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FEATURED VIDEO - 08/20/2018

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 my favorite songs! – Brian

TOP TWENTY TIPS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR FUN AT CAMP HOLLYWOOD

Camp Hollywood 2012

Camp Hollywood, the largest Swing dance weekend in Southern California, is coming on Friday, August 31st, 2018 To the LAX Marriott Hotel!  All of the veteran Swing dancers will be there, but if you’re a beginner and you want to get better fast, this is the way to do it. There will be three days Continue Reading…


THE BIGGEST THREAT TO SWING DANCING TODAY

Leftover Cuties at Casa del Mar

Some people have said that swing dancers are “cheap” because we don’t buy drinks when we go out. But that is not exactly true. It would be more accurate to say that swing dancers don’t require alcohol to have fun (unlike the general population which does require alcohol to have good time when they go Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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August 2018

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
   
1
Pour Vous Close Shave Quartet! 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy drinks 21 and over only
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers
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
2
University Village Riverside Jumpin' Joz 7-9PM FREE!
Joe's Bar Slap
Lindy Groove DJs Kelly Young, Juan Cuadra, Blake Thiessen & Vicky Chan
3
Fairfax Farmers Market Nutty 7-9PM FREE!
Brand Library Glendale Holy Crow Jazz Band 7-8:30PM FREE!
Cliftons Downtown La LA Swing Barons 9PM-2AM no cover 21 and over only
The Mixx in Pasadena Crown City Bombers - 8PM-12:30AM - NO Cover, but please buy drinks and/or food
Rusty's Rhythm Club The Alpha Rhythm Kings - Wear dapper Disney-inspired attire! 7:30PM lesson 8:30-midnight dancing!
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
4
Disney Fantasy Faire Fresh Rhythm Big Band
Redondo Beach Pier LA Swing Barons 6-8PM FREE!
Cliftons Downtown La Candy Jacket Jazz Band 10PM $10 after 10PM 21 and over only
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers
PBDA Live Band
5
Joe's Bar John Marx & Morganfield Burnett 8PM
Downtown Disney Five Got Rhythm
6
The Famous in Glendale - Jazz Mondays 8PM-Midnight Gretje Angell (v.), Will Brahm (g.), Gabe Davis (b.), Mark San Filippo (d.)
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
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
7
Joe's Bar Doug Roegiers and His Lucky 7
Atomic Ballroom 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
8
Pour Vous Olivia K. Harris Combo 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy drinks!
Strutter's Ball The Candy Jacket Jazz Band! Lesson at 7:45PM, dancing till midnight $15
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band, Beginner & Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
9
Joe's Bar Seatbelt featuring Scotty McLean
Lindy Groove DJs TBA & Vicky Chan
10
Cliftons Downtown La Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, feat. Hilary Alexander 10:30PM no cover, 21 and over only
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
11
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
Holiday Inn Burbank Crown City Bombers at Casting Call Lounge 8:30PM 2 drink minimum
Cliftons Downtown La Barrellhouse Wailers 10PM-1AM 21 and over $10 cover after 10PM
Marina Del Rey Chase Park The Moontones 6PM lesson 8PM screening of Grease - Free JAM series
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers
PBDA Live Band
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
12
Riverside Junction Summer Sun Swing Social with lesson at 1PM, dancing from 2-5PM $10 at the door
Third Street Promenade Darrell's Potluck Dance - blues, swing, Westie 6-9PM
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
13
Joe's Bar The California Feetwarmers @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
14
Redlands Bowl The Sinatra Band 8-10:30PM FREE!
Joe's Bar From Austin TX Debra Watson and the Smokin' Aces
Atomic Ballroom 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
15
City Hall Park Brea Wise Guys Big Band 6:30-8PM FREE!
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers
Pour Vous Ada Pasternak and Friends at Swingtronic! 10PM-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
16
Joe's Bar The Moontones
Lindy Groove DJ Kelly Young, Juan Cuadra & Andrew Jose
17
Lindy Loft Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang with lesson at 8PM band 9-midnight $15 all-ages
California Plaza Downtown LA The California Feetwarmers & Hermanos Herrera 8PM FREE!
Cliftons Downtown La The Fabus Four with Natalie Hanna Mendoza! 10PM no cover but please buy drinks! 21 and over only
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
18
Disney Fantasy Faire Swing Cats Big Band
Downtown Disney Five Got Rhythm
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
Third Saturday Swing DJ 8PM-1AM
19
The Wiltern Roaring 20's Night with Lizzy & the Triggermen, lesson 7PM, band 8:30-11PM $10-$60
Joe's Bar 6pm - Jonny Whiteside presents The Messaround
20
Joe's Bar The Rolling Figs Orchestra @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
21
Joe's Bar Doa Oxford
Atomic Ballroom 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
22
Downtown Buena Park Scot Bruce Elvis tribute band 7-9PM FREE
Rusty's Rhythm Club The Incomparable Barbara Morrison With Bobby Barron and His Swing Thing Band, 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
23
Joe's Bar JayDee Maness
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel
24
Fairfax Farmers Market Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys 7-9PM FREE!
Cicada Club The Fresh Rhythm 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $25REGULAR PRICE $30 BYOP
Atomic Ballroom 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
25
Disney Fantasy Faire Side Street Swing Orchestra
Automobile Driving Museum Summer Swing Nights with the Swing Dames & their 7-Piece Band 7PM $20 advance, $30 at door
Station Square Park Monrovia Boxcar 7 7-8:30PM FREE!
PBDA Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos
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
26
Huntington Beach Public Library Wise Guys Big Band Machine 5-6:30PM, lesson 4:15PM FREE!
Joe's Bar Rachel Rizner & the Resonators
27
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band
Joe's Bar The John Reynolds Quartet @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
28
Joe's Bar Aileen Quinn and The Leapin' Lizards
Atomic Ballroom 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
29
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers
Rusty's Rhythm Club Jumpin' Joz SPECIAL: Performance by Rusty's Rhythm Rascals, 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
30
Joe's Bar The Sax Offenders
Lindy Groove Camp Hollywood kick off Party
31
Brand Library Glendale Bobby Barron & the Swing Thing Band with Barbara Morrison 7-8:30PM FREE!
Camp Hollywood Mint Julep Jazz Band 9PM-midnight after-hours DJ $25- Cabaret movie theme
Atomic Ballroom 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
 

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 I'll add it! Let us know about any corrections as well. Jump to comment form. - Brian

Reader Comments

Arthur White says:

LA Swing Dance Posse with Chester Whitmore will be performing a 20 minute show for the Culver City Fiesta La Ballona on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 1:00 pm. Event will be held at Veteran’s Park, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230.

Visit us at Los Angeles Swing Dance Posse on Facebook or email us at laswingdanceposse@gmail.com for more information.

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Arthur! Do you know if there will be any open dancing for the general public?

Thanks,
Brian

Michael says:

Strutter’s Ball is having Jonathan Stout and His Campus 5 play live on Sept 5th.

https://www.facebook.com/events/412788069250722/?ti=ia

identicon Brian says:

HI Michael,

Thanks, added to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

Olivia Kuper Harris says:

Tonight!!! Come swing 🙂 Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/265162640963019/

3 hour dips and drops workshop this weekend!

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting this David!

– Brian

Michael says:

There is a new additional location for Atomic Ballroom in Fullerton. Looks like for now the Lindy Hop days are every Monday.

Link: http://atomicballroom.com/calendar.php?location=fullerton

Also Strutter’s Ball has a live band this week August 8th. The Candy Jacket Jazz Band will be playing.

BTW, thank you for this calendar! I recommend it to all my Lindy friends.

identicon Brian says:

Hi Michael,

Thank you for these two great updates! I’ve updated the calendar.

So glad the calendar is useful to you, and thank you for recommending it!

Best,
Brian

Janet says:

Dancing in Riverside no longer has the Monday night swing dance. Please see this location instead: Riverside Junction, https://www.facebook.com/theriversidejunction.

identicon Brian says:

Hi Janet,

Thanks for the update!! I’ve made the change in the calendar.

Best,
Brian

barry says:

this sunday, it’s john marx & morganfield burnett performing at joe’s.

identicon Brian says:

Hi Barry,

Thanks for the update!

Best,
Brian

Olivia Kuper Harris says:

Correction!!! Link to correct Facebook Event for Swingtronic next week- https://www.facebook.com/events/265162640963019/

Olivia Kuper Harris says:

Hi all!

Olivia Kuper Harris here. My combo is playing Swingtronic at Pour vous on August 8th at 10pm. Luca Pino on guitar, Lakshmi Ramirez on Bass, Jimmy Ford on drums, Nora Germain on violin, and Marco Palos sitting in on sax. Hope to see you there!!! You may only know me as a dancer- let’s grab a dance between sets!
Event- https://www.facebook.com/events/2152930628277765/

Olivia

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Olivia! Great photo!

Best,
Brian

Michael Dowell says:

Crown City Bombers at the Mixx on Friday in Pasadena. No cover.

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Michael! Do you know if there will be a dance floor?

– Brian

James says:

The moontones are playing tonight in riverside. $10. Never been here so can’t say how it will be as far as dancing goes… but the moontones are always great live!

https://m.facebook.com/events/2128642850757374

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting James!

– Brian

identicon Brian says:

Hi All,

I switched to native WordPress comments because Disqus wasn’t displaying flyers by default; you had to click. Promoters, please try posting your flyers now.

Thanks,
Brian

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