Cambridge Masonic Hall
The Masonic Hall is not accessible by wheelchair. To get in the front
entrance, there are nine stairs up to the door and then sixteen down
to the hall where the dance is. There is also a locked side door, with
fewer (eight) stairs down to the hall. To reach a volunteer who can
let you in the side door, please call 617-871-0237. If assistance
would be helpful, we can get people together to do that as well.
The bathrooms are very small, and are on the same level as the dancing.
The Somerville Armory is wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp from
street level to the door, and then everything we use is on a single
level. This includes the bathrooms, which each have a handicap stall.
At our regular 1st and 3rd Sunday dances at the Masonic Hall there is
a disco ball. We typically reduce light levels and turn on the ball
about halfway through the evening, during one of the dances. If you
want to know when this will be, ask at the door to talk to the hall
Spark in the Dark
At our occasional Spark in the Dark dances we have much lower light
levels, moving colored lights, and blacklights. We don't use strobes
or smoke machines.
The Masonic Hall is on the Red Line, Fitchburg Line, and the 77, 83,
87, and 96 buses. The Armory is on the 88 and 90 buses. All of these
buses and trains are wheelchair accessible. For detailed directions
and schedules Google Maps works well: Cambridge Masonic Hall
, Somerville Armory
All of our dances have chairs along the edge where you can sit, talk,
hang out, etc if you don't feel like dancing.
Our regular dances have a dessert potluck at the break, and our family
dances have a dinner potluck between the family dance and the regular
dance. We don't have restrictions on what people can bring, and this
often includes nuts and other common allergens.
We don't have a fragrance policy, and some people (disproportionately
newer dancers) wear cologne/perfume.
We don't have a photography policy, and it is common for dancers to
take pictures and post them on social media.
All our dances are sliding scale, on a pay what you can basis. If you
can't afford to pay, we're always happy to have volunteers
You can join our volunteer
to get notified when we're looking for people for
If you have other questions, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org