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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Tuesday, December 11th 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…


FOLLOWS: TEN TIPS TO GET LEADS TO ASK YOU TO DANCE

Lindygroove

A while ago, I wrote an article entitled, The Top 10 Worst Things Leaders Do on the Social Dance Floor. This attracted lots of comments and discussion, which was great. Some follows asked for a similar article about the worst things follows do on the dance floor. However, as a lead, I’ve never experienced anything nearly as bad 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

The Atomic Roots Orchestra will be appearing at Hinano’s 15 Washington Blvd from 5:30 to 9:30pm Sat Oct 6th, 2018. Lets jump, swing, wiggle, waabaloo, like 1952 AM Radio, we got it, get down to Hinano and get it with us!!! We got the “Rockin’ Pneumonia” and summer time is here, time to Boogaloo! and all for you!!! Johnny, Job Scott, and Peter The ARO. O/G Rocket 88’sounds and plenty more! Friends and Fans Come out and Jump, Swing, and Rock with us. A good day to cool down with us at the beach! Special guest Steve F’dor on piano

John Apodaca says:

Come out and Lindyhop, East Coast Swing, Balboa and Shag to the music of the 1930s’ – 1950s’ at Bixby Park in Long Beach (101-149 Junipero Ave, Long Beach, CA 90803) on Sunday, October 14th from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Bring a beach chair if you want to sit down but with such great music, why would you want to? We offer a free dance lesson from 1:30 – 2:15 PM and give out free water. Cost is 100% free. Vist our FB page https://www.facebook.com/DanceInTheParkLB/

identicon Brian says:

Hi John,

Thanks for posting! Added to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

Bree says:

Hi Brian,

Is there an age limit to the beginning swing lesson on October 26th? Thank you.

identicon Brian says:

Hi Bree,

If you’re referring to the beginner lesson at Atomic Ballroom Irvine, I don’t think there is an age limit (within reason). Contact them to be sure though:
http://atomicballroom.com/contact-us-today.php

Brian

Christine says:

Hi SwingDanceLA,

I am fairly new to the community. I have been doing some research on Frank Manning and swing dancing. It is nice see the homage you have given him. Wow, what a great website, so many helpful resources. I love the communal atmosphere you have created and mirrored from the dance community. Thank you! I plan on attending the Lindy Groove Halloween Party. I hope to see you there?!

-cmc

identicon Brian says:

Hi Christine,

Thank you for your kind words, and I’m glad you like the site!

Yes, I highly recommend the Lindygroove Halloween Party! I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it this year, but I’ll try!!!

Best,
Brian

Lindy Hop Stop is having their 8 YEAR ANNIVERSARY DANCE on October 15th! Great dancers, awesome dance floor, door prizes, free parking, and cheap drinks!

identicon Brian says:

Hi Teresa,

Thanks for posting! I updated the Lindy Calendar.

Best,
Brian

Alicia Thomason says:

Hi Brian,
I am looking for a few dancers perform and to dance with senior citizens at an event in Westwood. The date is Thursday, October 11th from 6-7 p.m.
Belmont Village Westwood
10475 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, 90024

identicon Brian says:

Hi Alicia,

Thanks for posting. Try also posting here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SwingDanceFriendsLA/

Best,
Brian

Pam says:

Hi!
I am so glad this site exists, thank you for all of the great information! I am a beginner/intermediate swing dancer coming to LA in November. Not only am I looking for a place to go dance, I would also like to find a studio that offers private lessons. I live in a rural area with no dancing resources and would like to improve. Any suggestions?
Thanks!

Steve Grody says:

Hi Pam,

There are many good teachers in L.A. Do you know where you will be staying? I’m located just north of Chinatown and would be happy to talk with you about what I offer.

Best,

Steve
213 625-0516

identicon Brian says:

Hi Pam,

This page has some instructors that offer lessons, both group and private, in the LA area:
https://www.swingdance.la/lessons/

Best,
Brian

Local swing dancer and musician Tommy Trujillo will be putting it down join him and dance the night away.

Swing, Swing and more Swing the morning away

The Jimmy McConnell Swing Big Band featuring the Legendary Barbara Morrison will be performing at The Mixx in Pasadena Sept. 29, 2018 from 8-11 pm., come ready to swing the night away.

identicon Brian says:

Hi Michelle,
Thanks for posting! Added to the Lindy Calendar.
Best,
Brian

John Apodaca says:

Come out to Dance in the Park, at Bixby Park Band shell in Long Beach this Sunday, September 23rd from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. We dance, Lindyhop, east cost swing, Balboa and collegiate shag. Free beginners dance lesson from 1:45 – 2:15 PM, then general dancing afterwards. 101-149 Junipero Ave, Long Beach, CA 90803.

identicon Brian says:

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

Jimmy McConnell and his Big Band featuring the Legendary Ms. Barbara Morrison will have you on your feet all night come on out an swing the night away.

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