Welcome! I'm Julie, your hostess and primary instructor.


SUNDAY Drop-in line dance and lessons  in Arlington

Arlington Calvary Church, 300 Mass. Ave, Arlington, MA

6:30-7:30 pm Beginner hour

7:30-8:30 pm Improver+ hour

Suggested donation $10

MONDAY LINE DANCING at Everett Senior Center

  • 11 am-noon: Beginner country line dancing, weekly
  • You must be 60+ to take classes at the senior center
  • Held at the Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street, Everett, MA
  • no cost


  • 12:45-1:45 pm, weekly
  • You must be 60+ to take classes at the senior center
  • Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Ave., Medford, MA
  • $3

MONDAY LINE DANCING at Arlington Senior Center

  • 2:30-3:30 pm Beginner country line dancing, weekly
  • You must be 60+ to take classes at the senior center
  • Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple Street, Arlington, MA
  • no cost

WEDNESDAY class through Arlington Community Ed

  • 10-week classes--no drop-ins
  • April 27-June 12, 2024
  • Beginner line dance 6-6:50 pm; Improver Line Dance 7-7:50 pm
  • Sign up www.arlingtoncommunityed.org


  • Next Smokie's dance is May 25, 2024
  • Dancing 7-11 pm
  • North Reading Moose Hall, 140 North Street, North Reading


Our outdoor dances will start up again in the spring.  Dances are held in the parking lot across from 100 Winthrop Street, on the corner of Chester St,. Medford. We do mostly easy line dances, with quick walk-throughs. They will be on the second Saturday of the month through September (and probably through October, if the weather cooperates).

Suggested donation is $10, but sliding scale ($0-20).


I teach self-defense for women about twice a year. This is a 12-hour class (over 4 weeks) for women & girls (under age 18 with parental consent). Anyone identifying as female is welcome.

  • Discuss risk avoidance and reduction methods
  • Practice techniques to defend yourself
  • Develop a defensive mindset
  • Become empowered by your own strength

Next class is coming in June. Go to my RAD page for details.

About Julie Kaufmann Dancin'

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.
Group Lessons
Private Lessons
RAD Systems
Healthy Steps

Rants & Musings

When I get inspired or annoyed enough, I sometimes write something about dancing. Check back here periodically, and see what’s on my mind.
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About Julie

I have been teaching country western and swing dancing in the Boston area since 1990. Before that, I took 12 years of ballroom and swing classes with many of the best instructors in Boston, including Ron Gursky, Gail Rundlett, Dan Radler and Suzanne Hamby. I have done teacher training courses with Mary Hoedeman, Skippy Blair, Dave Getty, and Barry Durant. I continue to take lessons to improve my dancing so I can offer you the latest moves and technique tips.
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