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Wanna Dance? MASSABDA has something for everyone

Social Dances

Great music, refreshments and exhibitions are all regular features of MASSABDA dances.

Dance seminars

From the one day Workshops to a getaway weekend Winter Dance Camp, MASSABDA gives you the opportunity to learn from some of the top coaches in North America. Whether you are a just starting out or have been dancing for years there's always something new to learn!


The MASSABDA bi-monthly newsletter keeps you up to date on the area's dance activities. Delivered right to your door is the latest information including an opening letter by board a member, articles of interest to local dancers, member profiles, news, activities, a calendar of upcoming events, announcements, and advertisements regarding dance.

National Ballroom Dance Week

During National Ballroom Dance Week MASSABDA promotes ballroom dancing with the Fall Classic, a day of workshops, dining, performances and a gala social dance. MASSabda also works with  numerous ballroom venues all around Boston. In 1998 MASSABDA also organized 12 weekends of dancing at the Mall at Chestnut Hill! Come watch some great exhibitions, or volunteer to put on a show of your own. Contact NBDW coordinator for information.


MASSABDA is the sponsor for periodic local and regional ballroom dance competitions.


MASSABDA sponsors a number of programs in an effort to reach out to those who would like to dance.

For local seniors, there are monthly ballroom dance demonstrations in area retirement and nursing homes, as well occasional special events. During 1997 outreach coordinator Emma Lee organized 3 "Senior Golden Opportunities" Ballroom Showcases with the Harvard Health Plan at local Hotel ballrooms in Braintree, Needham, and Worcester.

The general outreach program encourages year-round ballroom showcases. MASSABDA dancers have been regularly featured at Boston International Dance Festival, the Boston Public Library, Worcester's Mechanics Hall, "Springtime" at the Mall at Chestnut Hill, Boston's "First Night" and many other events.

Our Mission statement summarizes what we are all about.

MASSABDA welcomes new members and visitors to the area. For more information, drop a note to any of our officers.