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FEATURED VIDEO - 10/20/2018

Kendall and Ronnie Do Collegiate Shag at the Forbidden Sunken City in San Pedro!

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Swing dancing is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things I’ve discovered in my life. Maybe you were out and saw some swing dancers at a restaurant, bar, or other event. Or, maybe someone took you to a Swing venue and you want to learn more. Whatever the reason, you’d like to learn how to Continue Reading…


CAMP HOLLYWOOD 2014 LA SHAG “SAN / I WANT MY DIME BACK”

 Here’s another contest from Camp Hollywood, with it being just around the corner. Who can forget Steve Sayer’s LA Shag team’s first-place routine at Camp Hollywood 2014 featuring “San” by the California Feetwarmers? This video has over 2.2 million views, insane for a swing dance video.  A great Collegiate Shag routine to one of Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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October 2018

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 
1
Joe's Bar The California Feetwarmers @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
2
Harvard and Stone Harry Katz & the Pistachios 9PM band, swing dance contest at 10PM (BYOP)
Joe's Bar LIL MO AND THE DYNAFLOS!
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
3
Pour Vous California Feetwarmers! 10PM no cover but please buy drinks!
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
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
4
Joe's Bar Joe Finkle & the 7/10 Splits featuring John Hatton & Bernie Dresel
Lindy Groove DJs Kelly Young, Juan Cuadra, & Vicky Chan
5
The Mixx Pasadena TommyT and His Swing Knights Band 8PM
Cliftons Downtown La Bob Parins and His Pint-Sized Cocktail Orchestra - No cover but please buy drinks
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
6
Homestead Museum Ticket to the Twenties - FREE 3PM-7PM dancing to Dean Mora California Poppies and the Night Blooming Jazzmen and vintage fun!
Disney Fantasy Faire Side Street Swing Orchestra
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
Cliftons Downtown La Big Butter Jazz Band - No Cover before 10PM
PBDA Live Band
7
Homestead Museum Ticket to the Twenties - FREE 3PM-7PM dancing to Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys and vintage fun!
Joe's Bar 4:30pm - Live Chicago Blues w/ Rob Stone featuring Bill Bates Brad Hayman Steve Mugalian and special guest Claudia Lee
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Shake, Rattle, and Roll with lessons starting at 4:15PM, early dance at 6:30PM with DJ Rob Moreland $8
8
Joe's Bar Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
9
Harvard and Stone Harry Katz & the Pistachios 9PM band (BYOP)
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (roaming)
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
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
10
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
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!
11
Joe's Bar THE BBB featuring Bernie Dresel
Lindy Groove DJs Jonathan Stout & Vicky Chan
12
Petroleum Club Long Beach Sylvia & the Rhythm Boys 7-9:30PM $10 cover
Joe's Bar Petunia & the Vipers
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
13
Holiday Inn Casting Call Lounge Crown City Bombers - 9PM-12:30AM No cover, but please buy drinks
Disney Fantasy Faire Phat Cat Swinger
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
Fairfax Farmers Market Dave Stuckey & The 4 Hoot Owls - 3PM-5PM, FREE on the West Patio
PBDA Live Band
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
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
14
Bixby Park Long Beach Dance in the Park DJ, lesson 1:30-2:15PM, dancing until 5PM 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
15
Lindy Hop Stop 8 Year Anniversary Dance with Crown City Bombers! 7PM lesson, 7:30-10PM band $15
Joe's Bar The Hi Fi Honeydrops @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
16
Harvard and Stone Harry Katz & the Pistachios 9PM band (BYOP)
Wolf & Crane Little Tokyo Penny Matches w/Becky Lynn and Dave Stuckey! 9PM-midnight, small dance floor, call to confirm
Joe's Bar Doa Oxford
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
17
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
Pour Vous Five Year Anniversary featuring The Campus Five! 9PM-2AM no cover but please buy drinks
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
18
Joe's Bar Paulie Cerra
Lindy Groove DJ Melissa Marzigliano & Andrew Jose
19
Barkley Big Butter Jazz Band 9PM-1AM no cover but please buy dinner or drinks
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Hey Mister! 7:15 lesson, 8-11PM band, 11PM-midnight DJ $20 at door
Cliftons Downtown La The Fresh Rhythm! 10PM no cover but please buy dinner or drinks
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Do Something Blue Blues DJ, lesson 8:30-9:15PM dancing till 1AM $10
20
Disney Fantasy Faire Fresh Rhythm Big Band
NO Third Saturday Swing this week Dance is the 4th Saturday this month
Downtown Disney Allien Quinn & the Leapin' Lizards
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
Metro Pointe Costa Mesa Jumpin' Joz 6:30-9:30PM FREE!
Cliftons Downtown La LA Swing Barons! $10 cover after 10PM
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Halloween Swing Dance Party 7-11PM $10
PBDA Phat Cat Swinger $20.
21
SOHO Dance West LA Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang 7PM lesson, 7:30 dance, 8PM band $15
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
22
Joe's Bar The Carl Sonny Leyland Quartet f/ Mara Kaye @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
23
Harvard and Stone Harry Katz & the Pistachios 9PM band (BYOP)
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (roaming)
Joe's Bar The Blue Rhythm Orchestra
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
24
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
Rusty's Rhythm Club The Fabulous Esquires HALLOWEEN DANCE, 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
25
Joe's Bar Halloween Kickoff Party w/ LIL MO & THE UNHOLY 4!
Lindy Groove LindyGroove Haunted Halloween Ball $400 Costume Contest
26
Downtown Disney The Alley Cats
Barkley Jack's Cats Sextet 9Pm-1AM no cover but please buy dinner or drinks
Cicada Club Halloween Costume Partythe Fresh Rhythmhaunted Orchestra 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $27REGULAR PRICE $30 BYOP
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
27
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Cats Big Band
Third Saturday Swing is the 4th Saturday this month DJ, lesson, and Halloween Fun! 8PM-1AM
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Dark. Dance was last week
PBDA Our Annual halloween Costume Dance With Jonathan Stout & His Campus 5. (extra themed Fun Tonight, & Lots Of Prizes For The Best Costumes In T..
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
28
Original Mikes Santa Ana. James Intveld, the Moontones 1PM brunch $12 and up, costumes welcome
Grand Central Market DTLA Vignes Rooftop Revival 7-9PM FREE!
Joe's Bar Hot Roux
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Shake, Rattle, and Roll with lessons starting at 4:15PM, early dance at 6:30PM with DJ Rob Moreland $8
29
Joe's Bar The Penny Matches @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
30
Harvard and Stone Harry Katz & the Pistachios 9PM band (BYOP)
Joe's Bar Aileen Quinn & the Leapin' Lizards
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
31 HALLOWEEN
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers
Joe's Bar Big Butter Jazz Band - Halloween Party!
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
   

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

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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