Note that some venues close during the summer or whenever they feel like it. If they don't get listed on the Boston dance calendar , it means they didn't send a note confirming they'd definitely be open on a particular date. It'll be a good idea to call them or check their website.
| - (East Coast) Swing
- Lindy Hop
- Blues dancing
- West Coast Swing
| - monthly event
- Ballroom dancing
- weekly dancing
- Mixed variety of music
- Live music
|- Has a Facebook page.|
Club JoEllen offers dancing and lessons throughout the week. For more information, call 508-358-7355.
- Country mix dance, every Sunday
Boston Swing Central
At Q Ballroom, 26 New Street (near Fresh Pond), Cambridge. East Coast Swing/Lindy Hop/Blues dancing every Friday. Beginner lessons at 8:00 pm, dancing from 9:00 pm to 12:30 am.
East Coast Swing/Lindy Hop dancing with live music on 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturdays. Beginner lessons at 8:00 pm, dancing from 9:00 pm to midnight. No partner necessary. All ages welcome. Free parking and MBTA bus from Harvard Square. No events scheduled at this time
MIT Lindy Hop Society
Swing lesson at 7:30 and dancing from 9:00 to 11:30pm every Wednesday on the second floor of the MIT Student Center. Always check their website for last minute changes before heading out. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn Street (off Harvard Square), Cambridge. Blues dance every Tuesday from 8:30 to 11:00pm, with a lesson at 7:30.
Swing dancing with old and new friends in the Jamaica Plain area, often at the Jamaica Pond Boathouse Pavilion, with live music if possible. Lessons too. For more information, write to email@example.com.
Ballroom in Boston
300 Western Avenue, 2nd flr., Allston. 313-288-2784.
Ballroom & Latin
Dance Center of New England
Occasional ballroom dance in Newton. 617-455-5500.
Cardinal Cushing School, 405 Washington Street, Hanover
on the first Saturdays of the month. Register early for a discount at the dances. For more information, contact Anne Marie at 617-325-1562.
Norwood Sunday Social Dance
At the Knights of Columbus Hall, 572 Nichols Street, Norwood, on the 1st & 3rd Sundays. Doors open at 5:30pm; dancing from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. For more information contact Paul at 617-759-1568 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard Street (near Coolidge Corner), Brookline.
A monthly Saturday dance for Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa and Blues with live music from 9:00 to midnight with a lesson from 8:15 to 9:00 pm. Street parking and coolidge Corner T stop on the Green Line. For more information, contact Hop To The Beat at 508-435-2363. (check calendar for specific dates).
Lindy Hop practice on Mondays, 9:00 to 11:00 pm. For more information, write to Mike. No events scheduled at this time
Dirty Water West Coast Swing
At the Cambridge Masonic Hall, 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, West coast swing lessons and social dancing with local and national pros on the second Saturday of the month in Cambridge. Free parking lot. Intermediate+ classes 7pm-9pm, beginner class 8pm-9pm, social dancing 9pm-12am. For more information,
The Dancing Fools
At the George Dilboy VFW Post, 371 Summer Street, Somerville. Every Wednesday from 9:15pm to midnight; lessons at 7:15 and 8:15pm.
Leominster Elks Lodge, 134 North Main Street, Leominster. Weekly dancing on Sundays. Lesson at 6:00 pm, dancing 7:00-11:00 pm. For more information, contact Alan Cormier at 978-263-7220. No events scheduled at this time
The Brookline Academy of Dance, 136 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline.
Monthly Swing, Ballroom, and Latin dance for the gay/lesbian/bi/tg folks on the first Saturday of the month. Beginner swing lesson at 8 pm, dance music until 11:00. Smoke and alcohol free; free parking and refreshments. No partner necessary; all ages welcome. Casual atmosphere. For more information, call 617-364-7207 before 9pm. No events scheduled at this time
At 44 Taylor Street, Saugus.
Monthly West Coast Swing dancing.
16 Bow Street, Union Square, Somerville. Blues dancing & classes every Thursday from 9 to 11pm, with classes beforehand. For classes, there is a monthly beginner blues series 7:30-8:30pm, and a drop-in beginner lesson 8:30-9:00. The last Thursday of the month is an all-levels Blues Clinic (aka practice) from 7:30-9pm, instead of the lessons.
Hamby Ballroom Dance Studios
Ballroom dances in Waltham. 508-380-4647.
MIT Ballroom Dance Club
Walker Memorial, Memorial Drive, Cambridge.
The MIT Ballroom Dance Club hosts several dances throughout the year. Check their webpage or the calendar for specific dates.
At the Elks Club, 295 Washington Street, Woburn. Mondays, 7:00-10:30pm. For more information, call 781-820-2251 or 781-935-2897.
Leon's Dance Center
230 Adams Street, Newton. 617-372-5890.
Food, Drink & DancingNot necessarily a social dance venue, but occasionally they'll bring in a band that's good enough for dancing.
159 Nantasket Avenue, Hull (across from Nantasket Beach).
Editor's Note: Small dance area in front of the stage.
111 Hancock Street, North Quincy. 617-328-1115 Dancing most Fridays and Saturdays with live music. Good sized floor, (Chinese) food, drinks.
It's been a while since I've been here. Not sure if they're still having dancing here. Could someone please check and get back to me?
No DancingThere are few random places where you might find one of your favorite bands playing, yet there's no dancing. It'll probably be a bar or restaurant offering live entertainment. While the venue might be nice for dining or drinking, don't go there for dancing.