This is a listing of dance studios and dance teachers in the Greater Boston area where you can learn swing, ballroom, and Latin dancing. There are also specialized pages for the Argentine Tango, Hustle and Tap Dancing. At the bottom of this page is a list of local free-lance dance teachers who are not associated with a particular dance studio.

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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Rugcutters Dance Studio
268 Arlington Street, Watertown. 617-393-0254.
Private and group lessons available for swing, ballroom, and Argentine Tango.

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Tempo Dance Center
380 Washington Street, Brighton. 617-783-5467.

Club JoEllen
The Longfellow Club, 524 Boston Post Road, Wayland. 508-358-7355.
Classes, workshops, dances.

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.

Ballroom & Latin Dance Center of New England
Classes in Newton and Southborough. 617-455-5500. For more information, contact Deirdre.

Hamby Ballroom Dance Studios
Group and private lessons. For more information, contact Suzanne at 508-380-4647.

New School Swing
at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown.


Blues Union
At Dance Union, 16 Bow Street, Somerville.

Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center
Register online or call 617-353-2748.

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

Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE)
Harvard Square region, Cambridge

Brookline Adult and Community Education Program (BACEP)
115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA 02146. 617-730-2700.

SuperShag Productions
Mega Dance Complex, 406 Moody Street, Waltham.
For information, contact Chris Johnson at 617-266-2258.

Next Step Dance Studio
Boston area. 617-244-4182.

Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Belmont
448 Common Street, Cushing Square, Belmont. 617-489-7272.
Also in Norwood.

Studio 665
17 Campbell Street, Woburn. 781-932-6237

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.

DanceSport Boston
Brighton & Weymouth.
Private lessons, groups and dances. Ballroom, Swing & Latin. For more information, contact AnneMarie at 617-325-1562.

Balera Ballroom
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.

Ballroom in Boston
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217 California Street, 2nd flr., Newton. 313-288-2784.
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

Avalon Ballroom
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.

Ballroom Basics
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 or call 617-354-0808.

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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 Private lessons available.

Dance in Boston
Brookline, MA
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.

Susan Sheppard Dance
at the Newton Music Academy, 9 Wexford Street, Needham. Ballroom dance instruction by Susan Sheppard.

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.

SeaSide Swing
Larry & Heidi Mongeau teach West Coast Swing on the North Shore at the Continental Restaurant, 266 Broadway (Route 1 north) in Saugus, on Monday evenings with classes from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, with opening dancing until 10:30. For more information, write to Heidi or Larry or call 978-499-3958.

Seaside Swing was discontinued 1/31/2013.

Boston Balboa
Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. Occasional crash courses and intensive workshops.

Susan Huppe
Watertown and surrounding area. Swing and Zydeco classes available.

Out To Dance! Studio
Roslindale, MA. 617-363-0029.
Groups, semi-private classes and instruction at special events. For information, call 617-363-0029 or write to

Dancing Feats
Classes in West Newton.

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.

Harvard-Radcliffe Ballroom Dance Club
Dance classes in swing, ballroom, and Latin classes throughout the year. Check their website for the latest information. Open to all.

Dance Caliente

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.

eXtreme Dancesport
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.

Dance Fever
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.

DanceSport Academy 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.

Gotta Dance!
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 Space

These venue offer space for classes, workshops, and social dances.

Dance Union
16 Bow Street, Somerville. The Tango Society of Boston offers Salsa, Blues, Line Dance, Zumba, as well as Argentine Tango classes and dancing.

Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. 617-547-9363.

Private Lessons and Teachers Who Travel

Some teachers (listed below) aren't associated with one particular studio and can be seen giving workshops and classes around New England, while many of the ones listed with a studio above are available for travel.
Bill Cameron Connecticut. 860-648-9151 or email BillCameron&0064;
Anne Fleming Contact
Roseann Eliseo   Downtown Boston/Seaport area. Specializing in your wedding dance. Private and group lessons available. For more information, contact Roseann Eliseo at 617-946-0703.
Kate Ford Boston area.
Allyn L. Garvin Available for private lessons, professional coaching, performances, and class instruction in ballroom, Latin, East/West Coast Swing, and Argentine Tango. Contact or call 978-352-6571.
Alan Gaskell   Seen at the Longfellow Dance Club in Wayland, MA. 617-422-0240. (Hustle & Cha Cha)
Susan Huppe Group & private lessons, weddings, parties, Swing, West Coast, Zydeco ,Cajun, Latin, ballroom. For more information, Susan at 617-926-2467.
Pam Levy WCS, swing, social ballroom, latin and ballet (group and private). Pam also teaches classes at Newton Community Education. For more information, contact
Jennifer Lubeski Center Stage Dance Sport, offering Ballroom and Latin dance classes in the Boston area.
Jennifer Lyons TwirlTheGirl, North Providence, Rhode Island. For more information, contact Jennifer at 401-447-7015.
Katalin Matyus Ballroom and other dance classes in the Boston area. Dancer/Instructor/Choreographer. For more information, contact Katalin at 857-488-2871.
Larinda McRaven Ballroom lessons in the Newton area. For more information, call 617-600-4642.
Lois Mein Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Country & Polka. For more information, contact Lois at 508-339-2706 or
Nancy Murphy
Email: Nancy has training in ballet, ballroom, swing, latin, and argentine tango, and she teaches classes and private lessons in the Greater Boston area. She teaches at at Rugcutters Dance Studio in Watertown, Dance Technics in Merrimac, and the Marblehead School of Ballet.
Heather Osman 617-964-0243. Teaching-Coaching-Adjudicating in International and American Style Ballroom and Latin. Also Tap instruction available.
Margarita Smirnova Private and group instruction in latin and ballroom for beginners (weddings and socials), advanced and competitive dancers in the MA & CT regions. For more information, contact Margarita at 617-875-8663.
Steve St. Pierre 781-598-0419. Steve teaches at various venues around the state. For more information, write to Steve.
Kim Vanaman Hustle dance classes. For more information, contact Kim Vanaman
Roger Weiss Email: (Lindy Hop)
Jonathan Zapata Boston area. Email: Phone: 617-816-1369
Private lessons, Group classes, and wedding couple first dance. Salsa, Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, Rumba, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot.

There is also a short listing of teachers outside New England.

Updated July 11, 2008

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