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New England Regional

Dance Resources

November-December 2011

Among the organizations that lead and/or promote social dancing in New England:

 

http://www.havetodance.com

A fairly comprehensive resource for regional swing dances. Also good contact information for other dance forms, including tango, hustle, and salsa

 

www.salsaboston.com

Great for finding lessons, clubs, and performances. (See dance lessons section for venues outside of Boston.)

 

www.arnb.org/Northeast.php

Cajun/Zydeco music and dance

 

http://wadabo.blogspot.com

West African dance and music classes and events, primarily in Boston

 

www.dne.org

Dance New England is an umbrella group that coordinates free-form dances. The website also has an extensive list of other kinds of dances to join.

www.jehkulu.org/contact.html

Dance and drumming classes, performances, and festivals in and around Burlington, Vermont

 

www.facone.org (the Folk Arts Center of New England), www.folkdancing.org (the Folk Dance Association), and www.neffa.org (the New England Folk Festival Association), all offer details on international folk dancing and music venues.

 

www.earthdance.net

Earthdance, based near Northhampton, Massachusetts, offers classes, workshops, and events with an emphasis on dance and interdisciplinary somatic arts that “focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.”

 

www.zumba.com/en-US/about

The trademarked dance fitness program Zumba, performed to international music with a heavy Latin American sound

 

www.niaboston.com

The site lists classes, teachers, and workshops.

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