-495).
For information, write to or call 508-823-4811. Singles and couples welcome. The hall is air-conditioned!

Ellen Brodsky
On-going ballroom classes at Falmouth Night School and other locations. Private lessons can be scheduled for up to 7 people. For more information, contact Ellen at 508-548-0036.

DanceSport of Boston
24 Athens Street, North Weymouth.
For more information, contact Anne Marie at 617-325-1562.

Roger & Claire Vaka
360 Grove Street, Marshfield.
Freelance Ballroom Instructors. For more information, contact The Vakas at 781-837-8684.

Savaria Dance Studio
1275 Providence Highway, Norwood. 781-769-9611.
Classes include a variety of partner/social dances.

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