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Swing City
Live bands every Friday Night
and some Saturdays

--Two Locations--
(check schedule for details)

Somerville City Club
20 Innerbelt Rd.
Somerville, MA 02143
(just off I-93 at exit 28)

WCYC/Huron Ave
688 Huron Ave
Fresh Pond/Cambridge
(across from Fresh Pond golf ctr)

Free Lessons*: 7:45-8:45
(*with cover)
Dancing: 8:45-midnight
All ages welcome
$15 ($10 w/ student ID)
directions »
(617) 513-9841

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

Friday, August 27:
"Daniel Banks All Stars" at the Somerville City Club
Prodigy musician Daniel Banks has amassed an enormous resume playing drums and singing many styles of blues, jazz, R&B and improvised music, but he is best known for his soulful virtuosity. In the last decade, Daniel has played with many of the greats such as Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra, Jerry Portnoy, Shirley King, Shirley Dixon, Billy Branch, Duke Robillard, Kid Bangham, John Blackwell, Chad Smith, Ronnie Earl, James Montgomery, BB King, Toni Lynn Washington. All this and he is only 16 years old...

Featuring Karen and Guest Instructer Nancy Murphy of RugCutters
- Beginner with Karen Leeds
- Intermediate with Nancy Murphy (tentative)
(see below for more details about the lessons)

Dear Swing City Patrons!

This Week at Swing City: "Daniel Banks All Stars" at City Club

This week we welcome back Daniel Banks and his all star band. While relatively unknown in the Boston dance scene, this kid has really "ripped it up" at Swing City a number of times now. Please join us this Friday for his return.

We'll be back at the City Club this wee, which means ice cold AC, cash bar, tons of free parking, and a great time! Hope to see you there.

Beginner and Intermediate Swing Dance lessons at Swing City

New to Swing Dancing or already an expert? No worries, we've got something for everyone!

Special Guest Instructor Nancy Murphy of RugCutters will (tentatively) be teaching the intermediate Swing lesson this week. Also, instructor Karen Leeds returns to teach the beginner class. Both are at 7:45. Classes have been HUGE lately, so be sure to come for those. Beginner and intermediate levels are concurrent, so you can find a class that suits you and still bring your friends who might be at a different level. Plus, the classes are a GREAT way to meet people if you're new to the scene.

Swing City, the best weekly Swingin' venues in town!

- Tons of free parking
- Ice Cold Air Conditioning
- Full Bar, ~$4 cocktails (at City Club venue only)
- Great Floors (one patron was giddy with excitement recently! thx)
- Easy "T" Access (at City Club venue only)

7:30pm: Beginner and Intermediate Swing Dance Lessons, no partner necessary.
9:00pm: Band goes on (DJ in the breaks)
until ~12:00am or when people leave

The great thing about the new intermediate lessons program is that the bulk of our regular dancers will be able to take a non-beginner class with our rotation of Boston's top dance instructors, while still being able to bring beginner friends for the intro lesson. The intro class will be single step East Coast, while the intermediate class will be taught in triple-step and sometimes will include some Lindy and more. The intermediate class will be different each week. Furthermore, if either lesson is too hard or simple for you, one can just switch to the other one as needed.

So please join us for lessons, a night of rich live music, dancing, affordable cocktails when we're at the City Club (yes, $4!), lots of cool fun people of all ages, and some great exercise. Bottom line, a great night out for only $15 ($10 with college ID), the cheapest cocktails in town, and a super vibe! Read, "Boston's official Cheap Date."

Tons of Swing City Photos are in the Photo gallery

See you there!

This Week's Raffle Winners:

Stay tuned for more winners

Congratulations! If your name is listed above, you have won a pair of tickets to Swing City. To claim simply contact me at


If you have your own comments to share, we'd love to hear them. Please email us at

See you this Friday!
on behalf of all of our entertainers and staff


Coming Up!
( full schedule » )
Aug 27
Daniel Banks All Stars
(City Club)
Sept. 4
Dave B & the Hot Shots
(Huron Ave, SATURDAY)

Sept. 10

Satch Romano and the Might House Rockers
(City Club)

Sept. 17
Compaq Big Band
(Huron Ave)
Sept 24
Eight to the Bar (CD Release Party)
(City Club)
Oct. 1
(Huron Ave, SATURDAY)
Oct. 8
Sweet Willie D. & the Continetal Walk
(City Club)
Oct. 15
Love Dogs
(Huron Ave)

Latest Photos!

Swing City Field Trips

Swing Instructors, bring your students, earn a little extra on the side.

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Taxi Dancers are in!

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 »


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."

Our Fantastic Instructors and DJ's:

"Slick" Mike (It's All Swing)
Todd & Beth (ZazouSwing)
Tony & Aurelie (Hop To the Beat)
Alex and Megan
Step Step Triple Step
Nancy Murphy (Rug Cutters')
JJ Williams (JJ Productions)
Karen Leeds (website)

Taxi Dancers are in the house! 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 Impresario"

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.

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