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The last few weeks of spring are an event worth celebrating, and what better way to celebrate than with a dance party? At these hip-shaking events around Boston you can bust out your best moves, for free.  

All events are listed chronologically. 💃 identifies the most anticipated dance events of the summer.

Created by Celina Colby.

Afrobeats Cardio with Shari

When: Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. 5/9 through 8/29

Where: Roxbury

Info: This Afrobeats centric workout dance class with Shari works up a sweat while you dance to contemporary Afrobeats hits. 

Beginner Salsa with Natalie

When: Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. 5/9 through 9/2

Where: South End

Info: During this one hour class you get the benefits of a workout while learning the basics of salsa dancing. No dance experience is necessary, the choreography is all designed for beginners.

Saborcito @ The Anchor: Salsa & Bachata

When: Every Monday at 6 p.m. 5/29 through 9/18

Where: Charlestown

Info: Sabor Latino, Salsa y Control, and DJ Hernan are coming together to make an unforgettable night of Latin dancing at The Anchor. Learn salsa and bachata techniques, swish your hips on the floor, and enjoy cocktails with a view of the Boston skyline.

Donna Summer Disco Party 💃

When: Friday, June 16, 6 p.m.

Where: City Hall Plaza

Info: Break out your sequins and dance the night away to music by Boston native and disco queen: Donna Summer. If skating is more your style, bust out the moves on the skating rink with a limited number of rentable skates offered.

Big Gay Dance Party 💃

When: Saturday, June 17, at 5 p.m.

Where: Union Square

Info: Celebrate Pride Month and get your dance on at this awesome dance party in Union Square. The theme this year is Space so wear your most other-worldly outfits. After you dance to the live DJs, shop LGBTQIA+ vendors at the on-site marketplace.

Love Conquers Ale Disco Dance Party

When: Friday, June 23, at 6 p.m.

Where: Jamaica Plain

Info: At Sam Adams’ Jamaica Plain Brewery you can celebrate Pride Month with a live DJ, boozy slushies, and their Pride Month beer release: Love Conquers Ale. Get inspired by two dance performances from Queens with a Mission and then move to the beat all night long.

City of Cambridge Dance Party 💃

When: Friday, June 23, 6 p.m.

Where: Cambridge City Hall

Info: This raucous dance party hosted by the City of Cambridge is finally back after pandemic shutdowns! A section of Central Square will be closed off from traffic while residents, literally, dance in the streets to live DJ music. 

Festivo: A Latin-Inspired Dance Party

When: Sunday, June 25, at 4 p.m.

Where: Zone 3

Info: Hosted by A Trike Called Funk and Soul Controller, this dance party brings together some of the biggest names in the Latin street and club dance community for a night of fun. Expect to hear music of all kinds from Funk,Hip Hop, and House with a Latin twist to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and more.

Salsa Dancing on the Row

When: Every other Friday at 6 p.m. 6/30 through 9/8

Where: Somerville

Info: New to salsa? Take this free bi-weekly salsa lesson at Assembly Row and then show off your skills at the dance party afterwards. More information about accompanying live music events to come.

Tito Puente Latin Music Series

When: Thursdays July 6-August 10 at 7 p.m.

Where: Around Boston

Info: In honor of Latin Music legend Tito Puente, bands will bring live music with strong salsa beats to parks around Boston this summer. As the bands play the audience can shake and twirl on the outdoor dance floor. At some concerts MetaMovements will provide free salsa lessons.

Dancing on the Charles Outdoor Dance Party

When: Saturday, July 15, 3 p.m.

Where: Cambridge

Info: Take your best moves to this eight hour outdoor dance party along the Charles River. Dress your best, purchase drinks at the cash bar, and jam out to five different music sets.

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