Get ready to move those bodies because «Dancing Under the Stars» is returning to the Esplanade this summer! Last year The Esplanade Association (TEA), a non-profit organization working to restore and enhance Boston’s historic Esplanade, partnered up with World Rhythms™ Dance & Fitness, a professional dance company, to offer «Dancing Under the Stars,» a free dance program that met weekly on the Esplanade in front of the DCR Hatch Shell. After a successful season last summer with over 1,000 participants, we are pleased to announce the return of this exhilarating event. Every Thursday night from 6-8 p.m., professional dance instructors will introduce a new style of dance including Ballroom, Salsa, Bollywood and more. The first hour will consist of free dance lessons followed by an hour of open dance. It’s time to bring out the dancing shoes, free up your Thursday nights and get ready for another summer of learning and improving those dance moves!

«Dancing Under the Stars» will have its opening kickoff on Thursday, July 15th. Up first: SALSA! Also included in the kickoff event will be our announcement of the following week’s dance styles. New styles will be introduced every Thursday until the grand finale on August 19th!

The program is not only a great way to learn new dance techniques, but is a great way to get some fresh air, meet new people and even burn some calories! People of all ages and abilities- children, adults, beginners and experienced dancers- are encouraged to come out and dance the night away. With members coming from all around the community, you will not need to come with a dance partner. All you will need is an open mind and a little confidence!

Dates and dances are weather permitting and subject to change, so please check our website at before each dance date. To learn more about «Dancing Under the Stars» and The Esplanade Association, please contact Justin Burke, Program Coordinator, at or 617-227-0365 x111.

Established in 2001, The Esplanade Association is committed to the restoration and enhancement of the Charles River Esplanade, a three-mile park along the Charles River that stretches between the Museum of Science and the Boston University Bridge. In partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation as well as with other non-profit organizations, businesses, and individuals, TEA has completed important capital projects and established many community-building programs. To learn more about TEA, please visit our website at or call us at 617-227-0365. The Esplanade Association office is located at 10 Derne Street Boston, MA 02114.

World Rhythms™ Dance & Fitness, with dance studios in Davis Square at 313 Highland Avenue, Somerville, offers a wide variety of quality dance and fitness instruction in a community setting that is rich with opportunity and inspiration. World Rhythms’ ™ appreciation for all forms of movement is evident in their generous class selection and commitment to introducing unique and refreshing fusions and approaches to dance and fitness offerings. There is an emphasis on fostering a supportive environment where opportunities for social interaction and personal growth exist for both students and instructors. World Rhythms™ seeks to create a space for people to fully express themselves and achieve personal excellence in and outside of the studios. For more information about World Rhythms™ visit


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