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Friday, June 13: Mike Wyatt Quartet
with Instructors/DJs "Tony and Aurelie" of
Hop to the Beat

Dear Swing City Patrons!
Last Friday with Compaq Big Band was yet another night to remember at the new Swing City, with nearly 200 in the house and fabulous music. It was touted as one of our best nights yet, a trend that is certainly continuing. Thanks to all that were there, and to Al Saloky and the Band for a tremendous show!

This week, WE ARE OPEN!! If you have a flyer, this week's entertainment isn't listed per se and that confused some people.

Nevertheless... the Mike Wyatt Quartet will be in the house, a group that spawned off of the Beantown Swing Orchestra. A bunch of us heard them at a more recent event and were absolutely floored, so we booked them right away. These guys can _swing_!

Also, Tony and Aurelie will be back up this week teaching the beginner swing lessons with an advanced move at the end, and also DJ'ing the breaks for you.

See you Friday for another fun night of dancing, socializing, music, and drinks!

More Highlights:

  • Doors open at 7:30, dancing until 1am
  • FULL BAR (valid 21+ ID to drink)
  • Ample free lot-parking
  • Great dance floor, fabulous sound, and superb ambiance in the "Swing City Ballroom"

Appeal to our Patrons: Please support the bar. As Swing dancers we all know we're not a "drinking crowd", but the host venue really does depend on beverage sales (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) to keep the rent and hence the cover charge affordable. We are privileged to have this nice hall, so if you have the means, please try to patronize the bar with a modest $5 in food & beverage purchases. The hall is run by volunteers and 100% of the bar's profit goes to support the church's expenses in having us there.

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:

Coming up:
May 30: Tony Lynn Washington
June 6: Compaq Swing Orchestra
June 13: Mike Wyatt Quartet
June 20: Hot Cat Jazz Band
June 27: Eight to the Bar
Beyond:    see full schedule »

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

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 Empresario"


Swing City Ballroom directions »
Dormition Greek Orthodox Church
29 Central St., Somerville, MA 02134
(off of Somerville Ave. between Porter and Union Square)

  • 3400sf dance floor
  • classy club ambiance (no more gym!)
  • performance stage, lounge, coat check, etc (this place was waiting for us!)
  • bar & snacks (full bar)
  • 152 car parking
  • all ages admitted
  • fully air conditioned
  • walkable from Porter Square MBTA (0.7 mi) or short cab ride (we are looking into a shuttle)

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.

Swing City
Live bands every Friday Night
29 Central St., Somerville, MA
(off Somerville Ave btw.
Porter and Union Square)

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

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