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Lessons and Swing 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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Schedule

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 professional dance floor, sprung bamboo
  • 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

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

Sat,
Aug
30
EIGHT TO THE BAR
Eight to the Bar
at Huron Ave, Saturday
"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 for the 2014 "Season Opener"!
 

Sat,
Sep
13
Tom Nutile Big Band
at Huron Ave, Saturday
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!
 

Sat,
Sep
27
Sticky Skillet Orchestra
at Huron Ave, Saturday
TENTATIVE
"...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,
Oct
11
Superchief Trio
at Huron Ave, Friday
Regularly featured in Rhode Island's swing dance community, the Superchief Trio (actually a quintet) features a unique combination of two-fisted piano, red hot trombone, blazing guitar, rock solid bass, powerful vocals and frenzied percussion antics. Count on them to keep you on your feet all evening.
 

Sat,
Oct
25
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.
 

Sat,
Nov
8
COMPAQ BIG BAND
Compaq Big Band
at Huron Ave, Saturday
New England's classic 20+pc Big Band/Orchestra! Always a Swing City favorite.
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