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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Tuesday, March 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…


LINDYGROOVE

Lindygroove

This is the largest and most popular weekly Swing dance event in Southern California (and perhaps the whole country?). It is the place to go swing dancing on Thursday nights. People drive from as far away as San Diego and Santa Barbara to dance at LindyGroove on a normal night. There are plenty of people to Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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March 2019

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
     
1
Inspiration Weekend Fullerton Lizzy and the Triggermen 9PM $45
Downtown Disney Jazz Cartel
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
2
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Cats Big Band and Kittens
Inspiration Weekend Fullerton Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five Featuring Hilary Alexander 9PM $45
Joe's Bar Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
3
Inspiration Weekend Fullerton Jonathan Stout and his Orchestra Featuring Hilary Alexander 9PM $45
Joe's Bar Doa Oxford
4
Joe's Bar Holy Crow Jazz Band @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
5
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
Joe's Bar MARDI GRAS FAT TUESDAY PARTY w/ THE SWAMP COOLERS!
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
6
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!
7
Joe's Bar Steve Waddington & the Retro-Rockin' All-Stars
Lindy Groove DJs Grace Babbes, Juan Cuadra & Vicky Chan
8
Saddleback College Saddleback College Big Band playing music from the 1930's-50's 7PM $25
Long Beach Petroleum Club Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys, lesson 7-7:45PM, live music 8-10:30PM $10 cover
Downtown Disney Jazz Cartel
Cliftons Downtown La DJ Sailor Mike (no band) but there will be Swing dancing!
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
9
Planes of Fame Air Museum Chino Hangar Dance & WWII Warbird Party Featuring Tim Gill 7PM-midnight
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
Cliftons Downtown La Fabus Four featuring Natalie Mendoza! Yes, Swing dancing tonight! 10:30PM
PBDA Live Band
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
10
Old Town Music Hall El Segundo Jean Veloz 95 Birthday Celebration! (no social dance) 6:30-8:30PM $10 advance
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
11
Joe's Bar The Mountaineer Cowboys @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
12
Joe's Bar Douglas Roegiers and His Lucky 7
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
13
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!
14
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
Joe's Bar THE BBB featuring Bernie Dresel
Lindy Groove DJs Melissa Marzigliano & Nathan Mc Williams & Vicky Chan
15
Downtown Disney Alpha Rhythm Kings
Barkley Big Butter Jazz Band! 9PM-1AM no cover but please buy dinner or drinks
Cliftons Downtown La The Moontones with DJ Dr. Nate $10 after 10PM, 21 and over
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
16
Disney Fantasy Faire Dave Eastly's Swingtown
Third Saturday Swing College Night theme! All ages welcome. 8PM-1AM $10 lesson included.
Cliftons Downtown La Big Butter Jazz Band with Sailor Mike DJ! $10 after 9PM over 21 only
PBDA Live Band
17
Soho Dance La Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang! 6:30PM-11PM $15 with beginner lesson
Joe's Bar ST. PATRICK'S DAY 2019! 12:00 Noon-The Ploughboys 3:00pm - Levi Petree & the Radio Publica 6:00pm - Cody O'Bryant 9:30pm - Port O'Thority No cov..
18
Joe's Bar The Holly Street Stompers @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
19
Campus Jax Newport Beach Quebe Sisters (Western Swing) 7PM $20 and up cover
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
20
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!
21
French Quarter Bar and Grille Bellflower Louis Prima Jr. Big Band 7-11PM $15 and up
Joe's Bar Joe Finkle
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel & Sailor Mike & Vicky Chan
22
Downtown Disney Fabus Four and Natalie Mendoza
Cliftons Downtown La Bob Parins Sextet and DJ Sailor Mike! $10 after 9PM 21 and over only
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
23
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill's All Stars
Burbank Holiday Inn Casting Call Lounge Crown City Bombers 9PM-12:30AM No cover, but please buy drinks
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
24
Original Mike's Santa Ana Deke Dickerson & The Whippersnappers (Hillbilly Jazz) 1PM $15 and over
Bixby Park Long Beach Outdoor Swing dancing with DJ, lesson 1:45, dancing 2:15-5PM FREE!
Joe's Bar AC Myles
25
Joe's Bar The John Reynolds Quartet @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
26
Joe's Bar Jennifer Keith Sextet
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
27
Rusty's Rhythm Club Big Butter Jazz Band Plus... Rueda Class Showcase, 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
28
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
Joe's Bar Woody Mankowski & the Rumproller All-Stars
Lindy Groove DJs TBA & Vicky Chan
29
Downtown Disney Alpha Rhythm Kings
The Petroluem Club Long Beach The final dance! Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys 7PM lesson, 8PM-10:30PM band with dancing $10
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
30
Disney Fantasy Faire The Side Street Swing Orchestra
PBDA Douglas Roegiers & The Lucky 7 $20.
Cicada Club Ginger And The Hoosier Daddys 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
31
Joe's Bar Doa Oxford
      

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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

Hi Brian,
Please add the LA Shag Festival night dances to your calendar! Single night tickets are available in advance for a discount. Our lineup is:
Friday, April 12: California Feetwarmers AND Holy Crow Jazz Band
Saturday, April 13: Southwest Biscuit Company AND Candy Jacket Jazz Band
Sunday, April 14: Lil’ Mo and the Dynaflos AND Carl Sonny Leyland Quartet plus Dave Stuckey

Brian says:

Hi Cheryl,

Done, thanks for the reminder!!

Best,
Brian

Jerry Cole says:

I live in Long Beach. Thanks to this Calendar, I discovered the Louis Prima, Jr. show/dance in Bellflower on March 21 at 7pm ($20). Anyone thinking of going?

That is operated by Stellar Shows who also have Western Swing bands at Original Mike’s in Santa Ana – next two are March 23 and 24. https://www-stellarshows-net.seatengine.com/calendar Anyone want to meet me there for either of those shows?

Note: Western Swing (hot) is NOT West Coast Swing (boring) – it’s Country Swing – you can do your East Coast moves.

Brian says:

Hi Jerry,

Totally agree about Western Swing (yes!) vs. West Coast Swing (no).

Brian

Thanks for the notice that Stellar Shows is bringing in plenty of western swing to the OC, in addition to Louis Prima Jr. this Thursday.

On Sun. March 24 is Deke Dickerson’s new western swing band Deke & The Whippersnappers debuting at our Hillbilly Jazz matinee series at Original Mike’s in the Arts District of Santa Ana. Also appearing are Amber Foxx plus Abby Girl & The Real Deal. 1-5 pm. Deke was just named Musician of the Year by the Ameripolitan in Memphis.

Before that, this Tuesday 3/19 the Quebe Sisters bring their progressive western swing to Campus Jax in Newport Beach.

And on Friday April 12, Ameripoliitan’s 2018 Western Swing band of the year comes to Original Mike’s: The Carolyn Sills Comb plus Lil Sue & the Cowtippers.

April 28 is Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys plus the Moontones and Adrianna Marie Blues Band.

All shows feature a dinner menu, cabaret seating, free parking, all ages – and a hardwood dance floor.

Don’t call the venue – just go to http://www.StellarShows.net for a whole lot more. – Christopher 714-809-6146

Brian says:

Thanks for posting Christopher!

I’ve added these to the calendar except for the Big Sandy show – I couldn’t find a link for that one. Let me know when you have it.

Thanks,
Brian

Anonymous says:

Great! That you’ve decided that Western Swing can/should be included here. I hope to go to many of them, especially since Santa Ana is close to me. If anyone’s going, let me know…

Jerry Cole says:

Anonymous is me. Just getting the hang of it.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Danielle O’Neill or Christina Coffey
740 E. Green Street,
Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
Phone: (818) 415-8695 or (818) 326-6394
Email: westernswingout@gmail.com
Website: http://www.westernswingout.com
Date: May 24th-27th, 2019

Western Swing Out, Memorial Day Weekend in Tehachapi, CA

Tehachapi, CA – May 24th – 27th, 2019 – Denimbelle and Up & Up Productions presents the third annual Western Swing Out Weekender. Three days and three nights of live music, fashion and dancing of the vintage 1930s-1950s era. Dance Classes Taught by Dave Frutos and Kim Clever, & Stephen Sayer and Corinne.

20 Live Bands, 6 DJ’s Spinning Vinyl, 10 Vintage Vendors, Couples Dancing, Best Dressed Competition, Swing Dance Classes, Classic Car Show, Memorial Day Parade & Picnic, Beer Garden, Best Boots Contest, Whiskey Tasting, Vintage Western Fashion Show, Jive vs. Lindy Contest, And Much Much More!

Friday Evening Kicks off the weekend with a meet and greet that includes Live music Performances, a DJed record Hop, cocktails and dancing.
Saturday is a full day and Night of swing dance classes, Vintage Western Fashion Show, Best Dressed Competition, Best Boots Competition, and Live Music Performances, DJed Record Hop, Cocktails and Dancing!

Sunday Kicks off our First Annual Vintage Classic car and Motorcycle show! It includes Four Live Music Performances, Swing Dance Classes, Whiskey Tasting, DJed Record Hop, Cocktails and Dancing. Sunday evening continues for full weekend pass holders with More lives Performances, the Lindy Vs Jive Competition, DJed record hop, cocktails and Dancing.

Monday wraps up the event at the Philip Marx Gazebo in the Park. Live music and vintage picnicing until 6pm

Website http://www.westernswingout.com has a full list of bands, times and location addresses for the entire event.

Ticket prices start at $45 for a car show only ticket and $159 for the full weekend pass.

For Sponsorship, Press Info or advertising opportunities Contact Danielle O’Neill (Contact Info Listed Above)

Brian says:

Awesome, thanks for posting Christina!
Best,
Brian

Brian says:

By the way, if you’d like to write a guest blog post about this event (i.e.,, what it’s like to attend, what activities there will be, bands, etc.) I’d be glad to work with you on that and publish it on this site!

Brian

Virginia says:

Hi there everybody!

My name is Virginia, I am coming from Spain, Europe, and will be in LA area during a few weeks, arriving tomorrow March, 7!!!
I would looooove to go to some social dance.
Please, for this upcoming weekend, where could I go?? I dance Lindy Hop (follower and leader), Balboa, Rock and Roll, some Shag and some Blues….hahaha
Also maybe I could help in your March 30 class, I have been dancing for 5 years now and I have some (little) experience teaching.
Well, I hope to meet people around!!
Best regards,

Brian says:

Hi Virgina,

Welcome to LA! We’ve got a ton of swing dance events here! Unfortunately one of my favorite weekend venues, Clifton’s, is on hiatus for dancing right now. But, other venues that I like are Lindygroove on Thursdays, Pour Vous and Rusty’s on Wednesdays, Joe’s Bar on Mondays, and Third Saturday Swing and PBDA on Saturdays.

More info here:
https://www.swingdance.la/the-best-swing-dance-venues/

You can also try joining this group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SwingDanceFriendsLA/

Best,
Brian

Anna says:

Inspiration weekend in Fullerton is March 1st-3rd

Brian says:

Hi Anna,

Wow, how did I miss that??? Thanks for letting me know! Added to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

Arthur White says:

Learn some history with your Lindy Hop techniques with Chester A Whitmore!

Brian says:

Thanks for posting Arthur!
– Brian

Dancer says:

Tonight (3/1) and 3/8 Downtown Disney – Jazz Cartel (Curtis Perry, former lead singer of Phat Cat!)

Phat Cat on a bunch of nights this month at California Food & Wine Fest in Disneyland (California Adventure, I believe).

Be sure to check out the FB group for Disney Park Dance Bands- lots of good stuff!

Tom Donini (DJ Professor) says:

Hi Brian.
Can you post this?
March 23rd at Buena Park Ehlers Community Center

Mostly a Senior Crowd. Lost of Good Dancers. Huge Dance floor.

Lots of Swing… but other stuff too!

Brian says:

Hi Tom,

Yes, but can you provide a link to a website for this event?

Thanks,
Brian

Jared says:

We are looking to hire a couple to teach swing and 1940’s social dance at a church singles event Friday march 30th 8:30-11. can email me at losangelesmsa@gmail.com or reply to this thread.

Brian says:

Hi Jared,

Thanks for posting! I shared your call out on Facebook as well. Hopefully there will be some takers.

Best,
Brian

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