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Hunter Burgamy’s New Orleans Serenaders

October 11th, 2019 | Category: dances

Hunter Burgamy is a 23 year old guitarist, bassist, and tenor banjoist from New Orleans, Louisiana. Deeply rooted in his native towns’ traditions of blues, funk, and jazz, he aims to transcend genre through his musicianship by his interest in these roots, as well as contemporary and classical musics, and world folk musics, a passion of his.

He is a graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, with a background in classical and jazz theory and over a decades years experience in performance.

His music has taken him to perform throughout the major music and festival scene of New Orleans and New England, as well as cities throughout Cuba, Brasil, Iceland, Mexico, Canada, Spain, France, Japan, and others. Hunter has worked at New Orleans’ legendary Preservation Hall and is a graduate of Berklee College of Music c/o 2018.

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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DJs Kevin Lin and Dang Mai

October 04th, 2019 | Category: dances

Join us for a swing dance with our local swing DJs Kevin Lin and Dang Mai!

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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Justin Meyer & The Meyertet featuring Sarah Gardner

September 27th, 2019 | Category: dances

Join us for a swingin’ night of dancing with Justin Meyer & The Meyertet featuring Sarah Gardner on vocals!

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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The Late Risers

September 20th, 2019 | Category: dances

Sammy D blew into town on a cornet chariot and the cats that join him got up late so they’re well rested on the bandstand, lean, mean and snappy!

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
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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The Easy Winners

September 13th, 2019 | Category: dances

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: $16
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

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

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Elise Roth and her Harvard Squares

September 06th, 2019 | Category: dances

Elise Roth and her seven-piece Orchestra the Harvard Squares encapsulates the spirit of the Swing Era. Often compared vocally to Judy Garland Elise embraces the resemblance. You’ll hear plenty of Judy’s repertoire expressively sung by Miss Roth. Loved by dancers and jazz enthusiasts alike, this ensemble is led by vocalist Elise Roth, the “poster girl” for the vintage music and dance scene in Boston and beyond!

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
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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Labor Day Weekend Party with DJs Andrew Selzer & Tina Desorcy

August 30th, 2019 | Category: dances

Join us for a swing dance with DJs Andrew Selzer and Tina Desorcy!

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 afternoon) | Swing & Soul

August 25th, 2019 | Category: dances
Join us for a beautiful outdoor Swing & Soul dance with our local Boston DJs, Andrew Selzer, Joey Science and retroMike.
Social Dancing: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
FREE!

 

Piers Park
95 Marginal St, East Boston, MA (map)

MBTA – Blue line to Maverick

Parking
Small parking lot and plenty of street parking. Parking FREE on Sundays!

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Dirty Water (Saturday) | Swingin’ on the Charles

August 24th, 2019 | Category: dances

Boston Swing Central and Community Boating are proud to present the 12th Anniversary of:

Swingin’ on the Charles! Join us in celebrating what summer is all about with DJ Loveschak and DJ retroMike. 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! 

Lesson (included in the price of admission): 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Dancing: 8:30pm – 11:00pm
General Admission: $25
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $17

Community Boating*
21 David Mugar Way
(Charles MGH T-Stop)

*on the banks of the River Charles near the Hatch Shell

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Dirty Water (Saturday afternoon) | Boston Lindy Bomb

August 24th, 2019 | Category: dances

Join some local Lindy Hopper’s for some outdoor social dancing FOR FREE: 2:00-5:00pm

Follow updates in the Facebook event HERE.

Meet at 2:00pm in front of Boston Common Visitors Center near Park Street T Station. Below are the tentative meeting points and time. Text two words “Get Lindybombsquad” to the number 40404 to find out where we are on that day.

2:00PM: Boston Common Visitors Center

*** 0.5 mi/9 min walk to A ***

A) 2:15PM: Chinatown Gate

*** 0.3 mi/6 min walk to B ***

B) 2:45PM: Dewey Square/South Station

*** 0.3 mi/6 min walk to C ***

C) 3:00PM: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum/Harborwalk side

*** 0.4 mi/9 min walk to D ***

D) 3:30PM: Sterling Plaza/Boston Harbor Hotel

*** 0.2 mi/3 min walk to E ***

E) 4:00PM: Rings Fountain

*** 0.1 mi/2 min walk to F ***

F) 4:30PM: Christopher Columbus Park

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Dirty Water (Friday late night) | DJs TBA

August 24th, 2019 | Category: dances

Join us for a late night of dancing and our Any Swing Goes contest (optional, of courses)!

“Any Swing Goes” contest: Open to anyone attending the late night! (No entrance fee.) Dancers will be judged based on what they do with what they get. Partner is Luck of the Draw. This is an Any Swing Goes competition so it will not specifically be Lindy Hop or Blues. What it will be is fun…so be prepared to get musically stretched out of your dancing comfort zone and we’ll see what you movers and groovers can come up with on the fly.

Swing Dancing: 12:00am – 2:00am
General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $6

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

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Dirty Water (Friday) | Toni Lynn Washington Band

August 23rd, 2019 | Category: dances

Toni Lynn Washington and her band are back at Boston Swing Central and they’re ready to rock the house!  A night of soulful, groovy swing music awaits!  Toni Lynn is the first lady of Boston Blues and Swing, a local legend, an institution, a master, and a treasure.  You don’t want to miss this!

Lesson (included w/ 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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Dan Fox Foxtet

August 16th, 2019 | 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.

Lesson (included w/ 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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The Swing Legacy

August 09th, 2019 | Category: dances

The Swing Legacy, a six piece “little big band” has been a fixture of the Boston swing dance scene since 1991 and BSC since the beginning, playing with a style informed by the great big bands from the swing era. Their repertoire concentrates on classic big band swing music including many Duke Ellington and Count Basie numbers ideal for Lindy Hop and swing dancing. Much of their great catalog of songs showcases their phenomenal singer, Debby Larkin. It promises to be a night full of killer-diller arrangements that will keep you dancing all night long!

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
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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Roaring Twenties Lawn Party 2019 (Sunday)

August 04th, 2019 | 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 (by The Greater Boston Vintage Society) and more!

For TICKETS and more information roaringtwentieslawnparty.org

Note: Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Tickets WILL NOT be available for purchase at the gate. 

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
290 Argilla Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
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Roaring Twenties Lawn Party 2019 (Saturday)

August 03rd, 2019 | 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 (by The Greater Boston Vintage Society) and more!

For TICKETS and more information roaringtwentieslawnparty.org

Note: Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Tickets WILL NOT be available for purchase at the gate. 

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
290 Argilla Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
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Baby Soda Jazz Band & Friends

August 02nd, 2019 | Category: dances

Baby Soda was formed in 2007 by musicians who met playing traditional jazz in the street and subway with The Loose Marbles. They get every dancer dancing, every foot tapping, and every hand clapping. The are best known for the uptempo style of street jazz. “With an eclectic set of influences ranging from 30’s era swing, New Orleans jazz, and southern gospel,  the ensemble doesn’t desire to recreate the past, rather they bring the concept and joy of the music to the present.”

Lesson (included w/ admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $20
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $14

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

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The Easy Winners

July 26th, 2019 | Category: dances

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”.

NOTE THE TIME CHANGE THIS WEEK (we are running 30min later to accommodate a party in the neighborhood).

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Dancing: 9:30pm – 12:30am
General Admission: $16
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

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

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Hunter Burgamy’s New Orleans Serenaders

July 19th, 2019 | Category: dances

Hunter Burgamy is a 23 year old guitarist, bassist, and tenor banjoist from New Orleans, Louisiana. Deeply rooted in his native towns’ traditions of blues, funk, and jazz, he aims to transcend genre through his musicianship by his interest in these roots, as well as contemporary and classical musics, and world folk musics, a passion of his.

He is a graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, with a background in classical and jazz theory and over a decades years experience in performance.

His music has taken him to perform throughout the major music and festival scene of New Orleans and New England, as well as cities throughout Cuba, Brasil, Iceland, Mexico, Canada, Spain, France, Japan, and others. Hunter has worked at New Orleans’ legendary Preservation Hall and is a graduate of Berklee College of Music c/o 2018.

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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DJs Kevin Lin and Marta Pedrero

July 12th, 2019 | Category: dances

Join us for a swing dance with our local swing DJs, Kevin Lin and Marta Pedrero!

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 Andrew Selzer and DJ retroMike

July 05th, 2019 | Category: dances

Join us for a swing dance with our local swing DJs, DJ Andrew Selzer and DJ retroMike!

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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Amy K & the Mezzcats

June 28th, 2019 | Category: dances

Mezz (n.): anything supreme, genuine. Ex., “this is really the mezz.”
Cat (n.): musician in swing band. (via Cab Calloway’s 1939 Hepster’s Dictionary.

This swing band is the real deal. Fronted by local vocalist, award-winning songwriter and long-time dancer Amy Kucharik, the Mezzcats feature fellow dancer/musicians Tim Lewandowski on trombone and Michael Valdez on keys. The trio met at BSC and have been playing together for more than seven years. Jazz legend Billy Novick, known for his Great Gatsby ballet and performing regionally and internationally with various jazz acts, supplies stellar woodwinds. A hummer of a rhythm section, with Pat Gaulin on drums and Nate Therrien (Portsmouth) on bass, keeps a steady swinging groove. Amy and her bands are known around New England for a variety of styles and tempos tailor-made for partner dancers; as Friends With Benefits they have played swing dances at Elm City Exchange and in Burlington, VT; Ipswich, MA; Kittery, ME and Providence, RI but this will be their Boston Swing Central debut as the Mezzcats. They focus on authentic 1930s swing with a few modern twists (and a few of Amy’s original tunes) to make an evening that will blow your top!

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
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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The Easy Winners

June 21st, 2019 | Category: dances

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: $16
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

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

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Elise Roth and her Harvard Squares

June 14th, 2019 | Category: dances

Elise Roth and her seven-piece Orchestra the Harvard Squares encapsulates the spirit of the Swing Era. Often compared vocally to Judy Garland Elise embraces the resemblance. You’ll hear plenty of Judy’s repertoire expressively sung by Miss Roth. Loved by dancers and jazz enthusiasts alike, this ensemble is led by vocalist Elise Roth, the “poster girl” for the vintage music and dance scene in Boston and beyond!

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
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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Justin Meyer & The Meyertet featuring Sarah Gardner on vocals

June 07th, 2019 | Category: dances

Join us for a swingin’ night of dancing with Justin Meyer & The Meyertet featuring Sarah Gardner on vocals!

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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