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Clubs and Organizations
Formerly the Cape and Island Chapter of the US Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association. For more information, contact CCBDPresident@gmail.com.
Social ballroom dancing club centered around Norwell and serving areas south of Boston. Second Saturday dj dances at Cushing Center in Norwell. For more information, contact South Shore Dancers at P.O. Box 276, Norwell, MA 02061 or contact Tom Osterland at 781-659-4703.
|There's a whole section of this website for Argentine Tango|
Places to Go Dancing
At the Knights of Columbus Hall, 572 Nichols Street, Norwood MA. Doors open at 5:00pm; lesson at 5:30; dancing from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. Mixers and line dances; snacks and beverages. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-759-1568.
Roseland Ballroom Dancing
174 Broadway Street (Route 138), Taunton. 508-822-2888. Balroom, Latin & Swing, every Sunday, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm (doors open at noon). Single and couples welcome. Two dance floors, full bar, and various featured bands each week.
Dedham, MA. Ballroom dancing on Wednesdays.
First Saturday Casual Dance
Ballroom dance at the Cape Cod Conservatory, 60 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, on the first Saturday of the month from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. For more information, contact Ellen at 508-548-0036.
Paris Ballroom Dance Party
85 Main Street, Taunton.
Widow, Widowers and Associates
The Viking Club, 410 Quincy Avenue, Braintree. Ballroom, mixers, line dancing, every Tuesday. For more information, call 781-784-2678.
226 Patriot Place, Foxboro. The Winiker Swing Band occasionally plays for Sunday Brunch. For more information, call Peter Dowd at 508-543-2200 or write to pdowd&@0064;skipjacks.com.
FYI: Room enough for a few couples for dancing.
Ballroom, Latin & swing dancing on some Saturdays from 7:30 to 11:30 pm in a smoke- and alcohol-free hall. Singles welcome, but please bring a partner. For more information, call 508-823-4811 (storm cancellations by 3:00 pm).
Down East Dancers, Inc.
Holy Ghost Hall, 545 Middleboro Avenue, East Taunton
Down East Dancers, Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of country/western dance. Monthly Country dances are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month. For more information, contact the group at 508-653-7937.
Duxbury & Plymouth. John Peters teaches Ballroom, Latin, EC/WCS Swing, Shag, C&W and hustle. Group & Private classes in Plymouth MA. Private Classes in Duxbury MA. Details on website. For more information, contact John at 508-866-8356.
Chatham Weekly Boomer Bash!
Cape Sands Ballroom, Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham. Every Monday, with a lesson at 4:30 pm and dancing between 5:00 and 6:30 pm. No dance experience required; singles and couples welcome. Alcohol- and smoke-free. For more information, call 774-237-3037 and send email to CapeSandsBallroom.
528 Forest Road (exit 8 off Route 6), West Yarmouth.
Other venues hold their events here so this is a place holder in case you need the address for later.
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.
226 Patriot Place, Foxboro. 508-543-2200. Sunday brunch every week from 11:00am to 2:00pm with the music of the Winiker Swing Band.
Lake Pearl Luciano's
299 Creek Street, Wrentham, MA 02093. 508-384-3003.
Their website doesn't seem to show any regular dancing anymore. 09/27/10
Sometimes I'll see a favorite dance band play at a non-standard venue and I sometimes wonder if these venues are conducive for dancing, i.e., do they have a dance floor? Some of the venues and some of the bands aren't very helpful in providing that information, particularly if it discourages people from showing up. I don't get a chance to check out most of these venues so please help me provide better information to my readers by letting me know which venues are suitable for dancing. Thanks!
- The Wave, Marion
Teachers and Dance Studios
(formerly the Mary French Dance Studio)
1340 County Road, Cataumet. Private or Class Instruction in Ballroom or social dancing, American or International styles including swing and salsa, wedding preparation. Also, Argentine tango classes on Sundays with Ron Gursky. For more information, contact the studio at 508-564-6165.
"Shall We Dance?"
American & Latin ballroom dance instruction with Stephen and Deirdre Burke. 508-385-4391. Private and class instruction available.
Christine's Academy of Dance
218 Shove Street, Fall River.
Kermin Liu teaches classes in ballroom, latin, and swing. Kermin also teaches the lesson at the Sunday Ballroom Dancing at the Moose Cabin Restaurant in Attleboro. For more information, contact the studio at 508-675-0029.
John Peters teaches Ballroom, latin, EC swing and hustle. Group classes in Walpole, and also offers in-home private or group classes. For more information, contact John at 508-866-8356.
Trinity Episcopal Church, Rockland. On-going 6-week sessions in Ballroom, Swing and Hustle. For more information, contact Jackie at 781-871-3231.
Gilmore Hall (2nd Floor), Route 138, Raynham (just off Exit 8 on I-495).
For information, write to email@example.com or call 508-823-4811. Singles and couples welcome. The hall is air-conditioned!
Club West Dance Studio
41 Richards Avenue, North Attleboro. 508-699-2269.
Lessons in Ballroom ( American style), east coast and west coast swing.
316 Route 28, West Yarmouth. Swing, Lindy Hop and American Style Ballroom Dances in group classes, private lessons, choreographed routines, and wedding dances. For more information, contact Doug & Kimberlee at 508-760-4071.
- Practice/social dancing every Friday.
Savaria Dance Studio
1275 Providence Highway, Norwood. 781-769-9611.
Classes include a variety of partner/social dances.
Marie and Tom Osterland
At the First Parish Church, 24 River Street, Norwell.
Lessons in American Style Ballroom, Latin and Swing. Group classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; private lessons by appointment. For more info, call the studio at 781-659-1292.
3/20/16: Website URL was bad, but they're still around.
Cape Sands Ballroom
Ballroom and line dance classes at the Harwich Community Center, Chatham Community Center and the Brewster Council on Aging. Group, private and semi-private lessons. Wedding dance lessons. For more information, call 774-237-3037 and send email to CapeSandsBallroom.
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