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This Friday, May 2

After what seemed like an eternity to us, Swing City is finally back in "full swing!" This week we're hosting a special 10pc edition of the popular "Winiker Swing Orchestra", plus lessons and DJ'ing by Todd and Beth of ZazouSwing. Join us in welcoming everyone back for this fabulous night of dancing, socializing, music, and drinks.

Lesson Details: Todd and Beth will be teaching a beginner lesson starting at "7:30ish", and the last 15 min. or so will be an "advanced move".

Taxi Dancers Tonight! This week, Mike Jonas and his "Step Step Triple Step" posse will insure the floor is hopping. If you're not dancing, these guys will be looking for you!

More highlights:

  • Doors open at 7:30, dancing until 1am
  • FULL BAR (valid 21+ ID to drink)
  • Free parking
  • Great dance floor, fabulous sound, and superb ambiance in the "Swing City Ballroom"

What people are saying:
"It was one of the best swing dances I have attended in well over a year (and I dance several times a week)."

Highlights of What's Coming
to Swing City this Summer!

New England's best bands:

Coming up:
May 2: Winiker Swing Orchestra
May 9: Bombay Jim & the Swinging Saphires
May 16: The Love Dogs
    full schedule »

Our Fantastic Instructors and DJ's:

"Slick" Mike (It's All Swing)
Todd & Beth (ZazouSwing)
Tony & Aurelie (Hop To the Beat)

Taxi Dancers return! New dancer or coming solo? Dance with them! (Interested in becoming one? Drop me a line.)

West Coast Room! Coming in May, twice/month. Stay tuned for details.


Getting there:
Please give yourself some extra time to get to the venue. While it's pretty easy to get there, it's not super simple if you're new to the area.

      My simple directions »

Look for the Dunkin Donuts on the corner of Somerville Ave. and Central, and the ice rink across the street from Central. We will also park our van with the Swing City banner on it at the corner.

See you on the dance floor!
The new "Swing City Guy"

Swing City
Located at:
Dormition Greek Orthodox Church
29 Central St., Somerville, MA 02134
(off of Somerville Ave. between Porter and Union Square directions »)

  • 3400sf dance floor
  • night club ambiance (no more gym!)
  • performance stage, lounge, coat check, etc (this place was waiting for us!)
  • bar & snacks (full bar)
  • 152 car parking
  • all ages admitted
  • fully air conditioned
  • walkable from Porter Square MBTA (0.7 mi) or short cab ride (we are looking into a shuttle)

More detailed notes (in no particular order):

  • There are two parking lots which are free for attendees. There is a huge lot (~120 cars) adacent to the hall, and the "lower lot" as you come up the street (36 cars). Additionally, there is some street parking.
  • By MBTA, take the Red Line to Porter, and hop a cab or walk (0.7mi: 10-12min) down Somerville Ave to Central St, and make a left up the hill. Or, Bus #83 runs from Central Square to Alewife via Porter. Bus #85 and #90 also service the immediate area.
  • If there is demand, we are considering a shuttle van for a couple bucks.

If you have any preferences or suggestions, please post them on the Swing City discussion board, which is--I’m glad to say--very active! We'd really like to have your opinions.


Live bands every Friday Night
29 Central St., Somerville
(off Somerville Ave btw.
Porter and Union Square)

Free Lesson: 7:30-8:45
Dancing: 8:45-1am
All ages welcome
$15 ($10 w/ student ID)



Taxi Dancers are back!

Until 10:30 we have friendly volunteers to dance with everyone and anyone, so if you don't have a partner or are new, "Catch a Cab"! more »

If you'd like to apply to be one of our taxi dancers, send us a note ».


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