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Friday, October 24

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Next Friday: Swingin' at the Hyatt Returns!
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Swing City presents a special night on, October 24th. Featuring:

Beantown Swing Orchestra with American Idol Finalist John Stevens!

  • West Coast Swing in the Annex (also at the Hyatt), with Jennifer Lyons and Paolo Piselli, plus DJ's Missy Harvey and Kim Filippo
  • All-star Workshops
  • Beginner lessons
  • Complementary hors d'oeuvres
  • And more!

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and... TONIGHT!

Friday, Oct. 17: Roger Ceresi's All Starz

Plus Alex and Megan teaching and DJ'ing
Beginner's Swing lesson at 7:30

"The Annex" downstairs:
Two-step/California Mix with Dee Soares
Workshop at 7:30, dancing to follow

This Week's Update

Swing City Continues to "regrow" after all the relocation maddness! Thanks for all who have been supporting us. It also appears that one of the other competing Friday night swing dances is closed for the balance of October, so hopefully we'll accelerate that trend. Wrote one person about last week:

Velvet Elvis was the BEST band that I've heard in a long time! Every dance was danceable and it seemed that everyone had a great time. Very good mix of fast and slow songs. Please past this compliment on to the band; I hope that you have them play again.

That only goes to show that while no band can please all the people all the time, our bands certainly can please most people most of the time. Thanks for writing! (If you have comments of your own about any night, we'd love to have them! Please let us know by email or on the forum.)

Soo...! This Friday we have the Swing City debut of Roger Ceresi's All Starz, definitely a seasoned swing band. Additionally, ever sweet and popilar Dee and John Soares are back in the Annex for Country 2-Step/California Mix! We hope you'll join us tonight.

And... please invite all your friends! Word of mouth is our best advertising.

Getting there: Quite a few people have griped about finding the City Club. I ask them how they got there, and they all say, "I used my GPS". BAD IDEA. Trust me, it's REALLY EASY if you just follow our directions. We're just off the higway. Please don't use your GPS!! It will take you on the scenic shortcut. For those people coming from western 'burbs, just take Mass Pike to I-93 North, take exit 28, make a left, and left again at the second light, and park. It's maybe 10-15 minutes from Newton Corner.

Swingin' at the Hyatt: Get your tickets now!
Friday, October 24, "Swingin' at the Hyatt" returns!

Workshops, Beantown Swing Orchestra, and of course the great dance party. Hyatt Regency, Cambridge, Presidential Ballroom.
All the details

The new place is the Somerville City Club, at 20 Innerbelt Road, Somerville (map). It's adjacent to the Holiday Inn near Sullivan Square, directly off I-93 and 3 blocks from the Orange Line. There are also a bunch of convenient buses that come through, ample parking, our "Annex", and of course... a FULL BAR. For those that drove to the Greek Church from I-93, you probably went right past it on Washington St. In fact it's only a little over a mile away from the Greek Church location and a few miles down the highway from Springstep.

Swing City
Live bands every Friday Night
plus other styles in "Annex"
--Located at--
Somerville City Club
20 Innerbelt Rd.
Somerville, MA 02143
(just off I-93 at exit 28)

Free Lessons*: 7:30-8:45
(*with cover)
Dancing: 8:45-1am
All ages welcome
$15 ($10 w/ student ID)
$10 Annex Only
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(617) 513-9841

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More Swing City Highlights:

  • Doors open at 7:30, dancing until 1am
  • All ages
  • Full bar
  • Ample free lot-parking
  • Easy access by MBTA (Sullivan Square on the Orange Line), or a number of buses

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)."

"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."

Fall Schedule:

  Swing City's Feature Band and in "The Annex"
Oct. 17 Roger Ceresi's All Starz 2-Step w/ Dee Soares
Oct. 24 Swingin' at the Hyatt!
Beantown Swing Orchestra
West Coast
(also at the Hyatt)
Oct. 31 Halloween Party!
w/ Mike Wyatt Quartet
West Coast
Nov. 7 Ricky King Russell Cat's Corner
Nov. 14 Racky Thomas West Coast
Nov. 21 Peter Hostage Situation Chicago Steppin'
Nov. 28 Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday  
Dec. 26 Save the date:
Holiday Party!
with Eight to the Bar
West Coast

Our Fantastic Instructors and DJ's:

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