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Where to Dance Ballroom in Rhode Island & Nearby
Out of State - Connecticut & Massachusetts


Last update August 23, 2008

Where To Dance
Connecticut & Massachusetts
Connecticut & Massachusetts
on-going ballroom, latin and swing dances by location


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- 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. 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


CONNECTICUT
East Lyme
Shoreline Swing - SW,LD,/S,MO
USA Dance - BA/F,S,MO

Mystic
Shoreline Swing Record Hop - SW/N,WE

New London
Coast Guard Academy Ballroom - BA/F

MASSACHUSETTS
Fairhaven
Hepcats - SW,LD/S,MO,XS

Newton
K&S - BA,QS/S,MO

Newton Heights
Radler Practice Parties - BA,QS/M,WE

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

MASSACHUSETTS
Rehoboth
Jammers Dance - VT/N,MO

Taunton
Lestyn's Dance - BA,QS/S,MO
Roseland Ballroom - BA,LA/N,WE

Walpole
Baldassari Practice - BA/W,WE

West Newton
Vintage Tea Dances - VT/N,MO



CONNECTICUT
Alphabetical Listing


Coast Guard Academy Ballroom & Swing Dance
Leamy Ballroom
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
27 Mohegan Avenue
New London, MA
Time: 730-1130pm, Foxtrot & cha cha lesson with Marj Winslow 730-830pm, dance 830-1130pm
Price: Free!
Dress: Casual
Phone: 860-444-8334
Email:

The United States Coast Guard Academy International Ballroom Dance Club hosts a free ballroom dance every so often. You're invited!

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New London USA Dance
East Lyme Community Center
31 Society Road
East Lyme CT
Website: http://www.usadancenewlondonct.com
Wood over cement floor
No Frills Dance (no class)
Time: 7-10pm
Price: $5.00
Dances held the 3rd Friday of the month
Also
Monthly Dance includes lesson
Time: 7pm-11pm/ 7-8pm - lesson/ 8-11pm dance
Price: $7.00/ members $5.00
Dances held the first Saturday of the month

Directions: From the north (i.e., going on I-95 South), take exit 74. Turn right at the end of the ramp and go 1.0 mile to the third stop light. Turn right onto Society Road. The ELCC is a quarter mile on the right. From the south (i.e., going on I-95 North), take exit 73. Go left at the end of the ramp and drive 0.6 mile (or is that 0.9 mile?) to a stop sign. Bear left and the East Lyme Community Center is on the left.

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Shoreline Swing Dance
East Lyme Community Center
31 Society Road
East Lyme CT
Website: http://shorelineswing.org/dances.html
Wood over cement floor
Time: 7-10pm
Price: $14.00 general, $11.00 members, seniors, military & students
Dances held once a month on Saturday. Live Band.
Upcoming dances: February 16 (The Convertibles), March 15 (The Love Dogs), April 19 (Eight To The Bar), May 17 (The Little Big Band), June 21 (Hot Cat Jazz), 2008
Directions: From the north (i.e., going on I-95 South), take exit 74. Turn right at the end of the ramp and go 1.0 mile to the third stop light. Turn right onto Society Road. The ELCC is a quarter mile on the right. From the south (i.e., going on I-95 North), take exit 73. Go left at the end of the ramp and drive 0.6 mile (or is that 0.9 mile?) to a stop sign. Bear left and the East Lyme Community Center is on the left.

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Shoreline Swing Sunday Record Hop
Frohsinn Hall
German Club
Mystic, CT
Website: http://shorelineswing.org/dances.html
Time: 730-10pm
Price: $6.00 general, $5.00 members, seniors, military & students
Dances usually held weekly on Sundays. Check website above for changes.

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MASSACHUSETTS



Baldassari Dance Practice
United Church
30 Common Street
2nd floor
Walpole MA
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Price: $10.00
Phone: 508-668-4494
Website: http://dancersvp.tripod.com/index.html
Jim and Peg Baldassari offer a weekly dance practice at the United Church in Walpole Massachusetts. It's held from October to May. No summer dances. No air conditioning!
Dress is casual. To protect the floor, change into your clean soled dance shoes whenyou arrive. Do not wear them in.
Please RSVP: 508-668-4494 - a practice night is held only when sufficient dancers are attending.

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Ballroom & Latin Dance Center of New England
Newton Highlands Congregational Church
54 Lincoln Street
Newton Highlands, MA
Information: 617-455-5500
Email: DanRadler@aol.com
Website: http://www.ballroomdance.net
Mondays
7:30-8:30pm Standard/Smooth music, 8:30 - 9:30pm Latin/Rhythm music
Price: $5.00 per hour per person
Singles are welcome
General practice is also available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Newton, any time except during group classes on Tuesdays (7:30 - 10:30 pm) and Thursdays (7:00--10:00pm). Price $5/hour per person.

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Hepcats Swing Dance
First Congregational Church
34 Center
(corner of Center & Williams)
Fairhaven, MA
Time: 7:30 pm to 11 pm
Price: $8.00
Phone: 508 994-2214
Email: RIHepcats@aol.com
Directions: http://www.havetodance.com/ss/dancing.html
Sloane Dance Lessons formerly Hepcats Dance
DJs Joe, Sandy, and Ashley Perrone. Free refreshments! No partner necessary. All ages. Alcohol and Smoke Free!
Upcoming dances: February 9, March 8, April 19
DIRECTIONS: From the West: Take 195E to Exit 15, Rt 18. Take 2nd exit to Rt 6 Fairhaven (bear left). Go over bridge, through light to right at 2nd light (large high school will be on your left) onto Main Street. Go 4/10 mile to left at Center St. Entrance is on Williams.
From the East: Take 195 West to Exit 18, Rt 240. Turn right at 2nd light onto Rt 6 West. Go West to left onto Main Street at the double set of lights (large high school will be on your right). Go 4/10 mile to left at Cumberland Farms onto Washington Street. Turn right onto Williams and park on the street. Call Joe at 508-994-2214 for more information.

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K&S Ballroom Dance
Mackenzie Center
1337 Centre Street
Newton MA
Time: Once a month dances: 8pm-midnight
Lesson 7pm to 8pm (included in price)
Price: $15.00 includes coffee,tea, pastry, pizza,and lesson/college students 10.00 with ID card.
Information: Kathy at 401-821-4108
Email:
Website: http://www.kandsmusic.net

Dress code: No Jeans
3,600 sq ft wood floor and its all smoke free! Singles tables available.
Saturday dance usually held on the first Saturday of the month
2008 Dances - January 5 February 2, March 1, April 5, May 3, June7, July 5,
August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6
See riDance's K&S page for complete K&S schedule.

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Lestyn's Saturday Dance
Jewish Community House
133 High Street
Taunton MA
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm ....Lesson
8:00 - 11:15 pm ... Dance to DJ Jack's Finest Music
Price: $10.00
Call ahead and $ave! - $9.50 per person RSVP
Call 508-823-4811 or nystel@aol.com
Information: 508-823-4811
Email: nystel@aol.com
Website: http://www.homestead.com/lestyn/
Ballroom, Latin & Swing Non-Stop Dancing.
Enjoy dancing on our 8000 square foot wood dance floor.
Bring your own snacks and a non-alcoholic beverage,
we'll supply the cups and ice. Alcohol & Smoke Free
Upcoming dances 2008 - March 27 lesson merengue, April 19 lesson Cha Cha
May 17 lesson rhumba, October 18 lesson tango, November 15 lesson swing, December 6 lesson waltz

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Dance Party
Occassions at Village South
473 South Street West
Raynham MA
A Dancing Feet Production
Information: 508-822-8544
Email: DancingFeetProd@comcast.net or ParAcadDance@comcast.net
Time: 8pm-1145pm
815pm-9pm - lesson provided by Barry Lawton of Paris Academy of Ballroom Dancing
Price: $15.00 includes lesson/$8.00 for students with ID and under 22years
Complimentary dance lesson and light refreshments included with admission.
Everyone is welcome. Monthly ballroom dance in Raynham held on the 2nd Friday of every month. 2000 square feet of wooden dance floor! 2008 Dances: September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12

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Paris Academy Champagne Social
Paris Academy of Ballroom Dancing
473 South Street West
Raynham MA 02767
Information: 508-822-8544
Email: ParAcadDance@comcast.net
Website: http://www.parisacademy.com
Time: 9pm-11pm
Price: $10.00
Monthly ballroom dance in Raynham usually held on the 4th Friday of every month. Check website for schedule. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments and beverages included in price. Dancing only, no lesson.

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Vincent's Night Club Hustle Dance
Paris Academy of Ballroom Dancing
473 South Street West
Raynham MA 02767
Information: 508-822-8544
Email: ParAcadDance@comcast.net
Website: http://www.parisacademy.com
Time: 8pm-11pm
Price: Gentleman - $5.00 before 9pm/$7.00 after 9pm/Ladies - free all night
Mix and Mingle and Hustle every Thursday night

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Rehoboth Jammers Dance
Goff Memorial Hall
124 Bay State Road
Rehoboth MA 02769
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Price: Free!!!
Information: Judith Schrier at 401-751-4554 or Bob Elliott at 508-669-5656
Come dance in Rehoboth for free! This dance is hosted by the Sunday Night Jammers, a group of area musicians who meet regularly on Sunday evenings at Goff Hall to play Celtic dance music, and offer a once a month dance.
The dance features 'turning' dances, such as polkas, waltzes, hambos, and schottisches. All the dance steps will be taught.
Admission is free and open to the public, and all ages and beginners are welcome. No partner required.
PS There's an optional potluck dinner at 6pm. Bring a dish and get to know the band and fellow dancers.
The dance is held once a month on Sundays from September through June.
Upcoming 2008 dances - September 21, October 26 and November 23

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Roseland Ballroom Dancing
174 Broadway St (Rte 138)
Taunton, MA 02780
Information: 508-822-2888
Email: HongKongCityRestaurant@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.HongKongCityRestaurant.com
Ballroom, Latin & Swing
Every Sunday
Doors open at 12noon, Dancing From 1-4pm
Price: $10.00 includes coffee, snacks and lessons
Two lessons: 12:30pm to 1:00pm and 2:15-2:45pm
Dress code: Casual
Single and couples welcome
Two dance floors, full bar, and various featured bands each week

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Vintage Tea Dances
First Unitarian Society of Newton
1326 Washington Street
West Newton MA
Information: 617-964-7684
Email:
Website: http://www.vintagedancers.org/teadance (check website for more details)
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Price: A bargain at $6.00! (students are $4.00)

Each Tea Dance features a particular time and place, with refreshments, decorations, and featured dance chosen to match the theme. These themes are only for inspiration; dancers are not required to dress according to the theme, or even to the era, though it's lots of fun if you do. Some themes inspire us more than others; sometimes we will have elaborate refreshments but simple decorations, sometimes elaborate decorations and simple (well, simpler) refreshments. The refreshments will always be quite lavish, though; it's part of what we do.

The dances are intended as social occasions with some instruction. Some set dances will not get taught, but will be led and are suitable for anyone. Some couple dances will be taught at the beginner level, but more advanced dancers will be free to practice their more advanced steps. Some months, we will teach beginning steps for a number of different dances of the period; some months, we will look at a particular dance and dive into it a little more deeply.

Second Sunday afternoons October through April
Upcoming 2008 Dances: January 13, February 10, March 9, April 13

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