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Dan Fox Foxtet – Friday May 20th

May 20th, 2022 | 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. Dan brings with him special guest vocalist/trumpet player, Annie Linders (of Annie & the Fur Trappers).

Fox has worked as a sideman at Boston Swing Central with many bands. Expect a rock-solid beat and sweet, swinging horns playing tunes from the ’20’s and ’30’s at just the right tempos.

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


Advance tickets (before day of event) General Admission: $18
Advance tickets (before day of event) Students and Seniors (65+)(with Valid ID): $13

At-the-door (day of the event) General Admission: $20

At-the-door (day of the event) Students and Seniors(65+)(w/ Valid IDs): $15

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

Please note: our covid policy still requires proof of full vaccination plus the booster. And masks (please, no cloth ones, N95, KN95, KF94, or surgical masks) while in the building.

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Grand Slam Jazz Band – Friday May 13th

May 13th, 2022 | Category: dances

Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, and Peggy Lee  – This sounds like a Grand Slam! 

Join us for a really swingin’ night of music put together by Justin Meyer.  With a vibraphone! This is one of our most exciting new bands.

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


Advance tickets (before the day of event) General Admission: $18
Advance tickets (before the day of event) Students and Seniors (65+) (with Valid IDs): $13

At-the-door (day of the event) General Admission: $20
At-the-door (day of the event) Students and Seniors (65+) (with Valid IDs): $15

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

Note: Proof of full vaccination including the booster required, and we will continue with requiring masks at dances (no cloth masks, please).

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The Easy Winners – Friday May 6th

May 06th, 2022 | Category: dances

Join us for a swingin’ night of dancing to live music with The Easy Winners w/ vocalist Sarah Gardner.   NOTE: we are back on Fridays! This dance is Friday May 6th! Which is also the Friday where we celebrate, the Revenge of the Sixth!! Yes, it’s the return of the Jedi, we’re busting out the lightsabers for a little Han Solo jazz competition!! No entry fee, but you’ll have to pass the first test of the Jedi to earn the right to handle a lightsaber in battle!!

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

Advance Tickets (before day of event) General Admission: $18

Advance Tickets (before day of event) Students and Seniors (65+) (with Valid IDs): $13

At-the-door (day of event) General Admission: $20

At-the-door (day of event) Students and Seniors (65+) (with Valid IDs): $15

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

Note: Proof of full vaccination including the booster required, and we will continue with requiring masks at dances (no cloth masks, please).

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Amy K & The Mezzcats Featuring Cassidy Holden

April 23rd, 2022 | 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.


Amy Kucharik first met trombonist Tim Lewandowski dancing at a Boston Swing Central dance, and the two have been friends ever since. They became musical collaborators over a decade ago and a few years ago founded the Mezzcats along with fellow dancer / pianist Michael Valdez and clarinetist Billy Novick.  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 several regional dances. To make this occasion really the mezz, the band will feature BSC favorite guitarist and vocalist Cassidy Holden. These cats will play authentic 1920s and 30s swing with a few modern twists (and a few of Amy’s original tunes) for an evening that’s sure to blow your top!

Please note: must be Fully Vaccinated and Boosted to attend. And must (for the time being) wear a KN95, N95 or KF94 mask or paper surgical mask, please no cloth masks yet, they say these are somewhat worthless. We also ask that if you are attending, please try to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central. We are still hearing about 1 reported case of a person testing positive after each of our recent dances, so please be vigilant, and also please tell us if you do test positive.

Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm
Advance General Admission: $18 (before the day of the event)
Advance Students and Seniors (65+) (with Valid ID): $13 (before the day of the event)

At-the-door admissions (day of the event): Tickets will be available at-the-door tonight!

General: $20

Student/Senior: $15

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

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Saturday DJ Night with DJ Javier Johnson

April 09th, 2022 | Category: dances

Boston Swing Central is excited to have DJ Javier Johnson come up from Connecticut to spin for us Saturday April 9th.

Javier Johnson is a rocket scientist by trade. He is well versed in all the swing dances, but specializes teaching in Balboa and soul. From the basics with Basie to hot jazz of Django, he’ll play almost anything as long as it’s good and has a little spice to it. And he’s found a lot of great tunes he wishes to showcase so we’re having him DJ the whole night.

We’re will also be providing another Advanced Beginner class 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.

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

Advance Tickets before dance (click here) currently closed for today but tickets available at-the-door:
General Admission: $11
Students (w/ Valid ID) and Seniors (65+): $8
Advanced Beginner Lesson: $5

At-the-door (Day of Dance) admission: $13
Students (w/ Valid ID) and Seniors (65+): $10
Adv Beginner Lesson: $5

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

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Gordon Webster Band at Crystal Ballroom

March 26th, 2022 | Category: dances

A brief update: tonight’s dance is on! We hope to see you there! There will be tickets available at-the-door! Gordon Webster tested positive for covid yesterday and will not be able to make the trip! The rest of his band, plus a few additional players will be taking over for him and we assure you tonight is going to be a great night of dancing in a beautiful venue!!!

We are excited to christen Crystal Ballroom with the very talented and amazing Gordon Webster on Saturday, March 26th!!! This will be our first Boston Swing Central dance at Crystal Ballroom! This venue is beautiful, so we’re hoping and encouraging everyone to get all dolled and dappered up! There will also be alcohol available at the bar at this venue, so that is something different, please be sure to tip the staff.

For those not familiar with Gordon Webster, he is a virtuosic piano player/band leader from New York. Over the last 20 years he has played for swing dancers around the globe, developing a reputation as one of the most loved and adored bandleaders. He has been playing piano since he was 4 and he even knows how to Lindy Hop, so he really knows what dancers like. His repertoire brings a full dynamic range that utilizes all 90-odd years of jazz and swing into an intoxicating and unforgettable night of dancing that you really don’t want to miss!

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We are excited to christen Crystal Ballroom with the very talented and amazing Gordon Webster on Saturday, March 26th!!! This will be our first Boston Swing Central dance at Crystal Ballroom! This venue is beautiful, so we’re hoping and encouraging everyone to get all dolled and dappered up! There will also be alcohol available at the bar at this venue, so that is something different, please be sure to tip the staff.

For those not familiar with Gordon Webster, he is a virtuosic piano player/band leader from New York. Over the last 20 years he has played for swing dancers around the globe, developing a reputation as one of the most loved and adored bandleaders. He has been playing piano since he was 4 and he even knows how to Lindy Hop, so he really knows what dancers like. His repertoire brings a full dynamic range that utilizes all 90-odd years of jazz and swing into an intoxicating and unforgettable night of dancing that you really don’t want to miss!

Advanced Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (an extra $5 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-12:15am

Advanced Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (an extra $5 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-12:15am

Advance Ticket Purchase also available through Ticketmaster: $28 General Admission, $20 Student/Senior (+Ticketmaster fees, these ticket prices do not include their fees, sorry)

At-the-door Ticket Prices $32 General Admission $23 Student/Senior

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 (we will not be requiring N95 masks for this dance) the entire time (except while actively drinking) while in the venue (including while dancing!).

Sorry, we are not accepting passes or coupons for this dance.

Crystal Ballroom Address:
55 Davis Square (at Somerville Theater)
Somerville, MA 02144

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Annie & the Fur Trappers

March 18th, 2022 | Category: dances

Annie & the Fur Trappers make their Boston Swing Central debut!

Annie and the Fur Trappers are a Boston based traditional jazz and blues band which formed in 2016. Originally founded in St. Louis, Missouri, the band currently includes clarinet, trumpet, trombone, bass, banjo/guitar, and washboard. Annie and the Fur Trappers is dedicated to performing and preserving the music of the 1920s and 30s today.

The band relocated to the Boston during the pandemic, and we’re lucky to have them! They have been working on recording a new album at PBS studios which is expected to be released sometime in 2023.   You can buy and listen to some of their music here.

Please note: must be fully vaccinated and boosted to attend. And must (for the time being) wear a KN95, N95 or KF94 mask. We also ask that if you are attending, please try to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central. Thank you!

Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm
Advance General Admission: $18
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

At the door admissions, available tonight, (event is not sold out)

General: $20

Student/Senior: $15

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

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Justin Meyer’s Lemonade Jazz Brigade

March 04th, 2022 | Category: dances

Justin Meyer is back with a new combo, the Lemonade Jazz Brigade.  We’re really looking forward to it! Things are slowly getting back to a new normal…

Please note: must be fully vaccinated and boosted to attend. And must (for the time being) wear a KN95, N95 or KF94 mask. We also ask that if you are attending, please try to limit attending other large events 3-4 days before attending Boston Swing Central. Thank you!

Beginning Swing Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm
Advance General Admission: $18
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

At the door admissions

General: $20

Student/Senior: $15

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

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I >heart< Swing with the Easy Winners

February 19th, 2022 | Category: dances

Boston Swing Central is excited to return with our Valentines-themed dance featuring live music by the Easy Winners! As in previous years, this dance will feature our custom-designed Valentines and dancing Cupids to deliver them. Dress to impress in red and pink, and prepare for a night of dancing and valentines fun!


Please remember to review our COVID safety and vaccination requirements (below) to ensure that you are able to attend the dance.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, very very small number of tickets will be available at the door, there may be additional tickets available for people arriving at around 10pm. Get there really early or late (around 10, 10:30pm).

To register in advance, visit the following page: February Dance RegistrationFacebook event here: “I <3 Swing” Dance
Note that it has been a hard month for our host dance venue, Q Ballroom, as they’re missing the revenue from our rentals in addition to an increase in rent. We will be donating all proceeds from this dance to the studio. If you are able, you can donate via BSC here: paypal.me/bostonswingcentral(Note that this may be tax-deductible, as Boston Swing Central is a 501(c)3 non-profit).

COVID Safety and Vaccination Reminders:

  1. We now require a booster shot of either Pfizer or Moderna for all dance attendees. If you have not yet received a booster or are not eligible, we will require that your last shot be within 7 months of the date of the dance you are attending (for Pfizer or Moderna), and 3 months for a single shot of J&J.
  2. We now require a KN95, N95 or KF94 mask with a better seal for all attendees. Cloth masks, gaiters, etc. will not meet our masking requirements.
  3. We request that all attendees plan accordingly before attending the dance. Out of consideration for all of our dance attendees, we ask that you plan to distance from social interaction with large crowds and unmasked individuals for 3-4 days before the dance, with a goal of avoiding inadvertent spread to our community. While we cannot enforce this, we consider it an honor system, knowing that this will allow us to continue running dances without putting our community members at greater risk.
  4. We will space our dances out to help us catch outbreaks and will notify all attendees through email, should anyone in attendance test positive for COVID. We have been doing this throughout the fall, and have been able to notify attendees in a timely manner so that they can quarantine as needed.

While these are challenging times, our hope is that this thoughtful collaboration and consideration within our dance community will allow us to continue hosting dances as we adjust to new COVID waves and restrictions.

Advanced Beginner Lesson: 7pm-8pm

Beginner Lesson 8pm-9pm

Social Dancing 9pm-midnight

Q Ballroom

26 New St

Cambridge, MA 02138

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February Update

February 19th, 2022 | Category: dances

We hope you’re hanging in there and we really appreciate those who have supported us through this. We are excitedly working on a Valentine’s Day dance set for February 19th. See details below.

It’s been a really hard month over at Q Ballroom, they’re missing the revenue from our rentals, and their rent went up on January 1st. We will be donating all proceeds from this dance to them. If you can and wish to help them out, donate via BSC here: paypal.me/bostonswingcentral (this may be tax-deductible, Boston Swing Central is a 501(c)3 non-profit).

We’re not quite sure what 2022 holds in store for all of us, but we continue to watch the news and we’re hopeful that this is a momentary blip. If you wish to attend the dance in the future, we will be requiring the booster, or the 2nd dose of Moderna or Pfizer be administered by July 21, 2021 or more recently. If you had a single shot of J&J, you should’ve received the shot by November 21st or later. If you have the booster, and any of these 3 types of shots, the booster suffices for right now. And of course, the dance will be masked, we recommend getting a KN95, KF94 or N95 mask, as we will not be allowing cloth masks, gaiters and surgical masks.

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Extended Dance: Gordon Webster with Hannah Gill

December 18th, 2021 | Category: dances

We are excited to welcome Gordon Webster back at the end of this month with Hannah Gill as a special guest! Gordon has played for swing dancers around the globe and always brings a wonderful energy and music for dancers.This night will feature two dances: One regular and one late night option. We encourage you to come for both if you are able! In addition to the dances, there will be a Winner Takes All solo competition. The entrance fee to participate is $3, and the winner of the competition will take the pooled entrance fees (or can donate to a dance organization of their choice!)

Lesson (price included with admission): 8:00-9:00pm
Regular dance: 9:00pm-midnight SOLD OUT!!! Please do not show up at the door tonight.
Late Night Swing and Blues dance: 11pm-2:00am (We will have a very small number of admissions available for this, please do not show up any early than 10:45pm tonight, if you’re planning on this option. Thank you!)

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 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.


Day-of Late Night only (after 11pm): $20
Day-of Late Night only for students/seniors (after 11pm): $15

(We have a small number of tickets for the late night, please do not show up any earlier than 10:45pm tonight. Thank you!) If you cannot attend, please email info@bostonswingcentral.org to join us on zoom for this dance.

Sorry, we are not accepting passes or coupons for this dance.

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

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Cassidy & the Orleans Kids

December 04th, 2021 | Category: dances

Cassidy Holden is a musician specializing in double bass, guitar, and banjo. He has been playing BSC events such as the Roaring Twenties Lawn Party for the last 5-6 years, on our Casino Stage, as well as leading Florence’s Glad Rags Strut & Stroll procession up Castle Hill and back down. Which is to say, he can play and walk at the same time! If you’re new to BSC, he likely won’t be playing and walking, but he will be delivering us with some fine swing tune mojo via New Orleans, where he also lived for a few years. But he’s moved back to New England and that means we’ll be seeing him more often at BSC! Yay!

Advanced Beginner Lesson!!!
In addition to Cassidy playing, we’re also launching 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 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
Adv Beginner Lesson ($5) 7:00pm -8:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am

Advance Tickets (click here):
General Admission: $17
Students and Seniors: $13
Advanced Beginner Lesson: $5

At-the-door admission: $20
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $15
Adv Beginner Lesson: $5

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

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Calling All Zombies XIII

October 30th, 2021 | Category: dances

We’re back for our 13th “Calling All Zombies” Halloween dance! This dance will be held on Saturday, October 30th at Q Ballroom, with live music by the Ghoulsome Jazz Band featuring Justin “Spooky” Meyers and the rest of the graveyard cats.

Note that we will have limited attendance 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.

There will be a lesson from 8:00-9:30pm and dancing from 9:30pm-midnight, including a costume contest at 10:30pm. This lesson will feature special choreography by Maria “The Dancing Brain” Kaklowski, & Natalie “The Grim Leaper” Eringros.

Some tickets will be available at the door tonight:
Day-of General admission: $20
Day-of student/senior admission: $17

Advance ticketing is closed for now. Get there early tonight.

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I >Heart< Swing! with Taryn Newborne & The Easy Winners

February 16th, 2018 | Category: dances

Boston Swing Central is very excited for one of our most beloved swing dances of the year!  This Valentine’s Day themed dance will feature our custom-designed Valentines and dancing Cupids to deliver them. Dress to impress in some red and pink and get ready to send your friends (and secret dance crushes) some Valentines!

Here to put us in the mood for dancing is Taryn Newborne & The Easy Winners!

Born in Memphis and raised in Atlanta, vocalist Taryn Newborne is rooted deeply in the soil of a rich musical heritage. She has often said that she loves music so much, it hurts her feelings. After years of dancing in her local Lindy Hop scene, one of the major organizers suggested that Taryn put her own group together for dances. Taryn Newborne and The Real Deal was born. She’d finally found her home, situated between her love of singing and Lindy Hop. Since becoming a regular in her home scene, Taryn has had the opportunity to make guest appearances with Falty and the Defects, Ben Polcer, Jonathan Stout, Gordon Webster, The K-Night Owls, Michael Gamble and The Rhythm Serenaders and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band All Stars.

Lesson (included w/ admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $18
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $15

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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Natalie Eringros – President

February 23rd, 2017 | Category: Uncategorized
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Post-Kind of a Big Deal DJ Party

January 27th, 2017 | Category: dances

Wow, what a weekend! It was Kind of a Big Deal! And we’re all exhausted, elated, and energized, so let’s keep it going! Dancing this coming Friday is a great way to shake off the blues and this dreary weather.

Come on out, bring a couple friends or family members along, and swing out. DJs Andrew Selzer (Kind of a Big Deal winner!) and DJ Paul Loschak (DJ Loveshack) will keep us on the floor with their tunes!

New dancers welcomed here! No experience or partner required.

Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $8

Extreme Dancesport
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess

February 06th, 2015 | Category: dances

Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess is a New York based ensemble specializing in American music from the late 1800s-1930s, primarily jazz and blues reminiscent of The Ziegfield Follies, The Great American Song Book, and early medicine shows. Led by Jessy’s unique talent for playing the washboard, the group is rounded out with the Hot Mess, which comprises of piano, banjo, guitar, woodwinds, and brass.

Despite their name, Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess are far from sounding like one. Check out this clip from a gig at the Whistle Stop.

Lesson (included in the price of admission): 8pm – 9pm
Dancing: 9pm – midnight
General Admission: $16
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

Extreme Dancesport
26 New St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Natalie Eringros – President

January 04th, 2015 | Category: board_members,Staff

Natalie has always been drawn to arts, music and movement. She dabbled in folk, contra, ballet and ballroom dance, before discovering the Lindy Hop in 2009. This revelation has blossomed into a full-on dance addiction.

Natalie enjoys performing, competing and traveling to events all over the world. She holds several titles.  But her proudest achievements are being a big part of Boston Swing Central, organizing dance events, teaching, inspiring and supporting a wonderful family of dancers.  She is known for her energy, playfulness and joyful expression. Natalie believes in making every dance unique to each partner and music, and in creating an authentic dance conversation full of fun and happiness.

Email her at natalie@bostonswingcentral.org

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Post-New Year’s Eve DJ Party

January 02nd, 2015 | Category: dances

Tonight our DJs are going keep the New Year’s party going with some great swing.  It’s going to be our first dance of the year and we’re looking forward to a great year.  Kevin Lin will make his DJing debut in the first set tonight!

Lesson (included in the price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $8

Extreme Dancesport
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Dirty Water: Mona’s Hot Four+3 featuring Tamar Korn & Gordon Webster

September 27th, 2013 | Category: dances

At Boston Swing Central, we love when our universe collides and we can experience some of our favorite artists coming together to craft something similar to what we’ve heard from each of them separately, but also unique, fresh and spontaneous. That is what happens every Tuesday at Mona’s on Ave B in New York. You’ll find the core members of Mona’s Hot Four holed up for a trad jazz jam session that rivals any in the world. Musicians filter in around 11pm and queue up to get a chance to sit in with the Hot Four, with the towering names of Dennis Lichtman on clarinet, Gordon Webster on piano, Jared Engel on upright and Nick Russo on guitar.

Here they can be heard at the Jalopy theater, where they played a show in celebration of a documentary that was produced about their famed jam session:

Seriously, you don’t want to miss this intimate, improvisational and exciting performance! We’ll also be joined by some guest musicians who are dancers and regular players at Boston Swing Central to recreate the spontaneous vibe of Mona’s.

Lesson (included in the price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:30am
General Admission: $25
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $20

Sorry no passes or coupons accepted during the exchange.

The Crosby Whistle Stop
24 Roland Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

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Dirty Water: Jan Marie & the Mean Reds

September 26th, 2013 | Category: dances

Jan Marie will help us inaugurate Dirty Water 2013, our third year of Dirty Water with a set of swing, soul and blues. Jan Marie & the Mean Reds have really worked on their sound over the past year, and the last time they played Boston Swing Central they had a great groove going on.

Here Jan Marie rocks “Slap that Bass”…

You don’t want to miss our Dirty Water Lindy & Blues Exchange! It’s going to be such a great weekend of dancing, you won’t want to go back to work on Monday morning!  Dirty Water starts now!

Lesson (included in the price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – Midnight(ish)
General Admission: $12

Students & Seniors: $10

Sorry no passes or coupons accepted during the exchange.

The Crosby Whistle Stop
24 Roland Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

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9:20 Special with our DJs

September 20th, 2013 | Category: dances

It’s 9/20 and what better way to celebrate this day than to have a tribute to Count Basie’s 9:20 Special. For those of you who don’t know this awesome tune…listen to it, here, off of an old 78rpm, listen carefully on earbuds and you can hear the static of the needle as it wobbles back and forth in the groove…

This tune is a true classic…so much so that it also herald’s the starting time of most of the bands at the BSC…

Tonight will be djed by RetroMike and special guest DJ Gina Helfrich

Lesson (included with admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $10
Students & Seniors: $8

The Crosby Whistle Stop
24 Roland Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

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Swing Boot Camp with Mike

September 15th, 2013 | Category: dances

Have you ever wanted to learn to Lindy Hop but don’t have time to commit to a weekly class?  This is your chance! Our next weekend “crash course” workshop is 3 hours on Sunday March 3rd, Noon-3:00pm. Come learn from experienced teachers who are also social dancers in the Lindy Hop scene.

We will cover six count basic (East Coast Swing), basic eight count (Lindy Hop), and Charleston Basic. Moves include swing out, Lindy circle, swing out from closed, and side by side Charleston. At the end of this class, you will be able to attend a social dance and dance to music.

12:00 – 3:00 PM
$30 advanced on-line registration, $35 at the door (register here.)

Crosby Whistle Stop
24 Roland St
Charlestown, MA 02129

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Toni Lynn Washington Band

September 13th, 2013 | Category: dances

Toni Lynn Washington and her crack band are back at Boston Swing Central this Friday!   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 in the price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

The Crosby Whistle Stop
24 Roland Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

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Beantown Swing Orchestra

September 06th, 2013 | Category: dances

Summer is fading fast…but not to worry! There’s an entire Fall and Winter loaded with tons of dancing. This September kicks off with the grandness that is Beantown Swing Orchestra. Frank Hsieh has been leading this full scale big band for a great many years and he’s wowed us with his parade of American Idol finalists and sparkling arrangements!

Tonight we’ll have the talented Jan Marie sitting in on vocals!

Here is a great highlight reel of Beantown Swing Orchestra over the last several years kicking off with our own teachers Brian & Kellian’s first dance at their wedding!

Lesson (included in the price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

The Crosby Whistle Stop!
24 Roland Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

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