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"Boston's host of fine Swing Dancing since 1994"

Friday, October 24
At the Hyatt Regency, Cambridge
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LIVE! "Beantown Swing Orchestra" with American Idol Finalist John Stevens

- East Coast & Lindy swing dancing
- Workshops & Performances
- In "The Annex:" West Coast Swing
- Beginner Lesson


We're offering a $40 pass that includes admission to "Swingin' at the Hyatt", all the workshops, and admission to "Blues Cafe" on Saturday Night as well.

"Make your moves at New England's Hippest Swing Dance-Party of the Fall!
Meet 350-500+ fun, cool, classy people, young & old."

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Note: we have three rooms (Room 1, Room 2, and the Annex), with two workshops scheduled in each. Room 1 and 2 are the main ballroom, and "The Annex" is an adjacent room we have set up.

Workshops are intermediate level except beginner level where noted.


Session 1
Room 1:
East Coast/Lindy: "So fresh and So clean: add pop and clarity with effective lead and follow stylings." Liz Miller and Seth Burgess

Room 2: East Coast/Lindy: "Intermediate Swing with Swing out Variations." Megan Damon & Reuben Pharms

The Annex: Beginner West Coast Swing with Paolo Piselli


Session 2
Room 1:
East Coast/Lindy: "The Deep End: complicated leads and follows that will give your dancing brain-freeze." Liz Miller and Seth Burgess.

Room 2: East Coast/Lindy: Free Beginner lesson*
*with general admission, no partner needed

The Annex: West Coast Swing: "Fans& Single Rhythms for Style." Jennifer Lyons (goes later, until 9:15+)



Presidential Ballroom: Featuring live music with Beantown Swing Orchestra, plus performances and jams throughout, and DJ battles.

"The Annex": West Coast with DJ Missy Harvey and Kim Filippo

Brought to you by:
Swing City (that's us)
"Slick" Mike (It's All Swing)
Todd & Beth (ZazouSwing)
Tony & Aurelie (Hop To the Beat)
Steve & Rebecca Drzewiczewski (Wicked Lindy Weekend)
Mike Jonas (5 Guys Named Mike)

plus generous support from Dee Soares, Nancy Murphy, Liz Miller, Benson Wong, HaveToDance.com, and many others!


Beantown Swing Orchestra

The Hyatt Regency
575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
Easy access from I-93 and/or the Mass Pike
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Convieniently located in the heart of Cambridge/Boston on the Charles River.

$8 valiadated garage parking or ample free parking in the vicinity.

The 7500sf Presidential Ballroom will be set up with dance floors, in addition to our side room, "The Annex". Plus great lighting, plenty of AC, complementary hors d'oeuvres, and a full cash bar.


We are going to extensive efforts to make this event particularly classy! We hope you will find it worthwhile for this special evening.

General admission: (includes admission to the Annex also)
$20 advance purchase
$25 at the door

Annex only admission*
$15, pay at the door
* this includes admission to the West Coast dance in the Annex only. If you plan to participate in all the entire event, purchase a general admission ticket.

$5 off your ticket purchases with current, valid student ID
(must be presented at the door)

Add $8 for one session, $10 for both if purchased in advance ($15 at the door)
8pm Beginner lesson is FREE.

$40 ($35 for students)
Includes admission to all workshops, Friday dance,
and Saturday's Blues Cafe dance at Springstep with Toni Lynn Washington (Oct. 25)

Complementary hors d'oeuvres, Cash bar

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Reduced or Free admission depending on your availability. Please contact olaf@swingcityboston.com if you would like to help out before, during, and/or after.


"Swingin' at the Hyatt"

A Swing City
Special Edition!
Fri. Oct. 24, 2008

Hyatt Regency, Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
(on the Charles River
btw. MIT and the BU Bridge)
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Our Regular Nights:
Live bands every Friday Night,
plus "The Annex"
Located at
Somerville City Club
20 Innerbelt Rd
Somerville, MA 02142
(directly off I-93 at exit 28)

Free Lessons: 7:30-8:45
Dancing: 8:45-1am
All ages welcome
$15 ($10 w/ student ID)
$10 Annex Only

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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."

See you on the dance floor!
Your humble "Swing City Impresario"

If you have any preferences or suggestions, please post them on the Swing City discussion board, which is--I’m glad to say--very active! We'd really like to have your opinions.



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