Spring is here! Let’s dance!
I surely want to shake these winter blues.
In a nutshell:
- Our next GFP Social dance is Spring Fling (April 19)
- Spring Stomp! Info update and is fast approaching, April 25-27
- Other happenings: Americana Mondays, Dirty Water Saloon, and a Dance Cruise in August.
–Bob “da prez”
Spring Fling Queer Country Social Dance
Saturday, April 19, 6:30-11 pm
Shake off those winter blues! For those inclined, wear yer purdiest easter bonnet (cowboy hat, baseball hat). I’m planning on wearing a cowboy had chock full of fake flowers (maybe a bird or two). Come two step, line dance, west coast swing, waltz, and more.
Don’t know how to dance? Don’t you fret none, we’ll learn ya. Just mozey on in for our beginner lesson at 6:30 with Beth.
Already know the basics? Get to the next level beyond the basics and learn a line dance with Art starting at 7 and stick around to learn a new line dance at 7:30. Social dancing from 8-11 pm.
Forcing Spring Dance at a Glance
- When: Saturday, April 19, 2014
- How much: $10 ($8 for members)
- Where: 1st Church of JP, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
- Lessons 6:30-8 pm
- 6:30-7 pm Beginner Two Step with Beth
- 7-7:30 pm Beyond the Basics Two Step with Art
- 7:30-8 pm Line dance lesson with Art
- 8-11pm Social Dancing
- (did someone mention going to JP licks after? Why of course I’ll come.)
April 25-27, 2014, Provincetown, Massachusetts
With two dances, workshops, line dance lessons, and P-town off season! We are excited to announce the new location for Friday night’s dance and the Saturday workshops: Sage Inn and Lounge. That Saturday Sage will also be hosting a booksigning for The Fabulous Beekman Boys. It should be a hoot!
Robin has organized a line dance spot on the stage of Pride and has got us a spot in the parade along with a few other dance clubs (contra and others). I’ll post more when I know but keep Friday night, Saturday Jun 13 free for our pride dance and the following Saturday day, June 14 (roughly 11 am-2pm) free! It will be great to have a bunch of folks join us and have a goodly number of people march.
- Americana Mondays
Mondays, 8-11 pm, no cover. PAs Lounge, Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA.
A fun night of live country, blues, and R&B hosted by Greg Klyma and his band and friends (it’s a blast to see the band swell from three to many by the end of the night). Some two-step, lots of blues, and a few waltzes make for a fun night. No cover, but donations for the band appreciated.
- Dirty Water Saloon
Tuesdays, 7-10 pm, $5 cover (includes lessons). Milky Way Lounge in Bella Luna Restaurant, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Two-step, West-coast swing, line dancing, and more to contemporary country, R&B, pop, and more.
- STOMP! GFP’s Annual Spring Hoedown
Friday-Sunday, April 25-27, Provincetown, MA
Friday night’s dance and Saturday workshops are at Sage Inn and Lounge, Saturday’s dance at Town Hall. Consider a weekend pass and save (available at gfp dances, dirty water saloon, and the opening dance of Stomp, Friday, April 25).
- Mile High Hoedown
May 22-25, 2014. IAGLCWDC Annual Convention will be in Denver this Memorial Day. Early Registration ends March 22. Lessons, dances, competitions, sightseeing, and more. A bunch of us go every year and come back bursting to try new line dances, moves, and full of energy. Renegaydes will be performing exhibition dance — amazing dancers, performers, and you can literally dance your boots off (I did a couple years ago). It’s a great time.
- LGBT Country/Swing Dance Cruise from NYC to Bahamas
August 24-30, 2014.
A gay cruise featuring instructors John Lindo (an amazing west coast swing instructor), Susanna Stein (from Big Apple Rance, NY), Sara Hilbrich (DC Roleplay), and Bobby Horn (line dancng from San Deigo). With our very own, Bucky Chappell DJing. Reserve your room soon, limited capacity. Contact Bucky for more information.