Old Town Orange Circle

Orange Circle is a beautiful pedestrian area with many restaurants and antique shops in the City of Orange. It has a vintage feel that reminds me of the set of “Back to the Future” (when Marty was in the 50’s).…

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Hangar 24

Even though this place is in the middle of an office park in Irvine, it looks awesome. They host outdoor Swing dancing on Tuesday nights and the dancer turnout has been great. Great bands, plenty of space, and smooth wooden…

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Will PBDA Have Swing Dancing Again?

Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association

The Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association has been giving dance lessons since 1983. Sisters Erin and Tami Stevens have taught thousands of people how to swing dance (including me!) So, as the pandemic dragged on, I was wondering how PBDA and…

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Sarah and Dax Put the Lindy Loft Up for Sale

The Lindy Loft

Sarah Breck posted on the SwingDance.LA Facebook page today that she and Dax Hock are selling the Lindy Loft dance studio along with almost everything in it including the hardwood floors, sound system, mirrors, chandeliers, etc.. She cited COVID as…

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Where to Purchase Music by Swing Bands We Love

Damon Kirsche

The COVID-19 shutdowns are a huge challenge to the livelihoods of our local and worldwide musicians, who’ve had nearly all of their gigs canceled. And, it’s a bummer for us fans who miss hearing the great music they make. So,…

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Swing Dancing is Back at Clifton’s (phew!!)

Swing dancing at Clifton's

Swing dancing has returned to Clifton’s after a brief hiatus, to the relief of many Swing dancers. I waited for two consecutive weekends of Swing dancing there before publishing this, just to be sure it was true! Many Swing dancers,…

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Swing Dancing Halted at Clifton’s for Two Weeks

Swing dancing at Clifton's

UPDATE 3/8/2019: It was announced on the Clifton’s Irregular Regulars page that Swing dancing is back at Clifton’s! Sailor Mike will be DJ-ing tonight with The Fabus Four featuring Natalie Mendoza playing tomorrow. Let’s hope it lasts! Original story below.…

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