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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, Jan. 29 at Huron Ave:
"Compaq Big Band"
The power and energy of an authentic 21-piece big band is back! The Compaq Big Band has kept New England swingin' for 30 years, with 15 horns, terrific soloists, a cookin' rhythm section, and a great feature vocalist. These guys are NOT your grandfather's big band. A great mix of medium, slow, and up-tempo swing, with tunes that are just the right length, will keep you on the dance floor all night.

Featuring Mike Jonas and Karen Leeds
- Beginner with JJ Williams
- Intermediate with Karen Leeds
(see below for more details about the lessons)

Dear Swing City Patrons!

This Week at Swing City: "Compaq Big Band"
SATURDAY at Huron Ave

Compaq Big Band returns to the stage at Swing City/Huron this Saturday! You're in for a treat if you're not familiar with this band, as they feature the rich big band sound of 20+ musicians and some beautiful vocals as well. Compaq has been gigging at Swing City for many years, so count on a solid swing dancer's repetoire.

Update On Our Schedule and Reorganization

It's been clear for a while that Boston's scene is not capable of supporting two swing dances on Fridays, especially within as close proximity as it one can get no less. So we're readujusting Swing City's schedule to better suit the situation. In general, Swing City will be open at Huron Ave on the 1st Saturday, 3rd Friday, and 5th Saturday on months when there is one, in addition to periodic special events.

We're also bidding farewell to the Somerville City Club,which has been a cool venue but unfortunately with just enough unsolvable problems to keep enough people away. Finding a good venue in Boston is really the crux of the problem that Swing City has suffered from since the original Huron Ave VFW was demolished. We'll be working on improving the vibe at Huron Ave further going forward.

Thanks everyone for your support as our journey continues...!

Dance lessons at Swing City

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

Mike Jonas 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:

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 » )
Jan. 29
(Huron Ave)
Compaq Big Band
Feb. 5
(Huron Ave)
Band TBA
Feb. 18
(Huron Ave)
Band TBA

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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