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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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Rocco and the Stompers

July 14th, 2017 | Category: dances

Get ready to swing out hard ’cause Rocco and the Stompers are back! The 7-piece swing band specializes in the music of Duke Ellington and the bands his notable sidemen fronted, including Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, Barney Bigard and others.  Only from the Stompers will you hear the hottest songs of the swing era brought back from obscurity, covering hip tunes by the Artie Shaw Gramercy Five, and the Count Basie and Benny Goodman small groups. Led by Boston-based arranger/composer Danny Rocco Fratina and stocked with the best local players, Rocco and the Stompers are here to get you on your feet with music for swing dancers of all experience levels.

Lesson (included w/ price of 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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Phil McGowan & The Easy Winners

July 07th, 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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DJ Party with DJ Legs Magoo and DJ Loveschak

June 30th, 2017 | Category: dances

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

Miranda Lank (aka DJ Legs Magoo) became addicted to dancing during her high school days in South Carolina and with DJing soon after. Along with DJing regularly at all three of South Carolina’s swing scenes, she has DJed for several lindy hop and blues events in the state, including Charleston Lindy Exchange, Greenville Lindy Exchange, Holy City Blues Exchange, and Swing Into Spring. Her favorite part about spinning tunes is inspiring people to get on the dance floor.

Paul Loschak (known as “DJ Loveschak” at some of the weekly Boston dances) has been dancing lindy and blues since 2009. He made his DJ debut at the MIT Lindy Hop Society in 2011, and he has been working hard to hone his craft ever since. Paul calls on the talents of the best artists from the swing era and authentic swing jazz bands that are currently active today (with current favorites Chick Webb, Andy Kirk, Mezz Mezzrow, and The Boilermaker Jazz Band). Whether it’s your first night swinging out or you’re a seasoned lindy hopping pro, with Paul in the DJ booth you can expect to find exuberance, playfulness, and expression in your dancing.

 

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 with DJ Mike Hibarger

June 23rd, 2017 | Category: dances

 

Join us for a swing dance featuring local Boston DJ retroMike (aka Mike Hibarger)!

retroMike (Mike H) is a regular DJ at Boston Swing Central!  There are about 86 years of recorded swing music and DJ Mike H dips into his diverse collection to play a little something for everyone from every era.  He is delighted when he plays a song and people come up and ask him “what’s that song?” because they want to get the track.

 

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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Wolverine Jazz Band

June 16th, 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 Gabel’s High Society Orchestra

June 09th, 2017 | Category: dances

Dan Gabel‘s High Society Orchestra is the premiere large ensemble hot jazz group in New England. Founded in 1976 by Warren “Bud” Trow, trombonist, arranger, and jazz historian Dan Gabel took the baton in 2006. Hot jazz numbers and rarities are mixed with dance music and original Gabel arrangements. The band is influenced by the unique music of Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Archie Bleyer, Bill Challis, Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, and Paul Whiteman. Vocalist Elise Roth lends her expert talents on vocal numbers of the era, bringing back rarely heard verses and a classic vintage singing style. The band has played all over New England, from Scullers Jazz Club to the Isles of Shoals, Portsmouth NH, and has been featured on “Chronicle” and local TV stations. Always a favorite for dancers, the band enjoys playing for vintage dances across New England.

Lesson (included in the price of 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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Sammy D & the Late Risers

June 02nd, 2017 | 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: $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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DJ Night with DJs Natalie Eringros and Miranda Lank

May 26th, 2017 | Category: dances

Join us for a swing dance featuring our local Boston DJs!
Natalie Eringros
An avid dancer, Natalie loves playing music that is contagious and makes it hard to sit down. She is proud to be a big part of Boston Swing Central: teaching, inspiring and supporting a wonderful family of dancers. Known for her joyful energy and playfulness, Natalie is always adding to her collection of songs, to inspire creativity, musicality, fun and keep the dance floor hoppin’!

Miranda Lank (aka DJ Legs Magoo)
Miranda (aka DJ Legs Magoo) became addicted to dancing during her high school days in South Carolina and with DJing soon after. Along with DJing regularly at all three of South Carolina’s swing scenes, she has DJed for several lindy hop and blues events in the state, including Charleston Lindy Exchange, Greenville Lindy Exchange, Holy City Blues Exchange, and Swing Into Spring. Her favorite part about spinning tunes is inspiring people to get on the dance floor.

 

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

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Gordon Webster Meets Hetty Kate

May 19th, 2017 | Category: dances

May 19 is an extra special night at BSC! Don’t miss these sought-after jazz musicians while they’re in town! http://www.gordonmeetshetty.com/

Gordon Webster – Piano (USA)
Pianist Gordon Webster is one of the most sought after musicians in the lindy hop world. His tremendous musicianship and passion, supported by his first-hand knowledge of social dancing, have inspired lindy hoppers at hundreds of dance events worldwide.

Hetty Kate – Voice (AUSTRALIA)
Pure of tone, sweet sounding and dangerously infectious, Melbourne jazz vocalist Hetty Kate has fronted jazz bands across Australia and internationally for many years, and recently has been embraced by Australia’s lindy hop dance community as a swinging vocalist and band leader with a wicked sense of humour and a big repertoire.

Lesson (included w/ admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am

Advance Purchase General: $23
Advance Purchase Students & Seniors (with valid ID): $18

LIMITED NUMBERS OF TICKETS WILL BE LEFT FOR PURCHASE AT-THE-DOOR.
ADV TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED.

General Admission: $25 at-the-door
Students & Seniors (with valid ID): $20 at-the-door

Sorry, no passes or coupons will be accepted tonight.

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

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Dan Gabel and The Abletones (big band)

May 12th, 2017 | Category: dances

Dan Gabel and The Abletones is a full big band, including a female vocalist, specializing in an authentic big band sound thanks to a high level of musicianship and a library of over 2,000 arrangements. The band was founded and is led by trombonist Dan Gabel. Gabel recently returned from a year-long world tour with The Glenn Miller Orchestra as trombone player, soloist, and arranger.

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 (formally called Extreme Dancesport)
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Revenge of the Fifth – with Phil McGowan & The Easy Winners

May 05th, 2017 | Category: dances

In honor of International Star Wars Day (May the Fourth), Boston Swing Central is planning a very Wookie dance on May 5th. Let’s celebrate the “Revenge of the Fifth” (A little tribute to the dark side of the Force…) Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character! (Optional of course)

The evening will include our epic Star Wars themed competitions!

-The Hans Solo Competition (Solo dancing!)
-The Jedi Jack and Jill (Partner dance while blindfolded)

Contests are free to enter! Names will be drawn from a hat to determine who will compete (if the entry numbers are large.)

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 (formally called Extreme Dancesport)
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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DJ Night with DJ Dustin Spicuzza

April 28th, 2017 | Category: dances

 

Join us for a swing dance featuring local DJ Dustin Spicuzza!

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 (formally called Extreme Dancesport)
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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