Summer Series

2022 Wednesday Summer English Dance & Ice Cream Socials (sadly minus the ice cream in 2022!)

We’re back! Mark your calendars for dancing Wednesday evenings, starting on July 13th and finishing on August 24th, from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., every week. All dances are party dances (all dances are walked through), and we have an exciting lineup of callers and musicians.

Also back this year is English Dance Basics, starting at 7:10pm.

Please see the individual calendar entry dates for details on Covid protocols and contact information for attending the dance. For positive tests after the dance, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

The 2022 summer dances will be held at the air-conditioned First Unitarian Universalist Society of Newton, 1326 Washington Street, West Newton, MA. It is the striking stone church in West Newton center, right at exit 16 off the Pike, located just a short walk from the West Newton commuter rail station. There is parking on nearby streets and in parking lots nearby. The hall itself is lovely, with a great wood dance floor, wood panelling and beams, and best of all – it’s air conditioned!

Directions to the church (pdf file) and a map of the area including parking lots (pdf file). Parking: The bank lot is no longer available. There is a public lot off Cherry Street, to the west behind the stores that front on Washington Street. Street parking is available on the surrounding streets (across the bridge on Highland Street on the downhill-facing side (but NOT beside the church), and Inis Circle on the right as you drive up Highland). MBTA lots and municipal lots are also available, as well as the Family ACCESS of Newton (formerly Newton Community Service Center) lot on Waltham Street, just a short walk from FUUSN behind the CVS parking lot, and can be used on Wednesdays after 6:30pm. For more details from the church about parking, see http://fusn.org/about-us/location.

Admission is $5-$15, sliding scale.

All dances are taught; no experience is necessary, nor do you need to come with a partner.

What should I do if I test positive for Covid within 5 days of the dance?
CDS-Boston has set up a reporting system for any dancer who tests positive for Covid within 5 days of the dance. If you test positive within 5 days after the dance, please contact us at covid-report [at] cds-boston [dot] org This will allow you to send a brief email to the dance organizers informing them that you have tested positive. Please do this as soon as you learn of the positive test. It is important that you put a title in the email and a short statement stating when you had the positive test. An email will be sent to everyone who attended this dance, with further information. No information which might identify you will be included in this email.