Friday, May 16:
The Love Dogs
plus Instructors/DJs Tony
The Swing City Annex: multiple dances at one location!
Something that hasn't been seen in Boston weekly
in a long time...
In addition to good
old East Coast/Lindy Swing City with live bands inthe
Ballroom, we are opening a second room, our "annex",
with other swing dance genres!
May 30: West Coast
Swing with Paolo Piselli
1st Fri: tentative "California
Mix" Two-Step with Dee Soars
2nd Fri: TBA, possibly Blues
3rd Fri: tentative Balboa
4th Fri: West Coast Swing with Paolo Piselli
Additionally, we are
scheduling intermediate east coast lessons from 7:30-8:30
in the annex concurrent with the beginner lesson in the
More details forthcoming!
This Friday we have the ever popular "Love
Dogs" live, plus Tony & Aurelie return again
to round out the night with a great lesson and entertainment.
So join us for another fun night of dancing, socializing,
music, and drinks!
Swing City friends, this week is SUPER IMPORTANT!
As many know, during Swing City's brief hiatus, not one,
but two other swing dances sprouted up on Friday
nights, and this will be the first night when all three
are open head-to-head. This has generated all manners
of disconsternation in the swing dance community, believe
me! This week, we really would like to see everyone,
especially those that haven't made it back yet. We've
made lots of improvements based on tons of suggestions
from all corners of the community, and the feedback I
get from people about the new Swing City, especially from
those that stopped going to Newton for various reasons,
has been nothing but thumbs up. So call your friends and
join us if you've been holding out. We'd love to see you!
NOTES FOR THIS WEEK:
- Once again it looks like a cooler rainy evening this
Friday, perfect for dancing the night away! But... PLEASE
check your coats. Having 200+ semi-soggy coats
in a jumble just doesn't make the Swing City Ballroom
very pleasant. Also, tidiness aside, we ask that you
do this in general for fire safety and security reasons.
It's only $1 for a hanger and feel free to double up.
Coat check is on the right as you come in, before the
- We have stocked the bar with some more variety this
week, including Snapple, Juice, Red Bull, some premium
beer, etc, base on our straw poll on the home
page about what we should provide, so if you have
a second, please surf over and cast your vote. As always,
please support the bar! (see note below)
- We also are running our more extensive patron satisfaction
survey--please chime in on that as well. Results so
far can be viewed from the home page. Take
the survey »
Lesson Details: The beginner
lesson starts at "7:30ish", and the last 15
min. or so will feature an advanced move.
- 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"
Appeal to our Patrons: Please support
the bar! As Swing dancers we all know we're not
a "drinking crowd", but the host venue really
does depend on beverage sales to keep the rent affordable.
We are privileged to have this nice hall, so if you have
the means, please try to patronize the bar with a modest
amount of about $5 in food & beverage purchases. The
hall is run by volunteers and 100% of the bar's profit
goes to support the church's expenses in having us there.
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."
of What's Coming
to Swing City this Summer!
New England's best bands:
May 16: The Love Dogs
May 23: Closed--BIX weekend
May 30: Tony Lynn Washington
full schedule »
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 May
30, twice/month. Stay tuned for details.
See you on the dance floor!
Your humble "Swing City Empresario"
Swing City Ballroom directions
Dormition Greek Orthodox Church
29 Central St., Somerville, MA 02134
(off of Somerville Ave. between Porter and Union Square)
- 3400sf dance floor
- classy 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)
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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