Great dance music and a great way to get out and meet new people. This event already has a very friendly built-in crowd, so you can expect enthusiastic dancers of all levels and everyone dances with everyone else.
And if you don't know how to dance yet, no problem! There's a beginners lesson at 7:45 so you can learn some basic moves. No doubt you'll be picking up some more later on too! The fun-filled 45 minute lesson will get you swing dancing on the spot.
They play a mix of Jump Blues, Roots Rock and Swing with artists like Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, Chuck Berry as well as many Big Band Era classics. They even throw in some early swinging Beatles tunes.
The dance is held at the (AIR CONDITIONED) Armenian Cultural Center in Watertown.
47 Nichols Ave
From the Mass Pike:
Take exit 17 (Watertown/Newton).
Follow the signs to Watertown. At Watertown Square (5-way intersection), go straight across (bearing slightly to the left) onto Mt. Auburn Street (Rte 16). Staples will be on your right. Drive about 1 mile and take the fourth right past School Street (Melendy Ave). Go one block and turn left on Nichols Ave. The ACEC will be on your left. You can park in the lot on your right, or on the street.
From Harvard Square:
Take Mt. Auburn Street toward Watertown (West). Just after the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Mt. Auburn Street bears left. Turn left on Bigelow Ave, turn right at the end onto Nichols Ave.
From Route 2 (eastbound):
Take exit 56 (Winter Street/Waverly). Go about 1 mile, turn left onto Concord Ave and bear right at gas station onto Mill Street. At the end of Mill Street, turn left onto Trapelo Rd. Go about 1.5 - 2 miles (Trapelo Rd will become Belmont St) and turn right onto School Street (at the light). Go about .4 miles to the light (Mt. Auburn St), turn left and take the fourth right (Melendy Ave). Go one block and turn left on Nichols Ave. The ACEC will be on your left. You can park in the lot on your right or on the street.
The #71 bus from Harvard Square to Watertown, stops at the corner of Elton Ave. Walk down Elton Ave to the end and turn left.
There is a parking lot diagonally across the street from the ACEC, as well as plenty of on-street parking.
The event is $18, and is smoke and alcohol free.
See you there!