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"Hosting fine Swing and Lindy Hop Dancing in Boston since 1994"

Dear Swing City Patrons!

The date is upon us, and tickets are going fast. It looks like an on/off drizzly night for any summer BBQ or outdoor plans, so nothing better than to dance away with Eight to the Bar at the Courtyard! It's going to be a great night. Get your advance tickets today and save a few $. Advance tickets will be on sale online in the SalsaBoston/Swing City store until Friday afternoon. Just follow the links below.

See you tomorrow!
-Olaf and the SC crew

"Swingin' at the Courtyard": a Swing City Special Edition!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Featuring "Eight to the Bar"

At the:
Courtyard Marriott/Cambridge
777 Memorial Drive (map »)
"Overlooking the Scenic Charles River"

7:30p: Lesson (beg. & int.)
9:00p: band goes on

Info Hotline: 617-513-9841

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- Print a poster and hang it up in the office, gym, or coffee house

- Volunteer: we need help with setup and breakdown particularly. (email us if intereted)

Swingin' at the Courtyard is the new version of the popular "Swingin' at the Hyatt" events, held last year just down the river at the Hyatt Regency. We've moved to the smaller but lovely Courtyard Marriott, overlooking the scenic Charles River. Come join us for a classy evening!

Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door. $5 discount with valid student ID. Advance tickets may be purchased online here ».

Schedule: This event follows the normal Swing City time schedule, which is as follows:

7:30: Doors open, cocktails (cash bar), complimentary hors d'oeuvres.

7:45: Beginner and Intermediate swing dance lesson, no partner needed. Lessons are concurrent, and you may choose either and switch. Lesson lasts about 1 hr. The intermediate lesson focuses on 3-step and lindy.

9:00: Live music starts! The band plays most of the evening until aprox. midnight, with a DJ in the breaks.

Midnight: Last call.

Parking: free garage/lot parking (to the back of the hotel), and free overflow parking at the Trader Joe's.

Dress: "Smart casual" to elegant.

Rooms: $109 room rate, **based on availability**. Call the front desk at 617-492-7777 and ask for the "SalsaBoston/Swing Dance" rate. Courtyard Marriott's Website »

Tables & Groups: Call for group rates and to reserve tables. 617-513-9841

Directions: (map ») The hotel is located conveniently on Memorial Drive, adjacent to the Charles River. Detailed directions below.

Courtyard Marriot Hotel
777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
617-513-9841 (Swing City's Number)

From Points West: take the Mass Pike to Exit 20, "Cambridge/Alston". Bear right after the tolls, and proceed strait across the river. Once across, turn right onto Memorial Drive and the hotel is 100yards down on the left.

From I-93: Take "Leveritt Circle/Storrow Drive" exit onto Storrow Drive. Follow Storrow Drive along the river aprox. 2 miles, pass under the BU Bridge, proceed another 1/3 mile, and take the "Central Square/Mass Pike" exit. At the light, turn right and cross over the river. Once across, turn right onto Memorial Drive and the hotel is 100yards down on the left.

By MBTA: Take the Green Line to "BU West". Walk over the BU Bridge to Cambridge, and turn left. Follow the river 1/4 mile and hotel is on the right. It's just over a 1/2 mile total (10-15 min). Alternatively, it's a longer walk but a short cab ride from Central Square on the Red Line.

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See you on the dance floor!
Your humble "Swing City Impresario"

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