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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Friday, February 15th 2019

WEEKLY SWING MUSIC IS COMING TO THE CICADA CLUB IN 2019!

Jack's Cats at the Cicada Club

In exciting news, Jack’s Cats has announced that they’re starting a three-night-per-week residency at the elegant Cicada Restaurant, one of the most authentic Art Deco venues in Los Angeles, and one of my personal favorite places to dance! Their nights will be part of Maxwell de Mille’s Cicada Club and will start on January 31st, Continue Reading…


PASADENA BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION (PBDA)

Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association

The Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association (PBDA) is a large, friendly, non-intimidating, family-run weekly event that has been going on for years. There are plenty of partners of varying skill levels. The people here are novice to intermediate dancers with a few advanced if the band is good. There is a wide variation of ages, from Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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February 2019

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
     
1
Downtown Disney Fabus Four featuring 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
2
Disney Fantasy Faire The Side Street Swing Orchestra
Cliftons Downtown La Barrelhouse Wailers! $10 after 10PM
PBDA Live Band
3
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley
Cicada Club SWING BAND CANCELED TONIGHT
Joe's Bar Lil' Herman's Big Top Hat
4
Joe's Bar The Grand Slam Sextet @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
Joe's Bar Southwest Biscuit Company
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 Joe Finkle & the 7/10 Splits
Lindy Groove DJs Grace Babbes, Andrew Jose & Vicky Chan
8
Downtown Disney Fresh Rhythm Big Band
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
9
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill's All Stars
Third Saturday Swing TSS is the second Saturday in Feb! only $10 (or just $4 after 11PM) Dance till 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Bob Parins Sextet $10 after 9PM
PBDA Live Band
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
10
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
11
Joe's Bar Bob Parins and his Pint-Sized Cocktail Orchestra @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
12
Joe's Bar Lil Mo and the Dynaflos!
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 The Fabulous Esquires Swing Orchestra Valentines, 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!
14 VALENTINE'S DAY
Original Mike's Santa Ana James Intvelds Valentine Show with the Swinging Palominos $20 with optional $20 dinner, all ages
Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa Outdoor swing dancing with Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang! 6-9PM FREE!!!
Downtown Union Station Doo-Wop and Soul live music for Valentine's Day 8-10PM FREE!
Cicada Club Jack's Cats Swing Quintetvalentines Dinner Dance 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL! BYOP
Joe's Bar Ricky Parish & The Rockabilly Rebels
Lindy Groove I Lindy Hop Valentine&39s Celebration
15
Downtown Disney Phat Cat Swinger
Cicada Club Jack's Cats Swing Quintet 8:30 PM FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL! BYOP
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
16
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
Third Saturday Swing NO TSS tonight. TSS is the second Sat. this Feb.
Woman's Club of Hollywood Valentine's Day Speakeasy Party & Pie Fight 9PM-2AM
PBDA Stompy Jones (from San Francisco) $20.
Cicada Club Natalie Hanna Mendozawith The Fabus Four 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
17
Soho Dance LA Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang! 7PM lesson, 7:30 dancing, 8:30PM-10:30PM live band, $15
Cicada Club Jack's Cats Swing Quintet 8 PM SUNDAY NIGHT SPECIAL! BYOP
Joe's Bar 6pm - Jonny Whiteside presents The Messaround
18
Joe's Bar The Benny Brydern Quartet @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
Joe's Bar The Moontones
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
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band
Rusty's Rhythm Club Jumpin' Joz , 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
Cicada Club Jack's Cats Swing Quintet 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL! BYOP
Joe's Bar Lil Mo & the Unholy 4
Lindy Groove DJs TBA & Vicky Chan
22
Cicada Club Elise Roth And The Harvard Squares 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
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
23
Disney Fantasy Faire Dave Eastly's Swingtown
Fort MacArthur San Pedro Great LA Air Raid 3PM-8PM, dance outdoors to Pete Jacobs. Classic cars and reenactments! $25 thru Feb. 15th, then $35 Feb. 16th thru 22nd, but $40 at ..
UCLA 1950's Swing Dance, 7:30PM lesson, dancing until 11:30PM with live band
PBDA Phat Cat Swinger $20.
Cicada Club Jack's Cats Swing Quintet 8:30 PM SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL! BYOP
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
24
Cicada Club Jack's Cats Swing Quintet 8 PM SUNDAY NIGHT SPECIAL! BYOP
Joe's Bar Catfish & The Hollywood Hound Dogs
25
Joe's Bar The Candy Jacket Jazz Band @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
26
Joe's Bar The Big Butter Jazz Band
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 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
28
Joe's Bar Dagnasterpus
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel & Vicky Chan
  

POST FLYERS, UPDATES, COMMENTS HERE!

Post your event flyers and updates here! Dancers, feel free to comment about an event! Jump to comment form. - Brian

Reader Comments

beeceeinla says:

FYI. that was NOT phat cat swinger at the edison. and the second song they played was in 5/4.

richardstarr says:

BLF is on a special night, one week delayed, to coincide with the blues cruise.

Brian says:

Thanks Richard! Calendar is updated.

Best,
Brian

bmchoo says:

Inspiration weekend is this weekend, might be worth noting! http://inspirationweekend.com/

Brian says:

Thanks for the head’s up!! I updated the calendar!

Brian

Jamie Carr says:

We Can Swing: Young Musicians Take on the Hits of the Classic Swing Era
Sunday, March 19 – Nonprofit arts educators, Arts Alive in partnership with People’s Place and Palace, will be hosting the “We Can Swing” Spring Fundraiser. Help us celebrate Arts Alive’s 17th birthday, come dance with us at the People’s Place San Pedro from 3pm to 7pm. Enjoy music from the golden era of swing, dance, and watch local students perform with the Fabulous Esquires Big Band. Tickets are on sale at kingsandclowns.com or available at the door.

disqus_tIzfHJoPBC says:

Hi there Brian,

Super Kitty and the Side Cats are performing at Memories in Whittier on the 12th, not at Atomic.
https://www.facebook.com/superkittyandthesidecats/

Brian says:

Fixed now, thanks so much for the correction!!

Best,
Brian

David Kan says:

Slim Jenkins will only be performing at Sassafras on Saturday (1/21), rather than both Friday and Saturday as originally planned. (Check Slim Jenkins on Facebook for details.)

Brian says:

David, thank you so much for the update!! I’ll update the calendar.

Best,
Brian

Joel Bader says:

Could you please post this event on your website’s calendar? Thanks!!!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rae Mullica
Raebird81@gmail.com
http://www.heartlandswingfestival.com
Telephone: 515-490-3589

SWING THE WEEKEND AWAY AT THE HEARTLAND SWING FESTIVAL 2017, APRIL 6-9!!!

Get ready to swing the weekend away at the Heartland Swing Festival 2017 which will be held at the historic Val-Air Ballroom and other venues around the Des Moines, Iowa area, April 6 to 9!!
Plans call for this event to be Iowa’s largest swing dance with 4 nights of dances and contests, 40 hours of swing dance classes taught by nationally- and world-renowned instructors and over 400 dancers from all over the United States. This festival is open from beginners (no experience) to advanced swing dancers!
Register early and you’ll get a free T-shirt at http://www.heartlandswingfestival.com, when you quote the promo code IHEARTEE17. The website also provides information about the schedule of events, classes, fees, lodging, things to do in the Des Moines area and contacts for more information.
Live music will be provided by the NOLA Jazz Band and The Hot Swing Combo. Contests include the open Jack & Jill, the open fast dance, the newcomer strictly and the team.
The Thursday night (April 6) event will be held at the Des Moines Ballroom, 2745 Douglas Avenue, in Des Moines, and the other evening dances will take place at the Val Air Ballroom, 301 Ashworth Road, in West Des Moines. Classes will take place at Miss Kitty’s in Clive, the Dance-A-Cross studios in West Des Moines, and the West Des Moines Community Center in the Valley Junction area of West Des Moines.
Dancers may buy a weekend pass or attend just one of the Friday-Sunday night dances at the Val-Air Ballroom.
To register or for more information, please visit http://www.HeartlandSwingfestival.com.

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Brian says:

Hi Joel,

Thanks for the info!

I only post local LA events on the calendar, but please feel free to post this on my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/swingdancela/

You can also create a Classified ad for this event at the top of this page.

Best,
Brian

Jack Malmstrom says:

This Saturday Jan. 7th 8PM to midnight Jack’s Cats is gonna swing the Sky Room in Long Beach.

http://www.jackscats.com/2017/01/jacks-cats-to-swing-the-sky-room-010717
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b9e08d6f66af01c0bcaa9e1521d33c5cc38c41d514ff36b63d80e4cef528131a.jpg

Brian says:

Thanks Jack! Will add to the calendar. Nice pic!

Brian

David Kan says:

California Feetwarmers at the Bungalow in SM tonight 9-11!

Brian says:

Thanks David!!!

Brian

bmchoo says:

No Happy Feet @ Joe’s on the 2nd, per their facebook post saying they’re “off for the holidays, returning January 9th”. Looking for places to dance on the 2nd but it seems there are few :(

Brian says:

Thanks for the head’s up! My calendar will sync up automatically with Joe’s calendar on Jan 1st. It should be updated by then.

Brian

Brian says:

According to the Happy Feet Mondays page, they’re off for the holidays, as you said. But, according to Joe’s Bar’s website, the California Feetwarmers are playing:
http://joesgreatbar.com/calendar

Maybe someone else besides Lorenzo is organizing it.

Brian

Brian says:

Actually, re-reading it, it’s DJ Patrick Morrison from the California Feetwarmers, not the Feetwarmers themselves playing live….

Brian

richardstarr says:

Atomic has finally listed doing NYE on the website, but not apparently on FB.

Brian says:

Thanks Richard! I updated the calendar and my NYE article.

Best,
Brian

Hanh Nguyen says:

Is there a live band at Clifton’s tonight? I tried calling but couldn’t get anyone on the line

Brian says:

Hi Hanh,

Sorry, I don’t know either. Clifton’s PR is terrible. Hoping they will improve.

Best,
Brian

Hanh Nguyen says:

too bad :( was looking forward to it! thanks for the quick reply :) merry xmas!

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