Forte Dance

West Coast Swing, Ballroom, & Social Dancing

Jan
25
to Dec 20

FDX: THURSDAY NIGHT WCS TECHNIQUE CLASS AND PRACTICUM!

FDX

The Forte Dance Experiment is an investigation into WCS technique & training. Our goal is to heighten the technical knowledge and skill of the Boston community through the vital combination of detailed instruction and focused practice. The workshop (45 minutes to an hour) will be centered on one technical concept each week; the practicum afterwards (30-45 minutes) is designed to give students the opportunity to put that technique into play on the social dance floor, with the instructor ready and available to watch you, “feel” what’s going on, and answer questions.

Want more information? Check out the details HERE. 

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Forte Friday Funday April 13th with Matt, Desirae, and Josh!
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Forte Friday Funday April 13th with Matt, Desirae, and Josh!

Forte Friday Funday!

Friday the 13th of April, 2018

There's no better way to celebrate Friday the 13th of April than dancing it out with instructors Matt Davis and Desirae Vasquez and DJ Josh Albert! Please join them Friday evening for Beginner WCS at 7:45, Intermediate at 8:30, and social dancing to DJ Josh's amazing tunes from 9:30 to midnight! 

$10 for adults; $5 for students with active ID

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It's a Maine-Maine weekend!!
Feb
17
to Feb 19

It's a Maine-Maine weekend!!

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Tessa teaches in Maine THIS weekend!

 

This coming weekend, Tessa will be teaching in two locations in the amazing state of Maine! On Saturday, February 17th, she'll be teaching two workshops in Camden, ME at High Mountain Hall beginning at 5:30pm, followed by social dancing 7:30 to 10pm (she'll be DJ'ing that dance!). Then on Monday, February 19th, she'll be swinging it down in Portland, ME at the Gold Room with two workshops beginning at 7pm, followed by social dancing 9 to 11 (she's DJ'ing that dance too!!). 

For more information on the Saturday in Camden, please visit this facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1782595035375719/1794135694221653/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity&notif_id=1518359512606706

For more information on the Monday in Portland, visit the group's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/406338846158448/about/

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Holiday Forte Friday Funday December 8th!
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Holiday Forte Friday Funday December 8th!

"(walk walk) Ho Ho Hoooo! Ho ho Hoooo!"

That's what WE'LL be doing this Friday December 8th at the holiday Forte Friday Funday! Both workshops will be lead by Forte owner Tessa Antolini, with music for the social dance played by the ever fabulous and festive DJ Josh Albert of Connecticut! There will be special treats to eat, a potential doggy visit (depending on how cold it is outside!), and a good deal of merriment and cheer. Bring your friends and family: no partner or experience is necessary to join the fun! 

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WCS DOG CANCER TREATMENT FUNDRAISER: Forte Friday the 13th!
Oct
13
to Oct 14

WCS DOG CANCER TREATMENT FUNDRAISER: Forte Friday the 13th!

WCS Dog Cancer Treatment Fundraiser

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Hello Friendlies! As many of you know, my weimerainer Crosby was diagnosed with aggressive bone cancer last week. We amputated his front leg (the site of the tumor) and would like to begin chemo therapy as soon as he's healed. These treatments are extremely expensive. So I'm trying something different this month for Forte Friday, my 2nd-Friday-of-the-Month West Coast Swing dance held at my studio in Burlington: the two workshops and dance are FREE to any and all who wish to attend. I will have a bucket for donations; if you feel the classes were helpful, or the dance was fun, or have a love of animals and would like to help me afford his treatments, please give what you can. It doesn't matter if that's $1 or $20--every little bit will help! Please invite as many people as you like (I know many of you are out of town at the magical Montreal Westie Fest). The Intermediate class will focus on musicality! For those who plan on attending the 2nd Saturday WCS workshops I will be teaching in Wayland the following night the 14th, all classes will follow sequentially. So get ready to spend the weekend marinating yourself in musicality!!


Beginner WCS 7:45pm
Intermediate WCS 8:30pm
Social Dancing 9:30pm

Thank you in advance for your support!!

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Forte Friday Funday September 8th with Tessa & Jonathan!
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Forte Friday Funday September 8th with Tessa & Jonathan!

Mark your calendars for Friday September 8th for a krazy kool kick-off to fall! That evening, the Intermediate WCS class will be co-taught by Forte owner Tessa and Jonathan Barbeau! We guarantee you'll laugh as much as you dance. These two are a hoot!

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Beginner WCS 7:45pm

Intermediate WCS with Tessa & Jonathan 8:45pm

Social Dancing 9:30pm

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August 2017
Aug
1
to Aug 31

August 2017

Check out what's happening at Forte Dance in the month of August! See that Marcus Sterling, WCS All-Star of Portland Oregon and Tessa's dance partner, will be visiting Monday August 21st through Summer Hummer. Call today to book private lessons and get the male's perspective on your WCS!

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Forte Friday Funday with Matt Davis June 9th!
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Forte Friday Funday with Matt Davis June 9th!

Please join Forte Dance on Friday June 9th for a night of West Coast Swing, hosted by guest instructor Matt Davis of Rising Tide Swing!

West Coast Swing Workshops:

Beginner 7:45pm

Intermediate 8:30pm

West Coast Swing Social Dancing 9:30-Midnight!

$10 for adults; $5 for students with active ID

Drinks and snacks provided.

Not sure which class is for you? Call us now for guidance at (978) 381 9236.

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3rd Anniversary Private Lesson Sale Friday June 2nd!
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

3rd Anniversary Private Lesson Sale Friday June 2nd!

ANNIVERSARY SALE THIS FRIDAY JUNE 2ND!! 
Forte Dance turns 3!!

In celebration of the the studio's 3rd birthday, I will be offering private lessons this Friday June 2nd at 50% off!! 

Have you always wanted to take a private West Coast Swing lesson but haven't found the time or the funds? Now is your chance! Private lessons are just $50 cash*! Space is limited so Facebook message or text/call now at (804) 397 5562. 

*All lessons must be purchased in cash and used by 9pm Friday June 2nd, 2017. Limit 2 lessons per individual/couple.

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Forte Friday Funday March 10th!
Mar
10
to Mar 11

Forte Friday Funday March 10th!

THIS FRIDAY MARCH 10TH!

Please join Tessa for Forte Friday Funday, a night of west coast swing shenanigans!

West Coast Swing Workshops:

Beginner 7:45

Intermediate 8:30

Social dancing 9:30 (to new music from MADjam!)

Snacks & Drinks!

$10 for adults; $5 for students with active ID

Forte Dance is located within New England Movement Arts at 123 Muller Rd, Burlington MA 01803.

Questions? Please call (978) 381 9236.

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Forte Friday Funday February 10th!
Feb
10
to Feb 11

Forte Friday Funday February 10th!

THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10TH!! 

Please join Forte owner Tessa Antolini and guest DJ Josh Albert for Forte Friday Funday, a night of WCS workshops & social dancing! 

7:45pm Beginner WCS Workshop
8:30pm Intermediate WCS Workshop
9:30pm WCS Social Dancing with DJ Josh Albert! 

The beginner workshop is designed for those who have never danced WCS before or who want to brush up on their fundamental techniques. The intermediate workshop is for those who are confident in the basics and want to work on more advanced patterns, technique, and styling! 
At 9:30, we turn down the lights, crank up the music, and dance until we're hungry! Who ever is left standing is welcome to join us at Chili's or Pizzeria Uno for some post dance refreshment. 

Forte Dance is located within New England Movement Arts at 123 Muller Rd., Burlington, MA, 01803. Ample parking, cold drinks, and snacks provided. No partner or experience necessary!

NOTE: We will be dancing unless there's a full-on blizzard. If you're worried about weather, please check the studio Facebook page before leaving the house :)

$10 per person
$5 for students with valid ID

Can't make it Friday night? Please join Tessa at the Second Saturday Boston WCS Dance, held at the Longfellow's Club in Wayland, MA on Saturday night February 11th!

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