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Swing City
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(617) 513-9841

Located upstairs at the
West Cambridge Youth Center
680 Huron Ave.
Cambridge, MA
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"Hosting fine Swing and Lindy Hop Dancing in Boston since 1994"

Saturday, Nov. 22 at Huron Ave:
"Eight to the Bar"
ETTB is perennially one of the biggest drawing bands at Swing City, renowned across New England. Expect the best! "Their music is fun and always danceable. The vocals alternate with excellent solos by Ms. Lyon (on piano and organ), Collin Tilton (tenor, flute and clarinet), and guitarist Tom Whalen. Fine support is contributed by bassist Michael Corsini, drummer Shawn Meehan and percussionist Brinna Jones."

"The Circle Game"

- Beginner (Intro Swing)
- Intermediate (Charleston)

Dear Swing City Patrons,

Many thanks to Compaq Big Band for another great night of dancing last week. They will be back soon!

"Eight to the Bar" this Saturday

To keep things rolling, this week we have the ever popular "Eight to the Bar" back, which is a guaranteed great night. We'll see you there!

Also, don't forget about the Lindy Workshop with Katie and Paolo at 6pm (more details below).

As usual, Mike's "famous" free, fresh, hot popcorn and cotton candy. Check it out.

This week's Lindy Workshop:
"The Circle Gam" with Katie and Paolo

It's the Circle Game! (Yes, like the Joni Mitchell song.) Some of the most fun moments in swing involve taking the momentum you have with your partner and turning it into a circle! From turning basics to lindy circles to come-arounds, this way of moving comes up again and again. In this workshop, Katie and Paolo teach how to create and respond to that circular feeling, as well as how to feel (and enjoy!) the difference between the circles and the lines.

What: "The Circle Game"
When: Saturday, November 22th from 6pm-8pm
Where: West Cambridge Youth Center (Swing City)
Price: $20 per person at the door

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Katie and Paolo's workshops are held at Huron Ave on most Swing City Saturdays this Fall and hopefully continue from there. They are from 6-8pm and cost $20, and be sure to stick around for the music and dancing at Swing City with Paolo and Katie in the house from 9pm on.

Workshop attendees receive a discounted cover charge for Swing City: $10 regular, $8 for students.

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!


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    See you this week!
    on behalf of all of our entertainers and staff


    Coming Up!
    Nov 22
    Eight to the Bar
    Nov 29
    Dec 13
    Love Dogs
    (Holiday Dance/Party)
    Dec 27
    Sax Gordon

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    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 Instructors and DJ's:

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

    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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