Queer Country Social

Queer Country Social (QCS) Dance — with free lessons!

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Join a bunch of smilin’ queer (LGBTQA+S*) folks (I can say this ’cause at the last dance I saw a whole bunch of smilin’, grinnin’, laughin’, socializin’ and lots of other in’s) two steppin’, west (and east) coast swingin’, waltzin’, line dancein’, cha-chain’, and more to contemporary country, r&b, and pop music (couldn’t figure how to work in more in’s in that last bit). All for a low cover of $12 (includes the lessons).

No partner necessary! Just come on by and there will be lots of partners to swing (or be swung) by 3 minutes at a time.

What?!?!?! You don’t know how to dance? Don’t you fret none, we’ll learn ya. Along with the partner dance at the beginning of the night, there are a whole bunch of folks that will help you. Take a chance, have fun, and I think you’ll be hooked (I certainly was).

Social dancing? Our DJ of the day will play all sorts of music from contemporary country, r&b, to pop music that you can two step, line dance, west coast swing, east coast swing, waltz, and more. If you have a favorite line dance, just ask the DJ. If we have it, we’ll work it into the rotation. (if we don’t we’ll see about getting it)

If you end up staying ’till 11, a bunch of us head over to JP Licks after for ice cream.

FYI, This is a nonalcoholic venue (’cause it’s a church, y’all).

Admission: $12 suggested sliding scale donation ($8 GFP member)
First Unitarian Church of Jamaica Plain • 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA (side entrance of church across from The Footlight Club).

Here’s the next few dances:

Queer Country Social “Sweet Tea” Dance and Waltz Workshop

Sunday, April 2,  2017 • 3-7 pm

  • 3:00-4:00 pm: Country Waltz Workshop with Julie!
    This will be a great workshop for anyone who desires to learn and/or better their waltzing technique. 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. Please plan on arriving 10 minutes early to get the most of this lesson!
  • 8:00–11:00 pm: Social Dancing! (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.

Saturday, April 15,  2017

6:30-11 pm

  • 6:30-8:00 pm: Partner and line dance lessons (included in the price of admission)
    • 6:30-7:00 pm: Basic Two Step Lesson with Beth
      Learn the basics pattern of two step then build with a hesitation step and an inside turn. If time allows, we can add an outside turn.
    • 7:00-7:30 pm: Basic Tango Lesson with Patrick and Beth
      Patrick, with Beth assisting, will teach the basics of tango. This is a sexy latin dance that we have not taught in a while. Come learn something new!
    • 7:30-8:00 pm: Line Dance Lesson: Burlesque with Beth
      This fun linedance is tango based so we thought we’d tie them together with the partner dance lesson. I’ll post the step sheet and demo soon.
  • 8:00–11:00 pm: Social Dancing! (DJ: TBD)
    I dropped the ball scheduling DJs this month but should have it up soon. Be assured along with our usual two step, west coast, line dances, and east coast, we’ll have a few tangos for you to practice what you learn. The music will be a selection of country, pop, and r&b with a bit of latin to spice it up a bit.

Our QCS Calendar Through June 2017

(see our Calendar page for a full list or the our Google calendar below)

  • Saturday, January 21, 2017: Queer Country Social
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017: Queer Country Social
  • Sunday, March 5, 2017: Queer Country Social <– “Sweet Tea” dance
  • Saturday, March 18, 2017: Queer Country Social
  • Sunday, April 2, 2017: Queer Country Social <–“Sweet Tea” tea dance with Waltz!
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017: Queer Country Social with Tango!
  • Sunday, May 7, 2017: Queer Country Social <–“Sweet Tea” tea dance
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017: Queer Country Social
  • Sunday, June 4, 2017: Queer Country Social <– our BOSTON PRIDE ”Sweet Tea” dance
  • Saturday, June 17, 2017: Queer Country Social <– Closing dance of the 2016–17 season