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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Monday, December 17th 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…


A NEW REVIVAL OF WESTERN SWING?

Sage from the Lucky Stars

I went to a few events recently that made me think about the popularity of Western Swing, and how the dance crowds seem to be getting bigger for bands of this genre compared to previous years. The first band I’m thinking of is Petunia and the Vipers. Although labeling Petunia as purely “Western Swing” would 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 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!
13
Lodge Room Highland Park Dustbowl Revival! 8PM $18-$20
Joe's Bar Paulie Cerra
Lindy Groove DJs Melissa Marzigliano, Kelly Young & 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
Cliftons Downtown La Possibly closed for private party - call to confirm
PBDA Svetlana & Her Delancy 5 (from New York City!) $20. (dancers & Musicians Alike Rave About This Nyc Based Band, & Theyre Joining Us Tonig..
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 Sunday Show Holiday Spectacular 8 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $38REGULAR 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 NO HAPPY FEET MONDAY TONIGHT, NO LIVE MUSIC
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 $38REGULAR 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
Beverly Hilton Hotel New Year's Eve at Circa 55 with Sylvia & the Rhythm Boys 8:30PM-12:30AM $95
Joe's Bar NO SWING TONIGHT, 80'S BAND
Cicada Club New Year's Eve Party 9 PM ADMISSION TICKETS AT THE DOOR $60 BYOP
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

Alison Scholtz says:

Hey everyone! I’m teaching a 4-week beginning series at Third Street Dance in West Hollywood from October 11th-November 1st. We’ll start with a little East Coast Swing, move into some Charleston and Lindy basics around weeks 3 and 4. This studio has primarily offered swing classes taught by ballroom dance instructors, which is awesome, but they wanted to bring in someone who specializes in Lindy Hop…so here I am! I’ve been swing dancing for ~10 years, I used to teach in San Francisco, and I’m excited to be teaching here in the LA swing community! 🙂 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a948e1693b0e3ae5071a5e7f23ca4c3e5e429da2205dd29535c4a62aceab1c5e.jpg

Brian says:

HI Alison,

Thanks for posting! Glad that Third Street Dance is getting a true Lindy Hop instructor. Feel free to place an ad in the classifieds section at the top of this page, and/or on my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/swingdancela/

Thanks!
Brian

beeceeinla says:

shawn amos is playing at the edison tomorrow night (thursday) for you blues lovers.

Brian says:

Thank you for posting this!

Brian

christopher burkhardt says:

What are you doing NEW YEARS EVE?
You won’t find a better party than this one: James Intveld, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, Ramblin’ James & the Billyboppers, The Hula Girls and more musical surprises to come!
Choose from three rooms with live music and bars with dancing.
Explore the music in our huge tiki palace all evening, while enjoying a delectable Hawaiian feast, champagne toasts and free self-parking.
Several hotels in walking distance and near the ocean.

Reserve now, as last year sold out.
http://bit.ly/ROCKIN-HULA-PARTY

Cliftons says:

For Cliftons on Oct. 8, the band is the LA Swing Barons.

Brian says:

Thanks – added to the calendar!

Brian

jasmin says:

Hey does anyone know about any swing, salsa, bachata classes events for October 2nd night? email me ortiz.jasmin05@gmail.com

christopher burkhardt says:

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9290b99a9ba1f92780dac885b18d3f1ecec10f2fd77d0c667780a9d3e109efb0.jpg Thursday Sept. 29, Don the Beachcomber presents a rockabilly swing night featuring Chuck Mead who founded the famed ‘90s Alt-Country/Rockabilly quintet BR5-49 on Nashville’s Lower Broadway.

Now he appears at Don The Beachcomber with dance floor, dinner menu and free parking.
Reservations: http://bit.ly/CHUCKMEAD

The band’s seven albums, three Grammy nominations and the Country Music Association Award for Best Overseas Touring Act built Mead’s reputation for authentic American Roots music.

His more recent work as Music Director of Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet earned it a Tony award – and earned Mead millions more fans worldwide. http://bit.ly/MDQbluesuede

Opening for Mead is Million Dollar Quartet Tony Award-winner Eddie Clendening & the Blue Ribbon Boys.

It’s a night to dance!

C.K. says:

Hey ya’ll!

Dancing in Riverside will be having a LIVE BAND NIGHT, with the RSVP JAZZ BAND! September 19th! Think we can add it to the calendar, Brian?

Lessons begin at 6:30pm and band plays at 8-11pm.

$10 for the whole night!

Come and swing out!

Brian says:

Hi C.K.,

Which band will be playing, and can you include a link to the event?

Thanks,
Brian

Pamala Lovera says:

What kind of music is Dwight Payne & the Rythym butchers? It’s in the swing dance LA calendar, but is it really swing dance music?

Brian says:

Hi Pamala,

Not sure. That was probably auto-populated on the calendar. What day are they playing?

Brian

christopher burkhardt says:

We recently announced a concert with James Intveld at Don the Beachcomber Fri. Aug. 12 which is the perfect time to dress Vintage Island-style, as there will be contests and prizes for best-dressed, best dancers etc.
And the first set will be Intveld singing ELVIS island tunes. TOO MUCH FUN!
Come enjoy Beachcomber luau-style food and free parking, all ages dancing and an expanded dance floor. http://bit.ly/2PARADISE

Duck says:

Where can we listen to a sample of what will be played tomorrow at The Point in Dana Point?

christopher burkhardt says:

Most dance and live music venues that serve food, like Don the Beachcomber, are all-ages venues and there are no restrictions. Clifton’s surely falls under that category.

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