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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Friday, April 26th 2019

SWING DANCING AT POUR VOUS COULD END WITHOUT GREATER TURNOUT

Birthday dance at Swingtronic at Pour Vous

One of the organizers of Swingtronic at Pour Vous has informed me that turnout will be evaluated this Wednesday March 20th and Wednesday April 3rd to determine if Swing dancing is “worth keeping” there. (There will be no event on Wednesday March 27th). Pour Vous is an amazing bar, styled after a Parisian nightclub and Continue Reading…


SWING DANCING RETURNS TO THE WEST SIDE AT SOHO DANCE LA

Swing Dancing at Soho Dance LA

Instructors David Stockin and Barbara Yeh have revived Swing dancing at SOHO Dance LA, located just east of the 405 and north of Santa Monica Blvd. It will be happening every 3rd Sunday of the month, making it one of the few regular Swing dance events on the West Side! They’ll feature an intermediate/advanced class Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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April 2019

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 
1
Joe's Bar Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
2
Joe's Bar The Atomic Roots 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
3
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!
4
Joe's Bar Maureen & the Mercury 5 concert and DJ Dr. Nate $15 8PM-midnight
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band at the courtyard
Lindy Groove DJs Hilary Alexander & Andrew Jose & Vicky Chan
5
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 10PM, 21 and over only
6
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Cats Big Band and Kittens
UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom Dutch Newman Musical Melodians 7:30PM lessons, band 9-11:30PM FREE but donations accepted
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
7
Joe's Bar Work In Progress featuring Woody Mankowski
8
Joe's Bar The Rolling Figs @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
9
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers at the courtyard
Joe's Bar The Fresh Rhythm
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
Pour Vous NO SWINGTRONIC TONIGHT
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
11
Ken Miller Rec Center Torrance Liz Holmes Retro Swing Band 1-3PM $12
Joe's Bar LA Shag Festival Pre-Party with James Intveld
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel & Vicky Chan
12
Original Mike's Santa Ana Carolyn Sills Combo (Western Swing) 7:30PM $10 and up
LA Shag Festival California Feetwarmers AND Holy Crow Jazz Band!!! $45 at door or get weekend pass
Downtown Disney Fabus Four & Ntle. Mendoza at the main stage
Cliftons Downtown La Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang! 10PM $10 cover after 10PM
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
13
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
LA Shag Festival Southwest Biscuit Company AND Candy Jacket Jazz Band!!! $45 at door or get weekend pass
Cliftons Downtown La Hot House Gang: Broadway Shakedown 10PM $10 cover after 9PM
PBDA Live Band
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
14
LA Shag Festival Lil Mo and the Dynaflos AND Carl Sonny Leyland Quartet plus Dave Stuckey!!! $45 at door or get weekend pass
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
15
Joe's Bar The Casey MacGill & John Reynolds All-Stars @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
16
Joe's Bar A Jay Wade and the Tennessee No. 09
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
Pour Vous NO SWINGTRONIC TONIGHT
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
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band at the courtyard
Joe's Bar PAULIE CERRA's Birthday Show
Lindy Groove DJs Grace Babbes & Andrew Jose & Vicky Chan
19
Barkley Big Butter Jazz Band 9PM-1AM. No cover, but please buy drinks.
Cliftons Downtown La Fabus Four w Natalie Hanna Mendoza! 10PM $10 cover after 10PM 21 and over only
Cliftons Downtown La Candy Jacket Jazz Band! 10PM $10 after 9PM 21 and over
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
20
Disney Fantasy Faire The Fresh Rhythm Big Band
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
Third Saturday Swing DJ 8PM-1AM
21
Soho Dance La Bobby Barron featuring Valerie Peterson with guest instructors Ronnie and Kendall!! lesson 7PM, dancing till10:30PM $15
Joe's Bar DJ S.A.M DJ Gabriel Beauchamp w/ special guest Vince White
22
Joe's Bar Hedgehog Swing @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
23
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
24
Strutter's Ball DARK THIS WEEK
Rusty's Rhythm Club Danny Freyer & The Red Hot Flyers A Rusty's Debut!, Beg and Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
25
Joe's Bar Woody Mankowski & the Rumproller All-Stars
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel & Vicky Chan
26
Downtown Disney Fresh Rhythm Big Band at the main stage
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 10PM, 21 and over only
Do Something Blue Blues DJ, lesson 8:30-9:15PM dancing till 1AM $10
27
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill's All Stars
The Eclectic Music Festival South Pasadena FREE city event from 3PM-10PM with multiple stages. 6:15PM-7:45PM is Dustbowl Revival!
Cliftons Downtown La Bob Parins Sextet $10 after 9PM 21 and over only
PBDA Crown City Bombers (cd Release Party!) $20.
Cicada Club Chester Whitmore'scentral Ave. Revue 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
28
Gaslamp Long Beach Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys 5:30 lesson, 6:30 dancing till 9PM $12 cover
Original Mike's Santa Ana Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, The Moontones 1-5PM, $15 and up
Joe's Bar 4:00PM -- Don Scribner
29
Joe's Bar The Penny Matches @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
30
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
    

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Janell P. says:

Hi there!!

I am in charge of my daughter’s school end of year festival and we are having a sock hop theme. I’d love to get a couple dancers out to do a small demo and maybe even teach the kids some super easy dance moves. There will be about 100 folks in total (40+ will be children between 1yo-6yo). The date is Saturday, June 8 and the event runs from 3p-6p I would imagine we would want a 30-40 minute performance around 5pm! Please let me know who you would suggest I reach out to for something like this!
Thanks so much,
Janell

Brian says:

Hi Janell,

Hmmm, that is a very young age group. Having said that, here’s a few places you can try:
http://rustyfrank.com/
http://www.pasadenaballroomdance.com/

A more complete list is here:
https://www.swingdance.la/lessons/

Best,
Brian

Easter Fun at PBDA this Saturday Night, April 20th!

Brian says:

Awesome, thanks for sharing this Tami!

Best,
Brian

The Atomic Roots Orchestra is available for Club shows and Private Parties, providing Jump, Swing, Danceable Blues and Doo Wop.

Link to video: https://www.facebook.com/mike.kendall.374/videos/10212758341127228/

Brian says:

Thanks for sharing this John!

Best,
Brian

Brian, thanks for posting it. JW

Hi Brian & Julianne!

This is Michael from the Fresh Rhythm big band – Thanks so much for keeping our dates on the site!

Thought I’d shoot you some dates we have coming up –
Tuesday 4/9 We’re going to be at Joe’s, covering for Jamie Wood & Daddy-O. The FB event is here – and you can see Joe’s is co-hosting it:
https://www.facebook.com/events/823992494630611/

Friday 4/17 We’ll be at Cicada. FB event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1149996905182696/

Brian or Julianne (which ever one of you finds this note!), if you do happen to swing by to one of our shows, the band and I would love to meet you! The rest of the band and I are very appreciative of what you both do on this site. Shoot me an email and let me know if you’ll be at any of our shows!

Brian says:

Hi Michael,

Thanks for the head’s up! Both events are on the calendar now!

Best,
Brian

Rick Pendleton says:

Went to Barkley to see the Moontones. Band was great. The venue is crap. The owner was a jerk and I will never go there again. Worst Venue in LA

Brian says:

Hi Rick,

Thanks for commenting!

Can you tell us what happened at Barkely? If you want, you can message me privately at swingbrian@gmail.com.

Brian

News!
The music in this little video is “The Call of the Cicada” a track from Jack’s Cats’ brand new album of all original swing tunes.
We’re thrilled to be back making the scene at the Cicada Club on Saturday, April 6 with our entire, 7-piece recording group and hope you’ll join us as we celebrate the launch of our new recording.

https://youtu.be/eZjuzkDvoYU

CDs arrive May 15 but…
for those of you who demand immediate gratification and just can’t wait…
We’ll have digital download cards for you at the show. This digital version is the same quality as a CD, but with less plastic, half the price, and NO WAITING!
:D
:D
:D
http://jackscats.bandcamp.com/album/the-state-of-swing-digital-download

Brian says:

Awesome, thanks for posting this Jack!

Best,
Brian

Arthur White says:

Lucky to have Chester Whitmore teach Lindy Hop for April. Come and learn from the Lord of the Swing! Register at laswingdanceposse@gmail.com

Brian says:

Thanks for posting Arthur!

Best,
Brian

Come out and Lindyhop, swing dance and have fun at Bixby Park in Long Beach this Sunday, March 24th. Spring has sprung and time to get dancing again to some great music. Bring a chair if you want to sit, bottled water and snacks to share. Free dance lesson at 1:45 : 2:15 then general dancing afterward. We need lots of male leads and woman follows to come out early to help get things started. 101-149 Junipero Ave, Long Beach, CA 90803

The return of the Quebe Sisters to Southern California – at Campus JAX on Tues. March 19.

The Quebe Sisters perform their unmatched western swing concert in Newport Beach.

If you’ve never seen their amazing talents on their fiddles and vocals, you are in for a treat.

While they usually play large auditoriums like the Kennedy Center and on Prairie Home Companion, we are presenting the Sisters in the intimate showroom at Campus Jax in Newport Beach, where you can enjoy a delightful dinner while listening and dancing to their Texas Fiddles and Progressive Western Swing!

Don’t miss this chance to see a truly class act. Guaranteed you won’t be able to sit still. Dance floor.

The Ameripolitan Western Swing Group of the Year is coming to Original Mike’s Santa Ana on Friday April 12.

The Carolyn Sills Combo makes their 4th appearance in the OC and are joined by Lil Sue & the Cowtippers for an evening of western swing dancing!

Large dance floor, plenty of good eats and free parking! 7:30 – 10:30 pm

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 above. For a quick guide to which swing dance venue is best for you, check out this article.

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