Our History

The Boston Tea Party began in 1996 as an annual party that attracted dancers primarily from the East Coast. It continued to grow in popularity to become one of the premier dance events in the country. The event attracts more than 1400 dancers from across the United States and around the world.

The Boston Tea Party is a four day celebration that includes 80 swing dance workshops taught by over 50 of the world’s top instructors in all levels of swing dance, including more than 20 workshops geared for the absolute beginner.

The Boston Tea Party plays host to competitions, performances and exhibitions of three major forms of swing dance: West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop and Balboa. Dancers also enjoy hours and hours of social dancing to music provided by the country’s best swing DJ's. With three separate ballrooms and over ten thousand square feet of dance floor, dancing takes place throughout the day and into the wee hours of the morning.

If you love swing dancing, this is an event you won't want to miss!!!