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FEATURED VIDEO - 09/21/2018

Rock ‘n Roll Swing Dancing in DON’T KNOCK THE ROCK 1956

I really like the energy in this 1956 clip from Don’t Knock the Rock featuring Bill Haley and the Comets performing Rip it Up. The only thing is, please don’t try these moves on the social dance floor! These are for jam circles and contests (and movies) only!

The dancers include include Freda Angela Wyckoff, Joe Lanza, Lou Southern and Gil & Nikki Brady.

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 MOST RELIABLE SWING DANCE VENUES IN LA/OC

Lindygroove 15th Anniversary

  We are fortunate to have so many great places to swing dance in Los Angeles and Orange County. Here are my picks for the most consistent venues, where you’ll be able to find the most partners, the best floors, and the best music. Venues with Tons of Dancers of All Skill Levels – Good Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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September 2018

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
      
1
Camp Hollywood Jonathan Stout Orchestra 9PM-midnight Grand Slam Sextet 1AM-3AM $35- Flintstones theme
Cliftons Downtown La Holly Street Stompers 10PM-1AM $10 after 10PM 21 and over
Disney Fantasy Faire Side Street Swing Orchestra
PBDA Live Band
2
Huntington Beach Public Library Side Street Strutters Jazz Band 5-6:30PM, lesson 4:15PM FREE!
Camp Hollywood Jonathan Stout Orchestra 9PM-midnight Candy Jacket Jazz Band 1AM-3AM $35- A Bug's Life movie theme
Joe's Bar The CK All-stars
3
Camp Hollywood Michael Gamble's Rhythm Serenaders 9PM-midnight $25- Rainbows and Unicorns theme
Joe's Bar FREE! Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia @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
4
Joe's Bar Rip Masters
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 Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five feat. Hilary Alexander! Lesson at 7:45PM, Band 9PM $15
Pour Vous Holy Hog Butter Jazz Band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy drinks, 21 and over
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
6
Joe's Bar THE BBB Album Release Show
Lindy Groove DJs Kelly Young, Juan Cuadra, Andrew Jose & Vicky Chan
7
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
8
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill's All Stars
Cliftons Downtown La Bob Parins and his Pint-Sized Cocktail Orchestra, 9PM lesson, 9:30 dancing $10 after 10PM
Joe's Bar Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys with Jimmy Dale & the Beltline
PBDA Live Band
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
9
Third Street Swingers At Tongva Park Outdoor swing dancing with DJ Fons 4:30-7:30PM FREE!
Original Mike's Santa Ana Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys 2-6PM $15 at door
The Wiltern Crown City Bombers and Lil Mo & The Dynaflos, lesson 7PM, dancing 8-11:30PM
Third Street Promenade Darrell's Potluck Dance 6-9PM Swing and other partner dancing on the promenade, FREE!
Bixby Park Long Beach Dance in the Park with DJ music from the 1930's-50's 1:45-5PM FREE!
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
10
Ford Theater Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang with lesson by Rusty Frank! 7PM-9PM FREE lesson and parking but reservations recommended
Joe's Bar The Mountaineer Cowboys @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
11
Joe's Bar Atomic Roots Orchestra
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
Joe's Bar Catfish & the Hollywood Hound Dogs w/ Anth Purdy
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel & Vicky Chan
14
Cliftons Downtown La Big Butter Jazz Band! 10PM-1AM no cover but please buy dinner or drinks!
atomic-ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
15
Santa Anita Park Vintage Vibe Festival - Noon-10PM - incl. Dustbowl Revival, Phat Cat Swinger, Lizzie and the Triggermen. 13 bands on 4 stages. $55 w discount $75-95 ..
Disney Fantasy Faire Dave Eastly's Swingtown
NO Third Saturday swing this week. Dance is the 4th Saturday this month DJ
Original Mike's Santa Ana Maureen & the Mercury 5 and Lil Mo and the Unholy 4 7:30PM $10 and up
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
16
SOHO Dance West LA Barbara Morrison with Bobby Barron & his Swing Thing Band 7PM lesson 7:30PM dancing 8PM band $15
Joe's Bar 6pm - Jonny Whiteside presents The Messaround
17
Joe's Bar Hedgehog Swing @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
18
Joe's Bar The Eric Ekstrand Ensemble
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 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!
20
Joe's Bar Slap - Album Release Party
Lindy Groove DJ Grace Babbes & Melissa Marzigliano
21
Long Beach Petroleum Club Sylvia & the Rhythm Boys Trio 7-9PM no cover but please buy drinks
Barkley Big Butter Jazz Band 9PM-1AM - No cover, but please buy food/drink.
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
22
Third Saturday Swing On the 4th Sat. this month. DJ 8PM-1AM
Pasadena American Legion Post 13 Swing dance & karaoke night with swing lesson at 8PM, dancing until 11:45PM $10
Cliftons Downtown La Bon Bon Vivant 9PM-midnight $10 after 10PM
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
Joe's Bar JAMES INTVELD & the Honky Tonk Palominos
PBDA Live Band
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
23
Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round The Roaring 20s Street Jam 6-10PM - $35 Presale - $45 Regular - Dance to Dave Stuckey and DJ Dr. Nate, Cirque performers
Venice Beach Boardwalk Bon Bon Vivant busking! noon FREE!
Bixby Park Long Beach Dance in the Park (DJ) lesson 1:45 dancing 2:15-5PM FREE!
Paper Moon Vintage Anniversary Party 6PM-9PM California Feetwarmers & C.K. Farnsworth's Ice Cream! Get your Vintage Halloween costume 25 percent off!
Joe's Bar Woody Mankowski
24
Downtown Disney Phat Cat Swinger
Joe's Bar The Grand Slam Sextet @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
25
Joe's Bar Doa Oxford
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 Five Got Rhythm , 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
27
Joe's Bar Work in Progress featuring Tita Hutchison
Lindy Groove DJs TBA
28
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
29
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Cats Big Band
The Mixx Pasadena Jimmy McConnell Big Band w/Barbara Morrison 8-11PM
Cliftons Downtown La Jennifer Keith Sextet, No cover before 10PM, but please buy food/drinks
PBDA Flattop Tom & The Jumpcats $20.
Cicada Club Gary Greene, Esq.& His Big Band Of Barristers 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $25REGULAR PRICE $30 BYOP
30
Joe's Bar Morganfield Burnett & Da Blues
      

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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