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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 EDISON

The Edison

This is one of the most incredible spaces in LA. Built in a renovated 1910’s era power generator station, The Edison has an Steampunk feel that transports you back to a time before fluorescent lights. They have DJ’d swing music sporadically and occasionally a band you can Swing dance to (usually the New Recessionaires). You 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
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 Live Band
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)
Metro Pointe Costa Mesa Jumpin' Joz 6:30-9:30PM FREE!
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)
Joe's Bar The Blue Rhythm Orchestra
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 $27REGULAR 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

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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