Welcome! I'm Julie, your hostess and primary instructor. Some classes have started up live, but I am continuing with virtual dance classes as well. A bunch of changes are happening, so do scroll through to see if there is somewhere you want to dance with me.


We are done for the season, but plan to continue in the Spring.


Mondays at Everett Senior Center, Connolly Center, Chelesea Street, Everett

  • 10-11 am: Healthy-Steps therapeutic movement
  • 11 am-noon: Beginner country line dancing
  • You must be 60+ to take classes at the senior center
  • no cost

Wednesday class through Arlington Community Ed, at The Gibbs School

  • 10-week classes
  • Starting January 19, 2022
  • 6-6:50, Beginner, 8-8:50 Improver
  •  There is also a two-step (bring your own partner) class from 7-7:50 pm
  • Line dance will be hybrid (both live and on Zoom, for those who cannot attend live)
  • Masks and vaccinations are required
  • Sign up www.arlingtoncommunityed.org

Please do not come if you have a cough or fever; you can still attend on Zoom


So push back the couch, roll back the rug, move the kitchen table, and get ready to dance! In an effort to keep us sane, get us moving again, and entertain while we practice “social gathering at a distance,” I'll be teaching and reviewing some new dances, along with some oldies but goodies.

The link is

If you join via the app, it saves the Meeting ID, which is 447 950 9948. Click Join, then it asks for the meeting ID. If you click on the little down arrow, it will show up as Julie Kaufmann's personal meeting. It will then ask for the password, which is purple.

So, until we can meet in person, please join me on line.

Sunday Drop-In 6:30-8:30 pm

  • 6:30-7:30 pm Beginner hour
  • 7:30-8:30 pm Improver+ hour

Price? Sliding scale donations are gratefully accepted. If you are income-impacted in any way, please enjoy the dancing free-of-charge and without guilt.

Just click here to make a donation (or go to www.jkdance.com/donations):

  • If you can donate, there are three options:
    • $5 (all I can afford)
    • $10 (regular price)
    • $20 (a little extra)

Looking forward to seeing you on the screen!


  • Next Smokie's dance are January 22 and February 26
  • lesson 6-7 pm
  • dancing 7-11 pm
  • North Reading Moose Hall, 140 North Street, North Reading

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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