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Lessons, Swing, and Lindy Hop
Dancing with Live Bands

Upstairs in the
West Cambridge Youth Center
680 Huron Ave
Fresh Pond/Cambridge
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We are generally open on the:
2nd Saturday
of the Month
4th Saturday
of the Month
5th Saturday
of the Month (when there is one)

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(Okay, we don't actually have a hot neon
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Schedule

5:55 pm: Doors Open

6:00 pm: Workshops (some weeks,
                please check our email newletters)

- 2 hr Lindy Hop Bootcamps usually on 4th Sat of month
- periodically others

8:00 pm: Swing Dance Lesson

FREE! (with cover charge)
- Introductory Swing Dance (East Coast/6-step)

No partner needed. A great way to meet people!

PLEASE ARRIVE BEFORE 8PM! No lesson admissions after 8:15.

(note: for studio lessons for advanced beginner/intermediate dancers, and more, check out Free Dance Studio:


9:00pm-Midnight: Dancing!
Featuring the rich sounds of New England's finest Swing Bands and Orchestras. Come to dance or just listen & watch.

All ages welcome

Cover Charge:
Typically* $16 ($4 off w/ valid college id)
*Some bands and special events may be a few dollars additional.

Complimentary lot parking and streets.

GREAT VIBE, GREAT PEOPLE,
GREAT NEW PLACE!

Our Venue

"Huron Ave": the WEST CAMBRIDGE YOUTH CENTER
680 Huron Ave, Fresh Pond/Cambridge
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Lessons BEGIN at 8:00 (be sure to arrive before that)
Bands go on at 9pm and the show ends at Midnight.

  • Spacious professional dance floor, sprung bamboo
  • Drinks and Snacks available
  • Tons of free street and lot parking
  • Ice cold air conditioning

Swing Dance Gift Certificates

 

 
Upcoming Dances

Workshops (some weeks) 6:00-8:00pm
Intro Lesson from 8:00-9:00
     (Note: no lesson admissions after 8:15, please
      arrive before 8pm)

Live music from 9pm - midnight
    (view full schedule »)
    Click on photos for reviews & music samples

 

Sat,
Sep
29
EIGHT TO THE BAR
Eight to the Bar
at Huron Ave
"Eight to the Bar" is perennially one of the biggest drawing bands at Swing City, renowned by dancers all across New England. Expect the best when they play!
 Cover: $18
Workshop: Lindy Boot Camp (6:30-8pm, free) more
 

Sat,
Oct
13
Dave B and his Rhythm Hotshots
at Huron Ave
Swing dance the night away and jump & jive with these 5 talented Boston musicians, performing late 40's swing music and some R&B, featuring sparkling, authentic interpretations of the greats!
 Cover: $16
Workshop: Charleston Workshop (6:30-8pm, free) more
 

Sat,
Oct
27
Rico Barr Jump n Jive Review
at Huron Ave
Halloween Dance!
Rico Barr and the Jump n Jive Review is one of New England's Premier Dance Bands. The Band was Nominated as Swing Band of The Year by the National Swing Awards, but their repertoire includes the history of Dance music from the jazz decades to present. They can be seen in the Disney movie "The Finest Hours" starring Chris Pine.

Costume party: It's Halloween weekend so dress up and win a prize! Come celebrate with us.

 Cover: $18
Workshop: Lindy Boot Camp (6:30-8pm, free) more
 

Sat,
Nov
10
New Legacy Swing Band
New Legacy Swing Band
at Huron Ave
One of New England's premier dance orchestras, the New Legacy Swing Band is a 17+pc Big Band/Orchestra. It entertains enthusiastic dancers and listeners throughout New England. Based in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire their music library includes big band, jazz, and swing tunes from 20's, 30's and 40's.
 Cover: $18
Workshop: Charleston Workshop (6:30-8pm, free) more
 

Sat,
Dec
8
Dan Gabel and The Abletones
at Huron Ave
Holiday Dance & Potluck Party!
Dan Gabel and the Abletones specializes in the music of the 1930s and 40s and the sights and sounds of the era when swing music was king, and boosted the morale of the nation during the Second World War. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Les Brown, Vaughn Monroe, Harry James, and many others are included in this salute to great music.

Potluck Party: Celebrate the holidays with some good food. We'll have a potluck so if you want to bring something, please do, but even if you don't, bring your appetite!
 Cover: $18
Workshop: Lindy Boot Camp (6:30-8pm, free) more
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