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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Tuesday, March 19th 2019

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, including me, enjoy Clifton’s because it offers Swing dancing in a night club atmosphere. It’s Continue Reading…


SWING DANCING RETURNS TO THE WEST SIDE AT SOHO DANCE LA

Swing Dancing at Soho Dance LA

Instructors David Stockin and Barbara Yeh have revived Swing dancing at SOHO Dance LA, located just east of the 405 and north of Santa Monica Blvd. It will be happening every 3rd Sunday of the month, making it one of the few regular Swing dance events on the West Side! They’ll feature an intermediate/advanced class Continue Reading…


ERIK ROBISON AND SYLVIA SKYLAR 1998 LINDY SHOWCASE

Laura Keat posted this video on Facebook of two of the most influential swing dancers in L.A., Erik Robison and Sylvia Skylar, who were innovators of what became known as Hollywood Style.  They were my personal favorites to watch!  Check them out!





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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March 2019

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
     
1
Inspiration Weekend Fullerton Lizzy and the Triggermen 9PM $45
Downtown Disney Jazz Cartel
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 10PM, 21 and over only
2
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Cats Big Band and Kittens
Inspiration Weekend Fullerton Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five Featuring Hilary Alexander 9PM $45
Joe's Bar Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
3
Inspiration Weekend Fullerton Jonathan Stout and his Orchestra Featuring Hilary Alexander 9PM $45
Joe's Bar Doa Oxford
4
Joe's Bar Holy Crow Jazz Band @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
5
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
Joe's Bar MARDI GRAS FAT TUESDAY PARTY w/ THE SWAMP COOLERS!
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
6
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!
7
Joe's Bar Steve Waddington & the Retro-Rockin' All-Stars
Lindy Groove DJs Grace Babbes, Juan Cuadra & Vicky Chan
8
Saddleback College Saddleback College Big Band playing music from the 1930's-50's 7PM $25
Long Beach Petroleum Club Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys, lesson 7-7:45PM, live music 8-10:30PM $10 cover
Downtown Disney Jazz Cartel
Cliftons Downtown La DJ Sailor Mike (no band) but there will be Swing dancing!
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
9
Planes of Fame Air Museum Chino Hangar Dance & WWII Warbird Party Featuring Tim Gill 7PM-midnight
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
Cliftons Downtown La Fabus Four featuring Natalie Mendoza! Yes, Swing dancing tonight! 10:30PM
PBDA Live Band
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
10
Old Town Music Hall El Segundo Jean Veloz 95 Birthday Celebration! (no social dance) 6:30-8:30PM $10 advance
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
11
Joe's Bar The Mountaineer Cowboys @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
12
Joe's Bar Douglas Roegiers and His Lucky 7
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
13
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!
14
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
Joe's Bar THE BBB featuring Bernie Dresel
Lindy Groove DJs Melissa Marzigliano & Nathan Mc Williams & Vicky Chan
15
Downtown Disney Alpha Rhythm Kings
Barkley Big Butter Jazz Band! 9PM-1AM no cover but please buy dinner or drinks
Cliftons Downtown La The Moontones with DJ Dr. Nate $10 after 10PM, 21 and over
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
16
Disney Fantasy Faire Dave Eastly's Swingtown
Third Saturday Swing College Night theme! All ages welcome. 8PM-1AM $10 lesson included.
Cliftons Downtown La Big Butter Jazz Band with Sailor Mike DJ! $10 after 9PM over 21 only
PBDA The Jonathan Stout Swing Orchestra
Cicada Club The Johnny Holiday Showst. Patrick's Eve Special 8:30 PM ADMISSION $25 ADVANCE OR DOOR BYOP
17
Soho Dance La Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang! 6:30PM-11PM $15 with beginner lesson
Joe's Bar ST. PATRICK'S DAY 2019! 12:00 Noon-The Ploughboys 3:00pm - Levi Petree & the Radio Publica 6:00pm - Cody O'Bryant 9:30pm - Port O'Thority No cov..
18
Joe's Bar The Holly Street Stompers @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
19
Campus Jax Newport Beach Quebe Sisters (Western Swing) 7PM $20 and up cover
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
20
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
Pour Vous Swingtronic with DJ Professor Watson at 9PM and live band at 10PM, no cover but please buy drinks!
21
French Quarter Bar and Grille Bellflower Louis Prima Jr. Big Band 7-11PM $15 and up
Joe's Bar Joe Finkle
Lindy Groove DJs TBA & Vicky Chan
22
Downtown Disney Fabus Four and 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 $10 after 10PM, 21 and over only
23
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill's All Stars
Burbank Holiday Inn Casting Call Lounge Crown City Bombers 9PM-12:30AM No cover, but please buy drinks
PBDA Silvia & The Savoy Six $20.
Cicada Club Tino Productionssaturday Night Dance Party 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
24
Original Mike's Santa Ana Deke Dickerson & The Whippersnappers (Hillbilly Jazz) 1PM $15 and over
Joe's Bar AC Myles
25
Joe's Bar The John Reynolds Quartet @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
26
Joe's Bar Jennifer Keith Sextet
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
27
Rusty's Rhythm Club Big Butter Jazz Band , 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!
28
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
Joe's Bar Woody Mankowski & the Rumproller All-Stars
Lindy Groove DJs TBA & Vicky Chan
29
Downtown Disney Alpha Rhythm Kings
The Petroluem Club Long Beach The final dance! Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys 7PM lesson, 8PM-10:30PM band with dancing $10
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 10PM, 21 and over only
Do Something Blue Blues DJ, lesson 8:30-9:15PM dancing till 1AM $10
30
Disney Fantasy Faire The Side Street Swing Orchestra
PBDA Douglas Roegiers & The Lucky 7 $20.
Cicada Club Ginger And The Hoosier Daddys 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
31
Joe's Bar Doa Oxford
      

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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.

The Lindy Calendar is curated by Brian Shim and Juliann Budimir as a service to the LA/OC swing dance community. While we take great care to find and enter the information on the calendar, we do not guarantee its accuracy. Please check with the venues themselves by consulting their website or Facebook Page, or by calling them directly before traveling to an event. Please report errors in the comment section above. For a quick guide to which swing dance venue is best for you, check out this article.

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