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Gays for Patsy is the place for LGBTS (queer) folks to get together to socialize, two-step, line dance, east and west coast swing, waltz, and more to contemporary country, pop, and R&B in a supportive environment for more than 25 years!

Spring is here!

Bob da prez Sweeney
Bob
“da prez”
Sweeney

Put away the show shoes and dig out those dancing boots, it’s time to shake your thing! Our annual Spring Stomp in P-town is happening this weekend, April 24-26, down in P-town (two dances, many workshops, and a whole bunch of fun). The next GFP Queer Country Social Dance coming up May 16 (see below). Be sure to feast yer eyes on more queer-friendly dance opportunities and our calendar around the Boston area. See the sidebar for our Facebook links, email signup, and a queer country meetup. Hope to see ya on the dance floor!

Spring Stomp April 24-26, 2015
Spring Stomp! A Hoedown in P-town
April 24-26, 2015

Join us for an off-season hoedown in Provincetown featuring two nights of dancing, a day of workshops, and a lot of laughter. Join us for a lesson or two, a dance, or think about getting a weekend pass for $60 and save $15. Passes available at the April 18 dance, Dirty Water Saloon on Tuesdays, or at the door on Friday. It is a great laid-back weekend of socializing, dancing, and learning. There is even some guest houses offering a discount off their off-season rates! See Spring Stomp for more information.

Queer Country Social Dance: May 16

Saturday, May 16,  2015 • 6:30–11 pm
Admission: $12 General/$8 GFP member
First Church of Jamaica Plain • 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
(side entrance of church across from The Footlight Club).

  • Lessons: 6:30-7 pm
    • 6:30-7 pm: Basic Two Step with Beth
    • 7-7:30 pm: Beyond the Basics with Art Sullivan
    • 7:30-8 pm: Line dance with Art Sullivan
  • Social dancing: 8-11 pm

Join a bunch of smilin’ folks (I can say this ’cause at the last dance I saw a whole bunch of smilin’, grinnin’, laughin’, socializin’ and lots of other in’s) two steppin’, west (and east) coast swingin’, waltzin’, line dancein’, cha-chain’, and more to contemporary country, r&b, and pop music (couldn’t figure how to work in more in’s in that last bit). All for a low cover of $12 (includes the less’ns).

No partner necessary! Just come on by and there will be lots of partners to swing (or be swung) by.

What?!?!?! You don’t know how to dance? Don’t you fret none, we all began with two left feet. Don’t you fret none, we’ll learn ya. We got a basic two step at the beginning of the night and a whole bunch of folks that will help you. We are also going to be teaching basic cha-cha, waltz, and west-coast during the year, so keep an eye peeled (okay, thinking about that turn of phrase, “eyes peeled” is not such a great metaphor). Take a chance, have fun, and I think you’ll be hooked (I certainly was).

Social dancing starts at 8 pm and goes until 11 pm with our DJ. FYI, This is a nonalcoholic venue (’cause it’s a church, y’all).

Our Calendar

  • Friday-Sunday, April 24-26, 2015: Spring Stomp! in P-Town
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015: Queer Country Social (akas: Can’t believe we survived the winter) dance.
  • Friday, June 12, 2015: Pride Dance
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015: Season closer
  • Thursday-Sunday, July 2-5, 2015: Annual Hoedown in Montreal!

We also have a few other places (like Americana Mondays and Dirty Water Saloon) you can go for more dancing.