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Urgent Note: Due to complications with the license for our second dance hall, "The Annex" will be CLOSED this week and until further notice. Swing City of course will be open as usual. Our sincere apologies. I am as disappointed as you.

Thanks to Dee Soares for making a tremendous effort to attempt to bring us her fabulous "Two-Step/California Mix" dance. It sounded like it was going to be a real blast! Hopefully we can rescedule it soon, but in the meantime, I hope all of her folks will come anyway and enjoy the rich sounds of Compaq Big Band.

Also, last chance, take advantage of this week's "Bring a Guest for Free" promotion! Lots of people have already. Read on...

TWO FOR ONE this Friday!
That's right, we want to pack the house for Compaq Big Band, so this week only we're offering two-for-one for anyone that hasn't been to the new Swing City yet. If you haven't come yet or have friends that haven't, here's a perfect opportunity! You must RSVP online by Thursday at midnight to get the deal. There's a few little rules and such, but sign up here »

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

Dear Swing City Patrons!
I am excited to announce all kinds of progress as Swing City gets better every week! Among other things, one issue seems to be resolved:

Hey wow...the floor cured of the stickies...toni lynn..awesome backup band..nice space..swing city is back with something extra..other swing dance types..the annex westies / love ..Oh thank you Olaf for your hard work...hope the rest of the swing scene..catches on and packs this place with great dancers soon..see you next week.
--Stevie C

[Thanks for the kind words! Yes, we've been working on the floor issue, and as imagined, it mostly just needed a heavy dose of good ol' dancin'... -Olaf]

This Friday we have Compaq Big Band in the house, a 25 piece showcase--definitely a classy night is upon us. Todd and Beth will be back up from Providence teaching the East Coast beginner lesson with an advanced move at the end, and also DJ'ing the breaks for you.

See you Friday 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 (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) 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 $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
June 20: Hot Cat Jazz Band
June 27: Eight to the Bar
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.)

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
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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