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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, Nov. 6 at Huron Ave:
Sticky Skillet Swing Orchestra
"… an ensemble with sufficient musical muscle to handle the catalogs of Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie."
- David Wildman, Boston Sunday Globe

The Sticky Skillet Swing Orchestra is a rich eight piece band performing the classic swing of composers such as Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan and Count Basie. The Sticky Skillets are a great choice for your listening and dancing pleasure.

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

Dear Swing City Patrons!

Discount Admission Tickets for Next Week (Nov. 12):
Swing City and SNE with "Eight to the Bar"

By now we hope you've heard that Swing City will be held at the Newtown Marriott hotel, as part of Swingin' New England! The night will feature "Eight to the Bar" from 9-12:30, plus late night DJ dancing, and special Lindy workshops with Peter & Naomi beforehand. We will of course have our standard beginner lesson too. $20 discounted admission tickets are available ONLY through the Swing City website!

Details and tickets »

This Week at Swing City:
"Sticky Skillet Swing Orchestra"
SATURDAY at Huron Ave

This week, the first Saturday of the month, we have the Sticky Skillet Swing Orchesrtra in the house, for the first time in a few years. We're looking forward to hearing them, as they are very popular in the NE dance circuit.

See you this Saturday at the Huron Ave, COLD AC, free lot parking, full bar, snacks, lessons at 7:45 (read on). Come join us, meet some new people, get some exercise, make some new friends, have a great time!

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!

Tony & Aurelie 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:

We have a few weeks worth of raffles stored up. Here's the winners!

Sam Bitar

Fran Ilamaigoin (sorry, can't read it...!)

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 » )
Nov. 6
Sticky Skillet Orchestra
(Huron Ave SATURDAY)
Nov. 12
Eight to the Bar
Special Night with "Swingin' New England"
Newton Marriott Hotel
Nov. 19
White Heat Swing Orchestra
(Huron Ave)
Nov. 26
Closed for Thanksgiving
Dec. 3
Roger Ceresi's All Starz
(Huron Ave)
Dec. 10
Ricky King Russell & Cadillac Horns
(City Club)
Dec. 17
Racky Thomas Band
(Huron Ave)
Dec. 24
Closed for the Holiday
Dec. 31
New Years Swing Dance? Stay tuned...

Latest Photos!

Swing City Field Trips

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

click »

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:

Tony & Aurelie (Hop To the Beat)
Mike Jonas, Step Step Triple Step
Nancy Murphy (Rug Cutters')
JJ Williams (JJ Productions)
Karen Leeds (Karen Leeds Dance)
Daryl Begin& Jennifer Stout, The DownCity Strutters

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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