Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the easiest way to get to the hotel from the airport?

A: We have provided several transportation options to and from the hotel on our website. Click here for rates, phone numbers, etc.

Q: What happens if I have already paid for the event but can’t attend?

A: Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds on weekend passes, competitions, buffets, or day/evening passes. However, passes are transferable.

Q: Where can I find a schedule of events?

A: The general event schedule is available here.
The workshop schedule is available here.

Q: Will the instructors be available for private lessons?

A: Most instructors are available for private lessons during the weekend. To schedule a private lesson you
may contact the instructor prior to the event or at the event itself. Many of the instructor’s websites are
provided in their bios.

Q: What is a Jack and Jill Competition?

A: Jack & Jill competitions are designed to showcase a competitor’s skills in spontaneous swing dancing and their ability to dance well with a variety of partners. Competitors enter individually and are randomly assigned to several partners. This is a fun, low-pressure contest that is an excellent introduction to Swing dance competitions.

Q: Do I need a partner for the workshops?

A: The workshops do not require a partner and instructors will rotate partners frequently throughout the classes.

Q: What if I’m a new dancer?

A: The Boston Tea Party is a beginner-friendly dance weekend. In addition to plenty of social dancing for all levels, there are two dedicated beginner workshop tracks. In the Beginner Track, the focus is on learning the fundamentals of West Coast Swing or Lindy Hop in a relaxed environment from some of the best instructors in the country.  We will also be offering a newcomer social hour so you can meet other new dancers, meet more experienced dancers, ask questions and find out what we are doing to help you feel comfortable!

Q: Can you help me find a roommate?

A: If you’re looking for a roommate, check out The Boston Tea Party discussion forum on Facebook.

Q: Is general dancing available during the competitions?

A: General dancing will be available during all competitions, exhibitions, etc.

Q: Can I purchase a pass for one day only?

A: Day passes are available and allow you to participate in all workshops and attend all activities (including the evening dance) on the day of your choice.  Evening passes are also available and enable you to attend all events after 6:30 pm on the day of your choice. Day and evening passes are only available at the door they are not sold online.

For information and pricing on day or evening passes click here.