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(617) 513-9841

Located upstairs at the
West Cambridge Youth Center
680 Huron Ave.
Cambridge, MA
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"Hosting Swing and Lindy Hop Dancing in Boston since 1994"

Saturday, May 23 at Huron Ave:
Eddie Sheer's Swingin' All Stars
Featuring Eddie Sheer of the Love Dogs, Ricky "King" Russell & Scott Shetler. Check out this new band made up of some of the stars of Swing City's favorite bands. This music is guaranteed to be swingin'!

with Katie Piselli
"The Jitterbug Stroll and Solo Movement"

- Beginner (Intro Swing)
- Intermediate (Charleston)


Dear Swing City Patrons,

"Eddie Sheer's Swingin' All Stars" this Saturday!

We're delighted to bring you this "new" band at Swing City. It's really not new, it's a collaboration between some of the stars of Swing City's most popular bands, including Eddie Sheer, leader of the Love Dogs, on vocals, Rick Russell on guitar, and Scott Shetler. In other words, all these guys know Swing and what the dancers are looking for, so check it out!

Also, Katie is back in town, so there is a Lindy lesson this week. More on that below.

And as usual, Mike's "famous" free, fresh, hot popcorn.

Hope to see you there!

This week's Lindy Workshop:
"The Jitterbug Stroll and Solo Movement" with Katie Piselli

The Jitterbug Stroll is a swing line dance choreographed in 1992 by Ryan Francois, a Lindy Hop dancer and teacher. It is often danced socially by Lindy Hoppers, much like the Shim Sham! In this workshop, you will learn the Jitterbug Stroll in the first hour and then spend the second hour working on the quality of movement in your jazz steps! This is a solo jazz class. No partner needed. No experience required. See you there!

What: The Jitterbug Stroll and Solo Movement
When: Saturday, May 23 6pm-8pm
Where: West Cambridge Youth Center
Price: $20 per person at the door

Note: Dancers who participate in the workshop get a discount to the Swing City dance!

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Katie and Paolo's workshops are held at Huron Ave on most Swing City Saturdays this Fall and hopefully continue from there. They are from 6-8pm and cost $20, and be sure to stick around for the music and dancing at Swing City with Paolo and Katie in the house from 9pm on.

Workshop attendees receive a discounted cover charge for Swing City: $10 regular, $8 for students.

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!


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


    Coming Up!
    May 23
    Ed Sheer's All Stars
    May 30
    Compaq Big Band
    Jun 13
    Eight to the Bar
    Jun 27
    Hot Cat Band
    Jul 11
    Love Dogs
    Jul 25
    Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires
    Aug 8
    Tom Nutile Big Band

    more dates »

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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)


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

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