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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"

*Saturday*, September 4:
"Dave B's HOT SHOTS" at Huron Ave
(Please Note: This is our first Saturday night Swing City at Huron Ave)
Jump and Jive with these five talented Boston musicians, performing late 40's through early 60's R&B, featuring sparkling, authentic interpretations of the greats!

Featuring Hop to the Beat's Tony & Aurelie, plus Karen Leeds
- Beginner with Karen Leeds
- Intermediate with Tony & Aurelie
(see below for more details about the lessons)

Dear Swing City Patrons!

This Week at Swing City: "Dave B's HOT SHOTS" at Huron Ave, SATURDAY NIGHT, post Hurricane Dance!

This week we welcome back "Dave B. and his Hot Shots" for their second Swing City appearance. They gave a great show in March this past year, and we're delighted to have them back. This Saturday is also the first of our regular 1st Saturday of the Month Swing City nights at Huron Ave. Be sure to update your dancing calendars!

Hurricane Earl will have moved on by showtime, so we'll have a post hurricane party. Bermuda shorts and tropical shirts are encouraged!

So... This Saturday, see you at Huron Ave, COLD AC, snacks and beverages available, lessons at 7:45 (read on), free street parking. No alcohol is allowed in the building but feel free to discretely tailgate.

Also of note: last week Daniel Banks and his all star band rocked the house! These guys really have gotten good, and this kid is only 17. Expect to see them back in the winter.

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!

Local superstars Tony & Aurelie of Hop to the Beat will be teaching the intermediate lesson this week and DJing the breaks for you. 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:

Roseann Guarino

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 » )
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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