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Annie and the Fur Trappers at Q Ballroom!

December 01st, 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.  We have added a St Louis Shag lesson to start the evening.

Evening Schedule:
Beginner St Louis Shag Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 7:30 – 8:15pm

Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission) 8:15pm – 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: Annie and the Fur Trappers

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

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

Facebook event: Annie & the Fur Trappers

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Thanksgiving DJ Jam at Q Ballroom!

November 24th, 2023 | Category: dances

Join us for a DJ Jam 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: $11
Advance Students and Seniors (with valid ID, seniors are 65+): $8
Advance ticket link: DJ Jam at Q Ballroom

At-the-door Admission:
General: $13
Student/Senior (with valid ID, seniors are 65+): $10

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

Facebook event: Thanksgiving DJ Jam at Q Ballroom!

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Saturday Nov 11: Stoptime Revue at Q Ballroom

November 11th, 2023 | Category: dances

We are excited to welcome a Dan Gabel and Kimberly Hawkey back with their Stoptime Revue, a small band in the style of Tommy Dorsey’s Clambake 7 and Count Basie’s Kansas City 7.

*Evening Schedule*
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm
At-the-door Admission:
General: $21
Student/Senior (65+)(with Valid ID): $15
*Q Ballroom Address*
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138
Facebook event: Stoptime Revue with Dan Gabel and Kim Hawkey
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November DJ Jam at Q Ballroom

November 10th, 2023 | Category: dances

Join us for a DJ Jam 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: $11
Advance Students and Seniors (with valid ID, seniors are 65+): $8
Advance ticket link: DJ Jam at Q Ballroom

At-the-door Admission:
General: $13
Student/Senior (with valid ID, seniors are 65+): $10

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

Facebook event: DJ Jam at Q Ballroom!

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Jeremy Mohney at Q Ballroom

November 03rd, 2023 | Category: dances

Straight out of the snowy Rockies, BSC is thrilled to welcome back Jeremy Mohney from Colorado! His swing stylings, band leading, and saxophone playing are phenomenal, and we are excited to welcome him back.

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

Advance Admission Information:
Advance General Admission: $18
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13
Advance ticket link: Jeremy Mohney at Q Ballroom

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

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

Facebook event: Jeremy Mohney at Q Ballroom

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Calling All Zombies Halloween Dance!

October 27th, 2023 | Category: dances

We’re back for our “Calling All Zombies” Halloween dance, featuring live music by the River Street Six! We encourage dressing up in a costume, and are excited to offer a special, all-levels lesson with Andrea Byrnes and Natalie Eringros, teaching Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” routine (note that this lesson will start at 7:30 to allow for more time).

Evening schedule:
Lesson: 7:30-9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm-midnight

Advance general admission: $20
Advance student/senior admission, seniors are 65+: $15

Day-of General admission (with costume): $22
Day-of student/senior admission, seniors are 65+ (with costume): $16

Day-of General admission (without costume): $24
Day-of student/senior admission, seniors are 65+ (without costume): $18

Advance ticket link: Calling all Zombies Halloween dance

Location:
Q Ballroom
26 New St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Facebook Event: Calling all Zombies Halloween Dance

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Mariel Gastiarena and the Swing City Argentina House Band at Q Ballroom!

October 20th, 2023 | Category: dances

We’re excited to host Mariel Gastiarena and the Swing City Argentina House Band! This band represents the biggest swing dance school and jazz club in Latin America, which is known as “Swing City” (not to be confused with local dance of the same name). Mariel has traveled and taught around the world, came to Boston last year to teach, and now is back, ready to sing and tap dance with her full band!

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: $20
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $14
Advance ticket link: Mariel Gastiarena Advance Tickets

At-the-door Admission:
General: $22
Student/Senior: $16


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

Facebook event: Mariel Gastiarena and the Swing City Argentina House Band

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Gretta Cavastassi and the Easy Winners at Q Ballroom

October 14th, 2023 | Category: dances

Join us for a night of live music with Gretta Cavatassi, a vocalist from NYC! After appearing with the Flower City 5 at Swing Out New Hampshire, we’re looking forward to having her join the Easy Winners for a special Saturday night dance!

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: $19
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $14
Advance ticket link: Gretta Cavastassi and the Easy Winners at Q Ballroom

At-the-door Admission:
General: $21
Student/Senior: $15

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

Facebook event: Gretta Cavastassi and the Easy Winners at Q Ballroom

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Gordon Webster at the Arlington Town Hall

October 06th, 2023 | Category: dances

Join us on Friday, October 6th for a dance with Gordon Webster live at the gorgeous Arlington town hall! This is a beautiful venue, and we suggest that you dress to impress.

Evening Schedule:
Beginner lesson: 7:30-8:30pm
Dance: 8:30-midnight

Admission Information:
Advance General Admission: $35
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID, Seniors are 65+): $25
Advance ticket link: The Gordon Webster Band at the Arlington Town Hall
At-the-door Admission:
General: $40
Student/Senior: $30

Sorry, no passes or coupons accepted for this event.

Location:
Robbins Memorial Town Hall
730 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02746

Facebook event: The Gordon Webster Band at the Arlington Town Hall

Please note: The Arlington Town hall is a beautiful venue, but it’s about 3 times as expensive as Q Ballroom, so a large portion of the ticket price will go towards paying for the venue. We recognize that this dance is more expensive, due to the venue and out-of-town musicians, so have volunteer spots available for those who may need them.

This event is part of a fundraising fall tour in advance of Gordon recording an album in Brooklyn, New York, including A-list musicians from Europe and South America. Because this is a large project, with many people involved, expenses will be high. If you are interested in the album, please consider pre-ordering or donating now to support this project. If you’ve supported Gordon in the past, he sends his thanks, and is still releasing tracks from the “Single of the Month” club. If you have any questions or would like to support him, please reach out to us at: info@bostonswingcentral.org

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Lovestruck Balladeers

September 29th, 2023 | Category: dances

Join us as the Lovestruck Balladeers make their Boston Swing Central debut! Formed by members of Mona’s Hot Four (a New York City institution which plays every Tuesday at Mona’s Bar in the Lower Eastside of Manhattan) and Jake Sanders (Cangelosi Cards founder, and member of Naomi Uyama’s band, The Handsome Devils). We’re excited to have them visit Boston!

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: $22
Advance Students and Seniors (with valid ID, Seniors are 65+): $15
Advance ticket link

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

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

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Swingin on the Charles – Relocated

September 16th, 2023 | Category: dances

Unfortunately Community Boating has decided to cancel Saturday’s dance due to the tropical storm winds and possible rain, and they were unable to accommodate a rain date this year. We have decided to relocate to Q Ballroom at 26 New St. in Cambridge.

Schedule:
Lesson: 7:30-8:30pm
Open dancing: 8:30pm-midnight

Ticket Information:

  • Because of the location change, tickets for the evening are pay-what-you-can.
  • For those who pre-paid, your name will be on the door list, and you can decide how much of a rebate you want on your ticket at the door or by emailing: info@bostonswingcentral.org
  • If you’ve already been refunded, you can still come out and pay what you like at the door. For those who have requested a refund, please note that it may take some time to process, as we have a number of requests to work through.

Schedule:

  • Lesson: 7:30-8:30pm
  • Open dancing: 8:30pm-12am

Location:
Q Ballroom
26 New St. #3
Cambridge, MA 02138

Facebook event: Swingin on the Charles

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September DJ Jam at Q Ballroom

September 15th, 2023 | Category: dances

Join us for a DJ Jam at Q Ballroom!  DJ Katie Piselli will be djing the first set, and DJ Dustin Spicuzza will be DJing the 2nd set.

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: September DJ Jam

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

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

Facebook event:

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Eric Baldwin Quintet & Justin Davis at Q Ballroom

September 08th, 2023 | Category: dances

Join us for the debut of the Eric Baldwin Quintet with special guest vocalist Justin Davis!

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: Eric Baldwin Quintet ticket link

(please note: advance tickets will only be available up until sometime in the afternoon day of the dance, after that they will be available at-the door)

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

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

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The River Street 4+3 at Q Ballroom!

August 18th, 2023 | Category: dances

Join us for the River Street 4+3 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: $18
Advance Students and Seniors (with Valid ID, Seniors are 65+): $13
Advance ticket link: Advance Tickets

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

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

Facebook event: The River Street 4 + 3 at Q Ballroom

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Colescott and his Red Hots at Q Ballroom

August 11th, 2023 | Category: dances

Join us for a night of live music with Colescott & his Red Hots!

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, seniors are 65+): $13
Advance ticket link: Colescott & his Red Hots at Q Ballroom

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

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

Facebook event: Colescott & his Red Hots at Q Ballroom

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Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at the Crane Estate

August 06th, 2023 | Category: dances

Join us for our tenth anniversary, Roaring Twenties Lawn Party, which will be held at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA.  This event is a highlight of the summer for many, and we look forward to returning this August 5-6! Tickets are on sale now, and each day will include live music, social dancing, dance classes, food trucks and drink vendors, vintage autos, vintage fair, a fashion parade, and a number of special events — please see the website (in link below) specifically dedicated to the event.   This Event is very hard to describe, you need to experience it to realize exactly how amazing and awesome this event is!

For more information, visit our webpage: Roaring Twenties Lawn Party.

We are also in need of volunteers to help with the event. If you are interested in helping, please inquire at: info@bostonswingcentral.org

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Gordon Webster’s Pre-Lawn-Party Party at Q Ballroom

August 04th, 2023 | Category: dances

Join us for a dance with Gordon Webster and an accompanying band!

Evening Schedule:
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Swing Dancing: 8:30pm – 12:00am

Admission Information:
Advance General Admission: $27
Advance students and seniors (with valid ID, seniors are 65+): $20
Advance ticket link: Gordon Webster Advance ticket link

At-the-door Admission:
General: $30
Student/Senior (seniors are 65+): $22

Note: No passes or coupons for this event will be accepted.

Q Ballroom Address:

26 New St.
Cambridge MA 02139

Facebook event: Gordon Webster’s Pre-Lawn-Party Party at Q Ballroom

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Amy K. & the Mezzcats at Q Ballroom!

July 28th, 2023 | Category: dances

We are excited to welcome Amy K & the Mezzcats back to BSC! Amy and her bands are known around New England for their variety of styles and tempos, and this night will feature 1920s and 30s swing combined with a few modern twists and original tunes.

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: Amy K. & the Mezzcats at Q Ballroom

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

COVID Information:
-Masks optional, but encouraged.

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

Facebook event: Amy K. & the Mezzcats at Q Ballroom

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The Dan Fox Foxtet at Q Ballroom!

July 21st, 2023 | Category: dances

Join us for a night with Dan Fox Foxtet, a six piece band led by trombonist Dan Fox and comprised of some of the best musicians in the area!

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, seniors are 65+): $13
Advance ticket link: Dan Fox Foxtet Advance tickets

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

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

Facebook event: Dan Fox Foxtet at Q Ballroom

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Toni Lynn Washington at Q Ballroom!

July 14th, 2023 | 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 (65+) (with Valid ID): $13

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

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

Facebook event: Toni Lynn Washington at Q Ballroom

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The Swing Legacy at Q Ballroom

July 07th, 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(65+) (with Valid ID): $13

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

*COVID Information*
We are currently Masks Optional (but recommended). We are no longer requiring proof of vaccination. If the COVID situation changes, we will adjust accordingly.

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

Facebook event link: The Swing Legacy at Q Ballroom

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DJ Jam at Q Ballroom!

June 30th, 2023 | Category: dances
Join us for a DJ Jam at Q Ballroom!
*Evening Schedule*
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm
At-the-door Admission:
General: $13
Student/Senior: $10
*COVID Information*
We are currently Masks Optional (but recommended). We are no longer requiring proof of vaccination. If the Covid situation changes, we will adjust accordingly.
*Q Ballroom Address*
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138
Facebook Event: DJ Jam at Q Ballroom!
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The Beantown Swing Orchestra at Q Ballroom!

June 23rd, 2023 | Category: dances
Join us for a night of dancing with the Beantown Swing orchestra!

*Evening Schedule*
Beginner Swing Dance Lesson (included w/ price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Swing Dancing: 9:00pm – 11:45pm
At-the-door Admission:
General: $22
Student/Senior(65+)(with Valid ID): $15
*COVID Information*
We are currently Masks Optional (but recommended). We are no longer requiring proof of vaccination. If the Covid situation changes, we will adjust accordingly.
*Q Ballroom Address*
26 New Street, Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Rocco & the Stompers

June 16th, 2023 | Category: dances

Join us for a night of dancing with the Rocco & the Stompers!  Making their final Boston appearance for a while…as band leader Danny Fratina is moving to Pittsburgh for grad school!

*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 (65+) (with Valid ID): $13

At-the-door Admission:
General: $21
Student/Senior (65+) (with Valid ID): $15

*COVID Information*
We are currently Masks Optional (but recommended). We are no longer requiring proof of vaccination. If the COVID situation changes, we will adjust accordingly.

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

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Billy Novick & the Shades of Swing at Q Ballroom

June 02nd, 2023 | Category: dances
Did you have a blast dancing with us recently?  And do you wish some of your friends would join you at a dance?  You’re in luck!  Bring a friend with you to the dance this Friday and they get in FOR FREE!
BRING A FRIEND Promotion Rules:
1. To be eligible to participate in this promotion, you (the dancer) must:
   a. Have attended at least one BSC dance prior to June 2, 2023
       (honor system: we trust you or your friend won’t lie)
   b. Bring a friend who has NEVER been to a BSC dance before.
   c. Arrive before 8pm so your friend can attend the beginner lesson at 8:00pm.
   d. Mention the promotion at the door before 8pm to redeem it.
   e. Bring a human friend. Imaginary friends, dogs, pets, stuffed animals, etc. do not qualify.
2. Offer may not be combined with any other promotions or discounts.
3. Eligibility will be at the discretion of the BSC staff.
4. Who pays? Up to you! We recommend treating your friend or settling who pays with an epic dance-off.

Dance all night with your friends to:  Billy Novick & the Shades of Swing!

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 here.

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

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

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