This webpage offers information on (swing) dancing in that are in the 413 area code. There are a few venues over the border in New York, over in the Tri-City area, not to mention all venues south in 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

Berkshire Country USABDA
Monthly social ballroom dancing at the Masonic Temple, 116 South Street in Pittsfield.

UMass Amherst Ballroom Dance Club

General Information:

Connecticut's Swing Monkey has a lot of information on swing dancing in western Massachusetts

There is a website for Ballroom dancing in Berkshire County (MA) and the Albany Capital Area district (NY). They also have a fairly extensive calendar of dancing in that area.

Also check out the DanceNet listings for west of Boston and in Connecticut and Vermont.

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

Places to Go Dancing

Dancing with Sharon
For more information, contact Sharon Alworth at 480-395-2117.

The Northampton Wednesday Night Swing Dance
At the Dance Northamption Studios, 492 Pleasant Street, Northampton. Lessons and dancing every Wednesday; lessons at 6:30 and 7:30; dancing 8:30-10:30 pm with a variety of DJs. Instructors: Beth Duryea, Cathy Benben, Anin Derouin, and guest instructors. For information write to

Friday Night Swing Dance
Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, New York. 518-392-6121. Monthly dance on a Friday, lesson at 7:30pm; dancing at 8:00.
This is an outdoor venue and their season runs from June to September.

Lindy League of Western Massachusetts
P.O. Box 616, Easthampton, MA
Dances on the fourth Saturday of every month at teh First Churches of Northampton, 129 Main Street, Northampton, from 8:00 to 11:00 pm.

Teachers and Dance Studios

Tricia Lea
For more information, contact Tricia Lea.

Social Dance School
Hadley and Northampton. Anastasia Christie teaches ballroom,salsa, tango, and swing, as well as help couples prepare for their wedding day dance. For more information, contact Anastasia at 413- 253-7843.

Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios
West Springfield.

Ballroom Essentials
Ralph E. Kenyon, Jr. teaches ballroom dance: American Smooth, International Standard, American style rhythm (Latin, Swing, Hustle, etc.) in Williamstown. Beginner through intermediate levels (bronze and Silver) and wedding dance choreography available. For more information, contact Ralph at 413-458-3597.

Jacqueline Maidana
Group and private classes in Argentine Tango, Salsa, Merengue, Swing and other Ballroom dances. For more information, contact Jacqueline at 413-253-8832 or

Dancing with Sharon
Sharon Alworth believes everyone can dance and offers social dance instruction in West coast and East coast swing and other dance styles. Specializing in wedding dances and nervous new dancers. For more information, contact Sharon at 413-586-6367

Arthur Murray Dance Studios of New England
469 Sumner Avenue, Springfield. 413-733-2231

Dance Northampton
West Coast Swing lessons and dancing every Monday night; other classes during the week. First and third Friday dances; dancing every Saturday. For more information, contact William.

Beth Duryea
West coast swing and East coast swing, group and private lessons, lessons for wedding dances and parties. For more information, contact Beth at 413-397-0909.

Reisa Alexander
Contact Reisa for group and private lessons in American Smooth, International Standard, American Rhythm, West Coast Swing, New York Hustle, Country Western, and Nightclub TwoStep, specialty workshops, and wedding choreography for couples and parents. For more information, call Reisa at 501-593-7110 or write to

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