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The last few weeks of summer 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.

Tito Puente Latin Music Series

When: Thursday, August 4, 7 p.m.

Where: Jamaica Plain

Info: The Astoria Salsa Company will play a vibrant, high-energy set on August 4, fusing New York style salsa with cumbia and merengue. As the band plays the audience shakes and twirls on the outdoor dance floor.

Salsa Dancing on the Row

When: Every other Friday at 6 p.m. through 9/16

Where: Somerville

Info: New to salsa? Take this free bi-weekly salsa lesson with Meta Movements and then show off your skills at the dance party afterwards. On August 19 the event features a live band. 

Dancing on the Charles Outdoor Dance Party

When: Saturday, August 13, 3 p.m.

Where: Cambridge

Info: Take your best moves to this eight hour outdoor dance party along the Charles River. Dress in rainbow colors for the evening’s “One Love” theme, purchase drinks at the cash bar, and jam out to five different music sets.

Tropical Sounds Get Down on Spectacle Island

When: Sunday, August 14, 11:15 a.m.

Where: Spectacle Island

Info: The Tropical Sounds Get Down starts with an hour-long dance lesson in Latin American and Caribbean styles. Then you can take your newly honed skills and test them out to the sounds of a local DJ, all with the backdrop of beautiful Spectacle Island.

Kizomba Dance Party

When: Friday, August 19, 5 p.m.

Where: City Hall Plaza

Info: Boston comes together during this city-wide dance party series and in this iteration you can learn the kiz urban dance style and break it down on the City Hall Plaza dance floor.

R&B Dance Party

When: Friday, August 26, 5 p.m.

Where: City Hall Plaza

Info: DJ Real P will be spinning new and classic R&B hits all night at this city-wide dance party. We are not responsible for whatever old school dance battles you end up in.

House Dance Party

When: Friday, September 9, 5 p.m.

Where: City Hall Plaza

Info: The final dance party in the City Hall series celebrates House music with DJ Bruno at the turntable and a live performance by Phunk Phenomenon. 

Saborcito @ The Anchor: Salsa & Bachata

When: Every other Monday at 6 p.m. through 10/24 

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.

'Froca Dance Fitness Class

When: Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. through 8/23

Where: The Esplanade

Info: Get fit on the dance floor with this weekly class teaching the basics of African and Caribbean dance styles. In addition to breaking a sweat you’ll learn a bit about the cultural traditions of each location. 

Folk Dancing by the Fountain

When: Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through 8/30

Where: Back Bay

Info: Enjoy a weekly night of folk dancing and dance instruction hosted by the Folk Arts Center of New England. These social dances come from a variety of cultures and often involve dancing in large groups rather than with a single partner.

Summer Fitness Series Line Dancing

When: Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. through 9/28

Where: Roxbury

Info: Strap on those cowboy boots and learn the principles of line dancing with the Boston Rhythm Riders at this weekly class. These group dances will come in handy during wedding season and you’ll get a workout while you learn them.

Summer Fitness Series 305 Dance

When: Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. through 9/28

Where: North End

Info: You don’t have to be a dancer to enjoy this high-intensity cardio dance workout, but by the end you might feel like one! This class combines the cardiovascular benefits of a HIIT class with the swish and stomp of a dance party.

Summer Fitness Series Afrobeats

When: Every Thursday at 6 p.m. through 9/29

Where: Roxbury

Info: Afrobeats Dance Boston celebrates the Pan African spirit with this athletic weekly dance party. You’ll get in some cardio while learning dance styles from Ghana, Nigeria, Angola, Congo, Senegal, and others.

Tango in the Park

When: Every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. through 8/28

Where: Medford

Info: Experience an authentic milonga (place where you can dance tango) right here in Boston! Learn tango steps, watch a live performance by professional dancers, and try out your moves. No partner required.

Latin Cultural Dance at Piers Park

When: Every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. through 8/28

Where: East Boston

Info: Learn steps to dances from Colombia, Brazil, and other Latin American countries at this beautiful waterfront park in East Boston.

Bonus Paid Class:

South African Street Dance Class

When: Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. through 8/16

Where: Cambridge

Cost: $20

Info: Learn the unique movements of South African street dances with Jean Appolon Expressions company dancer Buyile Narwele. Each set of movements will be taught individually and then brought together into a complete dance.

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