Places to Go Dancing

Those of you in southern New Hampshire might want to check out listings in northern Massachusetts because it's right next door. Those elsewhere in the state might want to check out neighboring Maine or Vermont. Those in northern New Hampshire might want to look at listings in Québec

Editor's Note: I don't get up to New Hampshire much so I don't have much personal experience with these dance venues. I depend on the kindness of local dancers to keep me informed of local activity. If you find that some of this information needs to be updated or if you would like to make an addition to this webpage, please write to me at dancenet@havetodance.com.


If you teach classes, hold workshops, play in a band, or hold dances, please read the list of frequently asked questions before you ask to have your information listed here.

Portsmouth Ballroom Dance Studio don't touch this link!
948 Route 1 Bypass, Portsmouth
Friday Night Socials, 8:30-11:30 pm. Beginner Nights on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month: Dancing - 8:00-10:00pm, lesson at 7:00. Dance party Night on the 2nd Saturday of the month: 7:00-10:00pm For information, contact the studio at 603-433-2009.

Rockingham Ballroom
22 Ashswamp Road, Newmarket.
Ballroom dancing every Saturday from 7:30 to 11:00 pm with live music. Proper attire required. Open dancing on Fridays at 8 pm to midnight (different theme each week). For more information, contact Rockingham Ballroom at 603-659-4410.

Paper Moon Dance Center
33 Depot Street, Merrimack.
Social dances on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month (lesson at 7:15, dancing from 8:00 to 10:30pm). For more information, contact Maria at 603-943-1106.

Upper Valley Dance Club
Richard W. Black Community and Senior Center, 48 Lebanon Street, Hanover.
Mixed format (Swing, WCS, Argentine Tango, Hustle, Latin, C&W, Ballroom, etc) dances typically on the 4th Saturdays of the month. For more information, contact Kristina or Lynn Cole at 603-863-6519.

Royal Palace Dance Studio
167 Elm Street, Manchester. 603-621-9119.
Practice party every Friday from 7:45 TO 9:30 PM; themed part on the last Friday of each month (7:45 to 10:00 pm).

Arthur Murray Manchester
99 Elm Street, Manchester. 603-624-6857.
Ballroom dancing on second Saturdays.
Contact: manchester@arthurmurrayboston.com.

Let's Dance Studio
5 North Main Street, Concord. 603-228-2800. Free open ballroom dancing and Argentine Tango practica every Thursday from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. Free ballroom dancing every 4th Saturday of the month from 8:00 to 11:00 pm.

Six Chimneys & A Dream
Tapply-Thompson Community Center, Bristol. Monthly dance. For more information, contact Juli at 60-744-5848.

The Swing Out
St. John's Church, 101 Chapel Street, Portsmouth. Dancing on the first and third Friday of every month.


Weekly Dancing

Thursdays:
Let's Dance Studio, Concord.

Fridays:
Portsmouth Ballroom, Portsmouth.
Paper Moon Dance, Merrimack.
Rockingham Ballroom, Newmarket. (Classic 50s-70s Oldies)

Saturdays:
Portsmouth Ballroom Dance Studio, Portsmouth.
Rockingham Ballroom, Newmarket.
Seacoast Ballroom, Portsmouth.
Paper Moon Dance, Merrimac.


Seacoast Ballroom
Portsmouth Athletic Club, 95 Brewery Lane, Portsmouth.
Dances on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays of the month. For more information write to FrednLiz@gwi.net.

Midnight Rodeo Bar
1211 S. Mammoth Road, , Manchester. Live country music and dancing every Saturday night.
Could someone check this out and let me know if other kinds of dancing is possible to this music?

1oak on Elm
1087 Elm Street, Manchester, every Thursday featuring the Lakes Region Big Band For more information, contact Dani Corning at danilrbb@hotmail.com or 603-219-2284.

Love, Laugh & Ballroom Dance Center
Monthly ballrom dances; 7:00 to 10:00 pm, lesson at 7:00pm For more information, contact Judy Hernandez at judy@lovelaughballroomdancecenter.com or 603-937-0113.

 


Help!
Sometimes I'll see a 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!




No Dancing

There are few random places where you might find one of your favorite bands playing, yet there's no dancing (and probably no dance floor anyway). 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.

Hanover Street Chophouse
159 Hanover STreet, #100, Manchester.
Jazz Nights started March, 2011. No dance floor.

Strange Brew Tavern
88 Market Street, Manchester. 603-666-4292.
Word has it that there is sort a small dance area in front of the band area, but it's not really a dance floor. No cover.



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