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

Spring Stomp April 24-26, 2020 – Get yer tickets now!

We love to dance — especially country western dancing — and we have been putting on a weekend of dance in April for more than 25 years. We developed a weekend of dances and workshop where you can learn then practice what you’ve learned. Best of all, you don’t need a partner or experience. The whole emphasis on this weekend (and all our dances) is to create an environment that you can make mistakes, laugh it off, and keep going. you can learn the basics or a few new moves if you already know it. Professional instruction in both our workshops and lessons will get you on the dance floor and (along with the rest of us) we will try to remember what we were taught.

Photo from Stomp 2015 West Coast Swing workshop with Alan Gaskill
Photo from Stomp 2015 West Coast Swing workshop with Alan Gaskill

This LGBTQ+allies dance weekend is a great bargain too: several hours of professional instruction and three dances all for under $100 (that is if you don’t procrastinate). You can learn two-step, west coast swing, a bunch of line dances, and the hustle and one other type of dance – such as cha-cha, nightclub two-step, polka, or waltz. Dance your boots off to a eclectic mix of music our DJs pick from many genres (country, pop, r&b, Americana, and more). We even have the occasional dance performance such as our own “fabulous” Boston ReneGAYdes during our Saturday dance.

No experience necessary (Don’t you fret none, we’ll learn ya – we have beginner lessons throughout the weekend and a lot of the line dances and other partner dances can be learned on the fly) and no partner required.

Off season rates! Experience Provincetown just before the busy season starts. Guest houses are on their off-season rates — as much as 1/3 to 1/2 off their peak season rate.

It really is a great get-away. You’ll head  home tired but with a smile on your face and a bunch of new friends from not just around New England but in Canada, DC, Philly, and even Atlanta!

Spring Stomp: A Hoedown in P-town • April 24-26, 2020

Whatcha waitin’ fer, get yer ticket now!

Cha Cha, Charleston, and Cheer

This Saturday, December 16, come learn cha cha, the line dance “cowboy Charleston”, and dance to a selection of holiday and non holiday music.

The Skinny:

Gays for Patsy’s Queer Country Social Holiday Party


Time:
 7-11 pm
Location:
 1st UU Church of JP, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Info: gaysforpatsy.org/queer-country-social/

Lessons:
7:00-7:30 pm Cha Cha lesson with Patrick Piazza and Beth Aufiero
7:30-8:00 pm Cowboy Charleston (beginner) Line dance with Beth Aufiero
(demo • step sheet)

The Dancin’
8:00-11:00 pm DJ Bob Sweeney will be playing a selection of holiday and non-holiday music that you can two-step, lindy hom/east coast swing, cha cha, west coast swing, line dance galore, and more.

Who’s coming? you, I hope. Open to all genders, sexual orientations, races, and exprience. We just like to have fun, hope you do too and you’ll be dancing a whole bunch.

No experience? Don’t you fret none, we’ll learn ya.
No Partner? 
They’ll be lots to go around.

Just come on down and have a fun time.

This venue is non-alcoholic (it’s part of the church rules).

Volunteers needed at 6:30 and 11 to deck the halls and de-deck them after.

queer country social graphic

Learn Lindy with Killian at our Saturday QCS Dance

Come learn Lindy swing with Kellian and her dance group at Gays for Patsy’s next Queer Country Social November 18, 2017!

Lessons from 7-8, dancing from 8-11, and performance around 9-ish!

The details:

Lessons:
7 pm: Lindy Hop Basics with Killian and her troupe
7:30 pm: Two-step basics with Bob.

Kellian has taught a number of times at our Dirty Water Saloon venue and she’s a joy to both learn from and dance with. We are excited that her group will perform for us as well.

Social Dancing: 8-11 pm
Killian and Bucky will be doing the DJing for the social dance portion. Killian will be playing a couple of lindy dance music sets and our DJ Bucky who will play ya some varied music (contemporary country, pop, americana, r&b, etc) to two-step, west coast swing, lindy and east coast, line dance galore, and even a waltz or two.

Performance:
9-ish: Kellian and her dance group will perform for us. I’m excited to see what they have in store.

About the venue:
$12 suggested sliding-scale donation includes lessons!
1st UU Church of JP, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain (across from the Footlight Club)
This is a LGBT+allies non-alcohol dance. We don’t care who you love or if you lead or follow, we just want you to dance, socialize, learn, and mostly have fun.

Come on out!

Bob “da prez” Sweeney
Gays for Patsy
gaysforpatsy.org/queer-country-social/