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Where to Dance Ballroom & Swing
Rhode Island

Last update 25 April, 2011

Where To Dance in Rhode Island
& nearby
By Location
Ballroom, Latin and swing dances
Rhode Island - On-going
MA & CT - On-going
Dance By Date

For swing & hustle
For salsa
For cajun & zydeco
For argentine tango

All dances (including occasional, one time or special event dances) are listed by date at riDance's Dance By Date pages

- The majority of ballroom dances include waltz, foxtrot, tango, triple step east coast swing and the Latin dances - rumba, cha cha, mambo/salsa.

- Many dances also include the quickstep, Viennese waltz, hustle and the merengue. Some ballroom and swing dances also include the argentine tango. The polka and paso doble are rarely seen.

- Latin dances always include the salsa/mambo as well as some of the following - baccata, rumba, cha cha, merengue and cumbia.

- Most dances that focus on a specific dance (salsa or swing for example) usually play the occasional other dance.


ABBREVIATIONS
BA-Ballroom
LA-Latin
SL-Salsa
QS-Quickstep
PK-Polka
SD-Social Dance
AT-Argentine Tango
HU-Hustle
CN-Country
SW-Swing
SS-Single step swing
LD-Lindy
WC-West Coast Swing
CJ-Cajun
VT-Vintage
ZY-Zydeco
N-Sunday
M-Monday
T-Tuesday
W-Wednesday
R-Thursday
F-Friday
S-Saturday
OC-occasional
WE-weekly
MO-monthly
SU-summer
XS-not held in summer


Ballroom & Social
BARRINGTON
PB&J Ballroom - BA,LA,HU/F,MO

CRANSTON
Cavalcade of Bands - BA,QS,SS,SD/T,OC
K&S - BA,QS,HU,S,MO+

LINCOLN
John & Dee's Saturday Night Dance Party - BA,SW/S,MO

NARRAGANSETT
The Towers - BA,SD,LA,AT,SW/R,SU+

NEWPORT
Newport Dance Party - BA/S,OC

PAWTUCKET
Kathy & Randy Dance - BA,QS/S,MO+
Providence Swings - SW,LD/R,WE/S,OC
Sals R&B Club - SW,LD,CJ,ZY/F,S,N,MO+

PROVIDENCE EAST
The Swingin 88's-SW,LD/S,MO

PROVIDENCE NORTH
Kathy & Randy Dance - BA,QS/S,OC
Norm & Dette's - BA/S,MO
Twirl The Girl - SW,HU,LA/S,OC
USA Dances - BA,QS,HU/F,S,OC

WARWICK
The Dancin' Feelin' - BA,QS,HU/F,MO+

WESTERLY
The Knickerbocker Cafe - SW/F,S,WE
CONNECTICUT
EAST LYME
USA Dance - BA/F,S,MO

NEW LONDON CT
Coast Guard Academy Ballroom - BA/F

FAIRHAVEN MA
Hepcats - SW,LD/S,MO,XS

NEWTON MA
K&S - BA,QS/S,MO

RAYNHAM MA
Champagne Social - BA,QS/S,MO
Dancing Feet - BA/F,MO
Vincent's - HU/R,WE

REHOBOTH MA
Jammers Dance - BA,VT/N,MO

TAUNTON MA
Lestyn's Dance - BA,QS/S,MO

WALPOLE MA
Baldassari Practice - BA/W,WE



Swing & Hustle
BARRINGTON
PB&J - LA,HU/M,WE

CRANSTON
Cavalcade of Bands - BA,QS,SS,SD/T,OC

NARRAGANSETT
The Towers - SW/OC,SU+

PAWTUCKET
Providence Swings - SW,LD/R,WE/S,OC
Sals R&B Club - SW,LD,CJ,ZY/F,S,N,MO+

PROVIDENCE EAST
Cape Verdean Club-SW/W,WE
The Swingin 88's-SW,LD/S,MO
TGIF Friday Dance - SW,WC,LA,CN/S,OC

PROVIDENCE NORTH
Twirl The Girl - SW,HU,LA/S,OC

WESTERLY
The Knickerbocker Cafe - SW/F,S,WE
EAST LYME/NEW LONDON
Shoreline Swing - SW,LD,/S,MO

MYSTIC
Shoreline Swing Record Hop - SW/N,WE

FAIRHAVEN MA
Hepcats - SW,LD/S,MO,XS




RHODE ISLAND



Always on Sunday Ballroom
Closed
Oaklawn Grange
42 Wheelock Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Price: General Public $15.00, USABDA Members $12.00, Students with ID $12.00
Phone: 401.826.6005
Email:

Dance, Class & Refreshments
4-5pm Group Lesson (included in dance price)
5-8pm Open Ballroom Dancing

Always on Sunday Ballroom feature a unique blend of contemporary and classic music with many popular foreign and domestic pieces and a dash of country.

Dances & workshops held on selected Sundays. Website is down. Checking on this dance.

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Cape Verdean Club
Swing Dance

Closed
329 Grosvenor Avenue
East Providence RI
Phone: 401-434-9612
Time: 7pm-11pm/Beginner lesson at 715pm
Cover: $7.00
Every Wednesday
Swing dance
Wednesday is swing night at the Cape Verdean Club featuring the exciting sound of Loaded Dice while DJ Big Daddy Cool keeps the joint hoppin between sets.

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Cavalcade of Bands
Ballroom, Social, Swing Dance

Rhodes-On-The-Pawtuxet
Rhodes Way
off Broad Street
Cranston, RI 02905
Held each year in May and October
The Federation of Musicians presents the Cavalcade of Bands.
Date: October 26,2010 and May 2011 (tba)
Time: Doors open 5:15pm/Dancing 5:30 to 11:00pm
Price: If purchased in advance - $10.00 / at the door - $ 15.00
FOBD member (with card) at the door - $10.00
For more information or to order tickets call:
Al Andrade Program chairman at 401-941-2717 (Mon-Fri 9am-2pm)
Or send a check made out to 'Providence Federation of Musicians' along with (please print) your name, complete address, phone number and email (optional) to Providence Federation of Musicians/681 Park Avenue/Suite 25/Cranston RI 02910. Advance ticket requests must be received no later than May 18, 2007.
You can also purchase tickets through Rhodes at 401-785-4333
Website: http://www.promusicri.org

Come Dance! Continuous bands playing in two different rooms. Dance in the main ballroom, the foyer and the balcony.
Next dance: May tba, 2011

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The Dancin' Feelin' Studio Party
Ballroom Dance

For more information call 401-461-0110
or
Web site http://www.dancinfeelin.com/studioparties.asp
Directors - Randy Deats and Kathy St Jean Deats

Dillon Council Knights of Columbus Hall
1675 Douglas Pike
North Providence, RI
Time: 7:15pm-8:00pm free dance lesson
8:00pm-11:00pm ballroom dance
Price: $15.00 adults, $10.00 Dancin Feelin studio members, $10.00 fulltime college students with ID
Refreshments served.
Upcoming Dances: May 20, 2011

Beginner Party
The Dancin' Feelin'
272 Pettaconsett Ave (just off Post Rd)
Warwick RI 02888
Time: 8-10pm
Price: Free the first time you attend. Thereafter, $10.00.
3 twenty minute mini lessons with time to dance in between. Come meet new friends and learn how to dance.
Come join us for 2 hours of beginner ballroom lessons. During the evening we will offer 3 twenty minute mini lessons to introduce you to the world of ballroom dancing.

Upcoming dances: times may vary, see their website for details and dates.

Also see Kathy & Randy Ballroom Dances



Kathy & Randy's Ballroom Dance
Dillon Council
1675 Douglas Avenue
North Providence RI
Time: 7:15pm-8:00pm free dance lesson
8:00pm-11:30pm ballroom dance
Price: $15.00 adults, $10.00 teens, college 22 years and under with ID
Refreshments served.
Dress: No jeans on Saturday night
For more information call 401-463-1815
or
Website: http://www.kathyandrandydance.com

Your hosts Kathy St.Jean and Randy Deats invite you to join them for an evening of ballroom dancing. Cash bar available.
Upcoming dances - April 29, April 30, May 7, May 13
times may vary, see website for details, see website for dances in other locations
Also see The Dancin' Feelin' Dances

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K&S Ballroom Dance
Knights of Columbus
1047 Park Ave
Cranston RI
Information: Kathy at 401-821-4108

Website: http://www.kandsmusic.net
Time: Lesson 7pm, Dance 8pm-1130pm
Price: $15.00 includes coffee,tea, pastry, pizza,and lesson/college students 10.00 with ID card.
& dance lesson from 7pm to 8pm
3,600 sq ft wood floor and its all smoke free! Singles tables available.
Rhode Island's biggest monthly ballroom dance!

Regular dances held on Saturdays
2011 Dances - May 14,28, June 11, 18, July 9,23,30
August 20,27, September 10,24, October 8,22, 29th (Special Dance)
November 12,26, December 10,17

Usually 2 dances a month in Cranston and one a month in Newton Massachusetts.

See riDance's K&S section for complete schedule.

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John and Dee's Saturday Night Dance Party
Studio One
85 Industrial Circle
Lincoln, RI 02865
Time: 715pm doors open, 730pm-8pm lesson, 8pm-midnight dancing
Price: $10.00
Phone: 401-345-6520
Email:
http://studiooneri.art.officelive.com/DancePartys.aspx

We've got it all - a great mix of music for all your favorite dances - 2 Step, Night Club 2, West Coast Swing, East Coast, Hustle, Cha Cha, Waltz

2011: May 6, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24,October 22 & 29

November 26, December 17 & 31

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Swing at the Knickerbocker Cafe

The Knickerbocker Cafe
35 Railroad Avenue
Westerly, RI
Time: 830pm to 1230am
Price: $8.00
Phone: 401-596-4225
Website: http://theknickerbockercafe.com

The historic Knickerbocker re-opened for dance in March 2009 and features a wood dance floor, bar and restaurant.
Many blues singerls and grups pass thrugh the doors, some better for dance than others. Look for The Mystic Horns, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, the Kevin Crandell Band, Neal and the Vipers
See website for schedule

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Newport Dance Party
St. John's Guild Hall
61 Poplar Street
Newport RI
Time: 830pm-10pm
7pm to 745pm & 745pm to 830pm dance lessons
Admission: $15.00 (includes both classes and dance)
Information: 401-849-5678 or
Website: http://www.eastbayballroom.com
Ballroom
Join us for a fun evening of great music and dancing!
Refreshments and drinks provided
Dances held most Thursdays and weekend dances occassionally.

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Norm & Dette's Dance Social
Dillon K of C Hall
1675 Douglas Avenue
North Providence, RI
Information: 401-767-1765
Time: 8:00pm - 11:30 pm
Price: $12.00
Free Refreshments/Great Music/Real Wood Floor/Free Raffle/Water & drinks available at bar. DJ Norm plays recorded, true tempo American and International Ballroom music.
Dances are held on Saturdays
2009 dances - No Information whether this dance is running

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PB&J Ballroom
First Friday of the Month
Barrington Democratic Club
86 Roffe Street
Barrington RI
Time: 730pm Lesson/8pm-11pm Dance
Dress: Cocktail Attire
Floor: Hardwood
Information: 401-245-1119
Or Email:
Price: $10.00
7:30-8pm Lesson by Nelia Lawton
8-11pm Social Dancing (Latin & Hustle)
Join Nelia Lawton at Barrington's only ballroom dance. Price includes lesson, refreshments and recorded music by Nelia Lawton.
Dances are held the first Friday of every month

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Providence Swings
Swing Dance

Providence Tango Mill
99 South Bend Street
Between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Time: 815pm til 1130pm/915pm short intermediate swing lesson
Price: $5.00 general/$2.00 students & low income
Phone: 401-569-1719
Email: maryfarnsworth@fastmail.fm
Website: http://www.providenceswings.com

Bread and Butter Jam
Swing dancing every Thursday at the Providence Tango Studio!

Plus other occasional swing dances. See website above for schedule

Please drop in! Friendly atmosphere! Newcomers welcome! No partner necessary!
If the parking lot is full, park in the Agnes Little Elementary School lot across South Bend Street.

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Sals Productions
German Club
78 Carter Ave
Pawtucket, RI
Information: 401-965-0849
or
Website: www.salsrbclub.com
For advance tickets, send a check or money order with a SASE to Send check or money order with self-addressed, stamped envelope to Sals Productions/67 Chestnut Ave/Cranston RI 02910
See website for schedule

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Swingin 88's Dance
Brightridge Club (front hall)
59 Brightridge Avenue
(Off Warren Ave.)
East Providence, RI 02914
Information: 508-222-2185 or
Website: http://www.swingin88s.com
Time: 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Learn to swing 7:15 pm to 7:45 pm
Price: $8.00 for DJ dances ($6.00 for students with student id) at the door
Most live music dances are $10 admission - general and student
Music by DJ Shawneemac
Featuring dance hosts - all you have to do is ask!
Dances usually held the last Saturday of the month
2011 upcoming Dances:
Apr 30, June 25, July 30 (live music), Aug 27, Sep 24
Oct 29, Nov 26

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The Towers
The Towers
35 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI
Time: 8pm - 11pm
Price: Usually $10
Phone 401-782-2597
Email:
Website: http://www.thetowersri.com
Come and enjoy the finest South County has to offer: beautiful ocean views, spacious wood floor, and great fun!
Light snacks provided plus bottled water and/or punch for sale. Singles and couples welcome.
The Towers has a series of Thursday night summer dances as well as a number of other dances offered throughout the year. Many different dance styles are covered on various evenings including ballroom, social, tango, latin, salsa and swing.
Upcoming dances: see website above for schedule
See The Towers listing on riDance for details and The Towers Tango for Argentine tango dances and classes.

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TwirlTheGirl
The Son's of Italy
Spirito's Restaurant
99 Hicks Street
East Providence RI
Workshops & Dances
April 18, 2009
Email
Website: http://www.TwirlTheGirl.com

West Coast Swing Workshop and Dance with Hazel and Tybaldt Ulrich
Workshops from 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: 7:00pm -8:00pm
Dance: 9:00pm - 12:00pm

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TwirlTheGirl's TGI Finally Friday Dance
Brightridge Hall
59 Brightridge Avenue
(off Warren Ave)
East Providence RI
and
Bouffard Council - Knights of Columbus
15 Bassett Street
North Providence, RI 02904
Price: $10.00
Time: 8pm-1230am
Phone: 401-447-7015
Email:
Website: http://www.TwirlTheGirl.com
8-9pm free lessons (times may vary, please call)
9pm-12:30am Open dancing with DJ Sue Cath from Boston (times may vary, please call)
Music: Mostly West Coast Swing and a Bit O' Country with a fair share of Ballroom, Latin and Hustle
Upcoming Dances: tba

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USA DANCE - RI Chapter
(Formerly RIUSABDA)
Dillon Council Knights of Columbus Hall
1625 Douglas Pike
North Providence, RI
Time: 8:00 to 11:00pm Dance
Price: Non-Members $12.00/USA Dance and FOBD Members $10.00 /College Students $5.00
Information: Jayne Pawasauskas 401-785-4687 or 401-439-1769
Website: http://www.riusabda.org
Occasional dances. Check their website for details
The Rhode Island branch of USA Dance, formerly RI-USABDA, promotes ballroom dance and host dances, competitions and other local events. For membership information, go to the USA Dance website and click on 'About RI USA Dance'.

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