Charlestown Ballroom Dance Studio Boston

Boston Charlestown Harbourside Dance Studio

Free Ballroom Dance Private Lesson, see if ballroom dancing with SuperShag is right for you!

The Charlestown dance studio is conveniently positioned near the;

Navy Yard Bistro, Pier 6, Legal Oysteria, Figs and Tangerino if you're in the mood for dinner and dancing!

 

The SuperShag Harbourside Charlestown dance studio has on street parking (pay for parking garage on 8th street) and is accessible via the Long Wharf Water Taxi or view driving directions below.

 

SuperShag Studio owner Chris Johnston, an internationally-recognized figure in the world of competitive Latin and ballroom dancing, literally brought his business home when he opened his Navy Yard studio in January. With the well-established success of the Waltham Mega Dance Complex under his belt, Chris wanted to open a second Boston studio—but for this one he wanted a location with city-center appeal. Moving from his Back Bay home last year led him right to the spot. Finding the waterside location, building services, and Ian Schrager styling of his new Parris Landing triplex suited him perfectly, he jumped at the chance to purchase commercial space there for his new studio.

 

Ballroom and Latin dancing at SuperShag is not your grandmother’s ballroom dancing. Chris’s unique vision for 21st C. ballroom and Latin dancing might be summarized as “world-class technique served up with an urban night-life twist.” While during the week students and teachers work to perfect their skills to competition-winning levels, as likely as not on weekends these same dance skills are transformed into high-octane partying to music mixed in signature SuperShag style.

 

Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Chris’s competitive dancing career got off to a rapid start when he won the adult-level Irish national Latin championships at the age of 15, the youngest person ever to do so. He moved to Liverpool for better access to coaching by top dancers in “International-style,” known for its athleticism and precision. This propelled Chris to a world-class dancing career, including winning national Latin championships in several countries, such as the U. S. championships at the age of 21. Years of rigorous competitive dancing and dance training, not to mention physical training with the Finnish Olympic team, is the impeccable underpinning for the extraordinary results Chris currently achieves in Pro-Am “American-style” competition dancing.

Envisioning a business opportunity more expansive than the 1990’s British “dancesport” arena, it took a personal move to America for Chris to start developing his concept of ballroom and Latin dancing into a lifestyle business along the lines of a “late-night ‘movable feast’ to new classics in dance music.” Discovering that the quality of American social dancing was much higher than in England—since Americans have traditionally viewed it as a social, rather than athletic activity—Chris recognized that America, and better yet, Boston with its youthful population, was the ideal home-base for his business concept. And thus, SuperShag Productions was born

 

Chris’s third studio in the Boston area, the new Charlestown studio takes the SuperShag vision—and the party—to the next level. Another happy collaboration of Chris and Artisan Builders, the new space is not your grandmother’s pink-and-white ballroom, either. With exposed brick walls evoking the building’s origins as a factory for ship’s boilers, to structural columns-turned-sculpture paved in tiny lights like diamond jewelry, to a killer sound-system custom-designed for the studio by Sonovo, the industrial-glitz ambience shouts out SuperShag.

 

Nearly ten years after its inception, the SuperShag party has grown dramatically in scale and offerings. Not content that social dancing be limited to dance studios, the first Saturday night of the month SuperShag serves up at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge a dance experience recalling the classic era when partner dancing in night clubs was the centerpiece of American social life. The 2006 opening of a SuperShag Las Vegas ook the concept directly to the world capital of entertainment glamour. Top competitions in America and Europe not only seek SuperShag’s participation for the quality of its students, but savvy organizers also hire SuperShag to run, with its signature flair, their VIP closing parties in such far-flung locales as London, Helsinki, Barcelona, Liverpool, Las Vegas, and New York:

 

Initially fueled by Chris’ own personal energy and zest for training and partying to the highest standards, over the past decade SuperShag itself has developed an identity that attracts a body of clients and business relationships who gladly embrace a lifestyle that is simultaneously energizing, glamorous, and contemporary. SuperShag’s innovative approach has influenced the dance business not only across the U. S. but in Europe as well, where they are only beginning to see the opportunity to expand “dancesport” into something bigger. When all is said and done, the essence of SuperShag has a deep and ageless appeal that is well beyond a traditional “dance studio.” Although the clientele is primarily young professionals, whatever biological age they may be, after getting top results at national competitions, SuperShag students continue to party on into the wee hours. Somewhere in the SuperShag experience there seems to be a secret formula for being forever young.

 

 

-SuperShag Harbourside ~ Charlestown-

42 Eighth Street Suite 100 - Charlestown, MA - 02129

~ Parris Landing in the Navy Yard ~

Driving Directions:

 

-For all approaches, follow the small brown National Park Service signs to the USS Constitution/Navy Yard until you have either passed this sailing ship or entered through the Navy Yard gate. Continue along Constitution Road/Water Street/Chelsea Street as it curves. You will pass the USS Constitution on your right. At 5th Street/Navy Yard Gate 5/MGH East MRI Unit sign, turn right into the Navy Yard.

From Interstate 93 Southbound

-Take Interstate 93 South to Exit 28 (Sullivan Square, Charlestown).

 

-Once off the highway, follow signs for City Square, Charlestown which puts you on to Rutherford Ave.

 

-Follow Rutherford Ave to City Square. Turn Left at the light onto Chelsea St. as indicated by the small brown National Park Service sign to the USS Constitution/Navy Yard and City Square. (Copia Restaurant is on the corner and the Charlestown Bridge into Boston is ahead.)

 

-On Chelsea St. turn right at the third light onto 5th St.

 

-Take your first left onto 1st Ave.

 

-The Studio is at the corner of 1st Ave and 8th Street

 

From Interstate 93 Northbound

-Enter the new Central Artery Tunnel on I93 Northbound, and take Exit 26 (Storrow Drive)

 

-Once on the exit ramp inside the tunnel stay in the left lane and exit the tunnel, always

remaining in the left lane. You will be forced to turn left once on the streets. Then make a left as you pass under the elevated Green Line at the rear of the Fleet Center. Turn left again to avoid entering the Fleet Center parking garage. Continue to follow the road around to the left until you see the Charles River on your right. As you pass under the Green Line again (this time it's a concrete bridge) turn right onto the Museum of Science/O'Brien Highway bridge and cross the river. You have just passed through Leverett Circle from the east.

-Enter the right hand lane. You will pass the Museum of Science on your left. Turn right onto Austin Street at the second traffic light at the sign to Charlestown. Cross the bridge over the railroad tracks, and turn right at the end of the bridge onto Rutherford Avenue.

 

From Storrow Drive East

-At the end of Storrow Drive, take a left onto the Museum of Science bridge and O'Brien Highway.

 

-Enter the right hand lane. You will pass the Museum of Science on your left. Turn right onto Austin Street at the second traffic light at the sign to Charlestown. Cross the bridge over the railroad tracks, and turn right at the end of the bridge onto Rutherford Avenue.

 

-Once on Rutherford Ave, turn left onto Chelsea St. as indicated by the small brown National Park Service sign to the USS Constitution/Navy Yard and City Square. (Copia Resturant is on the corner and the Charlestown Bridge into Boston is ahead.). On Chelsea St. turn right at the third light onto 5th St. Take your first left onto 1st St.

 

From Rutherford Avenue Southbound

Once on Rutherford Ave, turn left onto Chelsea St. as indicated by the small brown National Park Service sign to the USS Constitution/Navy Yard and City Square (Copia Resturant is on the corner and the Charlestown Bridge into Boston is ahead.). On Chelsea St. turn right at the third light onto 5th St. Take your first left onto 1st St.

 

Public Transportation

 

Via Bus:

Take Bus 93 Sullivan Station/Downtown via Navy Yard (stops at First Ave and Eighth St).

 

Via Subway:

From the Blue Line, go to Aquarium, then Long Wharf Water Taxi from Pier 4 to the Navy Yard.

From the Red Line, go to MGH/Charles stop and take the MGH shuttle to the MGH Research Center in the Navy Yard.

From the Orange Line, go to Community College and walk to the Navy Yard.

From the Green Line, go to North Station and take Partners Healthcare Shuttle to the Navy Yard

 

Via Commuter Rail:

Take the train to North Station. Then take Bus 93 to the Navy Yard.

 

From Beacon Hill:

Take MGH-Partners Healthcare Shuttle to Navy Yard.

 

info@SuperShag.com |  781-894-7424  

SuperShag Mega Dance Complex - 406 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, 02453

SuperShag Charlestown Harbour Side - 42 Eighth Street Suite 100, Charlestown, MA, 02129

The Charlestown dance studio is conveniently positioned near the;

Navy Yard Bistro, Pier 6, Legal Oysteria, Figs and Tangerino if you're in the mood for dinner and dancing!

 

The SuperShag Harbourside Charlestown dance studio has on street parking (pay for parking garage on 8th street) and is accessible via the Long Wharf Water Taxi or view driving directions below.

-SuperShag Harbourside ~ Charlestown-

42 Eighth Street Suite 100 - Charlestown, MA - 02129

~ Parris Landing in the Navy Yard ~

 

Driving Directions:

 

-For all approaches, follow the small brown National Park Service signs to the USS Constitution/Navy Yard until you have either passed this sailing ship or entered through the Navy Yard gate. Continue along Constitution Road/Water Street/Chelsea Street as it curves. You will pass the USS Constitution on your right. At 5th Street/Navy Yard Gate 5/MGH East MRI Unit sign, turn right into the Navy Yard.

From Interstate 93 Southbound

-Take Interstate 93 South to Exit 28 (Sullivan Square, Charlestown).

 

-Once off the highway, follow signs for City Square, Charlestown which puts you on to Rutherford Ave.

 

-Follow Rutherford Ave to City Square. Turn Left at the light onto Chelsea St. as indicated by the small brown National Park Service sign to the USS Constitution/Navy Yard and City Square. (Copia Restaurant is on the corner and the Charlestown Bridge into Boston is ahead.)

 

-On Chelsea St. turn right at the third light onto 5th St.

 

-Take your first left onto 1st Ave.

 

-The Studio is at the corner of 1st Ave and 8th Street

 

From Interstate 93 Northbound

-Enter the new Central Artery Tunnel on I93 Northbound, and take Exit 26 (Storrow Drive)

 

-Once on the exit ramp inside the tunnel stay in the left lane and exit the tunnel, always

remaining in the left lane. You will be forced to turn left once on the streets. Then make a left as you pass under the elevated Green Line at the rear of the Fleet Center. Turn left again to avoid entering the Fleet Center parking garage. Continue to follow the road around to the left until you see the Charles River on your right. As you pass under the Green Line again (this time it's a concrete bridge) turn right onto the Museum of Science/O'Brien Highway bridge and cross the river. You have just passed through Leverett Circle from the east.

 

-Enter the right hand lane. You will pass the Museum of Science on your left. Turn right onto Austin Street at the second traffic light at the sign to Charlestown. Cross the bridge over the railroad tracks, and turn right at the end of the bridge onto Rutherford Avenue.

 

From Storrow Drive East

-At the end of Storrow Drive, take a left onto the Museum of Science bridge and O'Brien Highway.

 

-Enter the right hand lane. You will pass the Museum of Science on your left. Turn right onto Austin Street at the second traffic light at the sign to Charlestown. Cross the bridge over the railroad tracks, and turn right at the end of the bridge onto Rutherford Avenue.

 

-Once on Rutherford Ave, turn left onto Chelsea St. as indicated by the small brown National Park Service sign to the USS Constitution/Navy Yard and City Square. (Copia Resturant is on the corner and the Charlestown Bridge into Boston is ahead.). On Chelsea St. turn right at the third light onto 5th St. Take your first left onto 1st St.

 

From Rutherford Avenue Southbound

Once on Rutherford Ave, turn left onto Chelsea St. as indicated by the small brown National Park Service sign to the USS Constitution/Navy Yard and City Square (Copia Resturant is on the corner and the Charlestown Bridge into Boston is ahead.). On Chelsea St. turn right at the third light onto 5th St. Take your first left onto 1st St.

 

Public Transportation

 

Via Bus:

Take Bus 93 Sullivan Station/Downtown via Navy Yard (stops at First Ave and Eighth St).

 

Via Subway:

From the Blue Line, go to Aquarium, then Long Wharf Water Taxi from Pier 4 to the Navy Yard.

From the Red Line, go to MGH/Charles stop and take the MGH shuttle to the MGH Research Center in the Navy Yard.

From the Orange Line, go to Community College and walk to the Navy Yard.

From the Green Line, go to North Station and take Partners Healthcare Shuttle to the Navy Yard

 

Via Commuter Rail:

Take the train to North Station. Then take Bus 93 to the Navy Yard.

 

From Beacon Hill:

Take MGH-Partners Healthcare Shuttle to Navy Yard.