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
An all-volunteer resource for swing and other social dancing in Maine. For more information, call 207-326-8022.
Abbie over at the DownEast Dance Network sends out a weekly newsletter on upcoming dance events in the area. This newsletter and their website are probably the best source of dance information for Maine. To get on the mailing list, write to email@example.com.
Maine tango information.
Places to Go Dancing
Port City Swing, at Woodford's Club, 179 Woodford Street, Portland. Lesson at 8:00, dancing from 9:00 to midnight. For more information, contact the group at 207-563-8632.
- First Fridays Swing/Lindy
- Second Friday: West Coast Swing
- Third Fridays: Swing/Lindy
Maplewood Dance Center
383 Warren Avenue, Portland. 04103. Phone: 207-878-0584.
3200 square foot dance floor. Social dance classes offered on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30pm - 8:30pm. A different ballroom or swing dance is offered every month. A dance social follows the lesson. A country lesson and dance is offered every Friday. For more information, write to Joan Vance.
At the Regatta Banquette Hall, Route 236, Eliot (across from the Irving gas station). Dance social on the last Friday of every month from 7:30 to 11:00 pm. For more information, contact Dania Dance.
Avant Dance and Event Center
865 Spring Street, Westbroook. Latin dance on the third Saturday from 8:00pm to midnight, with a lesson at 8:00; cash bar. For more information, contact Kristin at 207-899-4211.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-831-0102.
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. email@example.com.
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.
5 depot Street, Freeport. 207-865-1780. Live music Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays.
Not specifically a swing dance venue, but check them regularly to see what kinds of bands are playing.
2 Beach Street, York Beach. Dance floor and live music throughout the month.
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
Sea Coast Swing
Kittery Studio, 5 Shapleigh Road, Kittery.
Portland Adult Education
North East Dancing
Locations in Biddeford and Kittery. Ballroom Classes in both International and American dance styles; All ages and levels are welcome to come and learn Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Salsa, Cha Cha, and more. No partner required. For more information, contact the studio at 207-838-1180.
207-772-7185. For more information write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Portsmouth Athletic Club, 95 Brewery Lane, Portsmouth, NH.
- Avant Dance Center, 865 Spring Street, Westbrook, ME
For additions or corrections, write to email@example.com.