Serving the ballroom dance community in
our area since 1997|
|Our primary mission
is to let people know where they can go ballroom dancing in Western
Massachusetts and the New York Capital District area and the close
That primary mission is accomplished with the Ballroom Dance Calendar. As a secondary mission, we also list area swing, Latin, and Tango
dances. We only list area dances that are open to the general public. To
support our mission, we also list area instructors and a calendar of
area group ballroom lessons.|
- Closed dance clubs which require membership are not eligible for listing, as
they do not meet the "open to the general public" restriction.
- We only support events that allow a majority of participants to dance for the majority of the time. "Spectator"
events do not qualify for listing.
- "Invitation only" or "we reserve the right to refuse
admission" qualifiers are deemed discriminatory,
and events so qualified are not eligible for listing. (This does not preclude enforcing a pre-advertised
dress-code or turning away singles at a dance that was advertised for couples
only. "Singles" dances are also not eligible for listing, as they also do not meet the "open to the general
- Dance spokespersons who list other dances than their own, by genre, in regular emails, and which regularly
exclude certain area dances from the appropriate genre in their emails will lose their eligibility for listing.
Failure to correct such omissions after notification will result in removal of all references from
ballroomdances.org. The allowable options are to list all area dances in a genre or to list no dances other
than their own.
- Workshops or specialized
instruction events that are really not dances are not included in the
dance calendar, but they may be news.
- Regular area dance instructors can
be listed on the instructor's page; one-time
events may be included on our news page.
- We reserve the right to reformat and edit submissions to
conform to the look and feel of this site.
Guidelines for Listings
|If you plan to have an eligible ballroom dance in our region and wish to have it listed on the
calendar, please include a description of the dance, additional information
(refreshments, demonstrations, etc.), special instructions, contact
information (include an email address and a telephone number), etc.
Do not include
promotions or advertisements for other events not included in the
admission price of the dance. Lessons prior to the dance that are included
in the price of the dance may be listed in the description, but not if there is a
separate price for the dance without the lessons. It is permissible to
state that lessons precede the dance. Use complete
sentences and proper punctuation. Minimize the use of abbreviations. Do not
duplicate information appearing elsewhere on the page in the description. No
advertisements or promotions are permitted for anything that is not included
in the price of admission to the dance other than the availability a cash
bar or equivalent. We reserve the right to reformat and edit submissions to
conform to the look and feel of this site. As we serve over 120
different venues for dances, and 400 or more dances, do not expect us to be
editing your recurring dance page for every dance. Prepare a description suitable for
recurring dances. We can have a link to your own page with additional
details that you change with every dance, but that link address should not change.
Click here for a template
listing the required information (for new listings only); there is an email link on the
|NOTICE to all event sponsors: Changes to web pages, dance and lesson schedules, etc, must be received no later
week prior. Web page update jobs are run daily shortly after midnight each morning, but we require 5 working days in
advance of the event date or the reservation cut-off date, whichever comes first. Announcements, changes, etc, must
be received with a minimum of 5 working days lead time in order to be included. Late announcements will generally
not be input, except for emergency situations, such as last minute cancellations. Plan enough lead time notice so
that viewers have ample time to plan to attend. Visitors should be able to see your events at least a week ahead, so
your announcements should be submitted a minimum of two weeks ahead of earliest events. We carry listings live for up
to 10 weeks in advance, with all future dates available from the event page.
Links to sites that specialize in listing Swing, Latin, and Tango dances can be
added in the appropriate area or on our links page.
Every effort is made to keep this ballroom dance
calendar as up-to-date and as accurate as possible, but, just like the
map is not the territory, it is not always possible. We are not always
kept up to date, and we cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies. Please confirm with the individual dance sites prior to committing resources or
making long trips.