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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
Info »

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,
Oct
8
THE LOVE DOGS
The Love Dogs
at Huron Ave
Voted 2006 "Outstanding New England Band", plus Ed Scheer voted "Most Charismatic Entertainer", this band has been a top drawing band at Swing City for over a decade. If you love Swing Dancing, this one is a sure bet.
 Cover: $18
Workshop: Lindy Boot Camp (6-8pm, free) more »
 

Sat,
Oct
22
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: Charleston Boot Camp (6-8pm, free) more »
 

Sat,
Oct
29
Dan Gabel and The Abletones
at Huron Ave
Halloween Dance & 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.
 Cover: $18
Workshop: Swing Line Dancing (6-8pm, free) more »
 

Sat,
Nov
12
COMPAQ BIG BAND
Compaq Big Band
at Huron Ave, Saturday
New England's classic 20+pc Big Band/Orchestra! Always a Swing City favorite.
 Cover: $18
Workshop: Lindy Boot Camp (6-8pm, free) more »
 

Sat,
Nov
26
BOMBAY JIM & THE SWINGING SAPPHIRES
Bombay Jim & Swinging Sapphires
at Huron Ave, Saturday
Hot on the Swing City "A" list from years past, they are back again for 2014 after some great shows last year. Since the release of their 2001 CD "Keep Honkin" they are hailed as one of the country’s hottest swing bands. Featured on the HBO Series, "Family Bonds", and heard on jazz and swing radio stations throughout the nation. A sure bet for any dancer.
 Cover: $16
Workshop: Swing Line Dancing (6-8pm, free) more »
 

Sat,
Dec
10
Tom Nutile Big Band
at Huron Ave
Holiday Dance & Party!
Think Basie and Sinatra, Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee. The Tom Nutile Big Band had made a big name for itself in the New England Swing Dancing circuit. With their roots are in the swing era of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, this 15 pc band's mission is to entertain!
 Cover: $18
Workshop: Lindy Boot Camp (6-8pm, free) more »
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