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Friday, June 6: Compaq Big Band
with Instructors/DJs "Todd and Beth" of ZazouSwing


"The Annex" downstairs:
"California Mix" with Dee Soares
Two-step lesson, 7:30-8:45
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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 only)

"The Annex" Monthly Schedule
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!

More Highlights:

  • 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."

Later this Summer:

New England's best bands:

Coming up:
May 30: Tony Lynn Washington
June 6: Compaq Swing Orchestra
June 13: Mike Wyatt Quartet
Beyond:    see full schedule »

Our Fantastic Instructors and DJ's:

"Slick" Mike (It's All Swing)
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 dances.

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.

Swing City
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
Dancing: 8:45-1am
All ages welcome
$15 ($10 w/ student ID)
$10 for "The Annex" only

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