October 19, our next GFP dance and Boston Open Dancesport Competition

Gays for Patsy, queering country for over 25 years!
Gays for Patsy, queering country for over 25 years!

I’m all a flutter trying to figure out what to wear for our October 19 GFP Halloween Dance. I definitely want to think about danceability. Have any ideas, be sure to let me know. Just cause I’m going in costume doesn’t mean you have to — just come out to dance and socialize. We are trialing a new half-hour advance beginning lesson to help you get beyond the inside/outside turns before the next dance more details in the next post. I’ll be posting details on a Special GFP Twisted Tuesday December Dance to help work off some of those Thanksgiving calories. See the calendar post (did you know you can synch your calendar with this now? See below.)

Same-Sex Dance Competition this weekend! September 20&21

Speaking of coming out and dancing (nice segue, eh?). This weekend is the first Boston Open Dancesport: Same-Sex Ballroom Dance Competition (and dance) on Friday and Saturday. Friday, September 20 at the BCA Standford Calderwood Pavilion, there’s a Country Western workshop by Lee Fox (fabulous instructor) followed by an open ballroom dance. Saturday, September 21 at the Hynes Convention Center is the competition from 1-6 pm followed by social dancing from 6:30-8 pm. Our own Jen, Nina, Alia, and the ReneGAYdes will be competing. Come cheer us on and dance!

Synch your calendar! I added a new calendar function to the site that will allow you to either import the dance dates into your iPhone/Android or synch them to Gmail calendar. See our calendar page for more details. Let me know if you like the new format.


  • Boston Open Dancesport Same-Sex Ballroom Dance Competition. Friday, September 20th A night of dancing with country line dance instruction from 7-8 pm and the dance remaining being a mixture of all types of dances. Saturday, single and group competitions in the afternoon and early evening followed by a evening of social dancing. Jen will be competing with Meredith from NY (both will be awesome to watch) and the ReneGAYdes will be competing in the group competition. Come support, dance, and have fun.
  • Dirty Water Saloon. Two stepping, line dancing, west coast swing for the lgbts community over at Bella Luna Restaurant in JP.
  • GFP Halloween Dance. October 18. Come dressed in Costume, or, as Wednesday Adams did, come dressed as psychopaths “cause they look like everyone else”. Make sure you can dance in your costume though. Lessons 7-8 pm • dance: 8-11 pm. I’ll post more when we get closer.