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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 MOST RELIABLE SWING DANCE VENUES IN LA/OC

Lindygroove 15th Anniversary

  We are fortunate to have so many great places to swing dance in Los Angeles and Orange County. Here are my picks for the most consistent venues, where you’ll be able to find the most partners, the best floors, and the best music. Venues with Tons of Dancers of All Skill Levels – Good 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

Have a Hillbilly Jazz Halloween on Sunday Oct. 28 from 1-5 pm at Original Mike’s in Santa Ana.
2 wood dance floors, full brunch menu, and 3 bands to dance to:

JAMES INTVELD
The Moontones
Abby Girl & The Real Deal

(Costumes are optional on this Sunday before Halloween.)
Free parking – all ages – in the Arts District of beautiful downtown Santa Ana

identicon Brian says:

Hi Christopher,
Thanks, added to the Lindy Calendar!
Best,
Brian

Harry Katz says:

Hi all! I hope this finds you well!

I’ve got a 7 – 10 piece rock and roll/Blues/Jazz band that has a residency at Harvard and Stone in Hollywood, Tuesday nights for the month of October.

October 2nd is our opening night and a special occasion. To make it really special, I want to invite swing dancers of all levels to participate in a fun dance competition for a small cash prize ($20-$50 dollars) Judged by the band and the audience, all in good fun! Although there is not a big dance floor. It is a small space, and if it gets too crowded, we will do our best to keep the dance floor clear. The competition would mostly be during one song, but the whole set is danceable and we invite everyone to enjoy the entire evening.

The evenings will begin around 8, with a special menu and Magician in the back bar, live music on stage at 9:00 PM, 10:00 PM,and 11:00 PM with the competition taking place during the 10:00 PM Set (Going as late as 11:15 PM)

identicon Brian says:

Hi Harry,

Thanks for posting! I added your residency to the Lindy Calendar.

Best,
Brian

Debra Kaiser says:

Don’t miss a fabulous evening of swing dancing at the world famous Cicada Club in Downtown LA on Saturday, Sept. 29 featuring Gary Greene, Esq. & His Big Band of Barristers! Two dance floors! EARLY BIRD discounted admission is only $25. More info: http://bit.ly/lalp266

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting this Debra!
Best,
Brian

John Apodaca says:

Dance in the Park is this Sunday September 9th at 1:45 – 5:00 PM at Bixby Park Bandstand in Long Beach. Come out and Lindyhop, jitterbug, collegiate shag and Balboa. Absolutely fun and free. Bring a snack to share! Plenty of free water.

identicon Brian says:

Hi John,

Thanks for posting, added to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

Signifyin’ Blues is a new, 3 day music festival benefitting the CA Jazz & Blues Museum on Nov 9-11th at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys.  Multiple Grammy nominated artists will be featured including Barbara Morrison, RL Boyce and many others.  World class dance instruction and musician lectures will be offered during the day Sat & Sun. A Big Mama Thornton Tribute Gourmet Banquet feat 10+ artists performing one Big Mama song each will happen Saturday evening before the main concerts and dance.

Tickets are available now at SignifyinBlues.com

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting this Jeremy!
– Brian

Leslie says:

Hi everyone!

This is Leslie from The Wiltern theater in Los Angeles! I am here to announce that our tickets to the LAST Swing Night of our Swingin’ Summer Series are now ON SALE! Dance to the biggest two sounds of the 1950s: Rockabilly and Doo-Wop with live music by Crown City Bombers and Lil Mo & The Dynaflos on Friday, September 9!

SCHEDULE
6:30 PM Doors open to Dancing Lesson ticket holders
7:00-8:00 PM Swing Dancing Lesson
8:00 PM Doors open to Swing Dancing Party
8:30 PM Live Music

Don’t miss out on this INCREDIBLE dancing experience! Multiple dance floors, vintage marketplace, and dreamy photo ops! Come dressed to impress!

All ages are welcome. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Click here for more info: http://www.wiltern.com//EventDetail?tmeventid=0&offerid=88938

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting this Leslie!

– Brian

Anonymous says:

Hello,

Do you have any events in the San Fernando Valley area?

John Williamson says:

Hadads Mexican Restaurant corner on Nordhoff and Balboa Tuesday mornings 10:30 to 12:30 Swing dancing to live big band real 40’s 50’s sounds! $10 cover

The Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach hosts a the Beach City Big Band Dance every 3rd Monday of the month from 7:30-9:30. There is no charge. The address is 3801 E Willow Street Long Beach, CA 90815. For more information call the Alpert JCC at (562) 426-7601 x 1721

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting this Susan!

Best,
Brian

Arthur White says:

LA Swing Dance Posse with Chester Whitmore will be performing a 20 minute show for the Culver City Fiesta La Ballona on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 1:00 pm. Event will be held at Veteran’s Park, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230.

Visit us at Los Angeles Swing Dance Posse on Facebook or email us at laswingdanceposse@gmail.com for more information.

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Arthur! Do you know if there will be any open dancing for the general public?

Thanks,
Brian

Michael says:

Strutter’s Ball is having Jonathan Stout and His Campus 5 play live on Sept 5th.

https://www.facebook.com/events/412788069250722/?ti=ia

identicon Brian says:

HI Michael,

Thanks, added to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

Olivia Kuper Harris says:

Tonight!!! Come swing 🙂 Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/265162640963019/

3 hour dips and drops workshop this weekend!

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting this David!

– Brian

Michael says:

There is a new additional location for Atomic Ballroom in Fullerton. Looks like for now the Lindy Hop days are every Monday.

Link: http://atomicballroom.com/calendar.php?location=fullerton

Also Strutter’s Ball has a live band this week August 8th. The Candy Jacket Jazz Band will be playing.

BTW, thank you for this calendar! I recommend it to all my Lindy friends.

identicon Brian says:

Hi Michael,

Thank you for these two great updates! I’ve updated the calendar.

So glad the calendar is useful to you, and thank you for recommending it!

Best,
Brian

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The Lindy Calendar is curated by Brian Shim and Juliann Budimir as a service to the LA/OC swing dance community. While we take great care to find and enter the information on the calendar, we do not guarantee its accuracy. Please check with the venues themselves by consulting their website or Facebook Page, or by calling them directly before traveling to an event. Please report errors in the comment section below. For a quick guide to which swing dance venue is best for you, check out this article.

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