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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, Nov. 19 at Huron Ave:
White Heat Swing Orchestra
Making their first appearance at Swing City since 2008, this hot 14-piece big band swing orchestra was named “Boston's Best Dance Band” by Boston Magazine. These musicians recorded the soundtrack to the movie Dick Tracy on the Warner Brothers label, and have performed in concert with Cab Calloway, Tony Bennett, Lou Rawls, and Joel Grey. Come see the group that rocked Boston’s Roxy nightclub as its house swing band for 5 years and has gigged for the Clintons!

Featuring Providence's Daryl Beign, and Karen Leeds
- Beginner with Karen Leeds
- Intermediate with Daryl Beign
(see below for more details about the lessons)

Dear Swing City Patrons!

What a great time we had with Eight to the Bar at Swingin' New England last Friday! About 250 patrons filled the house early on when I took a quick count, and Swing City's patrons danced the night away with all manners of crossover Westies in town for the weekend. For those that stayed onto Saturday for Salsa, that too was an amazing night. Thanks to all that helped out in one way or another, and moreover everyone that came out to support it. The event will go on again the second weekend of November, 2011. Look for Eric's photos in the gallery and facebook.

This Week at Swing City:
"White Heat Swing Orchestra" at Huron Ave

"White Heat" is one of New England's classic swing orchestras and have played the Swing circuit for years. Regulars at Swing City in the past, the last time they gigged for us however was one of the final nights at the Newton location in 2008. We're delighted to have them back finally.

Also, by popular demand, Daryl Beign is teaching this Friday for the intermediate level dancers. Read on for details.

See you this Saturday at the Huron Ave, COLD AC, free lot parking, drinks, 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!

Daryl Beign 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!

John French

Phil Tackel

Camille Donato

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. 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

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:

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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