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Social Dances in Rhode Island


Last update July 17, 2009

Dance By Date
August 2009

ballroom, latin, salsa, swing, tango, country, hustle, contra, cajun, zydeco and social dances

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AUGUST 2009



Friday August 1, 2009

Ballroom
PB&J Ballroom Dance


Barrington Democratic Club
86 Roffe Street
Barrington RI
Price: $10.00
Time: 8pm swing Lesson/830pm-11pm Dance
Dress: Cocktail Attire
Floor: Hardwood
Information: 401-245-1119
Email:
http://www.nelialawton.net/entertainment.html

Join Nelia Lawton at Barrington's only ballroom dance. Price includes lesson, refreshments and recorded music.

Dances are held the first Friday of every month.

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Saturday August 1, 2009

Swing
The Fabulous Thunderbirds at the Knick


The Knickerbocker Cafe
35 Railroad Avenue
Westerly, RI
Time: 8pm to 1230am
Price: $30.00 (or $70.00 for 3 nights 7/31,8/1,8/2)
Phone: 401-596-4225
Website: http://theknickerbockercafe.com
Band Website: http://www.fabulousthunderbirds.com

The 2nd of 3 fabulous days of the Fabulous Thunderbirds with with Special Guest Horn Section: Greg Piccolo and Doug James. The historic Knickerbocker features a wood dance floor, bar and restaurant.

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Sunday August 2, 2009

Swing
The Fabulous Thunderbirds at the Knick


The Knickerbocker Cafe
35 Railroad Avenue
Westerly, RI
Time: 8pm to 1230am
Price: $30.00 (or $70.00 for 3 nights 7/31,8/1,8/2)
Phone: 401-596-4225
Website: http://theknickerbockercafe.com
Band Website: http://www.fabulousthunderbirds.com

The last of 3 fabulous days of the Fabulous Thunderbirds with with with opening act Grayson Hugh with Polly Esser. The historic Knickerbocker features a wood dance floor, bar and restaurant.

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Tuesday August 4, 2009

Salsa
Strictly Salsa Tuesdays


Olive's
108 North Main Street
Providence RI
7pm to 8pm and 8pm to 9pm lesson
9pm - 1am Dance
Price: $3.00 cover
Information Jeannie Oki at 1-401-941-8008 or email
Website: http://www.olivesri.com

Beginners are invited to jump right in!
Free parking in rear lot.

Dances are held every Tuesday

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Wednesday August 5, 2009

Argentine Tango
Providence Tango Practica


Providence Tango
99 South Bend Street
Between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Time: 7pm-930pm
Price: $5.00
Phone 401-273-2855
Email:
Website: www.providencetango.com

Come practice your Tango. Drop-ins welcome. No partner necessary.
Practica every Wednesday

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Wednesday August 5, 2009

Swing
Cape Verdean Club Swing Dance


Cape Verdean Club
329 Grosvenor Avenue
East Providence RI
Time: 7pm-11pm/Beginner lesson at 715pm
Cover: $7.00
Phone: 401-434-9612

Wednesday is swing night at the Cape Verdean Club featuring the exciting sound of Loaded Dice with a DJ to keep the joint hoppin between sets.

Weekly dance held most Wednesdays

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Thursday August 6, 2009

Swing
Bread and Butter Jam


Providence Tango Mill
99 South Bend Street
Between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Time: 815pm til 1130pm, 930pm short intermediate swing lesson
Price: $5.00 general, $2.00 students & low income
Phone: 401-365-7700
Email:
Website: http://www.providenceswings.com

Please drop in! Friendly atmosphere! Newcomers welcome! No partner necessary!
Everyone is encouraged to bring a clean pair of shoes to change into so that we can keep the dance floor beautiful. If the parking lot is full, park in the Jenks Junior High School lot across the street.

Providence Swings host the Bread and Butter Jam on all Thursdays but Nov 26, Dec 24, and Dec 31

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Thursday August 6, 2009

Swing
Narragansett Towers Summer Dance


35 Ocean Rd
Narragansett, RI
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Price: $15.00, kids 9 and under are free
Phone: 401-782-2597
Email:
Website: http://www.thetowersri.com
Band Website: http://www.rogerceresi.com

Weekly summer dance with wood floor and gorgeous ocean view seeks dancers of all ages for perfect union of music and movement. Tonight Roger Ceresi plays swing and rock n roll (and most of that is swingeable).

Dances: Thursdays during the summer and occasional Sunday dances during the year
Full Schedule

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Friday August 7, 2009

Argentine Tango
The Tango Incident - A Potluck Milonga


99 South Bend Street
Between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Time: 730-830pm 2 lessons one for intermediates ($15.00) one for beginners (free) both an hour
830pm-930pm pratica - all welcome
930pm-12am Dance
Price: $10 for dance, or $5.00 if you bring a food dish (real food, not chips or soda)
Or $5 if you bring a dish (real food not chips or soda)
Phone 401-273-2855
Email:
Website: www.providencetango.com

Come dance some argentine tango, valz, and milonga. Beginners and singles are welcome.

Friday Dances with alternative and traditional music.

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Saturday August 8, 2009

Ballroom
K&S Ballroom Dance


Knights of Columbus Hall
1047 Park Ave
Cranston RI
Time: 630pm to 1130pm, Lesson(s) 630pm-8pm, Dance 8pm-1130pm
Lessons: 630pm- 715pm Beginner, 715pm-8pm Intermediate
Price: $15.00 includes coffee,tea, pastry, pizza,and lesson
Dress: No jeans please
Information: Kathy at 401-821-4108

Website: http://www.kandsmusic.net

Rhode Island's biggest monthly ballroom dance!
3,600 sq ft wood floor and its all smoke free! Singles tables available.
Saturday Dances usually held twice a month
Upcoming dances - August 22,29, 2009
See riDance's K&S listing for the complete schedule

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Tuesday August 11, 2009

Salsa
Strictly Salsa Tuesdays


Olive's
108 North Main Street
Providence RI
7pm to 8pm and 8pm to 9pm lesson
9pm - 1am Dance
Price: $3.00 cover
Information Jeannie Oki at 1-401-941-8008 or email
Website: http://www.olivesri.com

Beginners are invited to jump right in!
Free parking in rear lot.

Dances are held every Tuesday

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Wednesday August 12, 2009

Argentine Tango
Providence Tango Practica


Providence Tango
99 South Bend Street
Between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Time: 7pm-930pm
Price: $5.00
Phone 401-273-2855
Email:
Website: www.providencetango.com

Come practice your Tango. Drop-ins welcome. No partner necessary.
Practica every Wednesday

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Wednesday August 12, 2009

Swing
Cape Verdean Club Swing Dance


Cape Verdean Club
329 Grosvenor Avenue
East Providence RI
Time: 7pm-11pm/Beginner lesson at 715pm
Cover: $7.00
Phone: 401-434-9612

Wednesday is swing night at the Cape Verdean Club featuring the exciting sound of Loaded Dice with a DJ to keep the joint hoppin between sets.

Weekly dance held most Wednesdays

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Thursday August 13, 2009

Ballroom
East Bay Ballroom Dance Party


15 Fenner Avenue
Newport, RI
Time: 7pm to 10pm
7pm to 840pm dance class, 840pm to 10pm dance
Price: $15.00 lesson and dance, $5.00 dance only
Phone: 401-849-5678
Email:
Website: http://www.eastbayballroom.com

Ballroom dance with bar service available and free parking.
Dances: Most Thursdays, special dances held on Sundays

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Thursday August 13, 2009

Latin, Salsa, Merengue
Narragansett Towers Summer Dance


35 Ocean Rd
Narragansett, RI
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Price: $12.00, kids 9 and under are free
Phone: 401-782-2597
Email:
Website: http://www.thetowersri.com
Band Website: http://www.santamamba.com

Weekly summer dance with wood floor and gorgeous ocean view seeks dancers of all ages for perfect union of music and movement. Tonight Santa Mamba plays many Latin rhythms including salsa, merengue and more. (this band sounds really good)

Dances: Thursdays during the summer and occasional Sunday dances during the year
Full Schedule

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Thursday August 13, 2009

Swing
Bread and Butter Jam


Providence Tango Mill
99 South Bend Street
Between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Time: 815pm til 1130pm, 930pm short intermediate swing lesson
Price: $5.00 general, $2.00 students & low income
Phone: 401-365-7700
Email:
Website: http://www.providenceswings.com

Please drop in! Friendly atmosphere! Newcomers welcome! No partner necessary!
Everyone is encouraged to bring a clean pair of shoes to change into so that we can keep the dance floor beautiful. If the parking lot is full, park in the Jenks Junior High School lot across the street.

Providence Swings host the Bread and Butter Jam on all Thursdays but Nov 26, Dec 24, and Dec 31

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Friday August 14, 2009

Argentine Tango
The Tango Incident - A Potluck Milonga


99 South Bend Street
Between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Time: 730-830pm 2 lessons one for intermediates ($15.00) one for beginners (free) both an hour
830pm-930pm pratica - all welcome
930pm-12am Dance
Price: $10 for dance, or $5.00 if you bring a food dish (real food, not chips or soda)
Or $5 if you bring a dish (real food not chips or soda)
Phone 401-273-2855
Email:
Website: www.providencetango.com

Come dance some argentine tango, valz, and milonga. Beginners and singles are welcome.

Friday Dances with alternative and traditional music.

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Friday August 14, 2009

Ska & Reggae
Soul Shot with Screwdriver Lindo at the Knick


The Knickerbocker Cafe
35 Railroad Avenue
Westerly, RI
Time: 9pm to 1230am
Price: $8.00
Phone: 401-596-4225
Website: http://theknickerbockercafe.com
Band Website: http://www.myspace.com/soulshot

Soul Shot plays ska, reggae and soul shot. The historic Knickerbocker features a wood dance floor, bar and restaurant.

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Saturday August 15, 2009

Swing
Sugar Ray and The Bluetones at the Knick


The Knickerbocker Cafe
35 Railroad Avenue
Westerly, RI
Time: 9pm to 1230am
Price: $15.00
Phone: 401-596-4225
Website: http://theknickerbockercafe.com
Band Website: http://www.sugarrayandthebluetones.com

Sugar Ray and The Bluetones play their great swing music. The historic Knickerbocker features a wood dance floor, bar and restaurant.

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Tuesday August 18, 2009

Ballroom & Social Dance
Cavalcade of Bands Summer Dance


Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
Rhodes Way
off Broad Street
Cranston RI 02905
Time: Doors open 6:15pm, Dancing 6:30 to 10:30pm
Price: Mail order $10.00, $15.00 at the door
Information & tickets: 401-941-2717
Rhodes On the Pawtuxet: 401-785-4333
Website: http://www.promusicri.org
Driving Directions: http://www.rhodesonthepawtuxet.com/contact.cfm

Come Dance! Continuous bands playing in two different rooms. Dancing in the main ballroom, the foyer or the balcony.
In the Ballroom:
Emcee Bill Melone (WRIU 90.3 fm) will introduce the Drew Corcoran Ensemble and the Duke Belaire 15 piece dance orchestra.
In the Foyer:
Emcee Larry Perlman will present the Tony Cipolla Quartet. the Shawn Monteiro Group, the John Badessa Band and the Jim Porcella Group.

Send check at $10.00 per person made out to Providence Federation of Musicians along with your name, address, phone and email to: Providence Federation of Musicians, 681 Park Avenue, Suite 11, Cranston RI 02910. Check MUST be received by August 14, 2009. Any check received after that time will NOT be honored.

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Tuesday August 18, 2009

Salsa
Strictly Salsa Tuesdays


Olive's
108 North Main Street
Providence RI
7pm to 8pm and 8pm to 9pm lesson
9pm - 1am Dance
Price: $3.00 cover
Information Jeannie Oki at 1-401-941-8008 or email
Website: http://www.olivesri.com

Beginners are invited to jump right in!
Free parking in rear lot.

Dances are held every Tuesday

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Wednesday August 19, 2009

Argentine Tango
Providence Tango Practica


Providence Tango
99 South Bend Street
Between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Time: 7pm-930pm
Price: $5.00
Phone 401-273-2855
Email:
Website: www.providencetango.com

Come practice your Tango. Drop-ins welcome. No partner necessary.
Practica every Wednesday

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Wednesday August 19, 2009

Argentine Tango
Monday Tango Practica


Providence Tango
99 South Bend Street
Between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Time: 7pm-930pm
Price: $5.00
Phone 401-273-2855
Email:
Website: www.providencetango.com

Come practice your Tango. Drop-ins welcome. No partner necessary.
Practica every Wednesday

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Wednesday August 19, 2009

Swing
Cape Verdean Club Swing Dance


Cape Verdean Club
329 Grosvenor Avenue
East Providence RI
Time: 7pm-11pm/Beginner lesson at 715pm
Cover: $7.00
Phone: 401-434-9612

Wednesday is swing night at the Cape Verdean Club featuring the exciting sound of Loaded Dice with a DJ to keep the joint hoppin between sets.

Weekly dance held most Wednesdays

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Thursday August 20, 2009

Ballroom
East Bay Ballroom Dance Party


15 Fenner Avenue
Newport, RI
Time: 7pm to 10pm
7pm to 840pm dance class, 840pm to 10pm dance
Price: $15.00 lesson and dance, $5.00 dance only
Phone: 401-849-5678
Email:
Website: http://www.eastbayballroom.com

Ballroom dance with bar service available and free parking.
Dances: Most Thursdays, special dances held on Sundays

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Thursday August 20, 2009

Swing
Bread and Butter Jam


Providence Tango Mill
99 South Bend Street
Between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Time: 815pm til 1130pm, 930pm short intermediate swing lesson
Price: $5.00 general, $2.00 students & low income
Phone: 401-365-7700
Email:
Website: http://www.providenceswings.com

Please drop in! Friendly atmosphere! Newcomers welcome! No partner necessary!
Everyone is encouraged to bring a clean pair of shoes to change into so that we can keep the dance floor beautiful. If the parking lot is full, park in the Jenks Junior High School lot across the street.

Providence Swings host the Bread and Butter Jam on all Thursdays but Nov 26, Dec 24, and Dec 31

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Thursday August 20, 2009

Swing & Cajun
Narragansett Towers Summer Dance


35 Ocean Rd
Narragansett, RI
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Price: $15.00, kids 9 and under are free
Phone: 401-782-2597
Email:
Website: http://www.thetowersri.com
Band Website: http://www.redstickramblers.com

Weekly summer dance with wood floor and gorgeous ocean view seeks dancers of all ages for perfect union of music and movement. Tonight Red Stick Ramblers play Cajun, Gypsy Swing, and Texas Swing.

Dances: Thursdays during the summer and occasional Sunday dances during the year
Full Schedule

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Friday August 21, 2009

Argentine Tango
The Tango Incident - A Potluck Milonga


99 South Bend Street
Between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Time: 730-830pm 2 lessons one for intermediates ($15.00) one for beginners (free) both an hour
830pm-930pm pratica - all welcome
930pm-12am Dance
Price: $10 for dance, or $5.00 if you bring a food dish (real food, not chips or soda)
Or $5 if you bring a dish (real food not chips or soda)
Phone 401-273-2855
Email:
Website: www.providencetango.com

Come dance some argentine tango, valz, and milonga. Beginners and singles are welcome.

Friday Dances with alternative and traditional music.

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Saturday August 22, 2009

Ballroom
K&S Ballroom Dance


Knights of Columbus Hall
1047 Park Ave
Cranston RI
Time: 630pm to 1130pm, Lesson(s) 630pm-8pm, Dance 8pm-1130pm
Lessons: 630pm- 715pm Beginner, 715pm-8pm Intermediate
Price: $15.00 includes coffee,tea, pastry, pizza,and lesson
Dress: No jeans please
Information: Kathy at 401-821-4108

Website: http://www.kandsmusic.net

Rhode Island's biggest monthly ballroom dance!
3,600 sq ft wood floor and its all smoke free! Singles tables available.
Saturday Dances usually held twice a month
Upcoming dances - August 29, September 12, 26, 2009
See riDance's K&S listing for the complete schedule

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Tuesday August 25, 2009

Salsa
Strictly Salsa Tuesdays


Olive's
108 North Main Street
Providence RI
7pm to 8pm and 8pm to 9pm lesson
9pm - 1am Dance
Price: $3.00 cover
Information Jeannie Oki at 1-401-941-8008 or email
Website: http://www.olivesri.com

Beginners are invited to jump right in!
Free parking in rear lot.

Dances are held every Tuesday

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Wednesday August 26, 2009

Argentine Tango
Providence Tango Practica


Providence Tango
99 South Bend Street
Between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Time: 7pm-930pm
Price: $5.00
Phone 401-273-2855
Email:
Website: www.providencetango.com

Come practice your Tango. Drop-ins welcome. No partner necessary.
Practica every Wednesday

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Wednesday August 26, 2009

Swing
Cape Verdean Club Swing Dance


Cape Verdean Club
329 Grosvenor Avenue
East Providence RI
Time: 7pm-11pm/Beginner lesson at 715pm
Cover: $7.00
Phone: 401-434-9612

Wednesday is swing night at the Cape Verdean Club featuring the exciting sound of Loaded Dice with a DJ to keep the joint hoppin between sets.

Weekly dance held most Wednesdays

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Thursday August 27, 2009

Ballroom
East Bay Ballroom Dance Party


15 Fenner Avenue
Newport, RI
Time: 7pm to 10pm
7pm to 840pm dance class, 840pm to 10pm dance
Price: $15.00 lesson and dance, $5.00 dance only
Phone: 401-849-5678
Email:
Website: http://www.eastbayballroom.com

Ballroom dance with bar service available and free parking.
Dances: Most Thursdays, special dances held on Sundays

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Thursday August 27, 2009

Country, Swing (maybe) & Freestyle
Narragansett Towers Summer Dance


35 Ocean Rd
Narragansett, RI
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Price: $15.00, kids 9 and under are free
Phone: 401-782-2597
Email:
Website: http://www.thetowersri.com
Band Website: http://www.myspace.com/thenouveauhonkies

Weekly summer dance with wood floor and gorgeous ocean view seeks dancers of all ages for perfect union of music and movement. Tonight Nouveau Honkies plays Honky Tonk

Dances: Thursdays during the summer and occasional Sunday dances during the year
Full Schedule

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Thursday August 27, 2009

Swing
Bread and Butter Jam


Providence Tango Mill
99 South Bend Street
Between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Time: 815pm til 1130pm, 930pm short intermediate swing lesson
Price: $5.00 general, $2.00 students & low income
Phone: 401-365-7700
Email:
Website: http://www.providenceswings.com

Please drop in! Friendly atmosphere! Newcomers welcome! No partner necessary!
Everyone is encouraged to bring a clean pair of shoes to change into so that we can keep the dance floor beautiful. If the parking lot is full, park in the Jenks Junior High School lot across the street.

Providence Swings host the Bread and Butter Jam on all Thursdays but Nov 26, Dec 24, and Dec 31

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Friday August 28, 2009

Argentine Tango
The Tango Incident - A Potluck Milonga


99 South Bend Street
Between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Time: 730-830pm 2 lessons one for intermediates ($15.00) one for beginners (free) both an hour
830pm-930pm pratica - all welcome
930pm-12am Dance
Price: $10 for dance, or $5.00 if you bring a food dish (real food, not chips or soda)
Or $5 if you bring a dish (real food not chips or soda)
Phone 401-273-2855
Email:
Website: www.providencetango.com

Come dance some argentine tango, valz, and milonga. Beginners and singles are welcome.

Friday Dances with alternative and traditional music.

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Saturday August 29, 2009

Ballroom
K&S Ballroom Dance


Knights of Columbus Hall
1047 Park Ave
Cranston RI
Time: 630pm to 1130pm, Lesson(s) 630pm-8pm, Dance 8pm-1130pm
Lessons: 630pm- 715pm Beginner, 715pm-8pm Intermediate
Price: $15.00 includes coffee,tea, pastry, pizza,and lesson
Dress: No jeans please
Information: Kathy at 401-821-4108

Website: http://www.kandsmusic.net

Rhode Island's biggest monthly ballroom dance!
3,600 sq ft wood floor and its all smoke free! Singles tables available.
Saturday Dances usually held twice a month
Upcoming dances - September 12, 26, 2009
See riDance's K&S listing for the complete schedule

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Saturday August 29, 2009

Swing
The Swingin 88's


Brightridge Hall
Brightridge Avenue
(off Warren Ave)
East Providence RI
Time: 7pm-1130pm, Beginner lesson 715pm-745pm
Price: $8.00 general, $6.00 for students with id
Cash bar, non smoking Hall
For more information call 508-222-2185
Or email
Website: http://www.swingin88s.com

TV not working? Stop kicking it and come out and have fun with us!

Rock n Roll to the music of DJ ShawneeMac!

Upcoming dances: September 26, October 31, November 28, December 26

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