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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, March 22 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
- Intermediate Mike Jonas
(see below for more details about the lessons)

Dear Swing City Patrons,

Sax Gordon was fantastic last week, again with a great crowd. The switch to just Saturdays has really helped us make Swing City much more consistent, which as organizers--believe us--is HUGE! Thanks to all for your continued and/or renewed support. Also, look for Sax Gordon again later this year.

Just a heads up for April 12: we will be featuring a new band, "Barry Fleischer and his Radio Swing Orchestra." Some of the musicians in this band are part of a band which we used to get often which was excellent musically, except the music selections were just not a good fit for Swing City's hard core dancers. These guys had put together a swing band some time ago which gigs here and there at various dances outside of the Boston area, and when we announced changes for 2014 they asked us if we could give them a try. We have high expecations for a great night, and they promise they will deliver. Please mark your calendars!

"Tom Nutile Big Band" this Saturday

Tom Nutile has put on some great shows for us since he started gigging at Swing City, with sets of highly dancable classic big band swing. We hope to see you this Saturday for more of that!

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!


    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!
    view full schedule »
    Mar. 22
    Tom Nutile Big Band
    Mar. 29
    Bombay Jim & the Swinging Sapphires
    Apr. 12
    Barry Fleischer and his Radio Swing Orchestra
    Apr. 26
    Racky Thomas Band
    May 10
    Love Dogs
    May 24
    DJ Showdown
    May 31
    Sticky Skillet Swing Orchestra
    June 14
    Band TBA

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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,
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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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