The Cicada Club in downtown LA is one of my favorite vintage swing dance venues. You really feel like you’re going back in time when you enter this amazing Art Deco space, which has been featured on many movies and TV shows. The bands on Swing nights are always authentic.
However, this is primarily a restaurant and bar. Check the Lindy Calendar to see what nights have Swing dancing. Usually, it’s best to bring your own partner, but sometimes there can be many folks to dance with.
There is a formal dress code, but for good reason – it would be a shame for people in shorts and t-shirts to ruin the 1930’s feel. Plus, can be fun to dress up once in a while, so bring your dance crew and give the Cicada Club a try! Front floor is somewhat small, but you can also dance on the marble floor upstairs which is usually empty.