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!
- 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)."
of What's Coming
to Swing City this Summer!
New England's best bands:
May 2: Winiker Swing Orchestra
May 9: Bombay Jim & the Swinging Saphires
May 16: The Love Dogs
Our Fantastic Instructors and DJ's:
"Slick" Mike (It's
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.
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.
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"
Dormition Greek Orthodox Church
29 Central St., Somerville, MA 02134
(off of Somerville Ave. between Porter and Union Square
- 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
- 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
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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