Photo from Stomp 2015 Saturday Benefit Dance with Art Sullivan a teaching Basic Two Step lesson.

Instructors and DJs


More to come as I confirm instructors.

Simone Assboeck
Simone Assboeck

Simone Assboeck is an experienced professional dancer, actress, and singer who began ballroom dancing as a child and has since turned her love for dance into a career with a wide repertoire of traditional dances (International & American Standard and Latin dances) and other dances (West Coast Swing, Hustle, Country Line Dancing, Salsa, Modern, Freestyle, Argentine Tango, Hip Hop).

Conrad Farnham
Conrad Farnham

Conrad Farnham (Saturday beginner line dance workshops) has choreographed over 50 dances which are featured on the world line dancing network, Copperknob. Conrad teaches line dancing to all ages ranging from 5 to 95 at venues across New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts as well as venues that request line dancing instruction during his time as the Band/Tour Manager for one of the top country bands in New England, The Shana Stack Band. Conrad and his Copperhead Line Dancers won the 1st Annual Halloween Line Dance Video Contest 2017 presented by Skyler Spencer Entertainment, Nashville, TN. Conrad will also be a guest instructor on the Sunset Line Dance Cruise on July 18 out of Boston Harbor. Conrad is available for corporate, private and group events, and school function lessons.

Alan Gaskell
Alan Gaskell

Alan Gaskell helped pioneer country dancing in the Boston area. Alan won the NYC GayGames country dance competition in 1994; won several national Div 1 United Country Western Dance Council (UCWDC) dance competitions, and currently continues to compete with students in the UCWDC. Alan teaches at our Dirty Water Saloon dances, Longfellow Club, and other locations in the local Boston area. He is known for his elegant styling and smooth technique.

Photo of Art Sullivan
Art Sullivan

Art Sullivan is a veteran of the country western dance scene here in the Boston area and one the founding members of Gays for Patsy almost 30 years ago. A regular instructor at our Queer Country Social dances, his passion is working with aging population and people with Parkinson’s Disease (he was recently part of a Parkinson’s documentary.


Bob Sweeney "da prez" Gays for Patsy
Bob Sweeney “da prez” Gays for Patsy

Bob Sweeney “da prez” or “Silent G” (ask him about that). Has been DJing for the since 2014 at our Queer Country Socials and Dirty Water Saloon. He enjoys playing fun music that pulls from contemporary country, r&b, indie country and rock, pop music and a bit of Euro pop/swing as well.