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Welcome to Swing City!

"Featuring New England's Finest Live Swing Bands"

Upstairs at the West Cambridge Youth Center
680 Huron Ave, Fresh Pond/Cambridge
8pm-Midnight
"Remember the Rocket?"
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NEW for 2014:
Swing City is open on the following monthly schedule:

2nd Saturday
of the Month
4th Saturday
of the Month
5th Saturday
of the Month (when there is one)

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updates and announcements each week.

(Okay, we don't actually have a hot neon
marquee, but it's a pretty cool trick, no?)

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Lessons & Dancing

7:45 pm: Doors Open

8:00 pm: Swing Dance Lessons

FREE! (with cover charge)
Choice of Two Lessons:
- Introductory Swing Dance
- Advanced-Beginner/Intermediate
(Charleston, varies each week)

(sorry, no advanced level class is offered at this time)

No partner needed. A great way to meet people!


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
$16 ($12 w/ valid college id)

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 dance floor
  • Drinks and Snacks available
  • Tons of free street and lot parking
  • Ice cold air conditioning
Swing City's Instructors & DJ's

Swing City is has some of New England's most respected and fun loving instructors working with us. Whether you're a beginner or advanced dancer, these guys offer something for everyone and are always willing to help you out on the side or social dance with you. Don't hesitate to ask!


Mike Jonas

JJ Williams

Karen Leeds
 


Nancy Murphy


   
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Entertainment Schedule
Lessons from 8:00-9:00
Live music from 9pm - midnight
    (view full schedule »)
    Click on photos for reviews & music samples
 

Sat,
Apr
26
Racky Thomas Band
at Huron Ave, Saturday
This critically acclaimed swing band has received widespread praise locally, nationally and internationally, as well as worldwide radio airplay.
 

Sat,
May
10
THE LOVE DOGS
The Love Dogs
at Huron Ave, Saturday
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.
 

Sat,
May
24
Rico Barr Jump n Jive Review
at Huron Ave, Friday
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 and rock decades. They can be seen on the Concert Stage with their original compositions and arrangements and are in demand throughout New England and beyond.
 

Sat,
May
31
Sticky Skillet Orchestra
at Huron Ave, Saturday
"...an ensemble with sufficient musical muscle to handle the catalogs of Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie."
- David Wildman, Boston Sunday Globe
The Sticky Skillet Swing Orchestra is a rich eight piece band performing the classic swing of composers such as Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan and Count Basie. The Sticky Skillets are a great choice for your listening and dancing pleasure.
 

Sat,
Jun
14
THE HOT CAT JAZZ BAND
HOT CAT JAZZ BAND
Back at Swing City after waayy too long, Hot Cat lives up to its name: swing and big-band jazz, it is definitely one of the hottest swing bands on the East Coast.
 

Sat,
Jun
28
All New B&W Swing Band
This specially reincarnated version of Providence's amazingly talented "Black and White" band will WOW Swing City regulars with an all new repertoire of the hottest Swing Dancing numbers. Featuring guest artist Dave Howard from "Roomful of Blues". "Black and White" has received all manners of top honors and accolades. While traditionally bluesy in style, this new rendition of the band is sure to please even the most ardent swing dancers.
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