Here at Gays for Patsy, we’ve come up with a bunch of fun opportunities for you to learn country western dance styles in April.
As soon as Tuesday, you can learn a two-step move, the mechanics of country waltzing, west coast swing, tango, and more from professional dance instructors. Come to our weekly (Dirty Water Saloon), monthly (Queer Country Social), or our yearly (Spring Stomp!) and you’ll be dancing and having fun before you know it.
No experience or partner required, just a willingness to have fun.
We offer a safe welcoming environment to LGBTAQ+S* folk to learn country western dancing and have fun while doing it.
*LGBTQA+S = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Questioning, Asexual and Straight (or just queer). We don’t care who you are, just come with a willingness to have fun and not worry about gender roles.
If you love line dancing, we’ll be teaching Counting Stars and Burlesque and a bunch more (still gathering our line up). Check out our list of line dances to see what we’ve taught in the past few years and of course we’re always willing to learn or play your requests.
Here’s some of the queer dances that are coming up:
Tuesdays, March 28 and April 4, 11, 18, and 25
Dirty Water Saloon
Tuesdays from 7-10 pm • $10 suggested sliding-scale donation includes the lesson
Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge • Jamaica Plain (Boston), MA
- 7 pm: Alan Gaskell teaches a new two step move (March 28). In April we’ll most likely be focusing on west coast swing but stay tooned.
Last week Alan lead us through a fun catch and release move. Come see what he’s devised for this week.
- 7:45 pm: Kendra will teach “Counting Stars” Line Dance! (March 28) April line dances slate yet to be figured out.
Kendra will teach the second week we focus on Counting Stars. It’s a tough one but very satisfying to learn.
- 8:15-10 pm: Social dancing with DJ Bucky (or possibly Sam).
We’ll be playing music to two step, west coast swing, east coast swing, line dance galore, and more.
See the Dirty Water Saloon page for more info.
Sunday April 2
Queer County “Sweet Tea” Social Dance and Country Waltz Workshop
3-7 pm • Suggested sliding-scale donation $12
1st UU Church in JP, 6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain (Boston), MA
- 3-4 pm: Country Waltz Workshop with Julie Kauffman
Learn what makes country waltz different from ballroom and what the following moves are about: rise and fall, drive/flight/compress, twinkles, and weaves. Julie will start off with technique, then add in twinkles, weaves, and as many combinations as time allows. This will be a great class for anyone who desires to learn and better their waltz.
- 4-7 pm: Social dancing with DJ (tbd)
Along with our usual two step, west coast, line dances, and east coast, we’ll be playing more waltzes for you to practice what you learn. The music will be a selection of country, pop, and r&b that will get ya on the dance floor.
See the Queer Country Social page for more info.
Saturday, April 15, 6:30-11 pm
- 6:30 pm: Beth will teach basic two step
learn the basic two step the basic pattern, a hesitation move, and an inside turn that will get you around the dance floor.
- 7 pm. Patrick will be Intro to Tango
He’ll be taking you through the basics of tango. This will be new for a lot of us. The perfect opportunity to try something new.
- 7:30 pm. Beth will be teaching the tango-inspired “Burlesque” Line Dance
She’ll get us through this fun dance step-by-step.
- 8-11 pm: Social dancing with our DJ (tbd).
We’ll add a number of tangos to the regular mix of two step, west coast swing, east coast swing, line dance, and waltz for you to experiment with throughout the night.
See the Queer Country Social page for more info.
Friday–Sunday, April 28-30
Spring Stomp! A Hoedown in P-town
Our 25th anniversary weekend! Join us for a weekend of three and a half dances, 5 workshops (two step, 2 line dances, west coast, and either a hustle or a nightclub), and socializing galore. Our dances will feature music to two step, west coast, east coast, line dance, hustle, nightclub, waltz, cha cha (you can see we have a bunch of styles to keep ya moving) and it is proving to be a hoot!. See the website for full details but it’ should be a blast. We will also have a performance from our own Boston RenedGAYdes during Saturday night dance. See the routine they’re taking to the Out Games in Miami this memorial day!
- Get your Weekend pass now and save! Get into all the above for only for $75 online before they go up! Get the weekend of dances and workshops for only $75 and save over $100 off the individual prices. Price for the pass and individual dance admission and workshops will go up in person so buy now and save wicked lots.
- Half-Hour Private lessons for only $50!
First come first served. Take this opportunity to have a private lesson with Simone or Alan on Saturday or with Simone before the Sunday dance. These will fill up fast, so act now to reserve your spot!
- Book your Sunday Brunch now!
If you want to take part of the Sunday brunch from 8-10 am at Sage Inn and Lounge! Buy your ticket now! I need to get numbers to them soon!
See our Spring Stomp! A Hoedown in P-town page for more details on this fun weekend.