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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…





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

edboswell says:

Don the Beachcomber is now hosting swing dance nights with top swing, rockabilly, gypsy jazz and blues bands. On August 4th, we have rockabilly stars, Lance Lipinsky & the Lovers performing a full night of dance tunes. The show opens with Royal Crown Quartet featuring saxophonist, Mando Dorame. Mando is the cofounder legendary neo swing band, Royal Crown Revue, instrumental in the swing dance revival of the 90s.

Don the Beachcomber has a generous dance floor, full bar and dinner menu, all ages. Tickets start at $15.
http://www.donthebeachcomber.com/ https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a1d9e2083e365dd3bc9c80d7c2b8d4ca513e0e45f677f901060764019784277d.jpg

Brian says:

Hi Ed,

Thanks, added to the calendar!

Best,
Brian

Jennifer Lin says:

Hey all, it says on the Atomic Ballroom calendar that there will be no dance on July 4. You may want to update this calendar or there will be some sad Lindy Hoppers in Irvine this Tuesday. 🙂 See you at the next dance!

Brian says:

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for the update! I’ll update the calendar.

Best,
Brian

Jack Malmstrom says:

Brian & pals ~

Lots of chances to catch Jack’s Cats between now and the end of July.
For your convenience here the highlights in one easy list:

June 30, 9PM to 1AM, The Barkley, South Pasadena
July 7, 7:30 to 11:30PM, The Sky Room, Long Beach ~ featuring special guest: trumpet man Scott Steen
July 9, 5 to 6:30PM, King’s Road Park, 1000 N. King’s Road, West Hollywood, A free concert in the park
July 20, 7:30 to 9:30PM, The Muckenthaler Cultural Center ~ tickets at http://www.themuck.org/programing/2017/7/20/jacks-cats
July 22, 8PM to Midnight, The Sky Room, Long Beach ~ with the incomparable Gretje Angell
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/51d08e778d29e5ce270dabcaf814fd1d1df378f37c9038e67b38896667a194ed.jpg

Brian says:

Hi Jack,

Great, thanks! I’ll add these to the calendar!

Best,
Brian

Ty says:

California Feetwarmers are playing tonight at Clifton’s (6/2). LA Swing Barons will be playing there tomorrow (6/3).

Steve Grody says:

If anyone is curious, Nico Duportal, at Joe’s tonight, sounds VERY danceable on all of him Youtube cuts.

beeceeinla says:

he was. it was a great show.

Steve Grody says:

Of course I remembered, after posting, that I saw him some months ago and he was indeed terrific. Much of the material he plays is in the vein of Chicago Blues, but in the various tempos that are great for swing.

Juliann B says:

Dancing Under the Stars returns to the Paseo Colorado in Pasadena!
Free Fun on Fridays this summer! Swing-out, outside in July!

Brian says:

Awesome, thanks Juliann! Let me know if you find a link for this.

Best,
Brian

Juliann B says:

You’re welcome, Brian!
Here’s the link (from which I created the jpeg for FB postings).
Another great line-up this summer!
Juliann
http://www.paseocolorado.com/event/dancing-under-the-stars/2145487730/

Brian says:

Thanks all! It’s on the calendar now!

beeceeinla says:

May 28th at Joes, it’s not lightning willie, it’s paulie cerra. trey says the joes’ website has been updated to reflect the change in schedule.

Brian says:

Thanks – it takes up to 24 hours for changes from Joe’s site to be reflected in mine. Looks all good now.

Thanks for the update!
Brian

richardstarr says:

DSB normally meets on the last Friday, but not this month.
It meets on the 29th, Saturday.
https://www.facebook.com/events/416475865381005/

Brian says:

Thanks Richard! I made the correction – Brian

Jack Malmstrom says:

Woopsie! Last minute listing! Jack’s Cats gonna be swinging the Barkley in South Pasadena tomorrow nite, Friday April 28th from 9 to 1AM! No cover, which leaves room to enjoy the cheap drinks and good food! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/063fc9f936ace20ac1737c61e01d927a4a479d845d885246c50f850137d0b88d.jpg

Brian says:

Thanks Jack! Added to the Lindy Calendar! – Brian

Brian says:

Hey All,

The event RSVP feature is down. Facebook must have changed their API. It will be back as soon as I can find some time to re-program it!

Best,
Brian

Kristy Thornton says:

The Candy Jacket Jazz Band is playing Strutters’ Ball on April 26th! https://www.facebook.com/struttersball/
It will also be dark on the 12th.

Brian says:

Thank you Kristy!

Brian

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