Local area dances
- Dirty Water Saloon: Website • Facebook
Jamaica Plain. Every Tuesday (except for December) 7-10 pm
LGBTQS two-step, west coast swing, and line dances set to contemporary R&B, country, and pop music at the Bella Luna (Milky Way) Restaurant in JP. Does not require a partner. $10 cover includes lessons.
- Americana Mondays at PA’s Lounge: PA’s Lounge • Greg Klyma
345 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA • 8-11:30 pm
Greg Klyma hosts a night of live Americana music and a bunch of us have been regulars. Blues, two step, waltzing, polka, and more. Range of ages and folks (mostly straight, but definitely not narrow). No cover but donations to the band greatly appreciated. Here’s a promo video that encapsulates the night nicely.
- Boston Gender Free Contra Dance: Website • Facebook
Jamaica Plain. This LGBTQS contra dance offers live music (at most dances) and lessons held at 1st Church of JP. Does not require a partner. Beginners are encouraged to come early.
- Swingtime Boston: Website
Brookline. GLBTQS Swing, salsa, ballroom, two-step, and Latin dancing in an alcohol- and smoke-free environment with free refreshments at the Brookline Academy of Dance. No experience or dance partner needed.
- LCFD Dance Camp: website
LGBTS weekend dance camps in the fall and spring mostly featuring Contra dancing with some English Country and other dances with live music, dorm housing, meals, and some snacks provided.
- Boston Uncommons Square Dance Club: website
This may be on hiatus. Boston Uncommons is a Boston-area LGBTQS Square Dance Club promotes Modern Western Square Dancing.
Organizations and Calendars
- Lavender Country and Folk Dancers: Website • Facebook
LCFD is an umbrella organization forming a loosely knit group of LGBTQ gender role free dance clubs (“gender neutral” or “role optional”). Supports LGBT musicians since the dances are generally accompanied by live music.
FWIW (For what it’s worth)