June 6: Compaq Big Band
with Instructors/DJs "Todd and Beth" of
"California Mix" with Dee Soares
Two-step lesson, 7:30-8:45
about the Annex »
In addition to our regular East Coast/Lindy
dance with live bands in the Ballroom, we are opening
our second hall, "The Annex", with other swing
dance genres. One cover, two dances! (or $10 for the Annex
"The Annex" Monthly
1st Fri: "California Mix" Two-Step
with Dee Soars.
2nd Fri: TBA, possibly Blues Night.
3rd Fri: "180+", Fast Music! Balboa, Charleston,
Lindy, and more. With Steve Drzewiczewski and Mary Timmons.
4th Fri: West Coast Swing with Paolo Piselli.
This Friday we have renowned artist Toni
Lynn Washington in the house, plus a Lindy lesson with
dance team "Step Step Triple Step, headed up my Mike
Jonas. There will be lots of TA's (teaching assistants),
so don't miss this lesson. Join us for another fun night
of dancing, socializing, music, and drinks!
- Doors open at 7:30, dancing until 1am
- FULL BAR (valid 21+ ID to drink)
- Ample free lot-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."
New England's best bands:
May 30: Tony Lynn Washington
June 6: Compaq Swing Orchestra
June 13: Mike Wyatt Quartet
full schedule »
Our Fantastic Instructors and DJ's:
"Slick" Mike (It's
Todd & Beth (ZazouSwing)
Tony & Aurelie (Hop
To the Beat)
Step Step Triple Step
Taxi Dancers return! New dancer
or coming solo? Dance with them! (Interested in
becoming one? Drop me a line.)
"The Annex" Our second
dance hall featuring additional genres of swing
dance each week. Opening May 30. One cover, two
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!
Plus other dances in "The Annex"
29 Central St., Somerville, MA
(off Somerville Ave btw.
Porter and Union Square)
Free Lessons: 7:30-8:45
All ages welcome
$15 ($10 w/ student ID)
$10 for "The Annex" only
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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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