Participatory Dance

Dance happens across the Boston area every day of the week.

Whether you’re an accomplished enthusiast or a complete newbie, check out participatory dance activities for fun, health, and a great way to make friends from all walks of life.

This list flags participatory activities that are LGBT-friendly and those that are welcoming of dancers who use wheelchairs. Let us know if any of the dance activities we list here should be in these categories and please add participatory events that are open to the public that we may have missed.

Happy dancing!

NameDaysGenreLGBT-friendly
Folk Arts Center SeriesThursdays, FridaysInternational folk dance
Folk Arts Center Series Monthly PartiesFridays and SaturdaysInternational folk dance
Mostly Waltz @ Folk Arts CenterSundaysWaltz
Blue Milonga2nd SaturdayTango
Tambo Salsa Social3rd SaturdaySalsa
Latin Dance party @ RylesFridaysSalsa, Latin
Latin Caribbean Night @ RylesThursdaysSalsa, Bachata, Kizomba
Four on Floor w Supershag1st SaturdaySwing
Salsa Sundays @ RylesSundaysSalsa, merengue
DJ Phaze 1/Sounds of Success3rd SaturdayClub
Club Cubanos4th SaturdayCuban, salsa
RiZz @ Ryles2nd SaturdayElectronica, Club
Noche Latina @ RylesTuesdaysSalsa and Latin
Ballroom Practice PartiesSundaysBallroom
Sundays Social @ DANESundaysSalsa, swing, hustle
Same-Sex Social BallroomBallroom, salsa, swingYes
Dance Party FridaysFridaysBallroom, salsa, swing
First Saturday Ballroom1st SaturdayBallroom
Swingtime Boston LGBT1st SaturdaySwing and salsaYes
Vintage DancersSundaysWaltz (19th century)
MIT Lindy HopWednesdaysSwing/lindy hop
Monday Night SocialMondaysswing
Boston Swing CentralFridaysSwing
Boston Sunday Tango PracticeSundaysTango
Tango PracticaFridaysSwing
Boston BalboaFirst SundaysBalboa
Monday Night Practice/New School SwingMondaysSwing
Bluesy TuesyTuesdaysBlues
Blues Union BostonThursdaysBlues
Uptown Swing DanceSaturdaysSwing
Dance BostonTues, Thurs, SundaysSwing
Swing CitySaturdaysSwing
Argentino Tango Break WednesdaysTango
Practilonga CaminitoSundaysTango
Tango Bar3rd FridayTango
La Milonga 3rd SaturdayTango
Late Night Cambalache Milonga4th SaturdayTango
Cafe Tango Milonga / Milonga Velvito5th SaturdayTango
Bachata MondaysMondaysSalsa, Latin
Friday Night SalsaFridaysSalsa, Latin
Saturday Night SalsaSaturdaysSalsa, Latin
Dancing with WheelsAdapted ballroom
Wheelchair Ballroom
Dance
contact ayin@partners.orgAdapted ballroom
Porteño y Bailarín 5th FridayTango
Ballroom NightSaturdaysBallroom
West Coast Swing NightMondaysswing
Argentine Milonga NightFridaysTango
Night OutSundays, check datesBallroom, salsaYes
Scottish Dancing

Scottish Country DancingYes
Tuesday Jam

First TuesdayContact Improv
Sunday Class/Jam

SundaysContact Improv
Practicando Artango

SaturdaysTango
Be Method

SaturdaysDeep Stretching and Body Conditioning
Open Dance

FridaysOpen outdoor dance
I-Opener Dance

Second SundaysFree style outdoor dance
Tango by Moonlight
TangoYes
Tango in the Park
SaturdaysTango
Dance for ParkinsonsVarious AdaptedYes
Wheelchair DanceFitContact wheelchairdance@yahoo.comAdapted, ZumbaYes
Ballroom PartiesFridays, call for datesBallroom