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.
January 24, 2014: This website has been discontinued.
Southern Maine Lindy Hop and Swing Calendar
Listings for swing classes, workshops, and social dances all over Maine. Includes information for upcoming live music and DJ'ed events.
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 ballroom dance classes offered on Wednesdays, Fridays and most Saturday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Check their calendar for the current class being offered. A ballroom dance social follows the lesson. Bring a change of shoes to protect the dance floor. For more information, call 207-878-0584 or send email to write to TheMaple@maine.rr.com.
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.
Aquarius Ballroom Dance Studios
62 Forest Avenue, Portland. Weekly dance party every Saturday from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. For more information, contact the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-761-7644.
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 email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Private, group, and special event lessons in Swing, Latin, Salsa, Ballroom, Jazz, Contemporary, and Dance Healing in the Kittery and Portsmouth areas. For more information, write to Susan sheppard or call 781-690-8597.
Aquarius Ballroom Dance Studios
62 Forest Avenue, Portland. Beginner and Intermediate Ballroom classes that feature Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Swing, Latin and more. Weekly dance party every Saturday from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. For more information, contact the studio at email@example.com or 207-761-7644.
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
At the Gold Room, 512 Warren Avenue, WestBrook. Classes on Mondays.
Portsmouth West Coast Swing with Karen Graham
Mid-coast Maine. Katie Tranzilo specializing in Lindy Hop, west coast swing, east coast swing, Charleston, Blues, and swing line dances. Providing private lessons, group classes, workshops, and dances, from beginners to experienced dancers.
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