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The Swing Legacy returns to Swing
City this Friday! Plus, West Coast in the Annex!
Acclaimed to be the "Best l'il band in Boston",
we're pleased to welcome this Swing City favorite back
for what looks to be another great night of dancing over
at Springstep! Also, our popular "Annex" dance
features West Coast this week.
By the way, did you catch Ricky King Russell last week?
Knock-Out performance! We'll have them back often.
directions including bus routes »
Venue Update: As you may know, we'll
be moving again on Sept. 12. We have to possible venues,
one near Sullivan Square (not far from Springstep), and
one near Watertown Square. Both are very nice, have full
bars and have tons of parking. Sullivan Square is T-accessible,
but Watertown is bigger and more versatile. If you have
an opinion, let me know. We'll be announcing the decision
One little editorial: I've gotten word
from several bands that some of our competitors are forcing
bands to cancel gigs they've booked with us, on account
of somewhat closely scheduled appearances at their own
venues. While the competition is entitled to choose any
tactics they want to get an edge, I personally think that's
abominable. The swing bands in this area include a lot
of professional musicians who make a chunk or even all
of their living playing, and they ought to gig whenever
they can or want. As it is, the prices bands charge the
swing scene are deeply discounted over much more lucrative
"corporate gigs", and most of the bands we get
have worked hard with Swing City and others for over a
decade to establish the Swing scene we have to begin with.
JMHO! [end of pontification]
August 31: The Swing Legacy with Henry
Plus Nancy Murphy is back.
Beginner's East Coast lesson at 7:30
about the Annex »
Live bands every Friday Night
Located at Springstep
98 George P. Hassett Dr.
Medford, MA 02155
(directly off I-93 at exit 32)
Free Lessons: 7:30-8:45
All ages welcome
$15 ($10 w/ student ID)
$10 Annex Only
Recent Photos »
Discussion Board Posts »
City Field Trips
Swing Instructors, bring your students,
earn a little extra on the side.
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
send us a note ».
More Swing City Highlights:
- Doors open at 7:30, dancing until 1am
- All ages
- Concessions only this week. Sorry, no booze yet, but
we won't tell if you stash some in your car.
- Ample free lot-parking
- Easy access by MBTA bus, or short cab ride from Malden
- Great dance floor, fabulous sound, and superb ambiance
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
"Nice people all w/good intentions. From the
person at door to anyone I would ask questions; all have
positive,upbeat(no pun intended) attitudes. And this love
of Swing Dancing is obvious by all assistance kindly offered
and rendered. Five Stars."
New England's best bands:
City's Feature Band
in "The Annex"
||The Swing Legacy
||The Love Dogs
Night" Fast Lindy with Steve D. and Mary Timmons
The Fried Bananas
Our Fantastic Instructors and DJ's:
"Slick" Mike (It's
Todd & Beth (ZazouSwing)
Tony & Aurelie (Hop
To the Beat)
Step Step Triple Step
Nancy Murphy (Rug Cutters')
Taxi Dancers return! New dancer
or coming solo? Dance with them! (Interested in
becoming one? Drop me a line.)
See you on the dance floor!
Your humble "Swing City Impresario"
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.