Serving the ballroom dance community in our area since
|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 surroundings -
our area. 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 list of area group
- Closed dance clubs which require membership are not
eligible for listing, as
they do not meet the "open to the general public"
- We only support events that are advertised as a
dance and 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 public" restriction.
- 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
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 template page.
|NOTICE to all event sponsors: Changes to web pages,
dance and lesson schedules, etc, must be received no later
than the 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
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.