Welcome! I'm Julie, your hostess and primary instructor. A bunch of changes are happening, so do scroll through to see if there is somewhere you want to dance with me.


Our outdoor dances are starting up again (weather permitting). the next dance is September 17, 4-6 pm. 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.  NEW this year: We will have a space designated for partner dancing (West Coast & East Coast swing, cha cha, Nightclub two step). 

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


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

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

Mondays at Somerville Council on Aging, 167 Holland Street, Somerville

  • Absolute Beginner line dance class--if you have never danced before, or need lots of time to learn, this is the perfect class for you. 
  • September 12-October 24, November 7-Dcember 12, 2022
  • no cost

Wednesday class through Arlington Community Ed

  • 10-week classes--no drop-ins
  • September 28-December 14, 2022
  • Beginner line dance 6-6:50 pm; two Step 7-7:50 pm; Improver Line Dance 8-8:50 pm
  • Vaccinations are required; masks are optional at this time
  • Sign up www.arlingtoncommunityed.org

Please do not come if you have a cough or fever

SUNDAY LIVE line dance and lessons

Starting May 1, we will be going hybrid for the summer! Join me at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 300 Mass. Ave, Arlington  for weekly drop-in line dancing, with lessons for both beginners and improvers. Enter on Linwood Street.

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.

You can pay in person or donate via PayPal. 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 live or on the screen!


  • Next Smokie's dance are September 24 and October 31 (Halloween party!), 2022
  • 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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