BTP History

The Boston Tea Party was begun in 1996 by Daniel J. Mezrich (DJ Mez) as an annual party that attracted dancers primarily from the east coast. It has continued to grow in popularity to become one of the premier swing dance events in the country. The event attracts nearly 1200 dancers from across the United States and around the world and features our trademark Crossover J&J.

The BTP is a four-day celebration that includes over 100 swing dance workshops taught by over 40 of the world’s top instructors in all levels of swing dance, including a series geared for the absolute beginner.

The BTP 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 Thursday through Sunday night to music provided by the country’s best swing DJs. 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!


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