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Julie Kaufmann Dancin'

Welcome to the website for Julie Kaufmann Dancin'. I'm Julie, your hostess and primary instructor.


From the crowds at First Night Boston to an intimate country wedding, in nightclubs and offices, at Boston black tie fund raisers and outdoor picnics, on college campuses and Alzheimers residences, people all around Boston have been enjoying my lessons. Even better, they have been getting up and dancing!
Dancing knows no barriers: young and old, men and women, athletes and couch potatoes, singles and couples, all can participate.You can do it in heels or wingtips, runners or boots; you can wear pants or a dress, suits or sweats. Dancing is easy, and everyone can enjoy it. Everyone--even the watchers--will leave with a smile.

I offer a wide range of dance instruction programs in the greater Boston MA area, including group classes, private lessons, parties and events, wedding choreography, workplace exercise, senior programs, and movement class for cancer survivors and those with other chronic illnesses. Please click on the types of programs link to see descriptions of all my offerings.

Whether you want to two step at a hoedown, waltz at your wedding, line dance for exercise, or swing at a soiree, I can help you. While putting emphasis on good technique, I make learning to dance fun.

Healthy-Steps is a therapeutic movement and exercise class for cancer survivors, those with Lymphedema, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, MS, or any other chronic condition. This fun and easy class helps people gain energy, increase flexibility, work with balance issues, and promote a positive self-image. I am a licensed, certified instructor.

Rape Aggression Defense Systems (RAD) is a program of physical defense classes designed to empower women through education and physical exercises as options to defend themselves. As a certified instructor, I will be offering both educational-only and physical defense classes for women.


  • Beginner Country Line Dance and Healthy-Steps classes every Monday at Everett Senior Center
  • Intermediate Country Line Dance and Healthy-Steps every Thursday at Malden Senior Center
  • New Beginner Line Dance class starts in Arlington October 3, 2018
  • New Beginner East Coast Swing in Arlington starts october 3, 2018
  • RAD self defense for women class coming in the fall
  • Private lessons for your wedding - ongoing



From an article in the Boston Globe about the revival of country music and dancing. Here I am teaching at Smokie's (with a broken toe!) See the whole article:


          Julie and students performing at the BIO Convention in Boston June 2012


Come for a lesson, and leave dancing!





"There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a good deal of good"-Edwin Denby --N EXT-- "We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance"-Japanese proverb --N EXT-- "Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room"-Kurt Vonnegut --N EXT-- "To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak"-Hopi saying --N EXT-- "We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive and part of the living, incarnate cosmos"-D.H. Lawrence --N EXT-- "Dance first, think later. It's the natural order-Samuel Beckett" --N EXT-- "To dance is to be out of yourself, larger, more powerful, more beautiful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking"-Agnes de Mille --N EXT-- "Any problem in the world can be solved by dancing"-James Brown


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