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The Swing Legacy at Q Ballroom! (masks required)

January 27th, 2023 | Category: dances

We are excited to have the Swing Legacy band join us at Q Ballroom!

Evening Schedule:
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

Admission Information:
Advance General Admission: $18
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/zs5fckj141mgke/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $20
Student/Senior: $15

COVID Information:

  • Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination including booster.
  • Dancers must wear fully protective masks for the entirety of the dance (including while dancing). For the time being, “fully protective” means a KN95, N95, or KF94 mask, or surgical mask.
  • We also ask dancers to TRY to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central.
  • In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout to increase ventilation.

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

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The River Street Six Band at Q Ballroom (masks required)

January 20th, 2023 | Category: dances

Join us for the River Street Six band debut at Q Ballroom! This is Boston’s newest swing band, consisting of local dancers, and we are excited to have them return!

Evening Schedule:
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

Admission Information:
Advance General Admission: $15
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $10
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/z9mo5ko14pa4cn/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $20
Student/Senior: $15

COVID Information:

  • Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination.
  • Masks will now be required for this dance.  (We may offer Masks Optional when the CDC says Suffolk and Middlesex county are green again).

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

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Annie & The Fur Trappers at Q Ballroom (Masks Required)

January 13th, 2023 | Category: dances

We are excited to welcome Annie & The Fur Trappers back to Boston Swing Central! Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, this band is dedicated to preserving and performing music from the 1920s and 1930s, with instruments ranging from trombone and banjo to washboard.

Note that this event is MASK REQUIRED.

Evening Schedule:
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

Admission Information:
Advance General Admission: $18
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/znizsdb0wyfv8g/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $20
Student/Senior: $15

COVID Information:

  • Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination.
  • Dancers must wear fully protective masks for the entirety of the dance (including while dancing). For the time being, “fully protective” means a KN95, N95, or KF94 mask.
  • We also ask dancers to try to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central.
  • In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout to increase ventilation.

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

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Billy Novick & the Shades of Swing at Q Ballroom (Masks Required)

January 06th, 2023 | Category: dances

We are excited to welcome Billy Novick back to BSC, singing and playing reeds in his debut as a bandleader!

Evening Schedule:
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

Admission Information:
Advance General Admission: $18
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13
Advance ticket link:
https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/z1xzfnk51lhff6q/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $20
Student/Senior: $15

COVID Information:

  • Sorry, but given the fact that the CDC has designated the Suffolk and Middlesex Counties COVID-19 Community Level as HIGH, we are changing tonight’s dance to “MASKS REQUIRED”.
  • We are also still requiring all attendees be fully vaccinated (two initial shots) with at least one booster.

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

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Cassidy’s Orleans Kids at Q Ballroom!

December 16th, 2022 | Category: dances,Uncategorized

Cassidy Holden brings his Orleans Kids back to Boston Swing Central!

*Evening Schedule*
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

*Admission Information*
Advance General Admission: $18
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/bsc-band-night-cassidys-orleans-kids-dec-16/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $20
Student/Senior: $15

*COVID Information*
-Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination including booster.
-Dancers must wear fully protective masks for the entirety of the dance (including while dancing). For the time being, “fully protective” means a KN95, N95, or KF94 mask, or surgical mask.
-We also ask dancers to TRY to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central.
-In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout to increase ventilation.

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

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The Easy Winners at Q Ballroom

December 09th, 2022 | Category: dances

Join us for a night of dancing with the Easy Winners!

*Evening Schedule*
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

*Admission Information*
Advance General Admission: $18
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/bsc-band-night-the-easy-winners-dec-9th/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $20
Student/Senior: $15

*COVID Information*
-Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination.
-Dancers must wear fully protective masks for the entirety of the dance (including while dancing). Cloth masks and gaiters are not permitted as masks for this dance.
-We also ask dancers to try to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central.
-In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout to increase ventilation.

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

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DJ Jam at Q Ballroom

December 02nd, 2022 | Category: dances

Join us at Q Ballroom for a November DJ night!

*Evening Schedule*
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

*Admission Information*
Advance General Admission: $11
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $8
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/december-2nd-dj-jam/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $13
Student/Senior: $10

*COVID Information*
-Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination.
-Dancers must wear fully protective masks for the entirety of the dance (including while dancing). For the time being, “fully protective” means a KN95, N95, or KF94 mask.
-We also ask dancers to try to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central.
-In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout to increase ventilation.

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

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Thanksgiving DJ Jam at Q Ballroom

November 25th, 2022 | Category: dances

Join us at Q Ballroom for a November DJ night!

*Evening Schedule*
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

*Admission Information*
Advance General Admission: $11
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $8
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/november-25th-thanksgiving-dj-jam/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $13
Student/Senior: $10

*COVID Information*
-Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination.
-Dancers must wear fully protective masks for the entirety of the dance (including while dancing). For the time being, “fully protective” means a KN95, N95, or KF94 mask.
-We also ask dancers to try to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central.
-In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout to increase ventilation.

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

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Annie & The Fur Trappers at Q Ballroom

November 18th, 2022 | Category: dances

We are excited to welcome Annie & The Fur Trappers back to Boston Swing Central! Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, this band is dedicated to preserving and performing music from the 1920s and 1930s, with instruments ranging from trombone and banjo to washboard.

*Evening Schedule*
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

*Admission Information*
Advance General Admission: $18
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/annie-the-fur-trappers-nov-18th/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $20
Student/Senior: $15

*COVID Information*
-Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination.
-Dancers must wear fully protective masks for the entirety of the dance (including while dancing). For the time being, “fully protective” means a KN95, N95, or KF94 mask.
-We also ask dancers to try to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central.
-In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout to increase ventilation.

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

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Billy Novick and the Shades of Swing at Q Ballroom

November 11th, 2022 | Category: dances

We are excited to welcome Billy Novick back to BSC, singing and playing reeds in his debut as a bandleader!

*Evening Schedule*
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

*Admission Information*
Advance General Admission: $18
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/billy-novick-the-shades-of-swing-nov-11th/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $20
Student/Senior: $15

*COVID Information*
-Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination.
-Dancers must wear fully protective masks for the entirety of the dance (including while dancing). For the time being, “fully protective” means a KN95, N95, or KF94 mask.
-We also ask dancers to try to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central.
-In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout to increase ventilation.

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

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Gordon Webster at 1950 Mass Ave – Saturday, Nov 5

November 05th, 2022 | Category: dances

We are beyond excited to welcome Gordon Webster and his band, joined by Hannah Gill, to the beautiful banquet hall at 1950 Mass Ave!

Gordon Webster is one of the top swing musicians, and has played for hundreds of events around the globe for the last 20 years. We are excited to host this event in the Crystal Ballroom, a beautiful venue in Somerville. There will be plenty of space for dancing as well as a full bar. Please remember to tip the staff and stay hydrated!

Evening Schedule
-Advanced Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (an extra $6 with admission, see form below) 6:30pm-7:30pm
-Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (price included with admission): 7:30-8:30pm
Social dancing: 8:30pm-12:00am

Ticket Information
-Advance Ticket Purchase
$32 General Admission, $23 Student/Senior

-At-the-door Ticket Prices:
$35 General Admission, $25 Student/Senior
-Sorry, we are not accepting passes or coupons for this dance.

COVID Information
-Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination and to wear masks while in the venue (including while dancing).
-We will still be requiring masks, please no cloth masks or gaiters.

Dance Hall:

Masonic Hall
1950 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

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DJ Jam at Q Ballroom!

November 04th, 2022 | Category: dances

Join us at Q Ballroom for a November DJ night!

*Evening Schedule*
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

*Admission Information*
Advance General Admission: $11
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $8
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/november-4th-dj-jam/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $13
Student/Senior: $10

*COVID Information*
-Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination.
-Dancers must wear fully protective masks for the entirety of the dance (including while dancing). For the time being, “fully protective” means a KN95, N95, or KF94 mask.
-We also ask dancers to try to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central.
-In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout to increase ventilation.

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

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Calling All Zombies XIV – Friday, Oct 28

October 28th, 2022 | Category: dances

Join us at Q Ballroom for our annual “Calling All Zombies” Halloween dance! We encourage wearing costumes and dressing up for this fun occasion! The Easy Winners will be providing us with the soundtrack for the evening!

*Evening Schedule*  –NOTE: early start time!!!—-
Special Halloween Routine Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

*Admission Information*
Advance General Admission: $20
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $15
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/z1gl7o121vzwfca/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $25
Student/Senior: $17

*COVID Information*
-Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination.
-Dancers must wear fully protective masks for the entirety of the dance (including while dancing). For the time being, “fully protective” means a KN95, N95, or KF94 mask.
-We also ask dancers to try to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central.
-In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout to increase ventilation.

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

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The River Street Six – Friday, Oct 21

October 21st, 2022 | Category: dances

Join us for the River Street Six band debut at Q Ballroom! This is Boston’s newest swing band, consisting of local dancers, and we are excited to have them return!

*Evening Schedule*
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

*Admission Information*
Advance General Admission: $15
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $10
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/bsc-river-street-six-oct-21/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $20
Student/Senior: $15

*COVID Information*
-Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination.
-Dancers must wear fully protective masks for the entirety of the dance (including while dancing). For the time being, cloth masks and gaiters are not accepted.
-We also ask dancers to try to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central.
-In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout to increase ventilation.

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

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Toni Lynn Washington Band – Friday Oct 14th

October 14th, 2022 | Category: dances

Join us for a dance as Toni Lynn Washington and her amazing band return to Q Ballroom!

Evening Schedule:

  • Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

Admission Information:

Advance General Admission: $18
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/bsc-toni-lynn-washington-band-oct-14/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $20
Student/Senior: $15

COVID Information:

  • Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination including booster.
  • Dancers must wear fully protective masks for the entirety of the dance (including while dancing). For the time being, “fully protective” means a KN95, N95, or KF94 mask, or surgical mask.
  • We also ask dancers to TRY to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central.
  • In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout to increase ventilation.

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

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Justin Meyer’s Lemonade Brigade

September 23rd, 2022 | Category: dances,Uncategorized

Join us for a dance with Justin Meyer’s Lemonade Brigade at Q Ballroom!

*Evening Schedule*
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

*Admission Information*
Advance General Admission: $18
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/justin-meyers-lemonade-jazz-brigade/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $20
Student/Senior: $15

*COVID Information*
-Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination including booster.
-Dancers must wear fully protective masks for the entirety of the dance (including while dancing). For the time being, “fully protective” means a KN95, N95, or KF94 mask, or surgical mask.
-We also ask dancers to TRY to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central.
-In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout to increase ventilation.

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

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Cassidy’s New Orleans Kids at Q Ballroom!

September 16th, 2022 | Category: dances

Cassidy Holden brings his Orleans Kids back to Boston Swing Central!

Evening Schedule
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm

Admission Information
Advance General Admission: $18
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/forms/cassidys-orleans-kids-sept-16/

At-the-door Admission:
General: $20
Student/Senior: $15

COVID Information
-Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination including booster.
-Dancers must wear fully protective masks for the entirety of the dance (including while dancing). For the time being, “fully protective” means a KN95, N95, or KF94 mask, or surgical mask.
-We also ask dancers to TRY to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central.
-In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout to increase ventilation.

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

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Annie & The Fur Trappers at Q Ballroom

September 09th, 2022 | Category: dances,Uncategorized
We are excited to welcome Annie & The Fur Trappers back to Boston Swing Central on Friday, September 9th! Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, this band is dedicated to preserving and performing music from the 1920s and 1930s, with instruments ranging from trombone and banjo to washboard.
*Evening Schedule*
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm
*Admission Information*
Advance General Admission: $18
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13
Advance ticket link: https://bostonswingcentral.wufoo.com/…/annie-the-fur…/
At-the-door Admission:
General: $20
Student/Senior: $15
*COVID Information*
-Similar to all previous dances, we will have limited attendance and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination.
-Dancers must wear fully protective masks for the entirety of the dance (including while dancing). For the time being, “fully protective” means a KN95, N95, or KF94 mask.
-We also ask dancers to try to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central.
-In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout to increase ventilation.
*Q Ballroom Address*
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138
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December 11: DJ Holiday Party!

December 13th, 2021 | Category: dances

Boston Swing Central will host DJ Holiday Party this Saturday December 11 with DJs Ali-Cat (first set) and Dustin Spicuzza (2nd set).

We’re will also provide an Advanced Beginner class series before the dance, and before the beginner lesson. So sign up for that if you’re interested and take your dancing beyond our beginner lesson! Then stick around and angel (assist), or switch roles in our beginner lesson. Or go grab some food or drink.

We will have limited attendance capacity and will require all attendees to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks the entire time they are in the venue (including while dancing!) We recommend testing your mask in advance to ensure that you are able to move and breathe in it without it falling down. In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout.

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Adv Beginner Lesson ($5) 7:00pm -8:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am

Advance Tickets (click here):
General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors: $8
Advanced Beginner Lesson: $5

At-the-door admission: $12
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $10
Adv Beginner Lesson: $5

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

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Phil McGowan & The Easy Winners

November 20th, 2021 | Category: dances

Join us for a swingin’ night of dancing to live music with Phil McGowan & The Easy Winners.   NOTE: this is a Saturday event!

We will have limited attendance capacity and will require all attendees to show proof of full vaccination and to wear masks the entire time they are in the venue (including while dancing!) We recommend testing your mask in advance to ensure that you are able to move and breathe in it without it falling down. In addition to required masking, we will have windows open and fans running throughout.

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

Tickets will be available at the door, tonight!!!

At-the-door admission: $20

Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $15

 

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

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