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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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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

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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,
Feb
24
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: Charleston Workshop (6:30-8pm, free) more
 

Sat,
Mar
10
Dan Gabel and The Abletones Swing Combo
at Huron Ave
Dan Gabel and the Abletones Swing Combo 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: Lindy Boot Camp (6:30-8pm, free) more
 

Sat,
Mar
24
Boston Tea Party
CLOSED for the BOSTON TEA PARTY weekend swing dance event. Please join us at the Newton Marriott for a weekend of swing workshops and dancing.
 Cover: $
 

Sat,
Mar
31
Closed for the Holiday
at Huron Ave
Holy Saturday, Youth Center is closed.
 Cover: $
Workshop: No workshops
 

Sat,
Apr
14
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 (6:30-8pm, free) more
 

Sat,
Apr
28
Tom Nutile Big Band
at Huron Ave
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: Charleston Workshop (6:30-8pm, free) more
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