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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"

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Saturday, December 13 at Huron Ave:
"Love Dogs"
Everyone Loves the LOVE DOGS! Voted 2006 "Outstanding New England Band", plus Ed Scheer voted "Most Charismatic Entertainer", the "Hounds of Sounds" have been a top drawing band at Swing City for over a decade.

"Just Keep Spinning"

- Beginner (Intro Swing)
- Intermediate (Charleston)

Dear Swing City Patrons,

Holiday Dance and Potluck with "Love Dogs" this Saturday

Happy Holidays to all! As has become a tradition at Swing City, we are hosting our annual Holiday dance and potluck this Satrurday, with the ever popular Love Dogs, plus a reading of "The Grinch who Stole Christmas" with Rob Glover. Beforehand, Katie and Paolo will be teaching their Lindy workshop, "Just Keep Spinning" from 6-8.

For the potluck, nothing is required but deserts and side dishes are welcome and we'll provide the drinks.

Cover is $16 as usual, pay at the door.

Hope to see you there!

This week's Lindy Workshop:
"Just Keep Spinning" with Katie and Paolo

Turns and spins appear in many of our Lindy Hop patterns and styling. Free spins, outside turns, pop turns, lock turns - you name it! While many dancers get through them, turns can feel even better (and be more fun!) when executed with good rhythm, control, and musicality. This workshop we will help you feel more comfortable turning and spinning in your solo jazz and partnered Lindy Hop. We will go over the elements of good spinning technique as well as the lead/follow for turning moves.

What: "Just Keep Spinning"
When: Saturday, December 13th 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!
    Dec 13
    Love Dogs
    (Holiday Dance/Party)
    Dec 27
    Sax Gordon
    Jan 10
    Band TBA
    Jan 24
    Band TBA
    Jan 31
    Band TBA

    more dates »

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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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