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.

Lindy League of Western Massachusetts
Stay tuned for the new website

UMass Amherst Ballroom Dance Club


General Information:

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

Ballroomdances.org Where to go Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Tango, and other partner dancing in Western Massachusetts and the New York Capital District Area. 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

Northampton West Coast Swing
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 cabenben@comcast.net.

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.

Chicopee Lindy & Blues
At Christ's Community Church, 103 Springfield Street, Chicopee. Swing & blues on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 10:00pm (lesson at 7:00).



Teachers and Dance Studios

Anastasia 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, write to anastasia.christie@gmail.com or call 413-658-4766.

Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios
West Springfield.

Jacqueline Maidana
Group and private classes in Argentine Tango but also teach Salsa, Merenque, Swing (six and eight count), Waltz, Fox Trot, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Samba, Rumba, Charleston, and Slopp. For more information, contact Jacqueline at 413-253-8832 or valleytango@hotmail.com.

American Ballroom Dance Center
469 Sumner Avenue, Springfield. 413-733-2231

Dance Northampton
West Coast and East Coast Swing lessons every Monday night; Lindy Hop lessons Thursday nights; other classes during the week. DJ'd dancing every Friday and Saturday; mix of ballroom, Latin, and swing. 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 reisa@comeonletsdance.com.



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