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Swing City
Live bands every Friday Night
and some Saturdays

--Two Locations--
(check schedule for details)

Somerville City Club
20 Innerbelt Rd.
Somerville, MA 02143
(just off I-93 at exit 28)

WCYC/Huron Ave
688 Huron Ave
Fresh Pond/Cambridge
(across from Fresh Pond golf ctr)

Free Lessons*: 7:45-8:45
(*with cover)
Dancing: 8:45-1am
All ages welcome
$15 ($10 w/ student ID)
directions »
(617) 513-9841

"Hosting fine Swing and Lindy Hop Dancing in Boston since 1994"

Friday, June 18:
"Eight to the Bar" at Huron Ave
Listening to Eight to the Bar is a lot like driving along a time-warped highway precisely halfway between Count Basie's Kansas City and the Supremes' Detroit, where the car radio picks up everything from "Take the A Train" to "I Heard It Through the Grapevine." Like their outlandish wardrobes and on-stage choreography, their material is a colorful mixture of ‘40s jive, ‘50s melodrama and ‘60s Motown.

Featuring Mike Jonas of Step-Step-Triple-Step
- Beginner with Karen Leeds
- Intermediate with Mike Jonas
(see below for more details about the lessons)

Dear Swing City Patrons!

We're delighted to have "Eight to the Bar" in the house this Friday at Huron Ave! Join us tonight for one of New England's hottest Swing bands.

Coming up: the schedule is a little rocky this summer due to holidays and other things booked at one or both venues, so we do have a three week "summer vacation" coming up prior to another string of great bands, "Fat City Band" (at Huron Ave), "Rockin' George Leh" (at the City Club), and the "City Rhythm Orchestra" from Philadelphia (at Huron Ave).

Contest: we're trying to figure out what to name the two different events. e.g. Swing City "Uptown/Downtown", "Somerville/Cambridge", "Classic", etc. We want to distinguish the venues so that people don't get too confused. Send me your ideas and if we use them we'll comp you some tickets.

This Friday at the Swing City / Huron:
"Eight to the Bar"

Cynthia Lyons brings Eight to the Bar back to Swing City this Friday, this week at Huron Ave, or original home. Count on nothing less than a great night of Swing dancing! Not only is ETTB always on fire, but we're going to be at this great new building, constructed at the site of Swing City's old VFW home for 10+ years.

Mike Jonas will be teaching the intermediate Swing lesson this week and DJ'ing the breaks. Also, Karen Leeds returns to teach the beginner class. Both are at 7:45. Classes have been HUGE lately, so be sure to come for those. Beginner and intermediate levels are concurrent, so you can find a class that suits you and still bring your friends who might be at a different level. Plus, the classes are a GREAT way to meet people if you're new to the scene.

Swing City at the City Club, the best weekly Swingin' venue in town!

- Tons of free parking
- Ice Cold Air Conditioning
- Full Bar, ~$4 cocktails (City Club only)
- Great Floor (one patron was giddy with excitement last week! thx)
- Easy "T" Access (City Club only)

7:30pm: Beginner and Intermediate Swing Dance Lessons, no partner necessary.
9:00pm: Band goes on (DJ in the breaks)
until ~12:00am or when people leave

The great thing about the new intermediate lessons program is that the bulk of our regular dancers will be able to take a non-beginner class with our rotation of Boston's top dance instructors, while still being able to bring beginner friends for the intro lesson. The intro class will be single step East Coast, while the intermediate class will be taught in triple-step and sometimes will include some Lindy and more. The intermediate class will be different each week. Furthermore, if either lesson is too hard or simple for you, one can just switch to the other one as needed.

So please join us for lessons, a night of rich live music, dancing, affordable cocktails (yes, $4!), lots of cool fun people of all ages, and some great exercise. Bottom line, a great night out for only $15 ($10 with college ID), the cheapest cocktails in town, and a super vibe! Read, "Boston's official Cheap Date."

Tons of Swing City Photos are in the Photo gallery

See you there!

This Week's Raffle Winners:

Melanie Morris

Congratulations! You have won a pair of tickets to Swing City. To claim simply contact me at


If you have your own comments to share, we'd love to hear them. Please email us at

See you this Friday!
on behalf of all of our entertainers and staff


Coming Up!
( full schedule » )
June 18
Eight to the Bar
(Huron Ave)
June 25
Closed, "Summer Vacation"
July 3
Closed, "Summer Vacation"
July 9
Closed, "Summer Vacation"
July 16
Fat City Band
(Huron Ave)
July 23
Rockin George Leh
(City Club)
July 30
City Rhythm Orchestra , Philly
(Huron Ave)
Aug 6
Gas House Gorillas, NYC
(Huron Ave)
Aug 13
(City Club)
Aug 20
(Huron Ave)

Latest Photos!

Swing City Field Trips

Swing Instructors, bring your students, earn a little extra on the side.

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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,
send us a note »


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 Fantastic Instructors and DJ's:

"Slick" Mike (It's All Swing)
Todd & Beth (ZazouSwing)
Tony & Aurelie (Hop To the Beat)
Alex and Megan
Step Step Triple Step
Nancy Murphy (Rug Cutters')
JJ Williams (JJ Productions)
Karen Leeds (website)

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"

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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