This page covers mostly places within a few miles of Boston, though it might stretch all the way to I-495. If you're looking for something in your area (outside of Route 128) and you don't see it here, try looking north, west, south, or way west (western Massachusetts) of Boston.

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
- Hustle
    - monthly event
- Ballroom dancing
- weekly dancing
- Mixed variety of music
- Live music
- Has a Facebook page.

Club JoEllen
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At The Longfellow Club, 524 Boston Post Road in Wayland (Route 20, 7 miles west of Route 128).
Club JoEllen offers dancing and lessons throughout the week. For more information, call 508-358-7355.
Boston Swing Central logo Boston Swing Central
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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.

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At the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge.
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

Boston Balboa
Location tbd. Balboa every month on a Sunday (check the calendar for specific dates).

MIT Lindy Hop Society MIT, Cambridge.
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

Bluesy Tuesy
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.

JP JItterbugs
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

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.

DanceSport Boston
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.

DanceSport Academy of New England
384 Harvard Street, Brookline. 617-566-7850 Every Sunday from 7:00 to 10:00pm.

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

Uptown Swing Dance
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Uptown swing dances

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).

Monday Night Practice

Monday Night Practice
First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge (across from the Cambridge Common).
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.

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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

Swingtime Boston
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

WestieBos WCSmonthly
At 44 Taylor Street, Saugus.
Monthly West Coast Swing dancing.

Blues Union
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.

SuperShag Productions
406 Moody Street, Waltham. Dancing on Friday nights from 9:00 to 11:00pm (lesson at 8:15). For more information, call 781-894-7424 or write to

MIT Ballroom Dance Club Ballroom
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.

Footloose Dance Studio
665 Salem Street, Malden. For more information, contact the studio at 781-388-2600.

Terry's Dance
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 & Dancing

Not necessarily a social dance venue, but occasionally they'll bring in a band that's good enough for dancing.

The C-Note
159 Nantasket Avenue, Hull (across from Nantasket Beach).
Editor's Note: Small dance area in front of the stage.

The Lakeside Tavern
In the Lakeside Inn, 595 North Avenue, Wakefield. 781-245-6100. Over-50 dancing on some Friday or Saturday nights with live music.

Cathay Pacific Restaurant
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 Dancing

There 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.


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