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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Monday, December 10th 2018

LINDYGROOVE’S 2018 HAUNTED HALLOWEEN BALL: THE BEST ONE EVER?

Lindygroove's 2018 Haunted Halloween Ball

  On Thursday, October 25th, LindyGroove in Pasadena had its annual Haunted Halloween Ball and it was EPIC! Granted, LindyGroove’s Halloween parties are always good, with amazing decorations, good music, a huge turnout, and most of all, over-the-top incredible costumes. Last Year – A Bit Disappointing? In 2017, I felt that there weren’t as many Continue Reading…


THE BEST COLLEGIATE SHAG VIDEOS ON THE INTERNET

Live Collegiate Shag with Kendall Roderick

Shag (or “Collegiate Shag”) is a partner dance that is done by a good number of Swing dancers in Los Angeles and Orange County, usually to fast music from the 1920’s or 30’s. A little while ago, I saw a video on Facebook from an Instagram feed called Live.Collegiate.Shag. It was a short clip of Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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December 2018

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
      
1
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Cats Big Band
PBDA Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos $20 at 8PM - Norma Miller 99th Bday Bash! Classes 10AM-5PM $18 per 1 hr class or $75 for all 5 classes. Full FRI/SAT weeke..
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
2
Junior High Hollywood Swing dance sock hop LGBTQ friendly, all-ages, everyone welcome, doors open 7:30PM, lesson 8PM, dancign till 10:30PM $5
Joe's Bar The Healers
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Shake, Rattle, and Roll with lessons starting at 4:15PM, early dance at 6:30PM with DJ Rob Moreland $8
3
Lindy Hop Stop Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys, lesson 7PM, band 7:30-10PM $15
UCLA Swing Inc, doors open at 7PM, lesson 7:30PM, dancing 9-11:30PM FREE
Joe's Bar Holy Crow Jazz Band @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
4
Joe's Bar Jack's Cats
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 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!
6
Joe's Bar Vince White & Friends
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel & Vicky Chan
7
Teragram Ballroom Squirrel Nut Zippers Christmas Show with the California Feetwarmers! 9PM $39 advance
The Biltmore DTLA Art Deco Society's Cocktails in Historic places 6PM-9PM
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
8
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
Downtown Disney Five Got Rhythm
City of Monrovia Community Center Aileen Quinn & the Leapin' Lizards, lesson 7:30PM, band 8-11:30PM, $20
PBDA No dance in Pasadena, dance in City of Monrovia
Cliftons Downtown La Big Butter Jazz Band! 10:30PM-1:30PM $10 after 10PM 21 and over only
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
9
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Shake, Rattle, and Roll with lessons starting at 4:15PM, early dance at 6:30PM with DJ Rob Moreland $8
10
Joe's Bar Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
11
Joe's Bar Crown City Bombers Rockin' Xmas Dance Party!
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 Big Butter Jazz Band Bouncin' The Blue, 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!
13
Lodge Room Highland Park Dustbowl Revival! 8PM $18-$20
Joe's Bar Paulie Cerra
Lindy Groove DJs TBA & Vicky Chan
14
Lindy Loft Candy Jacket Jazz Band, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM-midnight $15 Dial 007 entry code
Runway Playa Vista - Holiday Market Ginger & the Hoosier Daddys 6PM-10PM Free
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
15
Disney Fantasy Faire Dave Eastly's Swingtown
PBDA Svetlana & Her Delancy 5 (from New York City!) $20. (dancers & Musicians Alike Rave About This Nyc Based Band, & Theyre Joining Us Tonig..
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
Third Saturday Swing DJ 8PM-1AM
16
Downtown Disney Aileen Quinn & the Leapin' Lizards
Original Mike's Santa Ana James Intveld & the Honky Tonk Palominos. The Moontones and Ramblin' James & more 1-6PM matinee $15
Soho Dance LA Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang! 7PM lesson, dancing till 10PM $15
Joe's Bar 6pm - Jonny Whiteside presents The Messaround
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Shake, Rattle, and Roll with lessons starting at 4:15PM, early dance at 6:30PM with DJ Rob Moreland $8
17
Joe's Bar Dave Stuckey & The 4 Hoot Owls @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 Swingin' 88's Xmas Show w/ special guests Valerie Peterson & Toni Boller
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 The Fabulous Esquires Aloha Party - Dress Tropical, 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!
20
Lindy Groove Holiday Party & Canned Food Drive $8 cover with a can of Food $10 without.
21
Union Station DTLA Lil Mo and the Dynaflos 6:30-8:30PM FREE!
Downtown Disney Fabus Four with 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
22
Disney Fantasy Faire The Side Street Swing Orchestra
PBDA Our
Cicada Club Broadcast 8:30 PM THE JOHNNY HOLIDAY SHOWHOLIDAY SPECTACULAR BYOP
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
23
Downtown Disney Five Got Rhythm
Cicada Club The Johnny Holiday Showholiday Spectacular 8 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $35REGULAR PRICE $40 BYOP
Joe's Bar Slap X-mas Party
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Shake, Rattle, and Roll with lessons starting at 4:15PM, early dance at 6:30PM with DJ Rob Moreland $8
24
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
25 MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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 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
27
Lindy Groove DJs TBA & Vicky Chan
28
Rusty's Rhythm Club New Year's Dance with the Moontones with lesson at 8PM, dance 8:30-midnight $25
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
29
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill's All Stars
PBDA Black and White NYE Ball with Douglas Roegiers and His Lucky 7! $20
Joe's Bar Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
30
Campus Jax OC James Intveld and His Swing Sinners Pre New Year's Eve Party 8PM all-ages $17.50 and up
Cicada Club Dean Mora Orchestranew Year's Eve 'eve' Party 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $35REGULAR PRICE $40 BYOP
Joe's Bar Doa Oxford
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Shake, Rattle, and Roll with lessons starting at 4:15PM, early dance at 6:30PM with DJ Rob Moreland $8
31 NEW YEAR'S EVE
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band
Lindy Hop Stop New Year's Eve Dance, lesson 8PM, dancing till 1AM, champagn toast, $10 admission
Cicada Club New Year's Eve Party 9 PM ADMISSION $60 ADVANCE OR DOOR BYOP
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
     

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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