March 29: Forcing Spring Queer Country Social Dance

A “quick” update for the last week of March (Spring is here!)

In a nutshell:

–Bob “da prez”

March dance
Early Spring Dance

Saturday, March 29, 6:30-11 pm
Shake off those winter blues by wearing your prettiest spring outfit — I’m hoping to be blinded by pastels! 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 Ian. Already know the basics? Get to the next level beyond the basics and learn a line dance with Julie starting at 7. Social dancing from 8-11 pm.

Forcing Spring Dance at a Glance

  • When: Saturday, March 29, 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 Bob
    • 7-7:30 pm Beyond the Basics Two Step with Julie
    • 7:30-8 pm Line dance: Mr. Goodtimes! with Julie (step sheet and tutorial video)
  • 8-11pm Social Dancing
  • (did someone mention going to JP licks after? Why of course I’ll come.)

Stomp! 2014
Stomp 2014 Information Updated!

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!

Pride Dance and Parade, June 13-14

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.

Other happenings

  • 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.