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Kind of a Big Deal (Saturday) – Gordon Webster Band at Hibernian Hall

January 18th, 2020 | Category: dances

Join us for night two of Kind of a Big Deal Weekend at the beautiful Hibernian Hall featuring Gordon Webster Band! AND don’t miss the Kind of a Big Deal Weekend contest finals!

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 (solo jazz with Jon Tigert): 7:00-8:00pm
Dancing: 8:00pm – 1:45am
General Admission: $37 at-the-door
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID):$28 at-the-door

Advance ticket purchase available at www.kindofabigdealweekend.com

Sorry, no passes or coupons will be accepted tonight.

NOTE: NOT AT Q BALLROOM!!

Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley Street
Boston, MA 02119
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Kind of a Big Deal (Friday) – Gordon Webster Band at Hibernian Hall

January 17th, 2020 | Category: dances

Join us for the Kind of a Big Deal Weekend opening dance at the beautiful Hibernian Hall featuring Gordon Webster Band with vocalist Hannah Gill!

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.

NOTE: NOT AT Q BALLROOM!!

Special Solo Jazz Lesson with Jenna Applegarth: 8:00-9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 1:15am
General Admission:$37 at-the-door
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID):$28 at-the-door

Advance ticket purchase available at www.kindofabigdealweekend.com

Sorry, no passes or coupons will be accepted tonight.

NOTE: NOT AT Q BALLROOM!!

Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley Street
Boston, MA 02119
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Toni Lynn Washington Band

January 10th, 2020 | 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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DJs Kevin Lin and Marta Pedrero

January 03rd, 2020 | Category: dances

Join us for the first swing dance of the decade 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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New Year’s Eve Pa-JAM-a Party!

December 31st, 2019 | Category: dances

Come join BSC and friends for a casual New Year’s Eve celebration in your most comfortable threads, or your best PJs (onesies highly encouraged!). Spend a fun night dancing and playing creative games, followed by a midnight toast. Never been before? No problem! We’ll have a beginner lesson for you. Let’s swing in the New Year together!

8:00pm – 9:00pm – Swing Lesson
9:00pm – 12:15am – Social Dancing and Games

Purchase tickets in advance using our “pay-what-you-can” campaign HERE.

OR tickets will be available at the door:

General admission at-the-door: $20
Students/Seniors (w/valid ID) at-the-door: $14

Watertown Central Rock Gym – Yoga Studio
74 Acton St, Watertown, MA

 

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CLOSED – Have a Swingin’ Holiday!

December 27th, 2019 | Category: dances

BOSTON SWING CENTRAL IS CLOSED TODAY.

Many of our dancers, volunteers, and musicians are spending time with their friends and families today. We want you all to enjoy it. Travel safe and see you at the next one!

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Holiday Party with DJ Katie Piselli and DJ TBA

December 20th, 2019 | Category: dances

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Joyous Kwanzaa, and warm wishes toward what you celebrate this season!  Tonight DJ Katie Piselli and DJ TBA will aim to give you their best holiday swing tunes and general good cheer. We definitely need some swing dancing to keep our popsicle toes warmed. Let’s dance off all of those extra holiday treats!

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’s Grand Slam Jazz Band

December 13th, 2019 | Category: dances
Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, and Peggy Lee  – This sounds like a Grand Slam!  Join us for the debut of a new band put together by Justin Meyer.  We’ll have a Boston Swing Central first: a vibraphone player!
Yes, this band will have Rich Greenblatt on vibes as well as big band stalwart Steve Taddeo bringing his best Gene Krupa beats.  Also Billy Novick on clarinet, Eric Baldwin on guitar, Sarah Gardner on vocals and the very talented band leader, Justin Meyer on bass.

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $17
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

December 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: $17
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

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

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Thanksgiving Swing w/ DJs Natalie Eringros and retroMike

November 29th, 2019 | Category: dances

Give thanks for jazz and swing dancing! (And dance off that Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers). DJs Natalie Eringros and retroMike 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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Dan Fox Foxtet

November 22nd, 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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Justin Meyer & The Meyertet

November 15th, 2019 | Category: dances

Join us for a swingin’ night of dancing with Justin Meyer & The Meyertet!

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 Dustin Spicuzza & Katie Piselli

November 08th, 2019 | Category: dances

Join us for a swing dance with our local swing DJs Dustin Spicuzza (1st set) & Katie Piselli (2nd set)!

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

November 01st, 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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Calling All Zombies XII with DJ RetroMike and DJ Alli-Cat

October 25th, 2019 | 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! Get dressed up in your Halloween finest for a night of dancing, beguilement, and rabble-rousing. This year we’ll dance the night away to our local swing DJs, DJ RetroMike and DJ Alli-Cat!

Come at 7:30 for a special 90-minute lesson to learn a brand new Halloween routine with Natalie Eringros and Maria Kakolowski. Fun for beginner and experienced dancers alike! Perform it for your friends during the first band break, or just enjoy a wickedly good night of dancing!

And/or strut your stuff in our Costume Contest during the first band break! We can’t wait to see what you wear.

EXTENDED Lesson (included w/ admission): 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $12
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $9

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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The Easy Winners

October 18th, 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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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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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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