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
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 »
June 6: Compaq Big Band
with Instructors/DJs "Todd and Beth" of
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:
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 /
balboa..my 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.
[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!
- 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."
New England's best bands:
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
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.)
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, 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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Swing Instructors, bring your students,
earn a little extra on the side.
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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