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!

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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/

Happy October

Happy October!

Here’s our LGBTQ* + (Queer folk and their allies) dances through the end of October!

A Queer Country Social on Saturday and Dirty Water Saloon dances on Tuesdays. Come on out to dance! No partner or experience necessary! (Don’t fret none, we’ll learn ya!). We’ll be playing contemporary country, pop, and r&b that you can two-step, west coast swing, east coast swing (or lindy hop), line dance galore, a waltz or two, and more. Lessons included and a bunch of friendly folk to help out if ya need it.

Queer Country Social
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Ruth and Jen return for a night of dancing, learning and socializing!
Join our Western MA cohorts  as she plays a selection of contemporary country, pop, and r&b that you can two step, west coast swing, east coast swing, line dance galore, and more.

  • When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 • 7-11 pm
  • Where: 1st UU Church of JP, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain (Boston), MA
  • How Much?: $12 sliding-scale suggested donation ($8 for GFP members) — lessons included!
  • Who: You and your friends and special guests from Western MA.
    Remember: no experience or partner needed!
  • What: Social Dancing with “Free” Lessons
    • 07:00-07:30 – Beginner Two Step Lesson with Julie Kinnett
      (basic pattern, hesitation, and underarm turn)
    • 07:30-08:00 – Line dance: “You Broke Up With Me” with Jen Collins
      • stepsheetdemo
      • 32 count 4-wall line dance choreographed by Randy Pelletier
      • Music: ‘You Broke Up with Me’ by Walker Hayes from the 8Track Album (3:24 long)
    • 08:00-11:00 – Social dancing with DJ Ruth Ewing
  • More info: gaysforpatsy.org/queer-country-social/

Dirty Water Saloon
Tuesdays

  • When: Tuesdays 7-10 pm (remaining October dates: 10/24 and 10/31)
  • Where: Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge at the Brewery Complex, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA.
  • How Much: $10 sliding scale suggested donation — lessons included!
  • Who: You of course!
  • Lessons (for October 24 and 31):
    • 7:00-7;45 pm Alan Gaskel will be teaching a two step move
    • 7:45-8:15 pm Jim Fauntleroy will be teaching the classic line dance, Dizzy
  • Social dancing 
    • 8:15–10:00 pm Social dancing with DJ Bob (10/24) and Halloween dance with DJ Bucky (10/31) (costumes optional).
  • More info: gaysforpatsy.org/dirty-water-saloon/

That’s it for now, Happy October!

Bob Sweeney,
“da prez” Gays for Patsy

*LGBTQ+ (Queer) = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, but we don’t care who you love, just that you love to dance and don’t care about gender norms.