Dance Groups


While you will not be able to go Swing Dancing every night of the week on the Island, you can go dancing every night if your expand your geographic and dance style horizon. There is a wealth of resources, if you know where to look. Below are a some of the non-profit social dance clubs, university clubs, instructors, dance studios, newsletters, websites and even individual event promoters, that contribute to the local Long Island dance scene. So go take a dance lesson, go to a Dance weekend or venture out to a different city.

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BNL Social & Cultural Club (BNL)

The BNL Social & Cultural Club holds weekly dance socials (TGIFs) and workshops at the North Ballroom, Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory every Friday evening from 7 to 11:30 pm.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops and lessons are from 7:10 pm to 9:30 pm with a food break in-between, followed by open social dancing up to 11:30 pm at the Brookhaven Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York.

Cost per person: $15(members)/$20(non-members), or $8/$12 for social dancing only without the lessons; members rate applies also to all Bera members with BNL ID, SDLI members with ID, students with school ID, and all subscribers of the Social-L list and the Yahoo DanceLovers group. (Special events have different rates).

Dance socials are open to the general public, but require a photo-id at the BNL front gate.

Their most current schedule is: BNL Social & Cultural Club Calendar

They also maintain a mailing list. To join: BNL Social-L email list

Contacts (Click below to send e-mail):
Rudy Alforque, 631-344-4733, or , or
Jack Guthy, 631- 929-8287, or

Upcoming / Recent Events

10/26/2012 -- Blake Hobby at Brookhaven
03/25/2011 -- BNL Social and Cultural Club meets every Friday
03/18/2011 -- BNL Social Club meets every Friday
03/11/2011 -- BNL Social Club meets every Friday
03/04/2011 -- BNL Social Club meets every Friday
02/25/2011 -- BNL Social Club meets every Friday
02/18/2011 -- BNL Social Club meets every Friday
12/31/2010 -- BNL Social Club New Years Eve Party
04/03/2009 -- TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - “Cha-cha” dance lessons by Annette Alicante‏
01/30/2009 -- TGIF @ BROOKHAVEN - American Waltz

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