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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Tuesday, December 11th 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…


MY TOP 10 SWING DANCE DATE IDEAS IN LOS ANGELES

Dustbowl Revival at MacArthur Park

Swing dancing is a great social activity when you’re single, but it can also be a really fun and classy date idea. Here are my top ten Swing dance date venues in the Los Angeles/Orange County area, starting with my all-time top pick: The Cicada Club! 1. The Cicada Club The Cicada Club is at the Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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December 2018

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
      
1
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Cats Big Band
PBDA Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos $20 at 8PM - Norma Miller 99th Bday Bash! Classes 10AM-5PM $18 per 1 hr class or $75 for all 5 classes. Full FRI/SAT weeke..
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
2
Junior High Hollywood Swing dance sock hop LGBTQ friendly, all-ages, everyone welcome, doors open 7:30PM, lesson 8PM, dancign till 10:30PM $5
Joe's Bar The Healers
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Shake, Rattle, and Roll with lessons starting at 4:15PM, early dance at 6:30PM with DJ Rob Moreland $8
3
Lindy Hop Stop Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys, lesson 7PM, band 7:30-10PM $15
UCLA Swing Inc, doors open at 7PM, lesson 7:30PM, dancing 9-11:30PM FREE
Joe's Bar Holy Crow Jazz Band @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Practice 9PM $5
4
Joe's Bar Jack's Cats
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
5
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!
6
Joe's Bar Vince White & Friends
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel & Vicky Chan
7
Teragram Ballroom Squirrel Nut Zippers Christmas Show with the California Feetwarmers! 9PM $39 advance
The Biltmore DTLA Art Deco Society's Cocktails in Historic places 6PM-9PM
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
8
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
Downtown Disney Five Got Rhythm
City of Monrovia Community Center Aileen Quinn & the Leapin' Lizards, lesson 7:30PM, band 8-11:30PM, $20
PBDA No dance in Pasadena, dance in City of Monrovia
Cliftons Downtown La Big Butter Jazz Band! 10:30PM-1:30PM $10 after 10PM 21 and over only
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
9
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley
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
10
Joe's Bar Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Practice 9PM $5
11
Joe's Bar Crown City Bombers Rockin' Xmas Dance Party!
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
12
Rusty's Rhythm Club Big Butter Jazz Band Bouncin' The Blue, 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!
13
Lodge Room Highland Park Dustbowl Revival! 8PM $18-$20
Joe's Bar Paulie Cerra
Lindy Groove DJs TBA & Vicky Chan
14
Lindy Loft Candy Jacket Jazz Band, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM-midnight $15 Dial 007 entry code
Runway Playa Vista - Holiday Market Ginger & the Hoosier Daddys 6PM-10PM Free
Metro Pointe Costa Mesa Outdoor swing dancing with Jumpin' Joz 6:30-9:30PM FREE!
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
15
Disney Fantasy Faire Dave Eastly's Swingtown
PBDA Svetlana & Her Delancy 5 (from New York City!) $20. (dancers & Musicians Alike Rave About This Nyc Based Band, & Theyre Joining Us Tonig..
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
Third Saturday Swing DJ 8PM-1AM
16
Downtown Disney Aileen Quinn & the Leapin' Lizards
Original Mike's Santa Ana James Intveld & the Honky Tonk Palominos. The Moontones and Ramblin' James & more 1-6PM matinee $15
Soho Dance LA Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang! 7PM lesson, dancing till 10PM $15
Joe's Bar Morganfield Burnett & Da Blues
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Shake, Rattle, and Roll with lessons starting at 4:15PM, early dance at 6:30PM with DJ Rob Moreland $8
17
Joe's Bar Dave Stuckey & The 4 Hoot Owls @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Practice 9PM $5
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
18
Joe's Bar The Swingin' 88's Xmas Show w/ special guests Valerie Peterson & Toni Boller
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
19
Rusty's Rhythm Club The Fabulous Esquires Aloha Party - Dress Tropical, 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!
20
Lindy Groove Holiday Party & Canned Food Drive $8 cover with a can of Food $10 without.
21
Union Station DTLA Lil Mo and the Dynaflos 6:30-8:30PM FREE!
Downtown Disney Fabus Four with Natalie Mendoza
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
22
Disney Fantasy Faire The Side Street Swing Orchestra
PBDA Our
Cicada Club Broadcast 8:30 PM THE JOHNNY HOLIDAY SHOWHOLIDAY SPECTACULAR BYOP
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
23
Downtown Disney Five Got Rhythm
Cicada Club The Johnny Holiday Showholiday Spectacular 8 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $35REGULAR PRICE $40 BYOP
Joe's Bar Slap X-mas Party
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Shake, Rattle, and Roll with lessons starting at 4:15PM, early dance at 6:30PM with DJ Rob Moreland $8
24
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Practice 9PM $5
25 MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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
26
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
27
Joe's Bar Woody Mankowski & the Rumproller All-Stars
Lindy Groove DJs TBA & Vicky Chan
28
Rusty's Rhythm Club New Year's Dance with the Moontones with lesson at 8PM, dance 8:30-midnight $25
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
29
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill's All Stars
PBDA Black and White NYE Ball with Douglas Roegiers and His Lucky 7! $20
Joe's Bar Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
30
Campus Jax OC James Intveld and His Swing Sinners Pre New Year's Eve Party 8PM all-ages $17.50 and up
Cicada Club Dean Mora Orchestranew Year's Eve 'eve' Party 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $35REGULAR PRICE $40 BYOP
Joe's Bar Doa Oxford
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Shake, Rattle, and Roll with lessons starting at 4:15PM, early dance at 6:30PM with DJ Rob Moreland $8
31 NEW YEAR'S EVE
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band
Lindy Hop Stop New Year's Eve Dance, lesson 8PM, dancing till 1AM, champagn toast, $10 admission
Cicada Club New Year's Eve Party 9 PM ADMISSION $60 ADVANCE OR DOOR BYOP
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Practice 9PM $5
     

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

Rick Joswick says:

Jumpin’ Joz will be at Metro Pointe Shopping Center this Friday December 14th from 6:30-9:30. Great dancing, Great listening, Great food and Free. Michael Lai and Olivia and their dancers will be there so there are plenty of people to dance with.

901 S Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

More Info: http://www.metropointe.com/events-at-metro-pointe/

identicon Brian says:

Thanks Rick, added to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

PBDA is road-tripping to Monrovia with Aileen Quinn & The Leapin’ Lizards this Saturday Night, Dec. 8th. It’s a special “Tinsel Hop” event at The Monrovia Community Ctr., 119 W. Palm Ave. Join PBDA THERE this Saturday Night!

identicon Brian says:

Hi Tami,

Thanks for posting this! Added to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Lindy Hop Stop on Monday, December 31st. $10 admission includes a Champagne toast at midnight, hats and party favors.

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Teresa! I added the event to the Lindy Calendar.

Brian

James Intveld’s 2 holiday shows in Orange County:
Sunday Dec. 16
http://bit.ly/HONKY-TONK-CHRISTMAS at Original Mike’s, 100 S Main in Santa Ana – newly remodeled with big hardwood dance floor, private booths and new restaurant seating.
Includes James Intveld & the Honky Tonk Palominos, The Moontones and Ramblin’ James & The Billyboppers plus Ashley Kingman from Big Sandy! It’s a matinee from 1-6 pm w free parking, all ages, and a beautiful menu.

http://bit.ly/JAMES-INTVELD-Pre-NYE-party
James Intveld and His Swing Sinners perform on this Pre-New Years Eve party for those who want to avoid the chaos of NYE.
Sunday Dec. 30 at Campus Jax near John Wayne airport at 3950 Campus Dr. Newport Beach.
Also features Johnny & Jaalene with Kid Ramos. 8 pm w free parking, all ages, and a beautiful menu.

Kirk Ryde says:

Hey everybody! I’m excited for the Los Angeles premiere of my doc “Swing Dance Party” at the Culver City Film Festival on 12/5 Wednesday at 7:30pm at the Cinemark 18 & XD two weeks from today!

This film chronicles the musical journey of Jumpin’ Joz (Rick Joswick) the world’s preeminent swing drummer and a driving force on the Southern California swing scene for over three decades. Joz was at the forefront of the “swing dance revival” here in Los Angeles, starting his swing band in 1983 after coming to LA from Illinois where he was in a college rock & roll band called The One Eyed Jacks which included such talents as hit songwriter Tom Kelly, music producer/superviser Budd Carr, and composer/producer Barry Fasman, and was the first band ever booked by Irving Azoff.

Thanks to the fine musicianship of Jumpin’ Joz, Michael Carr, Barry Pohlmann, Dan “Triple” Lutz, Jerry Moore, Robert Kyle and Michael Uhler, “Swing Dance Party” won Best Soundtrack at the AOF Megafest in Las Vegas last August. I can’t wait for this LA premiere!

This film was shot on location at Rusty’s Rhythm Club, Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association, Don Roberto’s Swing Den (hey Rob that’s you!) and in the swingin’ city of Los Angeles. Did you know that West Coast Swing is the official state dance of California? You’ll see some of it in this film! #swingmusic fans and #swingdancers come to the theater and see a great story, and let’s all get some pics together on the red carpet before the screening. Hope to see you all there! #filmfestival

Tix here (scroll down to “Swing Dance Party”): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/culver-city-film-festival-tick…

Last minute gig addition!
Jack’s Cats’ debut appearance at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill
At long last, we’re looking forward to making new friends at this favorite hang.

Arthur White says:

Only 3 days away!!

Dances, classes, and the LA Swing Dance Posse performing Fri Nov 30 and Sat Dec 1
Vivas Danci and the Central Avenue Dancers performing as well.

Norma Miller, Chazz Young and Chester Whitmore will be in attendance for this Birthday Bash at PBDA.

Once in a lifetime event. See you there!

http://www.pasadenaballroomdance.com

Arthur White says:

Here’s a description of the instructors at the Birthday Bash.

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Arthur!

Brian

Hi Brian and Juliann,
We would love to get our annual event added to your calendar again!!
Planes of Fame Hangar Dance & WWII Warbird Party
Featuring Tim Gill
Saturday, March 9, 2019
7 pm to Midnight
Planes of Fame Air Museum
Chino, CA 91710

identicon Brian says:

Hi Kristen, OK, added to the calendar!

Best,
Brian

Join us for the Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Party at Lindy Hop Stop with Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys! Monday, December 3rd.

Anonymous says:

There is no swing dancing at the Culver Hotel tonight, Thanksgiving. We turned up at 6:15pm and was told there’s some kind of quiet jazz music at 8pm. Not sure if that’s danceable.

Anonymous says:

Ok we found a speakeasy Seventy7 lounge across the street from Culver Hotel down the alley and the owner is playing cool swing music for us dance to. Happy thanksgiving!

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for letting me know, and glad you found an alternative! It was supposed to be outside adjacent to the hotel. Did you look there?

Brian

Anonymous says:

yes we did. there was no dancing outside 🙁

The OLIVIA K HARRIS COMBO is BACK at Swingtronic this Wednesday 11/21 at 10pm!!! Come get your Pre-Thanksgiving Swing Dance on!!! This will be a party 🙂 Dance your way into Thanksgiving Day!
Link to Event- https://www.facebook.com/events/337119967081572/

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Olivia! – Brian

LA Swing Dance Posse will be performing at the Swingin’ Birthday Bash at PBDA. Norma Miller, Chaz Young, and Chester Whitmore will be in attendance.

Come out and join us for this special 2-day event, as we will be performing on both nights (Nov 30, Dec 1).

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet Norma Miller, Chaz Young, and Chester Whitmore!

There will also be 2 days of Jazz and Swing workshops and dances.

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Arthur! – Brian

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