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Phil McGowan & The Easy Winners

November 17th, 2017 | Category: dances

Phil McGowan & the Easy Winners, BSC favorites, will join us at Q Ballroom for another high energy gig! With their New Orleans inspired hot jazz tunes, they will get you out onto the floor all night! The Easy Winners always get the crowd moving when they play for us and and this Friday will be no exception. Digging deep into their catalog of hits from the past, they’ll light fire to tunes like the 1921 Eddie Cantor hit: “Margie” and Louis Armstrong’s “You Rascal You”.

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Dan Fox Foxtet

November 10th, 2017 | Category: dances

The Foxtet is a six piece band led by trombonist Dan Fox and comprised of some of the best local musicians who have decades of combined experience playing for swing dancers. Fox has worked as a sideman at Boston Swing Central with Adrian Cunningham, The Lowdown Stompers, the Easy Winners and with Shawn Hershey. Expect a rock-solid beat and sweet, swinging horns playing tunes from the ’20’s and ’30’s at just the right tempos. Joining Dan on vocals for this evening is TBA.

Lesson (included w/ admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Glenn Crytzer’s New Yorkers

November 03rd, 2017 | Category: dances

The New Yorkers (formerly known as “The Syncopators”) are a 1930s/1940s vintage style swing band with style! Influenced by the same swing combos as the Savoy Seven, this group plays looser arrangements, designed to be played with various combinations of instruments.  Band leader, Glenn Crytzer has become a staple in the New York Vintage Jazz scene, performing hundreds of gigs each year both as a bandleader of his own groups and as sideman in the groups of his colleagues and mentors. This is a special treat for BSC! Not to be missed while they’re in town!

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $18
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $14

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Calling All Zombies X with Phil McGowan & The Easy Winners

October 27th, 2017 | Category: dances

Calling All Zombies! It’s time to heed the bell toll for another ghastly, ghoulish and grim Halloween party at Boston Swing Central! This year we’ll dance the night away to our featured band, Phil McGowan & The Easy Winners!

This event features a special extended lesson by Abby Cohen that will feature the creeeeepy choreography of Michael Jackson’s Thriller line dance AND a costume contest! Note: Thriller will be performed later on in the evening. Performing is, of course, optional.

Phil McGowan & The Easy Winners! With their New Orleans inspired hot jazz tunes, they will get you out onto the floor all night! The Easy Winners always get the crowd moving when they play for us and and this Friday will be no exception. Digging deep into their catalog of hits from the past, they’ll light fire to tunes like the 1921 Eddie Cantor hit: “Margie” and Louis Armstrong’s “You Rascal You”.

 

EXTENDED Lesson (included w/ admission): 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Dancing: 9:30pm – 12:30am
General Admission: $20
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $17

Get $2 OFF ADMISSION if you come in a full Halloween costume! Discount is at the discretion of the door staff, so please display some true Halloween spirit.

No coupons or passes will be accepted for this evening.

Q Ballroom (formally called Extreme Dancesport)
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 021

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Jeremy Mohney

October 20th, 2017 | Category: dances

Straight out of the snowy Rockies, BSC is thrilled to welcome back Jeremy Mohney! His swing stylings, band leading, and saxophone playing were pretty impressive so we are excited to welcome him back. Since he isn’t around these parts too often, catch him while you can! Check out his quartet’s song “Breeze Please” below:

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $17
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $14

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Beantown Swing Orchestra

October 13th, 2017 | Category: dances

The 18-piece Beantown Swing Orchestra specializes in performing big band dance charts from the Swing Era, all transcribed from the original vintage recordings by trumpeter Danny Fratina.  Some of their favorite arrangers include Fletcher Henderson and Sy Oliver, whose work was performed by Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, and Jimmie Lunceford.   With most of its musicians in their twenties, Beantown Swing Orchestra is a true representation of the young and energetic big bands of the 1930s.

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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The Vaughn Monroe Orchestra

October 06th, 2017 | Category: dances

The Vaughn Monroe Orchestra was founded in 1940 by vocalist, trumpeter and composer Vaughn Monroe. Though most famous in the day for sentimental ballads, the band featured some of the best swing arrangements and instrumentalists of the day. Boston’s own Dan Gabel has been chosen as the new Musical Director of the band. For this unique swing dance, Gabel has revived many of the swinging instrumentals from the early 1940s, many of which were never recorded. As part of a fall tour, the Vaughn Monroe Show makes a stop at Boston Swing Central to play for their favorite audience: dancers.
The band features 18 instrumentalists, plus the Moon Maids vocal group, and featured vocalists Elise Roth, Craig Robbins, and comedian Steve Gags. Don’t miss this exciting piece of Boston history and great swing music!

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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DJ Party with DJ Ron Waters and DJ Kim Kim

September 29th, 2017 | Category: dances

Join us for a swing dance featuring DJ Ron Waters and DJ Kim Kim!

DJ Ron Waters, Connecticut
Ron has been an avid jazz listener for as long as he can remember. But he noticed that a certain style of music just made him move like nothing else. That turned out to be Swing. In 2001 he discovered Lindy Hop and hasn’t looked back. In 2009, he did his first DJ gig in CT and is now one of the regular DJs at Hartford Underground’s Thursday night dance. He is also a regular contributor to the ‘Hey Mr, Jesse’ podcast, about ‘music that matters to dancers’. “Boston has such a strong Lindy scene. I’m excited to be spinning for this great bunch of dancers ! “, he said.
 
DJ Kim Kim, Montreal
DJ Kim Kim typically dances, teaches and DJs Lindy Hop and Balboa at Cat’s Corner in Montreal, QC. She loves playing music that gets dancers out on the floor and keeps them there! She’s passionate about swing-era music and aims to energize the dance floor by spinning hard swinging tunes!

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $8

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Dirty Water: Sunday – Swing and Soul Party Outside!

September 24th, 2017 | Category: dances

With some of the most beautiful views of downtown Boston, Piers Park is a hidden gem in East Boston! Come join your friends, new and old, for our annual Dirty Water Sunday afternoon outdoor dance on the harbor. Our local DJs will spin some swing and soul for you! Since we will be dancing right on the water in autumn, we recommend you bring a jacket with you.

Social Dancing: 2:30pm-5:30pm
THIS DANCE IS FREE!

Piers Park
95 Marginal Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Take the Blue Line to Maverick
Free parking

More info: www.dirtywaterlindy.org

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Dirty Water: Saturday – Gordon Webster Band

September 23rd, 2017 | Category: dances

Join us at KI, Brookline for a special extended night of dancing at Boston’s Dirty Water Lindy Exchange featuring the Gordon Webster Band!

Social Dancing: 9:00pm – 2:00am
General Admission: $35
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $30

Sorry, no passes or coupons will be accepted this weekend!


KI (Kehillath Israel) Brookline
384 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

More info: www.dirtywaterlindy.org

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Dirty Water: Friday Late Night – TBA

September 23rd, 2017 | Category: dances

Join us for a late night dance featuring the “Any Swing Goes” contest!

Social Dancing: 1:00am – 2:30am

Sorry, no passes or coupons will be accepted this weekend!

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

More info: www.dirtywaterlindy.org

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Dirty Water: Friday – Chelsea Reed & The Fairweather Band with Gordon Webster

September 22nd, 2017 | Category: dances

Join us at Q Ballroom for the opening night of Boston’s Dirty Water Lindy Exchange with Chelsea Reed & The Fairweather Band with Gordon Webster!

Swing Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Social Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $30
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $25

Sorry, no passes or coupons will be accepted this weekend!

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

More info: www.dirtywaterlindy.org

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Wolverine Jazz Band

September 15th, 2017 | Category: dances

Since 1995 the Wolverine Jazz Band has been entertaining lovers of Traditional Jazz all over Boston and southern New England in town concerts, private functions and a long residence at the Sherborn Inn.  During that time they have also become favorites on the national festival circuit, performing in Arizona, Washington state, Tennessee, Ohio, Colorado and Florida for large audiences – including the swing dances which have become an important part of those festivals.  Comprised of up to seven of the finest local players in the idiom, the Wolverine Jazz Band is adept at music ranging from the ragtime era through the late swing period, all played with energy and an informed approach both to presentation and the music itself.

Lesson (included w/ admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers

September 08th, 2017 | Category: dances

Sweet Megg and her wayfaring musicians will transport you, not to the past but to a new world of their own making.  The band is lead by the charmingly enigmatic Sweet Megg, who imbues each song with her own concoction of melancholy and euphoria that will delight you, surprise you, and break your heart all at once.  The band seamlessly incorporates elements of New Orleans Swing, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret, and gut bucket blues into one charming musical performance.  Saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a world where Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker blow side by side.  Together Sweet Megg, Ryan, and all the Wayfarers create a world where jazz is alive and well and living in New York.

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $16
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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DJ Party with DJ Alli-Cat and DJ Dustin Spicuzza

September 01st, 2017 | Category: dances

Join us for a swing dance featuring our local Boston DJs!

DJ Alli-Cat

Allison Wilhelm, or DJ Alli-Cat, has been a swing lover since 2012, when a video game piqued her interest in music from the early to mid 20th Century. It was her interest in the genre that led her to take up swing dancing. Since her interest in old school music is what led her here, it should be no surprise that her sets feature classic swing artists like Cab Calloway, Chick Webb, Artie Shaw, and Ella Fitzgerald, but she also digs the sounds of today’s artists, like Michael Gamble and the Mint Julep Jazz Band. In her DJing, Allison is committed to authenticity, danceability, and diversity.

DJ Dustin Spicuzza

Shortly after becoming addicted to Lindy Hop, Dustin began to collect Lindy Hop related jazz music to feed his passion for interesting and high energy music that really swings. In the fall of 2011 he began to DJ in Boston, Washington DC, Baltimore, and beyond. The energy and driving swinging rhythm he brings to a dance has been well received by dancers of all levels.

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $8

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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DJ Party TBA

August 25th, 2017 | Category: dances

Join us for a swing dance featuring our local Boston DJs!

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $8

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Swingin’ on the Charles – Saturday outdoor dance!

August 19th, 2017 | Category: dances

Boston Swing Central and Community Boating are proud to present the 10th Anniversary of:

Swingin’ on the Charles! Join us in celebrating what summer is all about. Dancing outside, at sunset, on the banks of the Charles River. We Love that Dirty Water! This is a summer classic you won’t want to miss. We’ll take over the docks at sunset, provide a lesson for newcomers and then we’ll dance until 11 pm. *Note: No rate date! 

Beginner Lesson (included w/price of admission): 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Dancing: 8:00pm – 11pm
Admission:
$18 Advance General Admission ($23 at-the-door)
$15 for Students and Seniors ($18 at-the-door)

Proceeds will benefit Community Boating’s Dock Repair and Junior Sailing Programs, and Boston Swing Central’s Lindy Hop Preservation Program.

Community Boating is located on the Esplanade
(between the Hatch Shell and the Longfellow Bridge)
21 David Mugar Way (Charles MGH T-Stop)
Boston, MA 02114

FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFO www.swinginonthecharles.org
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Bryan Brundige and The Piggly Wigglies

August 18th, 2017 | Category: dances

Band leader, Bryan Brundige started his journey with trombone when he was ten-years-old in Albany, NY and it has taken him all over country. This Friday he’s bringing three more band members, The Piggly Wigglies (bass, guitar, and drums) to keep us dancing hard all night! They have an upbeat traditional jazz sound and will play the “good ‘ol ones” for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Lesson (included in the price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $16
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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John Clark & the Mercenaries

August 11th, 2017 | Category: dances

A last minute substitution for the Swing Legacy, who could not make it.  John Clark, a member of Swing Legacy and the leader of the Wolverine Jazz Band, along with Deb Larkin, vocalist for Swing Legacy have assembled a crack team of mercenaries to swing the night away!!  Join us…

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Wolverine Jazz Band

August 08th, 2017 | Category: dances

Since 1995 the Wolverine Jazz Band has been entertaining lovers of Traditional Jazz all over Boston and southern New England in town concerts, private functions and a long residence at the Sherborn Inn.  During that time they have also become favorites on the national festival circuit, performing in Arizona, Washington state, Tennessee, Ohio, Colorado and Florida for large audiences – including the swing dances which have become an important part of those festivals.  Comprised of up to seven of the finest local players in the idiom, the Wolverine Jazz Band is adept at music ranging from the ragtime era through the late swing period, all played with energy and an informed approach both to presentation and the music itself.

Lesson (included w/ admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Roaring Twenties Lawn Party 2017 – Sunday

August 06th, 2017 | Category: dances

Presented by Boston Swing Central and the Trustees of Reservations, The Roaring Twenties Lawn Party is a true celebration of vintage culture! Attracting thousands of guests in Gatsby-esque apparel, this retro picnic features live music and dancing, performances, lawn games, a vintage faire and more!

Saturday features:

Live music by Baby Soda Jazz Band featuring Tamar Korn and Cassidy & The Orleans Kids

Performances by Eight Thirty ACT, Lindy Bomb Squad, The Riff & Divine Providence

 

For TICKETS, PARKING PASSES and more information roaringtwentieslawnparty.org

Note: Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. 
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
290 Argilla Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
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Roaring Twenties Lawn Party 2017 – Saturday

August 05th, 2017 | Category: dances

Presented by Boston Swing Central and the Trustees of Reservations, The Roaring Twenties Lawn Party is a true celebration of vintage culture! Attracting thousands of guests in Gatsby-esque apparel, this retro picnic features live music and dancing, performances, lawn games, a vintage faire and more!

Saturday features:

Live music by Tamar Korn & A Kornucopia and Cassidy & The Orleans Kids

Performances by Boston Lindy Hop, Eight Thirty ACT, The Riff & Just for Kicks

 

For TICKETS, PARKING PASSES and more information roaringtwentieslawnparty.org 

Note: Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. 
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
290 Argilla Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
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Special appearance from Tamar Korn and An Orleans Kornucopia

August 04th, 2017 | Category: dances

Yes, we’ve combined forces! Some of Tamar’s band, A Kornucopia will join Cassidy’s Orleans Kids to create a unique sneak preview of the Roaring Twenties Lawn Party.

Lesson (included w/ admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $18
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Wolverine Jazz Band

July 28th, 2017 | Category: dances

Since 1995 the Wolverine Jazz Band has been entertaining lovers of Traditional Jazz all over Boston and southern New England in town concerts, private functions and a long residence at the Sherborn Inn.  During that time they have also become favorites on the national festival circuit, performing in Arizona, Washington state, Tennessee, Ohio, Colorado and Florida for large audiences – including the swing dances which have become an important part of those festivals.  Comprised of up to seven of the finest local players in the idiom, the Wolverine Jazz Band is adept at music ranging from the ragtime era through the late swing period, all played with energy and an informed approach both to presentation and the music itself.

Lesson (included w/ admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

Q Ballroom (formerly called Extreme Dancesport)
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Dan Fox Foxtet

July 21st, 2017 | Category: dances

The Foxtet is a six piece band led by trombonist Dan Fox and comprised of some of the best local musicians who have decades of combined experience playing for swing dancers. Fox has worked as a sideman at Boston Swing Central with Adrian Cunningham, The Lowdown Stompers, the Easy Winners and with Shawn Hershey. Expect a rock-solid beat and sweet, swinging horns playing tunes from the ’20’s and ’30’s at just the right tempos. Joining Dan on vocals for this evening is TBA.

Lesson (included w/ admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

Q Ballroom
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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