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Swing City
Live Swing Bands
Each month:
2nd Sat
4th Sat
5th Sat
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(617) 513-9841

Located inside 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, February 22 at Huron Ave:
"Sticky Skillet Orchestra"
"… an ensemble with sufficient musical muscle to handle the catalogs of Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie."
- David Wildman, Boston Sunday Globe
The Sticky Skillet Swing Orchestra is a rich eight piece band performing the classic swing of composers such as Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan and Count Basie. The Sticky Skillets are a great choice for your listening and dancing pleasure.

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

Dear Swing City Patrons,

Did you make it out to hear Compaq last week? Probably, because it was a full house, Swing City like it ought to be! What a fun night, thanks everyone!

"Sticky Skillet Swing Orchestra" this Saturday

The 'Skillets are a band we have been featuring for the last couple years because they are a solid, swinging, highly dancable band. They aren't as well know (yet...!) as some of the bands we all know very well, so please help us get them there by coming out this Saturday if you haven't danced to them yet! And of course if you have, I imagine we'll see you there anyway. It should be a great night!

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

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!
    view full schedule »
    Feb. 22
    Sticky Skillet Swing Orchestra
    Mar. 8
    "Sax" Gordon
    Mar. 22
    Tom Nutile Big Band
    Mar. 29
    Bombay Jim & the Swinging Sapphires
    Apr. 12
    Apr. 26
    Racky Thomas Band
    May 10
    Love Dogs
    May 24

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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 »

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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)
    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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