Welcome to Spring Stomp! A Hoedown in P-town.
Come join us April 27–29, 2018 for our 26th year!
We got venues! Now just confirming teachers and we’ll start registering y’all!
It’s our annual LGBTQA+ (queer) spring hoedown in Provincetown, Massachusetts featuring dances, workshops, and a whole bunch of socializing.
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 have Town Hall for Friday and Saturday night dances and Saturday workshops. Sage Inn and Lounge for the Saturday workshops and Sunday’s Sweet Tea dance.
Here’s our tentative schedule:
Friday Night Opening Dance
8 pm-12 midnight at Town Hall
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
10 am–1 pm, 3-5 pm at Town Hall and Sage Inn and Lounge
Two-tracks (beginner plus and intermediate). 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). I’m confirming with Art Sullivan, Alan Gaskell, and Simone Assboeck.
Saturday Afternoon Practice Dance Break
11 am-4 pm at Town Hall
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 at Town Hall
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. Come at 10:30 to stretch those tired muscles. Then dance some more before heading back to reality.
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.
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: 508.487.6424. sageinnptown.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
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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