What People Say


Down East Dancers has some of the best Line & Couples Country Dancing events in southern Massachusetts. There's always a lot of smiling faces, and they make sure that you have a good time.

Jason - Age 33
Providence, RI

The dance events that Down East Dancers host are among the best around. They are very well organized, smoke free, and filled with warm, wonderful people. I make it a point to attend their events every single month.

Joe - Age 49
Attleboro, MA

I always have a good time at the Down East Dancers dance events. They always hire fantastic DJ's, and the atmosphere is very friendly and warm. I look forward to their dances each and every month.

Sally - Age 59
Weymouth, MA






Welcome To Down East Dancers, Inc.
Country Dance Events

Down East Dancers, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer, charitable organization, dedicated to the promotion of Country Western dance since 1990.


All dances are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Dances are held at the TAUNTON ELKS LODGE, 119 High Street, TAUNTON, MA, 508-824-7878, usually on the SECOND SATURDAY of each month.

Extra dances may be scheduled if the Taunton Elks Hall or other affordable location is available and volunteers are available. Contact Down East Dancers with suggested affordable dance locations with comparable dance floor size and the dates that you can volunteer to help out.

DIRECTIONS to the Taunton Elks Lodge: Follow Route 24 North or South to Exit 13 B, US 44 West, and follow for about 2.4 miles. At the Taunton Green, continue to follow signs to stay on Rt. 44 around the Green; Turn Right onto High Street at the traffic light; Taunton Elks driveway will be directly on your left.

Get directions here:MapQuest.com

Couples or Line Dance instruction at 7:30 p.m. by different instructors each month. Dancing for couples, line dancing and mixers: 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The various DJs play LOTS of GOOD, danceable Country music for all styles and levels of dancing. Line dancers and couples are able to dance, at the same time, to most every selection played.

A half-pot drawing and pot-luck refreshment table are also featured. Cash bar available for all beverages. ATTENDANCE has been averaging 100 or more Country dancers per monthly dance. Admission is only $7!

To be added to the Down East Dancers Dance Reminder e-list,
click here to forward your e-mail address

Join us at the Taunton Elks, Taunton, MA on the
Second Saturday, November 14, 2009
for our monthly dance with

DJ/Instructor Dave Pytka

Dance Lesson at 7:30 p.m.
Couples and Line Dancing: 8 to 11:30 p.m.
$7 admission

50/50 Raffle; Potluck Refreshments; Cash Bar. Over 100 dancers expected

Two Step, Waltz, Line Dancing, Dance Mixers, East Coast and West Coast Swing, Pattern/Flow, Cha Cha, Hustle, Night Club Two and more!

DEDHAM, MA. 7 to 11 p.m.
Down East Dancers Members: $12
Non-members: $15.

at TAUNTON ELKS, Taunton, MA

Dates are usually the 2nd Sat. of each month.
Dates, DJs and Dance Instructors subject to change, check web site monthly
and/or add your e-mail address to the dance notice e-list.

2nd SAT. NOV. 14 -- DJ & Instructor, Dave Pytka


2nd SAT. DEC. 12 Annual Holiday Dance -- DJs & Instructors, Donna Shea & Michael Quigley

Down East Dancers, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer, charitable organization, dedicated to the promotion of Country Western dance since 1990.

Down East Dancers, Inc. also sponsors periodic dance workshops that are open to the public. All dances and workshops are smoke-free.

Down East Dancers, Inc. has sponsored Special Holiday Reunion Country Dances at Moseley's on the Charles Ballroom, Dedham, MA, in recent years, with over 200 dancers attending.

DOWN EAST DANCERS, INC. OFFICERS and DIRECTORS: September 2009 to September 2010


VICE PRESIDENT: Emmie Flanagan

SECRETARY: John Boudreau


DIRECTORS: Mimi Leary, Kevin O'Brien, Anne Marie McDonald, Paul Leitch, Gerrit Havers, Shirley Tribou

THANKS TO VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES and CHAIRPERSONS in past years and 2009-2010: ~~ ELKS DANCE HALL BOOKING SCHEDULE: Bill McGill ~~ DJ and DANCE INSTRUCTOR BOOKINGS Nancy Kramer, Bill McGill and Board of Directors ~~ MEMBERSHIP: Mimi Leary, Nancy Kramer ~~ NAVIGATOR NEWSLETTER: Editor: Virginia Johnson, Assistants: Nancy Kramer, Jan Hellew ~~ PUBLICITY: Nancy Kramer ~~ REFRESHMENT TABLE: Gerrit Havers ~~ TABLE DECORATIONS: Cheryl Blanchard ~~ WEB SITE UPDATES/E-MAIL REMINDERS: Nancy Kramer ~~ WEBSITE DESIGNER: Jason McGarva ~~

Membership is open, year round. All are invited to join Down East Dancers, Inc. and membership forms are available at the dances or a membership form can be snail-mailed or e-mailed to you. Single membership: $15; Two memberships at the same address: $25

Membership includes the Navigator Newsletter mailed every other month.
TWO FREE admission tickets, per member, to a regular dance.
FREE admission to the Annual Meeting and Election Dance to members who attend on time and vote at that meeting.
Advance notice of Down East Dancers workshops and other dance functions.
FREE admission to Down East Dancers sponsored Workshops.
FREE Members in Business and Special Skills Listings for Members in the bi-monthly Member Navigator Newsletters.
Reduced rates for flyers/ads included in the Newsletter mailings.
Reduced Admission rate for special dances held at other dance locations. (e.g. yearly Moseley's Dance).

To request a Membership Form, please forward your e-mail address.


Ashmont Station Band
DJ Dave Pytka, Country Line Dance Instruction, MA and RI
DJ Donna Shea, Line and Couples Dance Instruction, DL Dance, MA and NH
DJ Steven Falk, Line and Couples Dance Instruction, RI and MA
DJ Jim Powers, Country Knight Dancers, Canton, MA
Massachusetts Country Music Awards Association (MCMAA)Live Bands
Club JoEllen Dance Club at Longfellow Club, Wayland, MA
John and Dee Soares, Couples Dance Instruction, RI and MA
Moseley's on the Charles Ballroom, Dedham, MA
Balera Ballroom, Newton, MA
New England Dance Festival; Boston Dance Revolution, Aug. 2010, Newton, MA
DJ Bryan Simmons, Outlaw Country Dance, Line Dancing, Quincy, MA
DJ Louie "Wildman" St George, Extreme Dancing
Mishnock Barn, West Greenwich, RI
The Diamond Rodeo at Mardi Gras Multiclub, Cranston, RI

Dance Ranch and Saloon, Worcester, MA
DJ Joe Steele, Dance Instruction, Club Country
New England Country Dance Club
DJ Wild Willy
Country Corral, Brookline, NH - Live Bands
New England Country Music Club, Uxbridge, MA
Indian Ranch, Webster, MA
Mill Around Dance Center, Manchester, NH
Bill Bader, Line Dance
Steve Streeter's Line Dance Country
Line Dance History
Total Line Dancers
Line Dancer Magazine
World Dance Newsletter
WCTK-FM Country 98.1, CAT Country
WKLB-FM Country 102.5
WHRB-FM Hillbilly at Harvard 95.3
WGNA-FM Country 107.7
Boston Area Dance Information
5678-The World of Social Dance
Honky Tonkin' USA
Swing Dance Server

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This site was last updated 10/11/2009

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