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.
    Learn West Coast Swing with Alan Gaskell
    Learn West Coast Swing with Alan Gaskell at Dirty Water Saloon September  27 and October 4, 2016

    Tuesday nights (except in December) at the Bella Luna Restaurant in Jamaica Plain (Boston) from 7-10 pm, suggested $10 cover (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.
    A monthly Saturday (and some Sundays) dance from September-June at the First UU Church of JP in Jamaica Plain (Boston) from 6:30-11 pm. $12 cover ($8 for GFP members) includes lessons.
    A non-alcoholic venue that has an amazing dance floor. This venue tends to be 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.
    Next Queer Country Social dance is December 17, 2016!
  • 25th Annual Spring Stomp: A Hoedown in P-town.
    April 28-30, 2017. Sage Inn & Lounge and Town Hall, Provincetown, MA. Price varies (pay as you go or buy a weekend pass and save)
    Save the dates for 2017. It will be our 25th year puttin’ on this little shindig. Featuring two dances, a bunch of workshops, and a whole lot of socializing just before the season begins. Learn two step, west coast swing, several line dances, and one more partner dance (like cha-cha or waltz). See the details from 2016 on 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 Calendar

Our full calandar is on the calendar page and our Google calendar (see below). Here’s a couple month’s worth:

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