Sep 26


Category: dances

It’s the 4th Friday of the month and you know what that means… BOSTON SWING CENTRAL is hosting Swingology! For those of you who didn’t hear about it last month, Swingology is a concept we at Boston Swing Central have been developing to explore some details of the music we all love to dance to! The question, “What swings?” has been the source of considerable debate and discussion, so we want Swingology to be the place where DJs can showcase their own diverse interpretations of “What swings?”.

Depending on the DJ, you may get a blend of classic swing (Bix Beiderbeck, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey) with favorite soul artists (Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone), or maybe the best of Neo-swing (Indigo Swing, Lavay Smith) and great swing-era divas (Ella, Carmen McRae, Ernestine Anderson), and there’s sure to be some fantastic jump blues and hot jazz in the mix too! The idea of Swingology is to explore some of these boundaries while keeping the mix strongly rooted in familiar artists and songs we love to hear.

We know that a lot of our DJs like to play some pretty funky stuff on occasion, but since the idea of Swingology! is specifically to keep things swingin’, you can expect a night full of good, solid, swing dance music from every corner of the kingdom of Swing! It is quite a challenge for the DJs, but one thing’s for sure, the music will be like the weather in New England, if you don’t like it, wait 5 minutes and it will change. We are able to go until 1am tonight, so come see where Swingology will take you!

Camille Fontanella will be our guest DJ this week and she will also be teaching a lindy hop lesson before the dance!  Camille hails from Western Mass and has taught and DJed all over the Northeast so come early to get the full experience!

Lesson 8-9pm / Dancing 9pm-1am
$10 / $8 for students (with valid ID) and seniors

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