This is the calendar of swing and other dance events in the Greater Boston area. Always check ahead, whether it be on their website or Facebook page, for last minute changes. Please note that there is a separate website just for Argentine Tango.


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April, 2014
18 Boston Swing Central, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. SwingLindyWeeklyDJ night 9:00pm-12:30am
lesson: 8:00
19 Uptown Swing dance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, featuring the Solomon Douglas Quintet.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
9:00-midnight (lesson at 8:15)
Shoreline Swing monthly dance, at the East Lyme Community Center, Society Road, East Lyme, Connecticut, featuring Super Chief Trio.
8:00-11:00pm (lesson: 7:00)
20 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Tom Yates Group.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
need a picture here
21 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
22 Bluesy Tuesy, at 45 Mount Auburn Street (Harvard Square), Cambridge. 8:30pm
lesson: 7:30
25-27 Dirty Dozen Weekend, at Studio One RI, 85 Industrial Circle, Lincoln, Rhode Island, featuring:

Workshops by Peter Strom, Naomi Uyama, Jeremy Otth, and Laura Keat.

Music by Gordon Webster

The Dirty Dozen Weekend
25 Boston Swing Central, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. Music tba. SwingLindyWeekly 9:00pm-12:30am
lesson: 8:00
26 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, featuring Racky Thomas.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
27 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Tom Nutile Big Band.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
The Tom Nutile Band
28 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge.
29 Bluesy Tuesy, at 45 Mount Auburn Street (Harvard Square), Cambridge. 8:30pm
lesson: 7:30

May, 2014
1-4 Swingin' Into Spring, at the Hilton Hartford, 315 Trumbull Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
2 Boston Swing Central, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown, featuring Baby Soda Jazz Band. SwingLindyWeekly
9:00pm-12:30am (lesson: 8:00)
Baby Soda
Hartford Swing Dance, at the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, featuring The Love Dogs.
8:30-11:30pm (lesson: 7:30)
The Love Dogs
3 Swingtime monthly dance, at the Brookline Academy of Dance, 136 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline, MA. For more info, e-mail Swingtime. 9:00-11:00pm
lesson: 8:00
Special Swing Dance at WGBH studios, 1 Guest Street (Brighton), Boston, featuring Baby Soda Jazz Band. For more information, contact Andre Gobbo or Liz Hagyard.
8:00-11:00 pm; lesson at 7:00
Baby Soda
4 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Love Dogs.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
The Love Dogs
Balboa on a Sunday Afternoon, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. 3:30-5:00pm
Balboa Speakeasy, at the Tavern at the end of the World, 108 Cambridge Street, Charlestown.
Free admission; food & drink pay as you go.
5:30-7:45pm
5 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
6 Bluesy Tuesy, at 45 Mount Auburn Street (Harvard Square), Cambridge. 8:30pm
lesson: 7:30
9 Boston Swing Central, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown, featuring Emily Asher's Garden Party. SwingLindyWeekly
9:00pm-12:30am (lesson: 8:00)
Emily Asher
10 Frankie Manning's 100th Birthday Celebrration at Uptown Swing dance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, featuring the Sax Gordon.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
9:15-midnight (swing lesson at 8:15, shim sham lesson at 8:45)
Proceeds go to the Frankie Manning Foundation
Sax Gordon
Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, featuring The Love Dogs.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
The Love Dogs
11 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Eight To The Bar.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
12 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
13 Bluesy Tuesy, at 45 Mount Auburn Street (Harvard Square), Cambridge. 8:30pm
lesson: 7:30
16 Boston Swing Central, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown, featuring Phil McGowan & The Easy Winners. SwingLindyWeekly
9:00pm-12:30am (lesson: 8:00)
Phil McGowan & the Easy Winners
17 Shoreline Swing monthly dance, at the East Lyme Community Center, Society Road, East Lyme, Connecticut, featuring Tall Richard.
8:00-11:00pm (lesson: 7:00)
Are we missing a picture?
18 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Juke Joint 5.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
Juke Joint 5
19 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
20 Bluesy Tuesy, at 45 Mount Auburn Street (Harvard Square), Cambridge. 8:30pm
lesson: 7:30
23 Boston Swing Central's Frankie Manning Tribute Night, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. SwingLindyWeekly 9:00pm-12:30am
lesson: 8:00
24 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge. 9:00pm-midnight
lesson at 8:00
25 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Roger Ceresi's All Starz.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
Roger Ceresi
26 NO Monday Night Practice in Cambridge.  
27 Bluesy Tuesy, at 45 Mount Auburn Street (Harvard Square), Cambridge. 8:30pm
lesson: 7:30
31 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, featuring the Sticky Skillet Swing Orchestra.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)

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June, 2014
1 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Reminisce Doo Wop Group.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
Reminisce
Balboa on a Sunday Afternoon, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. 3:30-5:00pm
Balboa Speakeasy, at the Tavern at the end of the World, 108 Cambridge Street, Charlestown.
Free admission; food & drink pay as you go.
5:30-7:45pm
2 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
3 Bluesy Tuesy, at 45 Mount Auburn Street (Harvard Square), Cambridge. 8:30pm
lesson: 7:30
6 Hartford Swing Dance, at the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, Connecticut, featuring Crazy Feet Pete.
8:30-11:30pm (lesson: 7:30)

For this month's dance, no parking available within the WHTH Parking Lot due to W.H. Days. Park on surrounding streets (e.g., Burr Rd.) as well as other neighborhood residential areas. Parking garages: Blueback Square (75 Memorial Dr. & 17 Isham Rd). Surface Lots: 41 Brace St., 977 Farmington Ave. HCD can unfortunately not reimburse for parking for this dance. (Lot prices are $0.75 /half hour, $7 max open until midnight)

The Crazy Feet Band
7 Uptown Swing dance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, featuring Boston Swing Express.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
Note time: 9:30pm-12:30am
Swingtime monthly dance, at the Brookline Academy of Dance, 136 Westbourne Terrace, Brookline, MA, featuring The Mood Swings Orchestra. For more info, e-mail Swingtime.
9:00-11:00pm (lesson: 8:00)
8 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring the Compaq Big Band.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
Compaq Big Band
9 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
10 Bluesy Tuesy, at 45 Mount Auburn Street (Harvard Square), Cambridge. 8:30pm
lesson: 7:30
14 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge. Band tba.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
9:00pm-midnight
lesson at 8:00
15 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Retro Polatin.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
Reminisce
16 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
17 Bluesy Tuesy, at 45 Mount Auburn Street (Harvard Square), Cambridge. 8:30pm
lesson: 7:30
21 Shoreline Swing monthly dance, at the East Lyme Community Center, Society Road, East Lyme, COnnecticut, featuring The Zingerz.
8:00-11:00pm (lesson: 7:00)
Are you missing a picture here?
22 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways
23 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
24 Bluesy Tuesy, at 45 Mount Auburn Street (Harvard Square), Cambridge. 8:30pm
lesson: 7:30
June 26 -
  July 3

Beantown Lindy Hop Camp, at Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts
 
28 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge. Band tba.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
9:00pm-midnight
lesson at 8:00
29 Dance2Swing Pizza Party dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Tom Nutile Big Band and The Party Band.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
The Tom Nutile Band
The Party Band
30 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00

July, 2014
6 Balboa on a Sunday Afternoon, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. 3:30-5:00pm
Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Li'l Bee Dee & The Doo Rites.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
7 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
12 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, featuring The Love Dogs (tentative)
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
The Love Dogs
13 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Juke Joint 5.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
Juke Joint 5
14 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
19 Uptown Swing dance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, Professor Cunningham and his Old School.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
Note: 8:50pm-12:30am (lesson 8:50-9:20pm)
19-20 Balboa workshops with Mickey Fortanasce and Kelly Arsenault, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. Need a picture here
20 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways
21 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
26 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge. Band tba.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
9:00pm-midnight
lesson at 8:00
27 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Memphis Rockabilly Band.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
28 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00

August, 2014
1 Hartford Swing Dance, at the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, Connecticut, featuring Roger Ceresi & the Rockin' All Stars.
8:30-11:30pm (lesson: 7:30)
Roger Ceresi
3 Balboa on a Sunday Afternoon, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. 3:30-5:00pm
Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Eight To the Bar.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
4 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
9 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge. Band tba.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
9:00pm-midnight
lesson at 8:00
10 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Cheryl Arena Band.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
11 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
17 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Reminisce Doo Wop Group.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
Reminisce
18 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge.
23 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge. Band tba.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
9:00pm-midnight
lesson at 8:00
24 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Tom Nutile Big Band.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
The Tom Nutile Band
25 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
Aug. 27-
 Sept. 1
Swing Out New Hampshire, at Lake Wicosuta, in Hebron, New Hampshire
30 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, featuring Eight To The Bar. (tentative)
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
31 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Mission of Blues.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)

September, 2014
1 NO Monday Night Practice in Cambridge.  
5 Hartford Swing Dance, at the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, Connecticut, featuring Eight To The Bar.
8:30-11:30pm (lesson: 7:30)
7 Balboa on a Sunday Afternoon, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. 3:30-5:00pm
Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways
8 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
12-14 Vermont Swing Dance Championships, at Stratton Mount Resort, Stratton, Vermont.
13 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge. Band tba.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
9:00pm-midnight
lesson at 8:00
14 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Love Dogs.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
The Love Dogs
15 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
20 Uptown Swing dance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, band tba.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 8:15
21 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster. Band TBA
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
22 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
27 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, featuring the Sticky Skillet Swing Orchestra.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
28 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Roger Ceresi's All Starz.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
Roger Ceresi
29 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00

October, 2014
4-5 Tinker Bal workshop weekend.
Small-group format Balboa workshop weekend with Heather Ballew, Javier Johnson, Laura Keat, and David Rehm.
TinkerBal
5 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster. Band TBA.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
6 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
11 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge. Band tba.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
9:00pm-midnight
lesson at 8:00
12 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring Eight To the Bar.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
13 NO Monday Night Practice in Cambridge.  
18 Uptown Swing dance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, band tba.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 8:15
19 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Reminisce Doo Wop Group.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
Reminisce
20 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
25 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge. Band tba.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
9:00pm-midnight
lesson at 8:00
26 Dance2Swing dance, at the Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, Leominster, featuring The Tom Nutile Big Band.
7:30-10:30pm (lesson at 6:30)
The Tom Nutile Band
27 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00

November, 2014
1 To be announced. Save the date! Nothing to see here; move along
2 Balboa on a Sunday Afternoon, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. 3:30-5:00pm
3 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
8 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge. Band tba.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
9:00pm-midnight
lesson at 8:00
10 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
15 Uptown Swing dance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, band tba.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
9:00pm-midnight
lesson: 8:15
17 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
22 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, featuring Eight To The Bar. (tentative)
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
24 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
28-30 Workshops with Skye Humphries and Naomi Uyama.
29 Uptown Swing dance, at KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, featuring Gordon Webster Band with Naomi Uyama.
LindySwingLive MusicGo to their Facebook page
9:00pm-midnight (lesson: 8:15)
Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, featuring Sax Gordon. (tentative)
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)

December, 2014
1 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
7 Balboa on a Sunday Afternoon, at the Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland Street, Charlestown. 3:30-5:00pm
8 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
13 Swing City Holiday Party, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, featuring The Love Dogs.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
The Love Dogs
15 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
22 Monday Night Practice, at the First Church, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. Dancing: 9:00-11:00pm
Classes: 7:00 & 8:00
27 Swing City, at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Avenue, Cambridge. Band tba.
9:00pm-midnight (lesson at 8:00)
9:00pm-midnight
lesson at 8:00
29 NO Monday Night Practice in Cambridge.  



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