Barefoot Boogie

Frequently Asked Questions about the Boogie

What if my questions are not answered here?
Please search for your answers here first! If we haven't addressed your question, please write to  

When are the dances and how can I confirm they're happening?
We intend to have at least one dance a month as we have in the past and we will be keeping this site updated so stay tuned! For up-to-date information, you can also sign up for our email bulletins.

How can I be added to the e-Mailing List?
You can add yourself to our email Events Mailing List! To do this, please go to our Mailing List page. There's a verification process for this that you can only complete personally. 

Where are the dances held?
Camp Friendship at 339 8th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Closest subway stops are 7th Avenue (F/G - Accessible Station) and 4th Ave./9th St. (D/N/R/W - check MTA schedule).

Who may attend?
We're always open to everyone!

Can kids attend?
You are welcome to bring your children. Kids under 12 dance FREE. Children are welcome to bring their playful energy to the floor. Please be aware: Parents are responsible for their children's safety and for ensuring that their children dance safely amongst other dancers! Please ensure that your children stay away from wires and speaker stands, and that they keep a safe distance from other dancers who might not see them.

How about the differently abled?
People of all ages and all abilities are welcome!

How can I volunteer?
If you want to help with set-up or take-down, please send an email to to let us know in advance, or just show up!  If you'd like to help with set-up, please come at 7:00 p.m.  For door shifts, sign up when you arrive.  To DJ, contact Our dances are run completely by volunteers, so please talk to any of our organizers if you want to participate in making the dance happen!

Are door shifts arranged in advance?
All you have to do is show up and sign up! You get $5 off your admission for doing a 1/2 hour door shift, and a free dance for doing 2 door shifts.

Do I have to be barefoot? Can I wear socks or dance shoes?
Most people dance barefoot at the Boogie, but socks or clean shoes with non-marking soles are acceptable.

What kind of music do you play?
Every DJ and every dance is different. Each of our DJs has his or her own style, and sometimes we have live music which brings another flavor to the Boogie. Our email announcements generally give a description of each DJ's style.  We invite you to try the dance out on different nights and experience the music!

Do you happen to know of any dances in my area? If there is nothing already here, we would consider starting a dance here because it is so valuable and important. Any ideas?
Check out our parent organization's site, Dance New England. They have dance listings nationally and internationally and may be able to help you. If all else fails, start your own Boogie! Check-out, or Craig's List to find like-minded dancers!

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