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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…


CRAZY SWING AERIALS!

This is a random video I found on YouTube from 2007 but it has a good assortment of aerials… Love the helicopter at about 5 minutes (towards the end).





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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Adam says:

Hi Brian,
The L.A. Swing Barons are at Clifton’s on December 10th! Thanks for all that you do!

Adam

Brian says:

HI Adam,

Thanks for letting me know. Getting schedule info for Clifton’s is a nightmare, so it’s good that you told me.

Best,
Brian

Adam says:

Clifton’s is cancelled for tonight. :( If anyone needs a band, we’re ready to play, no charge!

Brian says:

HI Adam,

Wow, thanks for the notice. Is there a private party? Is it open at all?

Brian

Adam says:

I’m not 100% sure, but I think only the tiki lounge is open.

Jack Malmstrom says:

Very pleased to tell y’all of a very special event. Jack’s Cats will swing Long Beach’s beautiful streamline moderne Sky Room from 7 to 11PM on Friday Dec. 2nd with Special Guest vocalist JANET KLEIN!
Come for dinner, enjoy the bar, stay to dance! Whoopie!
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Brian says:

Thanks Jack! Added to the calendar.

Brian

Jack Malmstrom says:

Thank you & sorry to bother you on a holiday — this gig was a last minute addition to our schedule. Happy Thanksgiving!

Olivia Alegria says:

Quick correction: the dance at UCLA on November 28th (7pm-11:30pm) will actually be in Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon, not in Ackerman Union. Swing Inc. will be playing starting at 9pm!

Brian says:

Thanks Olivia! I made the update.

Brian

Olivia Alegria says:

Thank you!

Dave Tonnesen says:

Hi Brian,
The Blue Swing in San Bernardino will be closed for the Holidays – Saturday the 26th of November and Saturdays the 24th and 31st of December. I’ve noted swingdance.la for our meetup and website viewers to get their holiday dance fix. Thanks as always Brian for helping us keep up to date with all things swing in LA.

Dancin’ Dave

Brian says:

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the updates and for mentioning my site! I’ve updated the calendar.

Best,
Brian

Ty says:

Jennifer Keith Sextet on December 1st and Phat Cat Swingers on December 29th at Edison Downtown LA.

Brian says:

Hi Ty,

Thanks! Will add to the calendar.

Best,
Brian

bmchoo says:

Strutter’s Thanksgiving dance is next week with Jonathan Stout & His Campus Five
https://www.facebook.com/events/1155595104531529/

Brian says:

Thanks for the head’s up! I’ve updated this event on the calendar. Should be good.

Best,
Brian

beeceeinla says:

again, late notice: Barbara Morrison is doing another fundraiser for Barry’ Kitchen this Saturday in Leimert Park at the future location of Barbara’s California Jazz & Blues Museum. She’ll be performing with the Swing Thing Band.

There will be 2 45 mnute sets from 4-6pm with plenty of room for dancing, though it’ll be on concrete like at the Edison. We’ll also be raffling off some Barry’s Kitchen/Jazz & Blues t-shirts.

More details can be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1651114458520131/

Brian says:

Thanks for the update! I have added the event to the calendar.

Best,
Brian

beeceeinla says:

Brian: something came up and the event is being rescheduled to the weekend of December 10-11th. When the date has been confirmed I will let you know. Thanks for your help.

Brian says:

Thanks for the update.

Brian

beeceeinla says:

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5th: BARBARA MORRISON will be performing at a benefit fundraiser at JOES in BURBANK from 4pm-6pm to help raise money for Barry’s Kitchen which is dedicated to helping the homeless in the greater Pasadena area. She will be doing two 45 minute sets, and we will be passing the bucket with an expected minimum donation of $10-15. For those of you on FB, you can get more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/228325610906170

Brian says:

Thanks, I added this to the Lindy Calendar!

Brian

Ty says:

Hi-Fi Honeydrops this Friday (10/14) and Phat Cat Swingers on Saturday (10/15) at Cliftons.

Brian says:

Thanks for the head’s up Ty! I added this to the calendar.

Brian

Dave Tonnesen says:

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Hey Inland Empire Swing Dancers,

The Blue Swing, in lovely San Bernardino, is having a Halloween Dance Party Saturday the 29th!

Facebook event page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/187455578353829/

Hope to see you there,
Dancin’ Dave

Brian says:

Hi Dave,

Thanks for posting this! I have added it to the Lindy Calendar.

Best,
Brian

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