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Swing City
Live Swing Bands
Each month:
1st Sat
3rd Fri
5th Sat
(see our schedule for changes)

Special Event this Week, see below for more details

(617) 513-9841

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

Saturday, October 20
at Huron Ave:

Rico Barr and the Jump n Jive Reviw
"Rico Barr and the Jump n Jive Review is New England's Premier Dance Band. The Band was Nominated as Swing Band of The Year by the National Swing Awards, but their repertoire includes the history of Dance music from the jazz and rock decades. They can be seen on the Concert Stage with their original compositions and arrangements and are in demand throughout New England and beyond.

- Beginner
- Intermediate Mike Jonas
(see below for more details about the lessons)


Dear Swing City Patrons,

PLEASE NOTE: we have swapped some dates around this month and next to accomodate some of the other dances in Boston who have been dealing with venue issues and thus haven't always been able to get their "normal" dates. Please bear with us.


- Saturday, Oct. 20 (vs. would-be Friday, Oct. 19)
- Also note: on Friday, Nov. 16th a special edition of Swing City will be held in conjuntion with Swingin' New England at the Newton Marriott, featuring Compaq Big Band with guest star Ed Sheer of the "Love Dogs" on vocals.

"Rico Barr " This Saturday

Swing City is excited for the return of the Rico Barr's renowned dance band, who brought us a wonderful night of dancing at Swing City earlier this year.

Join us this for another great night of dancing, lessons, friends, and fun times!

Dance lessons at Swing City

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

Join us for a beginner swing lesson, or if you're a more experienced dancer, we offer a concurrent intermediate class. Classes begin at 8pm promptly, so be sure to arruve a few minutes early.

Classes have been HUGE lately, so be sure to come for those. Beginner and intermediate levels are concurrent so most of our regular dancers will be able to take a non-beginner class with our rotation of some of Boston's top dance instructors, yet still bring your friends who might be more comfortable at a the intro level. Moreover, the classes are a GREAT way to meet people if you're new to the scene, single, or just feeling social!

The intro class will be single step East Coast, while the intermediate class generally assumes you can dance a triple step and are comfortable with a variety of basic moves. The intermediate class will be different each week, selecting from styles that include Lindy, Balboa, Charleston, and more, and sometimes features guest instructors.

If either lesson is too hard or simple for you, one can just switch to the other one as needed.

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

- Tons of free parking
- Ice Cold Air Conditioning
- Juice, Soda, and Water available, plus snacks
- Great Floor (one patron was memorably giddy with excitement! thx)
- Easy MBTA Access (bus #72 direct from Havard Square)

8:00pm: Beginner and Intermediate Swing Dance Lessons, no partner necessary.
9:00pm: Band goes on (DJ in the breaks)
until 12:00pm

So please join us for lessons, a night of rich live music, dancing, lots of cool fun people of all ages, and some great exercise. Bottom line, a great night out for only $16 ($12 with college ID), and a super vibe! Read, "Boston's official Cheap Date."

Tons of Swing City Photos are in the Photo gallery

See you there!


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 » )
Oct. 20
(Huron Ave)
Note: 3rd Saturday
Rico Barr Jump n Jive Review
Nov. 3
(Huron Ave)
Tom Nutile Big Band
Nov. 16
Compaq Big Band
@ Swingin' New England
Dec. 8
(Huron Ave)
Note: 2nd Saturday
HOLIDAY PARTY with the Love Dogs

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:

Mike Jonas, Step Step Triple Step
Nancy Murphy (Rug Cutters')
JJ Williams (JJ Productions)
Karen Leeds (Karen Leeds Dance)

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"

Swing City Productions • 24 Breakwater Dr. Chelsea, MA 02150

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