Spring Stomp! A Hoedown in P-town

Gays for Patsy's Spring Stomp
Welcome to Spring Stomp! A Hoedown in P-town.
Come join us April 27–29, 2018 for our 26th year!

We are working on our 2018 dance weekend
and will post more information, pricing, and open early bird registration as soon as we get confirmation from our venues. 

It’s our annual LGBTQA+ (queer) spring hoedown in Provincetown, Massachusetts featuring dances, workshops, and a whole bunch of socializing.

Overview

Line Dancing at GFP's Spring Stomp! A Hoedown in P-town
Line Dancing at GFP’s Spring Stomp! A Hoedown in P-town

Dance your ass off in P-town! Spring Stomp is a weekend of 3.5 dances and at least 5 and dance workshops that started over 25 years ago as a modest fundraiser for our club and local charities. Gays for Patsy’s mission is to promote country western dancing to the Greater Boston LGBTQA+S (queer) community — we love to dance and want to share that joy with you.

Our goal for the weekend is to offer a safe, fun environment to learn, dance, and be all social-like. No matter your two left feet, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or (sigh) political views, you’re safe here.

Country Western dancing with a twist. Our dances feature music drawn from contemporary country, r&b, pop, and other sources that you can two step, west and east coast swing, cha cha, waltz, line dance, and more too.

Schedule of Events

We are working on our 2018 venues as soon as we nail our venues we’ll open up early bird registration. 

Currently here’s our tentative plan:

Friday Night Opening Dance (8 pm-12 am)
We’ll get you up and running with a basic two step and an easier line dance lesson before our DJ will play a selection of music that you can two-step, west coast (and east coast) swing, line dance, and more.

• Saturday Morning/Afternoon Dance Workshops
One- or two- track depending on venue availability. Just waiting on confirmation from one of our venues. Alan Gaskell and Simone Assboeck have agreed to come back! Usually we’ll have 3 partner dance lessons (usually west coast swing, two-step, and a third option) and 2 hours of line dance workshops (this could be from 2-4 line dances depending on the difficulty level). We are hoping to have

Saturday Afternoon Practice Dance Break (1-3 pm). This worked out well for last year, it is a chance to either take a break or practice the dancing you’ve learned in the morning.

Saturday 26th Annual Benefit Dance (7-11 pm).
Similar to Friday night’s dance but with one or two groups that will perform.

Sunday “Sweet Tea” Dance (11 am–4 pm)
We added this in 2017 and it was very popular. Loosen up those muscles with more dancing before getting in the car to head back to reality.

Getting Here

Traffic? What traffic? Get to Provincetown fast with fast and frequent flights on Cape Air.
Traffic? What traffic? Get to Provincetown fast with fast and frequent flights on Cape Air.”

The ferries from Boston to P-town do not start operating until (Memorial Day), so here’s how you can get here:

  • Driving. It is about 2-2.5 hour drive from Boston along rte 3 and 6. I have “figure out how to add a ride share” on the my list for next year. You can try to post to our GFP Stomp Facebook page or
  • Bus. This will take longer (and there’s no way to guarantee you have a seat until you get to the terminal) — it’s about 5 hours or so from Boston
  • Fly. Cape Air has flights right into Provincetown. Then it’s a short taxi ride to town.

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Accommodations

Below is a list of places we’ve traditionally stayed at — Mention Stomp! when you’re making the reservation and get a discounted rate!.

For last minute availability check Provincetown Business Guild’s Last Minute Accommodations.

  • Sage Inn and Lounge
    Sage Inn and Lounge is a 3-story Inn features 19 comfortable, beach chic guest rooms all with private bath and accessible via an elevator or stairs. Flat screen TV with expanded cable, new climate control (A/C & heat), complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room Keurig machines, light continental breakfast, full-service lounge, relaxing patio & garden area, electric car charging stations (2 tesla, 1 universal). Call the Inn directly for reservations: 508.487.6424sageinnptown.com
  • Chicago House
    (based on 2015): $60/night single; $80/two people — mention “Stomp” when emailing/calling.
    Under new management since 2016. This centrally located guest house is on a quiet side street near town hall. 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: (508) 487-9353. chicagohouseptown.com chicagohouseptown@gmail.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. Offering a 10% discount when you mention Stomp!  giffordhouse.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). PrinceAlbertGuestHouse.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. 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. Offering a 10% discount when you mention Stomp! watershipinn.com

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Volunteering

It takes a lot to put on even a modest event like ours (checking in/ticket taking, selling raffle tickets, helping Town Hall set up, making sure the organizer doesn’t perish from lack of food . . . it only takes 15 minutes of your time and helps prevent burn out from the organizers. It’s also a great way to meet folks take a break from dancing, and generally painless. So get in touch with me, sign up at the desk, etc.
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