Dancers at a queer country social


Gays for Patsy (GFP) is a nonprofit that’s dedicated to promote Boston area LGBTS (queer) country western dancing in a supportive environment for more than 25 years!

Dance! Learn! Socialize!

Our mission is creating welcoming venues that allow folks to dance, learn, and socialize. We mainly dance (and teach) two-step, line dances, east and west coast swing, and waltz, but we’ve been known to teach nightclub, cha-cha, and more. We have a mix of peer and professional teachers.

This ain’t yer grandma’s music.
Our DJs play contemporary country, pop, and R&B that’ll keep ya on your toes and on the dance floor.

Can’t Dance?
Don’t you fret none, we’ll learn ya? We got lessons at each dance or just ask someone to teach ya on the fly. We’re easy that way.

Don’t got a partner?
We gotcha covered. You’ll be sure to find someone to get ya around the floor fer 3- ta 4-minute intervals. (Hell, that’s longer than some of my relationships).

(Y)our dance venues:

  • Dirty Water Saloon.
    Line Dancing at Dirty Water Saloon
    Line Dancing at Dirty Water Saloon

    Tuesday nights (except in December) • 7-10 pm
    Bella Luna Restaurant • Jamaica Plain (Boston)
    Suggested $10 sliding scale donation (lessons included).
    Great dancing and ya can eat and drink too! What more can you ask? This dance tends to be our “pushing the envelope” venue. You’ll find us ’xperimentin’ with music and line dances to see what works and doesn’t. It’s a small dance floor but we love it.

  • Queer Country Social Dance Party.
    Next Queer Country Social dance is Sunday, March 5 and Saturday, March 18!
    A monthly Saturday (and some Sundays) dance from September-June
    6:30-11 pm (Sun: 3-7 pm) • $12 sliding scale donation ($8 for GFP members)
    First UU Church of JP in Jamaica Plain (Boston) . includes lessons.
    A non-alcoholic venue that has an amazing dance floor. This venue is a bit more country in flavor (we still mix it up though). If you can last through the night, join a bunch of us at JP Licks after. Come on down and kick up yer heels.
  • 25th Annual Spring Stomp: A Hoedown in P-town.
    April 28-30, 2017

    Line Dancing at GFP's Spring Stomp! A Hoedown in P-town
    Line Dancing at GFP’s Spring Stomp! A Hoedown in P-town

    Sage Inn & Lounge and Town Hall, Provincetown, MA.
    Price varies (pay as you go or buy a weekend pass and save)
    Our 25th year puttin’ on this little shindig. Featuring three (and a half) dances, a bunch of workshops, and a whole lot of socializing just before the season begins. Learn two step, west coast swing, nightclub, and several line dances. See our Spring Stomp page. 

International LGBTS Dance Conferences and Hoedowns

We also participate in regional hoedowns and participate in the International Association of Gay and Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs (IAGLCWDC) Annual Hoedown!. In 2017 it will be in conjunction with World Outgames over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-29, 2017) in Miami, an extended hoedown with many dances, workshops, competitions, and more. Go to one and you’ll keep on going year after year. Hundreds of dancers from all over the world (well, maybe north america and a couple other countries).

The Renegaydes are coming!

We also have an award-winning amateur performance dance team, the “Fabulous” Boston ReneGAYdes. A bunch of people who learn a routine for the annual hoedown, Stomp, dances, and charity events. Our emphasis is on fun. Come see us at our next performance at the NYC Big Apple Ranch, November , 2016.

Our (partial) Calendar

See our calendar page for our full calendar.

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