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 Boston) and you don't see it here, try looking on the other pages for north, west, south, and really west of Boston (Western Mass, 413 area code, etc.).
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At the Watertown VFW, 295 Arsenal Street, Watertown. 617-393-0254.
Private and group lessons available for swing, ballroom, and Argentine Tango.
380 Washington Street, Brighton. 617-783-5467. Julie Kaufmann Dancin'
Somerville, Medford, and other locations. Group and private lessons in East and West Coast Swing, Two Step, Waltz, wedding routines, and line dances. Contact: Julie at 781-306-0642.
New School Swing
at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge on Mondays.
- Arlington Elks, 56 Pond Lane, Arlington. Private and group lessons on Tuesdays, Thursdays. Air conditioned in summer. For more information, contact Jon Schimmel at call 617-623-3134.
- Davis Square, Somerville. Classes and practice on Sundays.
At Dance Union, 16 Bow Street, Somerville.
Barbara's Dance Studio
15 Linda Lane, Newton. 617-969-2677
Practice sessions every Friday from 8:00 to 10:00 pm for current students of the studio. Beginner Swing, Latin, ballroom, Wedding classes and private lessons also available. For more information, write to email@example.com
Harvard Square region, Cambridge
Adult and Community Education Program (BACEP)
115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA 02146. 617-730-2700.
Next Step Dance Studio
Boston area. 617-244-4182.
Newton Community Education
Newton. A variety of dance classses, including Social Ballroom, Swing, Hip-Hop, Latin Line Dancing, Belly Dancing, and more. For more information, contact David Fechtor at 617-559-6720.
105 Rumford Avenue, Newton. For more information, call 617-969-2280.
Firebeat Dancesport Studios
14 Harvard Avenue, #3, Boston (Allston). 617-254-4600. Private instruction and group classes in latin ballroom (cha cha, rumba, samba, paso doble, and jive) and in standard (waltz, foxtrot, tango, Viennese waltz, and quickstep). There is also a cardio fitness class.
Classes in all styles of partner dancing at various locations in the Greater Boston area. For more information, call Lilia or Sara at 313-228-2787 or write to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
345 Trapelo Road, Belmont. 617-484-3900. Private and group classes, Wedding Dance Lessons & Choreography, and Social Dances. For more info, please call Russell Lee Jackson at 617-484-3900.
Arlington Community Education
Arlington High School, 869 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington. 781-316-3568
Wellesley Dance Center
10 Prescott Street, Wellesley. Social Dance, Dance Sport, Dance Fitness programs for adults and kids as well as Show Dance Production including Wedding Dance Preparation. For more information contact the studio at 617-290-9342.
At the Village Club, 83 Morton Street, Needham. For more information, contact the studio at 617-759-1568. Beginner Classes at 7:00pm on Wednesdays. Private lessons and group classes for kids and adults as well as wedding dance preparation in Ballroom, Latin and Swing.
Arthur Murray Cambridge
151 Alewife Brook Parkway (Fresh Pond/Alewife), Cambridge. Social and competitive dance, from Foxtrot, Waltz, and Tango to Salsa, Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing and more For more information, write to Dance@ArthurMurrayCambridge.com or call 617-354-0808.
Sundays at Lower Falls Community Center, 545 Grove Street, Newton, MA. Mondays at Ruggles Baptist Church, 874 Beacon Street, Boston, MA. Classes for all levels in Lindy Hop style Swing, Balboa, Charleston and other specialty topics. For information, call 508-435-2363 or write to info@HopToTheBeat.com. Private lessons available.
Dance in Boston
Private, group and special event lessons in ballroom, Latin and swing. Specializing in preparing wedding couples for their first dance. For more information, contact Michele at 617-285-1225.
Karen Leeds Dance
Private lessons, classes, wedding couple first dance. East Coast Swing, Salsa, Waltz, Cha Cha, Night Club Two Step, West Coast Swing, Foxtrot. Private classes in Wellesley. Classes in Arlington. Contact Karen at 781-235-9556.
Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. Occasional classes, crash courses, one-day intensives and workshops.
Watertown and surrounding area. Swing and Zydeco classes available.
Classes in Newton. Check their website for current schedule and location.
Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE)
Arlington Street, Boston, MA
The Dancing Fools
First Parish of Cambridge, 3 Church Street, Cambridge. Lessons 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Sunday before the evening's dancing at Fire & Ice.
MIT Ballroom Dance Club
Student Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA 617-258-6554.
Workshops and classes held throughout the year.
Ballroom Dance Club
Dance classes in swing, ballroom, and Latin classes throughout the year. Check their website for the latest information. Open to all.
- Mondays: Arlington (UU Church at 630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington
- Wednesdays: Jody's School of Dance, 407 Rear Mystic Avenue, #11a, Medford
Group and private classes in Salsa, Argentine Tango, Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz and more. In addition, owners and teachers, Raul Nieves and Eileen Herman-Haase host Latin and Ballroom Dance Parties on select Mondays and perform interactive performances for seniors and children. For more information, contact Eileen at 781-396-1232.
23 New Street (Fresh Pond), Cambridge. 617-492-2122.
A competition focused studio with group class offerings such as Ballroom, Latin, Lindy, Salsa, A. Tango, Hustle, and others.
200 Wells Avenue, Newton. 617-969-0874..
Professional dance studio specializing in social and competitive ballroom dancing for kids and adults in Greater Boston area.
Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios
Arthur Murray Dance Studios
Boston, Burlington, Randolph, Danvers, and Natick
Savaria Dance Studio
1275 Providence Highway, Norwood. 781-769-9611.
Classes include a variety of partner/social dances.
Footloose Dance Studio
665 Salem Street, Malden. 781-388-2600.
Boston Ballroom Dance Center
Waltham & Watertown. For more information, contact Peter at 781-389-9996 or Marisa at 617-331-2825.
Champions Dance Studio
165 Chelsea Street, Everett. 617-209-4064. Private, couples, and group classes in Ballroom, Latin, and Brazilian dance lessons to all ages from basic technique to competitive levels.
Leon's Dance Center
230 Adams Street, Newton. 617-372-5890. Group classes, private lessons and wedding dance lessons in Latin, Ballroom, Salsa and more.
Star Dance School
The studio offers competitive and social private and group classes for kids and adults as wel as wedding dance preparation and professional dance shows.
- 50 Winchester Street, Newton. 617-202-9200.
- 323 Washington Street, Brighton.
of New England
384 Harvard Street, Brookline. 617-566-7850
Arthur Murray Newton
100 Needham Street, 2nd flr., Newton. 617-916-0366
Specializing in beginner to intermediate American smooth, Latin and Swing, Rockabilly Jive, and wedding special; will travel for groups. For more information, contact Betty Hood at 781-444-5963.
Ballroom and swing dance instruction in the Boston/Cambridge area.
Gotta Dance! has not offered classes in the Boston area since September 2007 and I have no clue if he'll ever come back to Boston. However, Ken's website has some useful information that might be worth looking at.
Rental SpaceThese venue offer space for classes, workshops, and social dances.
16 Bow Street, Somerville. The Tango Society of Boston offers Salsa, Blues, Line Dance, Zumba, as well as Argentine Tango classes and dancing.
Ballroom in Boston
300 Western Avenue, 2nd flr., Allston. 313-288-2784.
Updated September 3, 2014