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Rocco and the Stompers

December 14th, 2018 | 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: $17
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $14

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

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Justin Meyer & The Meyertet

December 07th, 2018 | Category: dances

Justin Meyer is back with Jack Senier on piano, the core of what defines the Meyertet.  They bring their swingin’ combo to Boston Swing Central and we’re all looking forward to a great night!

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 Roaring Foxes

November 30th, 2018 | Category: dances
The Roaring Foxes is a new 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.  This group features the fabulous vocals of Gabriela Martina.
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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Thanksgiving DJ Party with DJs Natalie Eringros and Mike H

November 23rd, 2018 | Category: dances

Give thanks for jazz and swing dancing! (And dance off that Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers). DJs Natalie Eringros and Mike H will get you swinging post food coma. Come on out, bring a couple friends or family members along, and swing out!

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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The Easy Winners

November 09th, 2018 | 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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The Late Risers

November 02nd, 2018 | 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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Calling All Zombies XI with Glenn Cryzter’s New Yorkers

October 26th, 2018 | 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, Glenn Crytzer’s New Yorkers!

This event features a special extended lesson 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.

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.

EXTENDED Lesson (included w/ admission): 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Dancing: 9:30pm – 12:30am
General Admission: $22
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $19

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
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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DJ Party with DJs Marta and Kevin Lin

October 19th, 2018 | Category: dances

Join us for a swing dance with our 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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The Easy Winners

October 12th, 2018 | 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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DJ Party with DJs Dang Mai and Michael Quisao

October 05th, 2018 | Category: dances

Join us for a swing dance with our DJs Dang Mai and Michael Quisao!

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 and Soul outside!

September 23rd, 2018 | 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 extended) – Gordon Webster Band

September 22nd, 2018 | Category: dances

Join us for this special Dirty Water extended dance with Gordon Webster Band at Hibernian Hall.

www.dirtywaterlindy.org

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. Drawing on influences as diverse as Fats Waller, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson and Gene Harris, Webster serves up a smorgasbord of styles unified by one characteristic: irresistible danceability.

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 2:00am
General Admission: $35
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $30

Sorry, no passes or coupons will be accepted tonight.

Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley St
Boston, MA  02119

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Dirty Water (Saturday afternoon) – Boston Lindy Bomb

September 22nd, 2018 | Category: dances

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

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
2:10pm: Boston Public Garden
2:40pm: Massachusetts State House
3:00pm: Granary Burying Ground
3:10pm: King’s Chapel
3:20pm: Old State House
3:40pm: Faneuil Hall
4:00pm: The Rose Kennedy Rose Garden at Christopher Columbus park
4:40pm: The Paul Revere House
4:50pm: Old North Church
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Dirty Water (Friday late night) – Gordon Webster & Friends

September 22nd, 2018 | Category: dances

Join for our Friday LATE NIGHT dance (Saturday am) with Gordon Webster & Friends!

“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.

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. Drawing on influences as diverse as Fats Waller, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson and Gene Harris, Webster serves up a smorgasbord of styles unified by one characteristic: irresistible danceability.

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 12:00am – 2:30am
General Admission: $15 (or included with weekend pass or All Friday Pass)
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

Sorry, no passes or coupons will be accepted tonight.

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

 

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Dirty Water (Friday evening) – Rocco and the Stompers with guest, Gordon Webster

September 21st, 2018 | Category: dances

Join us for the first night of the Dirty Water Lindy Exchange with Rocco and the Stompers and guest Gordon Webster!

www.dirtywaterlindy.org

Get ready to swing out hard ’cause Rocco and the Stompers are here! 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.

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. Drawing on influences as diverse as Fats Waller, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson and Gene Harris, Webster serves up a smorgasbord of styles unified by one characteristic: irresistible danceability.

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $25
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $20

Sorry, no passes or coupons will be accepted tonight.

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

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Beantown Swing Orchestra

September 14th, 2018 | 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: $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

September 07th, 2018 | 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: $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 DJs Dustin Spicuzza and Mike H

August 31st, 2018 | Category: dances

Join us for a swing dance with our local DJs Dustin Spicuzza and Mike H!

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.

Mike Hibarger

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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The Easy Winners

August 24th, 2018 | 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: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

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

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Swingin’ on the Charles (Saturday)

August 18th, 2018 | Category: dances

Boston Swing Central and Community Boating are proud to present the 11th 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! 

Featuring our local DJs!

SCHEDULE
Lesson: 7:00pm to 8:00pm (no partner necessary)
Dancing: 8:00pm to 11pm
ADMISSION
$20 Advance General Admission ($25 at-the-door)
$15 Advance Students and Seniors with valid ID ($18 at-the-door)
VENUE
Community Boating
(on the banks of the River Charles near the Hatch Shell)
21 David Mugar Way (Charles MGH T-Stop)
Boston, MA 02114Proceeds will benefit Community Boating’s Dock Repair and Junior Sailing Programs, and Boston Swing Central’s Lindy Hop Preservation Program.

 

FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFO www.swinginonthecharles.org
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Swing the Night Away! (Saturday)

August 11th, 2018 | Category: dances

As the sun begins to set on the Charlestown Navy Yard, join Boston Swing Central and The Easy Winners to swing the night away!

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”.

 

6:00pm – FREE swing dance lesson

6:30pm – Live music and dancing!

 

Boston National Historical Park
Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, MA 02129

 

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Cait and the Critters

August 10th, 2018 | Category: dances
Cait and the Critters blends western swing, folk and blues with the American Song Book for a tasty take on traditional jazz. Band leader, Cait, is a swing dancer, tenor guitar player and singer. Born from the trad jazz scene in New York City, Cait is inspired by how dancing and music lift each other. Cait pulls from country, jazz, and gospel singers for a sound that is at times sultry and soft, explosive and full. The Critters are a shifting cast of talented collaborators and wielders of fine instruments who build out the band in grand dance worthy accompaniment.

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 2018 (Sunday)

August 05th, 2018 | 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!

Sunday features:

Live music by Baby Soda Jazz Band featuring specials guests Tamar Korn and Gordon Webster, Cassidy & The Orleans Kids, Amy Kucharik and the Four String Serenaders

Performances by Boston Lindy Hop, Eight Thirty ACT, The Riff, Hop to the Beat

 

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 2018 (Saturday)

August 04th, 2018 | 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, Cassidy & The Orleans Kids, White Heat Traditional Jazz Trio

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

 

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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Special appearance from Tamar Korn and An Orleans Kornucopia

August 03rd, 2018 | 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: $20
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $14

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

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