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Two Step 4: Intermediate & More- Sun. Sept. 28-Nov. 23 , 7-8 pm, 8 classes. (No class Oct. 12, Columbus Day weekend.) West Roxbury School of Dance.
Instructor Liz Nania, Director of OUT to Dance. Add the really fancy stuff to your two-steppin'! If you know about 8 or more moves, you're ready to become one of those really impressive dancers; (you know; the ones you watch and envy!) Learn cool promenade variations, some fancy spins, and more; and we'll also get a taste of some elegant country waltz moves. This exciting class will boost your dance confidence bigtime. Two Step Intermediate will not be offered again for awhile, so don't miss the huge fun! No partner necessary. (Add a second or third class to your dance night out and save another $15 on additional classes!) (Want to join this class but need to know more basics? Do one or two private lessons first; call Liz to arrange it.) Beat the Sunday night blues and join us!
Rockin' Swing/Lindy- Sun. Sept. 28-Nov. 23, 8-9 pm, 8 classes. (No class Oct. 12, Columbus Day weekend.) West Roxbury School of Dance.
Instructor Liz Nania, Director of OUT to Dance. If you're ready for one of the most exhilarating and fun dance experiences of your life, you need to join us for Rockin' Swing/Lindy. You'll wish you hadn't waited so long! Swing (also known as Lindy Hop or East Coast Swing) is one of the easiest dances, so you'll progress surprisingly quickly into the fancy and flashy stuff, whether you are a complete novice to dancing, or you already know some swing. Swing is danced to a huge variety of music, and besides parties, clubs and weddings, there are so many places to swing dance, (including Swingtime, the LGBT dance venue.) Build your dancing confidence and have the time of your life. Swing is the happiest dance around; I dare you to try and worry while swinging! No partner necessary. End your weekend with a big smile and join us!
(P.S. If you've already been to Swingtime, the LGBT monthly dance, and learned some beginning swing steps there, this class will take you way beyond what you've learned so far. The more you know, the more fun it is!)
Liz is an exceptional dance instructor. She can turn the most skeptical "two left feeter" into a dancer in no time. Her ability to put you at ease is legendary. Her classes are always fun, educational and a great value. These classes are worth the drive from anywhere. Ciara Gogan, Quincy, MA
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LGBT Dance Lessons for Beginners: by Liz Nania, director of OUT to Dance. 8-9 pm, first Sat. of every month, October thru June, at Swingtime in Brookline.
No partner needed, just drop in! Take a simple beginner dance lesson, meet some fun new people, then stay for two more hours of great dancing, all kinds of music, for GLBT folks and friends. Get lots more info here.
Gay-friendly Dance Classes: Join us Monday evenings for Ballroom, Salsa, Swing and more, in West Roxbury.
Get all the juicy details on upcoming LGBT-friendly classes here.
"One of Us" Book Launch party: Tue. Oct. 28, Club Cafe, 5:30-8 pm. Liz Nania, director of OUT to Dance, and Swingtime Co-founder and Committee Member, is interviewed in this book by Rudy Kikel.
"One of Us: LGBT Voices From New England" by Rudy Kikel is a new book of original interviews he conducted for his long-running column in Bay Windows. He picked 40 of his favorites, updated them, and created this fun book; a portion of the proceeeds will be donated to The History Project. It's available now for $10 at Calamus Book Store in Boston, and on Amazon.
LGBT folks 55+ : free merengue dance lesson! Join Liz at the Newton Senior Center, Tue. Oct. 28.
Learn the ultimate party dance! Merengue Dance Lesson with premier dance instructor Liz Nania, Director of OUT to Dance.
Open dance lesson for GLBT folks over 55; come at 6:30 for dinner, or 7:30 for the dance lesson. Free, and no partner needed!
Lesbians and Friends Dance for Mass. Breast Cancer Coalition: free merengue dance lesson! Join Liz at this not-to-be-missed event, Sat. Jan. 24, 8 pm, Holiday Inn, Brookline, MA.
This is a fantastic annual dance, packed with women, and full of fun: dance lesson, great music, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and silent auction. And this is Liz's most highly-recommended breast cancer prevention organization; they are stellar!
Merengue is the ultimate party dance, the easiest and most fun dance imaginable; it's perfect for both Latin and pop music, so you can dance it all night long! (Singles: great time to meet someone new. Couples: so romantic to dance together. :) No partner or experience needed; join the big fun, and support the most worthy organization in the world!
Wedding Dance Classes & Creative Slow Dancing Workshops for Couples
See our full listing of wedding dance workshops, classes and private lessons. Join us for fun, convenient 3-class workshops, or our 1 1/2 hr. single class session. Makes a wonderful wedding gift! Or join us to master some basic couple dance techniques with your sweetie.
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What Makes Us Different
Besides incredibly fun, top quality dance classes for beginners and beyond, we're proud to offer some benefits that set us apart from other studios:
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.)
Wedding Dance Classes
See our full listing of wedding dance workshops, classes and private lessons. These workshops are great for learning some techniques for creative slow dancing.
Save $15 Off Additional 8-Week Classes!
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,
Gay-Friendly Dance Classes:
(Queer-friendly classes are open to all, not just LGBT folks): Upcoming Monday evening dance classes include Hip Hop, Ballroom, Salsa and Merengue, Swing, and more. See our "Classes for Everybody" page!
Upcoming Classes and News
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We Are Award-Winning!
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!
Gay, Lesbian and Queer Dance Class Students Say:
"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, Somerville, MA
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
“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?"
"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!”
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
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Latin Dance Immersion: Salsa and More- near Puerto Vallarta with Liz, coming in Winter 2015-2016
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. Dates and details to be posted later this year.
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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