In 2016, we have three nights of social dancing during TinkerBal!


DJ Lindy Hop & Balboa dance hosted by Boston Swing Central! This is Boston’s weekly Friday night dance and you’ll meet lots of Boston dancers! Details on this dance will be made available when we know what BSC has planned.

Where: Extreme Dancesport
26 New Street, Suite 3, Cambridge
When: 9:00pm-midnight
Admission: $10, students and seniors with valid ID $8 (not included in TinkerBal weekend registration)


Saturday Night Shuffle – awesome DJ’d Balboa dance party hosted by Boston Balboa and featuring DJs Erica Laser-Cat Vess, Félix Rioux Sabourin, and Javier Johnson!
The dance is open to the public at large, specifically as a Balboa dance, so you may meet even more of New England’s Balboa enthusiasts! The floor is awesome and the space is air-conditioned, and we’ve had several really fun dances here in 2016 – we can’t wait to share it with you!

Where: Ballroom in Boston
300 Western Ave, Allston
When: 9:30pm-12:30am
Admission: $12 regular / $10 students for the public; admission for workshop attendees INCLUDED in the weekend price!
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Balboa Speakeasy — post-workshop social
In the spirit of the awesome Sunday night social at Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout every year, we’ve arranged something similar for the final evening of TinkerBal, after the workshops end. All are welcome to join us for drinks, food, and from 5:30 – 9pm dancing to music from DJs Nelle Cherry & Stan Yen. Brass Union has a sweet back room for dancing, plus a full bar and a tasty menu of small plates and meals!

Even if you didn’t attend the workshops, we’d love to see you at Speakeasy for a few last dances. Hope to see you all there!

Because there will be A LOT of people at this Speakeasy, we have made some special arrangements with Brass Union to make things go smoothly for everyone.

1) If you know you’ll want to sit down to a full meal (the food is excellent!) please call Brass Union ahead and make a reservation for a specific time and party size. This lets them plan enough staff for us, and also lets them reserve space for us in the front of the bar, freeing up valuable dancing space in the back room. (617) 623-9211

2) If all you want is a cocktail and a snack, that’s all still available in the back room. But be aware that we’ll only have barstools along the short end of the bar. The long end of the bar will be standing only, to maximize dancing space!

3) Please put all bags, purses, shoes, luggage, coats, pets, imaginary friends, etc. on or under the shuffleboard tables in the back room. These will be set up as storage space for our stuff. That way, all the seating in the dancing area is clear for sitting and the floor is as clear as possible for dancing!

Where: Brass Union
70 Union Square, Somerville
When: 5:30 – 9:00pm
Admission: Free! (buy your own drinks and food, yum)