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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Friday, November 16th 2018

LINDYGROOVE’S 2018 HAUNTED HALLOWEEN BALL: THE BEST ONE EVER?

Lindygroove's 2018 Haunted Halloween Ball

  On Thursday, October 25th, LindyGroove in Pasadena had its annual Haunted Halloween Ball and it was EPIC! Granted, LindyGroove’s Halloween parties are always good, with amazing decorations, good music, a huge turnout, and most of all, over-the-top incredible costumes. Last Year – A Bit Disappointing? In 2017, I felt that there weren’t as many Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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November 2018

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
    
1
Joe's Bar Woody Mankowski & the Rumproller All-stars
Lindy Groove DJs Melissa Marzigliano & Chris Do & Vicky Chan
2
Automobile Driving Museum El Segundo (Rusty's Rhythm Club) Rusty's 21st Swingiversary w/Lil' Mo and the Dynaflos 8PM-midnight $30 advance $35 at door
Seven Grand DTLA 6pm-9pm The Mudbug Brass Band
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
3
Disney Fantasy Faire The Side Street Swing Orchestra
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton A Night at the Coconut Grove featuring Lizzy & the Triggermen 8:15PM lesson, dancing till 1AM $20 presale, $30 door 21 and over
The Yost Theater Santa Ana Larry Collins & Deke Dickerson (roots, rockabilly) 8PM $10 and up
Blues Liberation Front Special date change 9PM $10
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
4
Fred Astaire Dance Studio Pasadena Dave Stuckey Dance Party 7:30PM - 11:30PM No cover (donations welcome)
Joe's Bar Catfish & the Hollywood Hound Dogs
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Shake, Rattle, and Roll with lessons starting at 4:15PM, early dance at 6:30PM with DJ Rob Moreland $8
5
Joe's Bar The Tom Marion Venice 5 @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
6
Wolf & Crane Little Tokyo Penny Matches w/Becky Lynn and Dave Stuckey! 9PM-midnight, small dance floor, call to confirm
Joe's Bar Rip Masters
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Time2Dance Moreno Valley DJ with ECS lesson at 6:30PM, Lindy lesson 7:30PM, dance from 7:30-11PM $6
7
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band, Beginner & Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Strutter's Ball DJ, Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight,$10 or $15 if live band $2 discount for student/military
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
Pour Vous Swingtronic with DJ Professor Watson at 9PM and live band at 10PM, no cover but please buy drinks!
8
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band at center courtyard
Joe's Bar Maureen & the Mercury 5 - Mo's Bday show featuring comedy w/ PJ Baio from 7-9pm
Lindy Groove DJs Hilary Alexander & Shana Worel & Vicky Chan
9
Signifyin' Blues Van Nuys 3-day Blues Event with classes and dances $35 and up
Cliftons Downtown La Big Butter Jazz Band! lesson 9-10PM, band 10:30PM-12:45AM no cover but please buy food or drinks, 21
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
10
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley
Blues Liberation Front Dark tonight due to Signifyin' Blues
Signifyin' Blues Van Nuys 3-day Blues Event with classes and dances $35 and up
Cliftons Downtown La Barrelhouse Wailers 10PM-1AM $10 after 10PM 21 and over only
Joe's Bar James Intveld Bday Show (15)
PBDA Live Band
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
11 VETERAN'S DAY
Signifyin' Blues Van Nuys 3-day Blues Event with classes and dances $35 and up
Bixby Park Long Beach DJ with lesson at 1:45PM, then dancing at 2:15 FREE!!
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Shake, Rattle, and Roll with lessons starting at 4:15PM, early dance at 6:30PM with DJ Rob Moreland $8
12
Joe's Bar Bob Parins and his Pint-Sized Cocktail Orchestra @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
13
Joe's Bar The Southwest Biscuit Company
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Time2Dance Moreno Valley DJ with ECS lesson at 6:30PM, Lindy lesson 7:30PM, dance from 7:30-11PM $6
14
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band, Beginner & Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Strutter's Ball DJ, Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight,$10 or $15 if live band $2 discount for student/military
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
Pour Vous Swingtronic with DJ Professor Watson at 9PM and live band at 10PM, no cover but please buy drinks!
15
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band at center courtyard
Joe's Bar Devon Rowland & Crazy Heart
Lindy Groove DJs Grace Babbes & Andrew Jose & Vicky Chan
16
The Petroleum Club Long Beach Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys lesson 7PM, dancing 7-10:30PM $10
Burbank's Holiday in the Park on Magnolia Free community event 5pm-9pm
Joe's Bar Retro Relief Dance 8PM-1AM - M&M5, Brian Hogan, CCB, James Intveld, Lil Mo $5 donations for fire victims
Barkley Big Butter Jazz Band! 9Pm-1AM, no cover but please buy dinner or drinks
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
17
Disney Fantasy Faire Dave Eastly's Swingtown
Burbank Holiday Inn Crown City Bombers 9PM - 12:30AM
PBDA The Moontones (a Debut Performance At Pbda!) $20.
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
Third Saturday Swing DJ 8PM-1AM
18
Downtown Disney Fabus 4 W/ Natalie Mendoza
SoHo Dance LA Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang, lesson 7PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $15
El Segundo Woman's Club Beach Cities Swing Band 7-9PM $10
Westminster Lanes OC Big Butter Jazz Band 3-5PM $12, $6 for swing dancers with partner, must mention FB discount and must dance!
Joe's Bar 6pm - Jonny Whiteside presents The Messaround
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Shake, Rattle, and Roll with lessons starting at 4:15PM, early dance at 6:30PM with DJ Rob Moreland $8
19
Joe's Bar The John Reynolds Quartet @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
20
Wolf & Crane Little Tokyo Penny Matches w/Becky Lynn and Dave Stuckey! 9PM-midnight, small dance floor, call to confirm
Joe's Bar The Moontones
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Time2Dance Moreno Valley DJ with ECS lesson at 6:30PM, Lindy lesson 7:30PM, dance from 7:30-11PM $6
21
Rusty's Rhythm Club Five Got Rhythm , Beg and Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Strutter's Ball DJ, Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight,$10 or $15 if live band $2 discount for student/military
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
Pour Vous Swingtronic with DJ Professor Watson at 9PM and live band at 10PM, no cover but please buy drinks!
22
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band at center courtyard
Joe's Bar Happy Thanksgiving! (Open today but no live music)
Lindy Groove Closed for Thanksgiving. See you next Thursday!
23
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
24
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill's All Stars
Downtown Disney Allien Quinn & Lpn Lzrds
PBDA Riff Raff Vintage Swing Band $20.
Cicada Club Tino Productionssaturday Night Dance Party 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
25
Joe's Bar Styxx Fundraiser - All Day Blues
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Shake, Rattle, and Roll with lessons starting at 4:15PM, early dance at 6:30PM with DJ Rob Moreland $8
26
Downtown Disney Fresh Rhythm Big Band
Joe's Bar The Candy Jacket Jazz Band @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
27
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Time2Dance Moreno Valley DJ with ECS lesson at 6:30PM, Lindy lesson 7:30PM, dance from 7:30-11PM $6
28
Rusty's Rhythm Club Dark (dance is Friday this week)
Strutter's Ball DJ, Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight,$10 or $15 if live band $2 discount for student/military
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
29
Joe's Bar Mark The Luvman Pender
Lindy Groove DJs Kelly Young & Juan Cuadra & Andrew Jose & Vicky Chan
30
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
Do Something Blue Blues DJ, lesson 8:30-9:15PM dancing till 1AM $10
 

POST EVENTS, FLYERS, CORRECTIONS HERE!

If you know of a swing dance event that is not on the Lindy Calendar, please post a link below and we'll add it! Let us know about any corrections as well. Jump to comment form. - Brian

Reader Comments

Arthur White says:

New 4 week BEGINNER classes offered by the LA Swing Dance Posse.

Every Monday, from Nov 26 – Dec 17, 7:30pm – 8:30 pm in Torrance, CA

What will Lindy Hop Swing Beginner Class cover?
For some, partner dancing is a totally new experience so in the beginner class, we will focus on Fundamentals of Lead and Follow, Basic Swing Hold and Basic Swing Rhythm to get you dancing by the end of the first class!

As we progress, we’ll touch on dance posture and frame towards achieving great partner work. We’ll also work in basic 6 and 8 count figures. By the end of the 4th week, you’ll be able to do the Swing-Out and will be swing dancing on the dance floor!

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting these Arthur! – Brian

Arthur White says:

New 4 week INTERMEDIATE classes offered by the LA Swing Dance Posse.

Every Monday, from Nov 26 – Dec 17, 8:30pm – 9:30 pm in Torrance, CA

Lindy Hop Swing Intermediate class is meant for those who have gone through the Lindy Hop Swing Beginners class or those who have just started learning Lindy Hop Swing and have been dancing for a couple of months. Participants should already know the Basic 6 Count and 6 Count variations and also Basic 8 count Lindy Swingout and Lindy Circle. We will continue to focus on enhancing our Lead and Follow techniques and work on proper hold and posture. We will introduce several basic Swing Out variations and Tandem Charleston. Get ready to have lots of fun!

Effie says:

Our gender-free swing dance sock hop is back in Hollywood on Sunday, the 2nd of December!

Doors and soda pop from 7:30pm; Intro ECS lesson at 8pm. 40s/50s/60s music and dancing until 10:30. $5 suggested donation/LGBTQ+ friendly/all ages/everyone welcome.

identicon Brian says:

Hi Effie,

Thanks for posting, added to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

Brian,

Blues Liberation Front is happening tonight because of Signifyin’ Blues happening next weekend Nov 9-11th featuring Barbara Morrison (CA), Missy Andersen (AZ), Cedric Burnside (MS), Brother Yusef (CA) and about 10 others. http://www.SignifyinBlues.com

identicon Brian says:

Hi Jeremy,

Thanks for the head’s up. I’ve updated the Lindy Calendar.

Best,
Brian

Emily Scott says:

I’ve been taking classes in a nearby dance studio, and I’m looking forward to join a swing dance event soon!

identicon Brian says:

Hi Emily,

I encourage you to get out to a swing dance event as soon as you can! Don’t wait until you’re “good enough”! Lindygroove’s Halloween dance tonight will be amazing!

Brian

John Apodaca says:

Come out to Bixby Park in Long Beach for Dance in the Park, Sunday, October 28 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Lindyhop, East Coast Swing, Balboa and Colliget shag. Free water provided. Bring a beach chair if you want to sit.

Hey All,

The Blue Swing will be having our early Halloween Swing Dance Party TONIGHT!

$50 best costume prize in addition to our raffles. Sorry, forgot to advise you of this schedule change earlier Brian. The Orange Show does a Halloween event next weekend so our 4th Saturday event is moved to tonight. Should be fun, try your costume out early and get your dance on – in lovely San Bernardino (safe location within the AMF bowling alley by the way). Event post on Facebook at :

https://www.facebook.com/events/145948093025873/

Dancin’ Dave

identicon Brian says:

Hi David,
OK, thanks for the update!
Best,
Brian

Debbie Christopher says:

I was coming to town and purchased two tickets for the cicada club halloween event, but now my date cancelled and I have 2 tickets I can no longer use. Do you know anywhere I can sell them, I’m looking to sell two tickets for the price of one (1).

identicon Brian says:

Hi Debbie,

Ah, that sucks. Try posting your request here as well:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SwingDanceFriendsLA/

Best,
Brian

Jack says:

Hey friends ~ Please don’t overlook us.
Friday 10-26 from 9PM ’til 1AM at The Barkley, 1400 Huntington Dr. S. Pasadena.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2245225142415658

identicon Brian says:

Hi Jack,
Thanks for posting! Added to the Lindy Calendar!
Best,
Brian

Rick Joswick says:

Jumpin’ Joz will be a Metro Pointe Shoppng Center Sat Oct 20th
(In the food court)
Great Music, Great Food, Great Dancing
http://www.metropointe.com/events-at-metro-pointe/
Free

identicon Brian says:

Hi Rick
Thanks, added to the Lindy Calendar!
Best,
Brian

Arthur White says:

Beginner Swing Dance classes are now being offered on Mondays, Oct 29-Nov 19, 7:30-9:00pm.

What will Lindy Hop Swing Beginner Class cover?
For some, partner dancing is a totally new experience so in the beginner class, we will focus on Fundamentals of Lead and Follow, Basic Swing Hold and Basic Swing Rhythm to get you dancing by the end of the first class!

As we progress, we’ll touch on dance posture and frame towards achieving great partner work. We’ll also work in basic 6 and 8 count figures. By the end of the 4th week, you’ll be able to do the Swing-Out and will be swing dancing on the dance floor!

First 10 people to register will be eligible for a 30min private class! Register at laswingdanceposse@gmail.com.

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Arthur!

Brian

Over $500. in total prizes at PBDA’s Halloween costume party dance, with Jonathan Stout & His Campus 5!

identicon Brian says:

Looks great, thanks for posting this Tami!

Best,
Brian

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The Lindy Calendar is curated by Brian Shim and Juliann Budimir as a service to the LA/OC swing dance community. While we take great care to find and enter the information on the calendar, we do not guarantee its accuracy. Please check with the venues themselves by consulting their website or Facebook Page, or by calling them directly before traveling to an event. Please report errors in the comment section below. For a quick guide to which swing dance venue is best for you, check out this article.

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