Welcome to Stomp! GFP’s annual hoedown held every spring in Provincetown, MA, this year it is Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2016. With a Friday night dance and Saturday workshops at Sage Inn and Lounge (336 Commercial Street), and a Saturday night dance at Town Hall (260 Commercial Street), there’s a fun weekend planned where you can experience P-town in the off season and dance your winter weight off. The information below is tentative — It usually follows this format but it is based on 2015 event.
- Friday, April 22. (based on 2016)
- Opening Dance
Cover: $10 (think about a getting a weekend pass and save!)
Time: 7:30-11 pm
Location: Sage Inn and Lounge, 336 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA.
Lessons: 7:30-8:30 pm
- 7:30-8 pm: Beginner Two-Step Lesson
- 8-8:30 pm: line dance lesson at 8 pm
Social dancing: 8:30–11 pm.
- Opening Dance
- 10 am–4 pm: Workshops at Sage Inn and Lounge: $15 per workshop ($10 for the mid-day beginner dance lesson).
- 7–11:30 pm: Benefit Dance at Town Hall
Admission: $20 (includes dance lesson — again: Weekend Pass = save $)
Location: Town Hall, 260 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
- 7-8 pm: Line Dance Lessons
- 8–11:30 pm: Social Dancing
- Featuring a performance by The Renegaydes (Gays for Patsys’ dance performance group). Hoping to get more dance groups to perform, let me know if you are interested.
Please join us for a laid back brunch from 10 am–noon at Fanizzi’s By the Sea. While not an official part of Stomp, this is where a lot of us end up as we groggily stumble around sore from all the dancing and socializing. It’s a great place to enjoy the preseason P-town atmosphere before heading home.
You can show up for whatever dance or workshop you wish and pay at the door. However, your best deal is the Weekend Pass, a great deal at $60. It will get you into all the dances, workshops, and line dance lessons and save you around $20. Tickets coming soon to GFP dances, Dirty Water Saloon, and the Friday night dance at Sage Inn and Lounge on April 25 and at the first lesson on Saturday.
10 am–4 pm: Sage Inn and Lounge
taught by Alan Gaskell (except for the beginning two-step)
- 10-11:15 pm: Two-Step — $15
- 11:30-12:45 pm: Cha-Cha — $15
- 1-2:15 pm: Beginning (new dancer) Two-Step
by Art Sullivan — $10
- 2:30-4 pm: West Coast Swing — $15
7–8 pm: Line Dance Lessons: Town Hall
- 7-8 pm — (included in the $20 for the dance)
Two-Step with a Purpose
Gays for Patsy is a Boston-based, nonprofit, all-volunteer organization of Country/Western dance enthusiasts dedicated to sharing the joys of dancing while raising funds for groups serving those in need.
Stomp is our big fundraiser of the year! We sell 50/50 raffle tickets at the Friday and Saturday night dances, in addition to selling tickets for the workshops and dances.
Some of the places where we have stayed in the past: Mention Stomp! when you’re making the reservation and get a discounted rate!
- Chicago House
(based on 2015): $60/night single; $80/two people — mention “Stomp” when emailing/calling.
Centrally located, on a quiet side street steps from Commercial Street’s shops, restaurants, and clubs, Chicago House is a cozy 3/4 Cape converted to a guest house nearly fifty years ago. Reservations: (800) 733-7869. www.chicagohse.com firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Fairbanks Inn
The Fairbanks Inn is renowned for its unique blend of historic charm, guest amenities, and high standard of hospitality. Reservations: (800) 324-7265 or (508) 487-0386 or e-mail the Fairbanks Inn. www.fairbanksinn.com
- The Gifford House
Mention “Spring Stomp” guest rooms 10% Off. The Gifford House Inn is one of the original historic hotels in P-Town offering guesthouse accommodations, restaurant, cocktail lounge, bar and a piano bar. The Gifford House offers charming spacious rooms, many with water views and/or rooms that can sleep up to 4 people. www.giffordhouse.com
- The Rose & Crown Guesthouse
The Rose & Crown is a classic Georgian “square rigger” built in the 1780s. The guesthouse sits behind an ornate iron fence containing a lavish garden. Jane Elizabeth, a ship’s figurehead, greets visitors from her post above the door. Each guest room has its own special feature. The inn offers a breakfast of freshly baked breads and the Rose & Crown’s special coffee. www.provincetown.com/rosecrown
- Watership Inn
When it was originally built in the seafaring days of the 1820s, the Watership was a home from the seas for Provincetown’s ship captains. Now let it be your home during your visit to Provincetown. Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, 1 car parking per room. www.watershipinn.com
- Prince Albert Guest House
The Prince Albert Guest House offers 18 guest rooms with private baths; many rooms offer oversized bay windows, water views, private patios/decks, flat panel HDTV, Complimentary Wi-Fi, and a courtesy work station. Continental Breakfast (includes Belgian Waffles with fresh fruit, LavAzza Coffee, Yogurt, and Granola). www.PrinceAlbertGuestHouse.com
It takes a lot to put on even a modest event like ours. Taking turns at ticket taking, selling raffle tickets, helping set up the hall, making sure the organizer doesn’t perish from lack of food… it only takes a 15 minutes of your time and helps prevent burn out from the organizers. It’s also a great way to meet folks. So get in touch, sign up at the desk, etc.