Dancers at a queer country social


Gays for Patsy is the place for LGBTS (queer) folks to get together to socialize, two-step, line dance, east and west coast swing, waltz, and more to contemporary country, pop, and R&B in a supportive environment for more than 25 years!

Spring is flying by

Bob da prez Sweeney
“da prez”

Hard to believe we’re thinking June dates! We’ve twoQueer Country Social dances in June, our Boston Pride, Friday, June 12, and our season closing dance, Saturday, June 20 (see below). Then We are off for the summer (’cause no one wants to dance in the un-air conditioned hall). I’ll try to add country events so be sure to feast yer eyes on more queer-friendly dance opportunities and our calendar around the Boston area. See the sidebar for our Facebook links, email signup, and queer country meetup. Hope to see ya on the dance floor!

Queer Country Social Dances

Friday, June 12,  2015 • 7–11 pm • Saturday, June 20,  2015 • 6:30–11 pm
Admission: $12 General/$8 GFP member
First Church of Jamaica Plain • 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
(side entrance of church across from The Footlight Club).

  • Lessons: 6:30-8 pm  (7-8 pm on June 12)
    • 6:30-7 pm: Basic Two Step  (this will be from 7-7:30 on June 12)
    • 7-7:30 pm: Beyond the Basics (there is no beyond the basics lesson on June 12)
    • 7:30-8 pm: Line dance
  • Social dancing: 8-11 pm

Join a bunch of smilin’ folks (I can say this ’cause at the last dance I saw a whole bunch of smilin’, grinnin’, laughin’, socializin’ and lots of other in’s) two steppin’, west (and east) coast swingin’, waltzin’, line dancein’, cha-chain’, and more to contemporary country, r&b, and pop music (couldn’t figure how to work in more in’s in that last bit). All for a low cover of $12 (includes the less’ns).

No partner necessary! Just come on by and there will be lots of partners to swing (or be swung) by.

What?!?!?! You don’t know how to dance? Don’t you fret none, we all began with two left feet. Don’t you fret none, we’ll learn ya. We got a basic two step at the beginning of the night and a whole bunch of folks that will help you. We are also going to be teaching basic cha-cha, waltz, and west-coast during the year, so keep an eye peeled (okay, thinking about that turn of phrase, “eyes peeled” is not such a great metaphor). Take a chance, have fun, and I think you’ll be hooked (I certainly was).

Social dancing starts at 8 pm and goes until 11 pm with our DJ. FYI, This is a nonalcoholic venue (’cause it’s a church, y’all).

Our Calendar

  • Friday, June 12, 2015: Pride Dance •  7-11 pm
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015: Season closer • 6:30-11 pm
  • Thursday-Sunday, July 2-5, 2015: Annual Hoedown in Montreal! Five days of dancing, learning, socializing, and exploring.

We also have a few other places (like Americana Mondays and Dirty Water Saloon) you can go for more dancing.