Valentines Dance, February 15

Would you be mine... fer a swing around the dancefloor?

The valentines dance has been canceled due to snow! Our next dance is Saturday, March 15.

Renegaydes Rehearsing a New Routine

Ever thought about joining the Rengaydes? Have you joined before and find you miss it? We are starting a new nightclub-based routine chorographed by Ian to the song “Please Come to Boston” with an eye to perform it for our Stomp in April, the Denver Hoedown in May, and our Pride dance in June. Rehearsals are Sundays from 5-7 pm in Somerville. Contact Beth for more information.

GFP Stomp! Our P-town Hoedown Dates Set!

Mark your calendars! Friday-Sunday, April 25-27, Provincetown, MA. A weekend of dancing, instruction, and more. Ruth is firming up details (including a possible new venue for the Friday night dance and Saturday Lessons!). We got the application for Town Hall for Saturday night. More information to come but it’s looking to be a fun weekend.

Get High in Denver Memorial Day

Well, maybe in altitute. Join a bunch of us as we head to IGLCWDCA’s annual howdown, the Mile High Hoedown, this time in Denver Colorado. Almost a week of activities planned, but the essence is Thursday-Sunday, May 22-25, 2014. A bar crawl, seemingly hundreds of lessons on Friday and Saturday, Dances galore, Competitions, exhibitions (including our own ReneGAYdes and NYC’s Big Apple Ranch’s Manhattan Prairie Dogs). Hundreds of fellow dancers, and a great time to be held by all.

Up for some competitive dancing?

In October, the Boston Open Dancesport will host the 2014 North American Same-Sex Championship and will have a country dance line dance and couples catagories. I’m hoping to have a few line dance/social events this summer to have us learn, brush up, and embellish our line dance game. He’s working on getting it IGLCWDCA sanctioned and I’ll know the line dances and the couple dance catagories soon. Let me (Bob Sweeney) know if you’re interested. (I would love to compete in the polka… any takers?) Here’s a trailer for the Same-Sex ballroom documentary, Hot to Trot. Also Kalin is putting on Ballroom Dance Lessons February 6

Some things to consider coming up:

  • Americana Mondays
    Mondays, 8-11 pm, no cover. PAs Lounge, Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA.
    A fun night of live country, blues, and R&B hosted by Greg Klyma and his band and friends (it’s a blast to see the band swell from three to many by the end of the night). Some two-step, lots of blues, and a few waltzes make for a fun night. No cover, but donations for the band appreciated.
  • Dirty Water Saloon
    Tuesdays, 7-10 pm, $5 cover (includes lessons). Milky Way Lounge in Bella Luna Restaurant, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
    Two-step, West-coast swing, line dancing, and more to contemporary country, R&B, pop, and more.
  • Ballroom Dance Lessons with Kalin Mitov
    Thursday, February 6, 8-9 pm, $12/person, $20/couple, Jeannette Neill Dance Studio 261 Friend Street, Boston
    LGBT ballroom dance lessons: last time it was a small group that was enthusiastically met. Latin — cha cha, samba, rumba, and possibly salsa.
  • Swingtime’s Silver Anniversary (25 Years) Dance!
    Saturday, March 1, 2014,  8-11 pm, $15 Cover, Brookline Academy of Dance, 136 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline, MA 02446,
    Swing, salsa, ballroom, two-step, and latin dancing for the GLBTS community in an alcohol- and smoke-free environment. Free lesson from 8-9 pm; dancing to live music by The Mood Swings from 9-11 pm.
  • STOMP! GFP’s Annual Spring Hoedown
    Friday-Sunday, April 25-27, Provincetown, MA
    The application for town hall for Saturday’s dance is in, and we’re in negotiations with a new venue for the Friday night dance and the Saturday workshops. More details to come as they are worked out.
  • Mile High Hoedown
    May 22-25, 2014. IAGLCWDC Annual Convention will be in Denver this Memorial Day. Lessons, dances, competitions, tours, and more. A bunch of us go every year and come back bursting to try new line dances. It’s a great time. Renegaydes will be going to exhibit.
  • LGBT Country/Swing Dance Cruise from NYC to Bahamas
    August 24-30, 2014.
    A gay cruise featuring instructors John Lindo (an amazing west coast swing instructor), Susanna Stein (from Big Apple Rance, NY), Sara Hilbrich (DC Roleplay), and Bobby Horn (line dancng from San Deigo). With our very own, Bucky Chappell DJing. Reserve your room soon, limited capacity. Contact Bucky for more information.