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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

6:25 pm: Doors Open

6:30 pm: Workshops (please check our email newsletter)

- 90 minute swing workshops: lindy hop or charleston

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* between $16 - $19 ($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,
Aug
24
Closed for end of Summer
at Huron Ave
Have a great vacation! See you on Sept. 7
 Cover: $
 

Sat,
Sep
14
Rico Barr Jump n Jive Review
at Huron Ave
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.
 Cover: $17
Workshop: Charleston Workshop (6:30-8pm, free) more
 

Sat,
Sep
28
New Legacy Swing Band
Swing Legacy
at Huron Ave
Swing Legacy has repertoire full of classic big band swing music, including many Duke Ellington and Count Basie numbers and is acclaimed for its impeccable musicianship, powerful beat, and exquisite swing. Since forming in 1991, they have played for innumerable swing dances, jazz concerts, fund-raisers, and more.
 Cover: $18
Workshop: Lindy Boot Camp (6:30-8pm, free) more
 

Sat,
Oct
12
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: $19
Workshop: Charleston Workshop (6:30-8pm, free) more
 

Sat,
Oct
26
Dave B and his Rhythm Hotshots
at Huron Ave
Halloween Dance!
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!

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
9
COMPAQ BIG BAND
Compaq Big Band
at Huron Ave
New England's classic 20+pc Big Band/Orchestra! Always a Swing City favorite.
 Cover: $19
Workshop: Charleston Workshop (6:30-8pm, free) more
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