Monthly Events

Dinner / Dance (first Friday)
Elks Lodge, Waldorf, MD
Dinner is served 6:00–7:30 pm, and dancing starts at 7:30 pm and goes until 11:00 pm. If you do not want to eat dinner, you can come at 7:30 pm and pay a $5 cover charge for dancing. Dinner is steak, shrimp or both (fish served some Fridays), and includes salad bar, baked potato, green beans, biscuit, and iced tea. Dinner prices start at $17.

Country Dance (second Saturday)
American Legion, Chesapeake Beach, MD
The evening begins with a line dance lesson at 7:00 pm and a partners dance lesson at 7:30 pm. The band Southern Winds plays from 8:00 pm until midnight. The cost is $15 per person and includes soft drinks, draft beer and light munchies.

Annual Events

The Line Dance Marathon (late May / early June)
June 1-4, 2017
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, Raleigh-Durham, NC
Presented by Jean Garr and Scott Blevins (
Future Dates: May 31 - June 3, 2018            May 30 - June 2, 2019            May 28-31, 2020
This event is four days of learning and four nights of open dancing for all skill levels, beginner through advanced. Attendees can choose from more than 85 hours of workshops taught by top international instructors. There is a show followed by a themed dance party on Saturday night and a choreography competition on Sunday. The Line Dance Marathon is the longest running all-line-dance event in the world and is now in its third decade.

Virginia Line Dance Festival (early August)
August 3-6, 2017
Fredericksburg Hospitality House Hotel & Conference Center, Fredericksburg, VA
Presented by Olivia Ray ( and Nat Morgan (
Future Dates: TBA
This event is for dancers of all levels. Two dances are taught each hour for three dancing levels (Intermediate, Beginner, and Ultra Beginner) and there is a room dedicated to each level for open dancing each evening. This year is the 10th anniversary of this event!

OC Halloween Dance Weekend (late October)
October 20-22, 2017
The Grand Hotel, Ocean City, MD
Presented by Sandy Garrish (
Future Dates: TBA
The weekend includes Friday night dancing, Saturday workshops, and a Saturday night Halloween dance party. There also is dancing on the boardwalk (weather permitting) and the annual ocean plunge.

Dance Vacations

Dance Vacation, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - November 4-11, 2017
RIU Palace Bavaro
Organized by Dance Across the Seas (
Instructors: Leslie Harvey, Marianne Taylor, Linda Bloyer, Estelle Ward
Stay at a five-star all-inclusive resort and enjoy the beach, water sports, nightly entertainment, and much more! There will be both line dance and partner dance workshops. 

Aloha Hawaii Dance Cruise - May 12-19, 2018
Norwegian Cruise Line - Pride of America
Organized by Dance Across the Seas (
Hosted by the Southern Maryland Boot Scooters
Instructor: Leslie Harvey
The trip includes five Hawaiian Islands plus cruising the Na Pali Coast. Stops in Honolulu, Maui, Hilo, Kona, and Kauai, including two overnight stays.

the bingo hall to offset the cost of travel.

the dance team for every shift a Boot Scooter

Southern Maryland Boot Scooters

Line Dancing Events

Members of the Southern Maryland Boot Scooters regularly attend monthly dances and annual line dancing conferences and workshops, as well as participate in dance-related vacation travel. For many of these events, the team is able to submit a list of dance requests in advance. The Boot Scooters sometimes serve as the host team for travel events, and team leader Leslie Harvey often is one of the instructors. Here are some of the places you likely will see our team members:


ADF Bingo, Mechanicsville, makes a donation to

volunteer works. Many team members work at

​August 4 - 6:00 pm / 7:30 pm
Dinner / Dance
Elks Lodge
Waldorf, MD

August 12 - 7:00 pm
Country Dance
American Legion
Chesapeake Beach, MD​

September 1 - 6:00 pm / 7:30 pm
Dinner / Dance
Elks Lodge
Waldorf, MD

September 9 - 7:00 pm
Country Dance
American Legion
Chesapeake Beach, MD​