Partner/Social Dancing

The social/partner classes are taught by Nancy Murphy.

The studio is located at 20 Merrimac Square, Merrimac, Massachusetts, in the center of town, on Route 110/Main Street, on the third floor (the entrance is to the left of the Merrimac House of Pizza). If you are looking us up on your GPS or mapping software, it's at the intersection of Main & School Streets.

From I-495, take exit 53 (Broad Street). From I-495 South, take a right at the end of the exit; left if from I-495 North. At the end of the street (at the fire station), take a left and head into the square. The studio will be on the left. Please park behind the building; the parking in front is for short term parking.

Wednesdays, May 31-June 28, 2017 (5-weeks)
6:45-7:45 pm - Ballroom: Waltz & Foxtrot (Beg/Int)
7:45-8:45 pm - Swing (Beg/Int)
8:45-9:30 pm - Advanced West Coast Swing

Private lessons are available before and after classes. Contact Nancy for pricing & scheduling.
partner dance class


All courses meet for 5 1-hour classes. There is a minimum requirement of five people for a class to run.

Tuition: $55/person, to be paid either prior to or at the first class (check payable to Nancy Murphy or cash).

"Drop in"/single classes may be taken for $13/person. No discounts apply to this rate. Please note; classes do progress based on material presented in prior classes. So, usually it's ok for a beginner to drop in on the first or second class, but might be difficult to jump in after that. It really depends on your prior dance experience. If you're not sure & want to drop in on a class, talk to Nancy.

Group discount:

Bring your friends! Get $5 off per person for each additional couple enrolled (up to 5 couples).

1 couple, $65/person (normal price)
2 couples, $60/person
3 couples, $55/person
4 couples, $50/person
5 couples or more, $45/person

Note: to receive the discount, students must register for the same course. All payments must be received at the same time.


By email:
By phone: call Nancy directly at 844-78DANCE (844-783-2623), or call the studio at 978-346-9290.
Registering in advance is strongly encouraged! If you register on the day the class starts, please plan to come in a few minutes early.

Course Descriptions

Swing (Beginner/Intermediate)
This class will present basic single step rhythm & triple step rhythm, partnering skills and fundamental dance figures for this upbeat dance.

Ballroom (Beginner/Intermediate)
This class will present basic rhythm, partnering skills and fundamental dance figures for Waltz and Foxtrot.

Waltz (Intermediate/Advanced) In this class we'll polish technique and expand the dancer's repertoire in this ballroom dance, and will be working on choreography.

Have a class you want to take that isn't currently being offered? Let us know, and we might be able to work it into the schedule for the next class series. For more information on the adult social/partner dances, contact Nancy Murphy at

20 Merrimac Square, Third Floor, Merrimac, MA 978-346-9290
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 30, Merrimac, MA 01860
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