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The Swing Legacy returns to Swing City this Friday! Plus, West Coast in the Annex!
Acclaimed to be the "Best l'il band in Boston", we're pleased to welcome this Swing City favorite back for what looks to be another great night of dancing over at Springstep! Also, our popular "Annex" dance features West Coast this week.

By the way, did you catch Ricky King Russell last week? Knock-Out performance! We'll have them back often.

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Venue Update: As you may know, we'll be moving again on Sept. 12. We have to possible venues, one near Sullivan Square (not far from Springstep), and one near Watertown Square. Both are very nice, have full bars and have tons of parking. Sullivan Square is T-accessible, but Watertown is bigger and more versatile. If you have an opinion, let me know. We'll be announcing the decision next week!

One little editorial: I've gotten word from several bands that some of our competitors are forcing bands to cancel gigs they've booked with us, on account of somewhat closely scheduled appearances at their own venues. While the competition is entitled to choose any tactics they want to get an edge, I personally think that's abominable. The swing bands in this area include a lot of professional musicians who make a chunk or even all of their living playing, and they ought to gig whenever they can or want. As it is, the prices bands charge the swing scene are deeply discounted over much more lucrative "corporate gigs", and most of the bands we get have worked hard with Swing City and others for over a decade to establish the Swing scene we have to begin with. JMHO! [end of pontification]

Friday, August 31: The Swing Legacy with Henry Francis

Plus Nancy Murphy is back.
Beginner's East Coast lesson at 7:30

"The Annex" downstairs:
West Coast!
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Swing City
Live bands every Friday Night
Located at Springstep
98 George P. Hassett Dr.
Medford, MA 02155
(directly off I-93 at exit 32)

Free Lessons: 7:30-8:45
Dancing: 8:45-1am
All ages welcome
$15 ($10 w/ student ID)
$10 Annex Only
(617) 513-9841

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Taxi Dancers are back!

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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More Swing City Highlights:

  • Doors open at 7:30, dancing until 1am
  • All ages
  • Concessions only this week. Sorry, no booze yet, but we won't tell if you stash some in your car.
  • Ample free lot-parking
  • Easy access by MBTA bus, or short cab ride from Malden Center MBTA.
  • Great dance floor, fabulous sound, and superb ambiance

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."

Later this Summer:

New England's best bands:

  Swing City's Feature Band and in "The Annex"
Aug 29 The Swing Legacy West Coast
Sept. 5 The Love Dogs "180+ Night" Fast Lindy with Steve D. and Mary Timmons
The Fried Bananas

Our Fantastic Instructors and DJ's:

"Slick" Mike (It's All Swing)
Todd & Beth (ZazouSwing)
Tony & Aurelie (Hop To the Beat)
Step Step Triple Step
Nancy Murphy (Rug Cutters')

Taxi Dancers return! 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"

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.