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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.

BEGINNERS, READ THIS FIRST!

LindyGroove

Swing dancing is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things I’ve discovered in my life. Maybe you were out and saw some swing dancers at a restaurant, bar, or other event. Or, maybe someone took you to a Swing venue and you want to learn more. Whatever the reason, you’d like to learn how to Continue Reading…


MEMORIES

This historic (1902) venue in the heart of downtown Whittier has a huge dance space upstairs and smaller one downstairs (usually only one has Swing dancing though). They used to have Swing dancing and lessons on Monday nights but unfortunately it’s been discontinued in 2018.  Instead, they have monthly Sunday dances (see the Lindy calendar). There Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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October 2018

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 
1
Joe's Bar The California Feetwarmers @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
2
Harvard and Stone Harry Katz & the Pistachios 9PM band, swing dance contest at 10PM (BYOP)
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
3
Pour Vous California Feetwarmers! 10PM no cover but please buy drinks!
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
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
4
Joe's Bar Joe Finkle & the 7/10 Splits featuring John Hatton & Bernie Dresel
Lindy Groove DJs Kelly Young, Juan Cuadra, & Vicky Chan
5
The Mixx Pasadena TommyT and His Swing Knights Band 8PM
Cliftons Downtown La Bob Parins and His Pint-Sized Cocktail Orchestra - No cover but please buy drinks
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
6
Homestead Museum Ticket to the Twenties - FREE 3PM-7PM dancing to Dean Mora California Poppies and the Night Blooming Jazzmen and vintage fun!
Disney Fantasy Faire Side Street Swing Orchestra
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
Cliftons Downtown La Big Butter Jazz Band - No Cover before 10PM
PBDA Live Band
7
Homestead Museum Ticket to the Twenties - FREE 3PM-7PM dancing to Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys and vintage fun!
Joe's Bar 4:30pm - Live Chicago Blues w/ Rob Stone featuring Bill Bates Brad Hayman Steve Mugalian and special guest Claudia Lee
8
Joe's Bar Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
9
Harvard and Stone Harry Katz & the Pistachios 9PM band (BYOP)
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (roaming)
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
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
10
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
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!
11
Joe's Bar THE BBB featuring Bernie Dresel
Lindy Groove DJs Jonathan Stout & Vicky Chan
12
Petroleum Club Long Beach Sylvia & the Rhythm Boys 7-9:30PM $10 cover
Cicada Club Douglas Roegierstribute To Frank Sinatra 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
Joe's Bar Petunia & the Vipers
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
13
Holiday Inn Casting Call Lounge Crown City Bombers - 9PM-12:30AM No cover, but please buy drinks
Disney Fantasy Faire Phat Cat Swinger
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
Fairfax Farmers Market Dave Stuckey & The 4 Hoot Owls - 3PM-5PM, FREE on the West Patio
PBDA Aileen Quinn & Her Leapin' Lizards $20.
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
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
14
Bixby Park Long Beach Dance in the Park DJ, lesson 1:30-2:15PM, dancing until 5PM FREE!
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
15
Lindy Hop Stop 8 Year Anniversary Dance with Crown City Bombers! 7PM lesson, 7:30-10PM band $15
Joe's Bar The Hi Fi Honeydrops @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
16
Harvard and Stone Harry Katz & the Pistachios 9PM band (BYOP)
Wolf & Crane Little Tokyo Penny Matches w/Becky Lynn and Dave Stuckey! 9PM-midnight, small dance floor, call to confirm
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
17
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
Rusty's Rhythm Club The Moontones , 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!
18
Joe's Bar Paulie Cerra
Lindy Groove DJ TBA
19
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
20
Disney Fantasy Faire Fresh Rhythm Big Band
NO Third Saturday Swing this week Dance is the 4th Saturday this month
Downtown Disney Allien Quinn & the Leapin' Lizards
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
PBDA Phat Cat Swinger $20.
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
21
SOHO Dance West LA Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang 7PM lesson, 7:30 dance, 8PM band $15
Joe's Bar 6pm - Jonny Whiteside presents The Messaround
22
Joe's Bar The Carl Sonny Leyland Quartet f/ Mara Kaye @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
23
Harvard and Stone Harry Katz & the Pistachios 9PM band (BYOP)
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (roaming)
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
24
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
Rusty's Rhythm Club The Fabulous Esquires HALLOWEEN DANCE, 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
25
Joe's Bar Halloween Kickoff Party w/ LIL MO & THE UNHOLY 4!
Lindy Groove LindyGroove Haunted Halloween Ball $400 Costume Contest
26
Downtown Disney The Alley Cats
Cicada Club Halloween Costume Partythe Fresh Rhythmhaunted Orchestra 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $25REGULAR PRICE $30 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
27
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Cats Big Band
Third Saturday Swing is the 4th Saturday this month DJ, lesson, and Halloween Fun! 8PM-1AM
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (roaming)
PBDA Our Annual halloween Costume Dance With Jonathan Stout & His Campus 5. (extra themed Fun Tonight, & Lots Of Prizes For The Best Costumes In T..
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
28
Original Mikes Santa Ana. James Intveld, the Moontones 1PM brunch $12 and up, costumes welcome
29
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
30
Harvard and Stone Harry Katz & the Pistachios 9PM band (BYOP)
Joe's Bar Aileen Quinn & the Leapin' Lizards
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
31 HALLOWEEN
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers
Joe's Bar Big Butter Jazz Band - Halloween Party!
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
   

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

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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