Queer Country St. Paddy’s Day Social dance March 15

Commin' to da social? The saps a’running and March is busting out all over… (Oh wait, that’s spring, isn’t it?)

The next few months will be a busy time! Two dances in March (March 15 and 29), two April events (Gfp dance April 19 and our annual hoedown Stomp! in Provincetown, April 25-27), Igglywiggle’s annual hoedown in May, and Pride in June. Somewhere in there, we’re may be helping with the Imperial Court of Massachusetts with their fundraiser, Texmex Mommas but we are waiting for the new date to be announced. I’ll keep you posted. So read on for the nitty gritty. –Bob “da prez”

st_pattysSt. Patrick’s Dance

Saturday, March 15, 6:30-11 pm
Come on down and wear yer green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a wee bit early. While there will be no green beer, there will be dancing: 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 art starting at 7. Social dancing from 8-11 pm.

St Patty’s Day Dance at a Glance

  • When: Saturday, March 15, 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 Ian
    • 7-7:30 pm Beyond the Basics Two Step with Art
    • 7:30-8 pm Line dance with Art
  • 8-11pm Social Dancing
  • (did someone mention going to JP licks after? Why of course I’ll come.)

March danceEarly Spring Dance

Saturday, March 29, 6:30-11 pm, 1st Church of JP, 6 Eliot Street
Just a quick head’s up for the extra March dance, shall we force some spring and start showing off our spring wardrobe? Get out those pastels, bright colors, and let’s shake off the drab month of March.

Stomp! 2014Stomp 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

Bernadette has organized a line dance spot on the stage of Pride and Robin 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 dance opportunities

  • 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.
  • Ballroom Dance Lessons with Kalin Mitov
    Friday, March 14, 21, and April 4, 8-9 pm, $10, All Souls Unitarian Church of Braintree
    LGBT ballroom dance lessons: last time it was a small group that was enthusiastically met. Latin — cha cha, samba, rumba, and possibly salsa.
  • STOMP! GFP’s Annual Spring Hoedown
    Friday-Sunday, April 25-27, Provincetown, MA
    The application for town hall for Saturday’s dance is in, and we’re in negotiations with a new venue for the Friday night dance and the Saturday workshops. More details to come as they are worked out.
  • Mile High Hoedown
    May 22-25, 2014. IAGLCWDC Annual Convention will be in Denver this Memorial Day. Lessons, dances, competitions, tours, and more. A bunch of us go every year and come back bursting to try new line dances. It’s a great time. Renegaydes will be going to exhibit.
  • 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.