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Dance for fun and fitness

Indoor dance options for adults – and in some cases children – this time of year include those below. Call or check websites for more information:

Contra dancing: Queen City Contra Dancers teach lessons at 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing at 8 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month through June, Unitarian Universalist Church, Elmwood Avenue at West Ferry Street. Cost is $10; $8 for members; $6 for students and free for children under 12. For more info, visit qccd.org or call 997-9423.

Swing dance: Instructor Chuck Chazz leads a dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month, Hamlin House, 432 Franklin St.; tickets run $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Visit thenextgenerationswing.net.

International folk: Martha Malkiewicz teaches from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays, with a half-hour advanced class following, Unitarian Universalist Church, Elmwood Avenue and West Ferry Street. Cost is $2 per week; for more info or call 816-5049.

HIP HOP Dance: Breakdancing, hip-hop and fitness classes for adults and kids, various times Monday through Thursday evenings, Verve Dance Studio, 910 Main St. Cost per class is $8 to $15. For more info, visit vervedancestudio.com or call 432-2761.

Square dancing: Waterwheel Squares charges $4 for beginners from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and $7 for members from 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays, Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder. For more info, visit waterwheelsquares.com.

Swing dancing: Buffalo Swing gathers for progressive and beginner lessons from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, followed by a Lindy Fix – which features several forms of swing dancing – until 10, Polish Cadet Credit Union, Grant and Amherst streets. The nonprofit club requests a $5 donation for the Lindy Fix; lessons cost extra. For more info, visit swingbuffalo.com.

Irish dancing: The Innisfree Ceili Dance Group meets from 7:45 to 10 p.m. almost every Tuesday except July and August in the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road; cost is a $1 donation. For more info, call 627-5966, email smjmdevlin@verizon.net or visit buffalocomhaltas.org.

Belly dancing: Free lessons, followed by a performance, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Gypsy Parlor, 376 Grant St. For more info, visit thegypsyparlor.com.

Irish dancing: The Colden Dancers offers a free lesson-and-dance format from 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Colden Country Inn, 8815 Boston Colden Road, Colden.

Scottish dancing: The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society meets at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder. Individual dance lessons and sessions cost $6; discount packages are available. For more info, visit rscdsbuffalo.com.

Argentine tango: Free lessons, with dancing afterward, 7 p.m. the first and third Friday of each month, Gypsy Parlor, 376 Grant St. For more info, visit thegypsyparlor.com.

International folk: The Niagara Frontier Folk Dance club focuses on line and circle dances, favoring Balkan, Greek, Israeli and Armenian forms, 8 to 10:30 p.m. two Fridays each month, starting with a lesson, at North Park Lutheran Church, Starin and Windgate avenues. For more info, visit sites.google.com/site/buffalofolkdancing. Email gaylefairchild@msn.com and you’ll be added to the group’s email list, which sends out dance night dates.