Hey there dancers (or those who want to be)
Dirty Water Saloon
Queer Country Socials
April 27-29, 2018
A Hoedown in P-town
See “(Y)our Dances” below
or just jump right to the
individual pages above.
Dance! Learn! Socialize!
Our mission is creating welcoming venues that allow folks to dance, learn, and socialize. We mainly dance (and teach) country two-step, line dance, 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 music that draws from a number of genres (country, pop, and R&B) that’ll keep ya on your toes and on the dance floor. Each DJ has their own style, but we strive for songs that are upbeat and positive (with some fun revenge songs, just ’cause).
Don’t you fret none, we’ll learn ya!
Every one of our dancers started stumbling around the dance floor. We’ve been there — ya gotta believe us. We got lessons at each dance or just ask someone to teach ya on the fly. We’re easy that way. Keep at it, that’s what we do (and even the best of us make mistakes all the time).
Don’t got a partner?
We gotcha covered.
You’ll be sure to find someone to get ya around the floor fer three- ta four-minute intervals (Hell, that’s longer than some of my relationships).
- Weekly: Dirty Water Saloon.
Tuesday nights (except in December) • 7-10 pm
Bella Luna Restaurant • Jamaica Plain (Boston)
Suggested $10 sliding-scale donation includes lessons.
Great dancing and ya can eat and drink too! What more can you ask? This dance tends is 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.
- Monthly: Queer Country Social.
A monthly Saturday (and a Friday) dance from September-June
6:30-11 pm • $12 sliding-scale donation includes lessons ($8 for GFP members)
First UU Church of JP in Jamaica Plain (Boston)
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.
- Yearly: Spring Stomp: A Hoedown in P-town.
April 27-29, 2018
Sage Inn & Lounge and Town Hall, Provincetown, MA.
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, hustle, and several line dances. See our Spring Stomp page.
International LGBTS Dance Conferences and Hoedowns
We also participate in regional hoedowns and in the International Association of Gay and Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs (IAGLCWDC) Annual Hoedown, 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, mostly North America and Canada, cut occasionally Germany!
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 IAGLCWDC hoedown, our Spring Stomp, dances, and charity events. Our emphasis is on fun, sometimes serious, but mostly having fun, learning along the way, and being entertaining.
Here’s a partial listing of our calendar through September. See our calendar page for listings through June 2018.
- Saturday, June 17: Queer Country Social
- Tuesdays, July 11, 18, and 25: Dirty Water Saloon
- Queer Country Social take a break in July/August as the church isn’t air conditioned)
- Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29: Dirty Water Saloon
- Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19, and 26: Dirty Water Saloon
- Saturday, September 16: Queer Country Social
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* LGBTQA+S = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Asexual, Straight and more, basically we use “queer” because it’s easier. We don’t care who you love, your color, religion, or (sigh) politics just that you love to dance and have fun. You’re safe here and we’re happy to have you. Come step on toes, make mistakes, and have fun doing it.