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East Coast Swing Intermediate: Do It Your Way!
Instructor Liz Nania, Director of OUT to Dance. It gets even better! Join us for an exhilarating West Coast Swing Intermediate class. West Coast Swing is danced to more contemporary pop music than any other dance, so get ready to dazzle 'em on the dance floor. If you're very comfortable with the basics, you'll learn traveling steps, whip variations, awesome combinations, and you'll shine up your technique.
West Coast Swing is much more fun than ever when you know a few flashy tricks and gain solid confidence. End your weekend on a high note! (Want to join this class but need to know more basics? Do one or more private lessons first; call Liz to arrange it.) No partner necessary. Add a second or third class to your dance night out and save $15 per additional class! Click here for a taste of our favorite West Coast Swing music and more info.
This is our last LGBT Sunday class term til September; but you can join our queer-friendly Monday beginners' classes in June.
Free make-up class if you need to miss a class
Full 60-minute classes, with practice opportunities
Free parking, and T accessible
Super-friendly, comfortable atmosphere; stress-free, no attitudes :)
20+ years experience proudly teaching dance for the GLBT and queer community, (as well as for the rest of the world!)
Very affordable rates
Guaranteed value: learn to dance and love it, or take your class again for free!
OUT to Dance was awarded an "A" rating and Super Service Award from Angie's list (awarded to only 5% of businesses.)
If you are going to be taking 2 or more 8-week dance classes in a term, (either LGBT or dance classes for everybody) receive $15.00 off your second (and/or third) class per person (not per couple) by checking the "Apply Second Class Discount" for the ADDITIONAL dance class(es) only! (Workshops excluded.) Plus, if you register for a dance class at least one week in advance, you will automatically receive an additional $10 discount per class!
Register and pay online using your credit card with PayPal, or
mail a check payable to OUT to Dance to 6 Quarley Rd., Roslindale,
Click the "Add to Cart" button above for automated online registration. If you encounter any difficulty, call us at 617-363-0029. No refunds after the first class, but you can transfer to any other class.
(Queer-friendly classes are open to all, not just LGBT folks): Upcoming Monday evening dance classes include Hip Hop, Belly Dance, Ballroom, Salsa and Merengue, Pop Culture, Swing, and more. See our "Classes for Everybody" page!
Sign up for our once-a-month email news and specify either GLBT classes, or both LGBT classes and Classes for Everybody.
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Liz Nania, director of OUT to Dance, was the recipient of the Lesbian and Gay Achievement Award at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center for outstanding contributions to the health and well-being of the LGBT community outside the medical center. She received this award to honor her many years of groundbreaking work teaching and organizing dance for GLBT individuals.
Also, OUT to Dance got an "A" rating and Super Service Award on Angie's List, only awarded to 5% of businesses!
"I recall my well-meaning sisters scoffing when I said I was too embarrassed to take conventional dance classes. They didn't understand how it feels to be the only gay/ transgendered person in a room, especially in the traditionally gendered atmosphere of dance class. You were Fred or Ginger according to your birth certificate--period. OUT To Dance classes changed all of that for many people for the first time."
Kathleen A. Carbone from Somerville, MA
“John and I have become totally addicted
to these classes. It's a really fun date night out for us, and
as a bonus, we've made some new friends. Who knew?"
John and Justin from the North Shore, MA
"I drive from Worcester to West Roxbury for these awesome classes, and my friend drives from New Hampshire. That says a lot about what a great time we have!"
Sherry P. from Worcester, MA
“We felt totally comfortable dancing as partners
in a dance class full of other same-sex dancers; what a relief.
Plus, we made several new friends. What a blast!”
Denise and Pat from Cambridge, MA
We were afraid the song we
picked would be hard for us with four left feet. But, all it took
was one lesson from you and our wedding dance was awesome. You
helped calm our nerves by teaching us the basics like
leading and following (who knew that two leads is one too many!). On the Big Day we remembered your instructions and we looked elegant. We even slipped in the twirls you taught us and people cheered! Thank you, Liz!
Director of "The Gay Marriage Thing"
Dave and I have been participating in dance classes for the past almost 3 years. It is a real blast and a great way to spend a couple of hours on Sunday night. We have made really amazing friendships there and the teacher, Liz Nania, is incredible. It's a completely non-threatening environment and many of the people we have met there will be dear friends for a long time to come. BTW, much of the music we learn to dance to are pieces heard in clubs today! Yep, the sound may be different, but the beat is there. It won't be long 'til we're featured on Dancing With The Stars! Right!!
Paul Weeks, Hudson, NH
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Imagine the best vacation of your life: Latin dancing, art and cultural excursions in Mexico! Immerse yourself in the joys of Latin dancing at one of the most beautiful and arts-oriented locales in Latin America, Casa de los Artistas. Expect a sunny mid-70s to low 80s climate while dancing in the Casa open air studio overlooking the ocean, river and village.
Salsa dancing will be our main focus, and you'll also enjoy some merengue, cha cha and rhumba to expand your Latin dance experience. You'll see how the steps in each of the dances overlap, so you'll learn even faster than you imagined, and definitely at your own pace in our small-group setting; it's like taking private lessons, but with fun new friends!
Whether you have only dreamed of Latin dancing or you have a little experience, you'll learn lots of exhilarating dance moves in this immersion week. You'll also enjoy some fantastic evenings of dancing at our party at the Casa for friends and locals, and our night out at the salsa club in town which features a live band. No partner or dance experience is needed. (You are encouraged, but not required, to change partners during dance classes.) If you already know a little Latin dance, you'll get a good review and definitely learn some fun new moves. Both heterosexual folks and LGBT folks are all encouraged to join the fun. (Puerto Vallarta is home to one of the largest GLBT communities in Mexico, so people of all sexual orientations will feel comfortable in the salsa club and in town.)
After a delicious breakfast, you'll enjoy three hours of Latin dance classes every morning. Then get ready for a mouthwatering Mexican lunch prepared by the wonderful Casa chef Ruby and her assistants.
Take the afternoons to enjoy exciting excursions provided by your hosts, or go on your own to explore the incredible natural beauty, beaches, local culture, cafés and shops, or just take a siesta in your private ocean-side room. After dinner at a local restaurant on the beach, enjoy an evening of a dance party with the locals on the premises, a night out at the salsa club with a live band, or simple lounging and good conversation.
The Casa is not a four-star luxury chain hotel, nor does it want to be; it is however a Five Star Retreat Center. It is located on a mountainside and you may walk up 20 or 25 steps to your ocean-side room. You will walk a woodsy uneven path for 5 to 10 minutes in the evenings to a local restaurant. The town is paved in cobblestones. You will hear the natural sounds of the sea and tropical birds. It's all very safe and friendly, a place where women do not fear taking strolls at night, but individuals with mobility questions may want this information.
(Your non-dancing partner is also welcome.)
Juicy vacation details: click here!
When joining our LGBT and queer dance classes or private lessons, note that our OUT to Dance studio locations in West Roxbury and Roslindale are within twenty minutes of downtown Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Brighton, Allston, Brookline, Newton, Chestnut Hill, Dedham, Norwood, Needham, Westwood, Milton and Quincy; and within 25 to 35 minutes of Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Wellesley, Natick, Waltham, Braintree, Brockton, Stoughton, Canton, Foxboro, Weymouth and surrounding towns. We are also less than an hour from Providence, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Central Mass.
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