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Swing City
Live Swing Bands
Each month:
2nd Sat
4th Sat
5th Sat
(see our schedule for changes)

(617) 513-9841

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


Saturday, December 7:
Swing City Holiday Dance and Potluck

Featuring Tom Nutile Big Band

Join us for some holiday festivities!

Potluck: bring your favorite dish to share, we'll supply free drinks, plates and utensils. Note this is optional: we should have plenty of food if you want to just come and enjoy the holiday treats.

Reading of Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
at the first band break by the masterfully entertaining Rob Glover (

Saturday, Dec. 7 at Huron Ave:
Tom Nutile Big Band
Think Basie and Sinatra, Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee. The Tom Nutile Big Band had made a big name for itself in the New England Swing Dancing circuit. With their roots are in the swing era of the 1930s, 40s and 50s, this 15 pc band's mission is to entertain!

- Beginner (Intro Swing)
- Intermediate (Charleston)
(see below for more details about the lessons)

Dear Swing City Patrons,

"Tom Nutile Big Band" this Saturday for the Holiday Dance and Potluck

A first in more recent Swing City history, we are hosting our Holiday Dance Party and Potluck! Join us for some great holiday cheer with Tom Nutile Big Band's fantastic sound, lessons, great dancing, and a special reading of Dr. Suess' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at the first band break by the masterfully entertaining Rob Glover. If you've never seen Rob get on stage, trust me, it'll be worth showing up for this alone.

So join us this Saturday for our final dance of 2013!

...and, mark your calendars: in 2014 we are changing to the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturday of each month, kicking off with Eight to the Bar on Jan. 11 and the Love Dogs on Jan. 25. Stay tuned as we fill in the schedule thereafter.

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 is different each week, generally Charleston. We 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 Swingin' venue in town!

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

8:00pm: Swing Dance Lessons
FREE with cover charge
Choice of two Lessons:

  • Swing lesson (beginner, east coast swing)
    -learn basic 6-count patterns to get you started
  • Charleston lesson (intermediate, add moves to your swing)
    -each night will show a different variation
  • 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 week!
    on behalf of all of our entertainers and staff


    Coming Up!
    ( full schedule » )
    Dec. 7
    Tom Nutile Big Band
    Jan. 11
    Eight to the Bar
    Jan. 25
    Love Dogs

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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"

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