Welcome to dancing in Maine. Don't forget to check out the venues in northern Massachusetts. The venues in Boston itself are only a few hours away. Eastern New Hampshire isn't all that far away, either. Northern Maine? Make a road trip to Quebec.

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:

Southern Maine Lindy Hop and Swing Calendar
Listings for swing classes, workshops, and social dances all over Maine. Includes information for upcoming live music and DJ'ed events.

Hustle Dancing in New England
Hustle social dancing in New England.

Maine tango information.

Places to Go Dancing

Mainiac Swing Dance Society facebook page

Maplewood Dance Center
383 Warren Avenue, Portland. 04103. Phone: 207-878-0584.
3200 square foot dance floor. Social ballroom dance classes offered on Wednesdays, Fridays and most Saturday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Check their calendar for the current class being offered. A ballroom dance social follows the lesson. Bring a change of shoes to protect the dance floor. For more information, call 207-878-0584 or send email to write to TheMaple@maine.rr.com.

Back Door Dance
Orono Community Center, Bennoch Road, Orono.
Friday swing (and some ballroom) dances every week from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Hosted by Chuck & Sue McKay of Back Door Dance Studio. 207-843-5638. info@backdoordance.com.

West Coast Swing Portland Their Facebook page
The Gold Room, 512 Warren Avenue, Portland. West Coast Swing every Monday from 9:00 pm to midnight. Lesson at 6:45 with Anne Fleming. For more information, contact Jack DeStefano at jackdepwm@yahoo.com or 207-831-0102.

Maine Ballroom Dance
614 Congress Street, Portland. Dance parties every week on Saturday.
For more information, write to info@maineballroomdancing.com.

Aquarius New Age Playground
380 Western Avenue, South Portland. 207-671-7644. For more information, write to aquariusnewageplayground@gmail.com. Weekly Dance Socials: All Rhythms (Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Hustle, Argentine Tango)

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.

Inn on the Blues
York Beach. 207-351-3221.
Yes, they have a dance floor. Six couples doing Lindy would fill it. - 09/26/10

Teachers and Dance Studios

Lindy Maine
Group classes in Biddeford and private lessons. For more information, contact lindyhopmaine@gmail.com.

Maine Ballroom Dance
614 Congress Street, Portland. For more information, write to info@maineballroomdancing.com.

Portland Adult Education

The Portland Swing Project
For more information, contact Gillian Davis at 207-899-5254 or portlandsiwngproject@gmail.com.

Noh Way School
170 Park Street, Variety of social ballroom dance lessons, such as Jitterbug swing, East-coast swing, Lindy Hop, Argentine Tango, Cha-Cha, Waltz and many more.

Seacoast Ballroom
207-772-7185. For more information write to frederickgdunn@gmail.com.

Back Door Dance Studio
Eddington and Orono. 207-843-5638.
For more information, write to info@backdoordance.com.

For additions or corrections, write to dancenet@havetodance.com.

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