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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Monday, March 25th 2019

SWING DANCING AT POUR VOUS COULD END WITHOUT GREATER TURNOUT

Birthday dance at Swingtronic at Pour Vous

One of the organizers of Swingtronic at Pour Vous has informed me that turnout will be evaluated this Wednesday March 20th and Wednesday April 3rd to determine if Swing dancing is “worth keeping” there. (There will be no event on Wednesday March 27th). Pour Vous is an amazing bar, styled after a Parisian nightclub and Continue Reading…


SWING DANCING RETURNS TO THE WEST SIDE AT SOHO DANCE LA

Swing Dancing at Soho Dance LA

Instructors David Stockin and Barbara Yeh have revived Swing dancing at SOHO Dance LA, located just east of the 405 and north of Santa Monica Blvd. It will be happening every 3rd Sunday of the month, making it one of the few regular Swing dance events on the West Side! They’ll feature an intermediate/advanced class Continue Reading…


THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF SWING DANCING IN A SIX-MINUTE ROUTINE

The delightful routine performed by Andrew Thigpen and Karen Turman at the International Lindy Hop Championships in 2010 is chock full of homages to everything from Hellzapoppin, Buck Privates, Goovie Moovie, the Gap ad, bad East Coast swing dancers, to popular dancers within our swing community. It’s basically a six-minute history of swing dancing!





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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March 2019

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
     
1
Inspiration Weekend Fullerton Lizzy and the Triggermen 9PM $45
Downtown Disney Jazz Cartel
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 10PM, 21 and over only
2
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Cats Big Band and Kittens
Inspiration Weekend Fullerton Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five Featuring Hilary Alexander 9PM $45
Joe's Bar Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
3
Inspiration Weekend Fullerton Jonathan Stout and his Orchestra Featuring Hilary Alexander 9PM $45
Joe's Bar Doa Oxford
4
Joe's Bar Holy Crow Jazz Band @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
5
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
Joe's Bar MARDI GRAS FAT TUESDAY PARTY w/ THE SWAMP COOLERS!
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
6
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!
7
Joe's Bar Steve Waddington & the Retro-Rockin' All-Stars
Lindy Groove DJs Grace Babbes, Juan Cuadra & Vicky Chan
8
Saddleback College Saddleback College Big Band playing music from the 1930's-50's 7PM $25
Long Beach Petroleum Club Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys, lesson 7-7:45PM, live music 8-10:30PM $10 cover
Downtown Disney Jazz Cartel
Cliftons Downtown La DJ Sailor Mike (no band) but there will be Swing dancing!
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
9
Planes of Fame Air Museum Chino Hangar Dance & WWII Warbird Party Featuring Tim Gill 7PM-midnight
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
Cliftons Downtown La Fabus Four featuring Natalie Mendoza! Yes, Swing dancing tonight! 10:30PM
PBDA Live Band
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
10
Old Town Music Hall El Segundo Jean Veloz 95 Birthday Celebration! (no social dance) 6:30-8:30PM $10 advance
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
11
Joe's Bar The Mountaineer Cowboys @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
12
Joe's Bar Douglas Roegiers and His Lucky 7
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
13
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!
14
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
Joe's Bar THE BBB featuring Bernie Dresel
Lindy Groove DJs Melissa Marzigliano & Nathan Mc Williams & Vicky Chan
15
Downtown Disney Alpha Rhythm Kings
Barkley Big Butter Jazz Band! 9PM-1AM no cover but please buy dinner or drinks
Cliftons Downtown La The Moontones with DJ Dr. Nate $10 after 10PM, 21 and over
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
16
Disney Fantasy Faire Dave Eastly's Swingtown
Third Saturday Swing College Night theme! All ages welcome. 8PM-1AM $10 lesson included.
Cliftons Downtown La Big Butter Jazz Band with Sailor Mike DJ! $10 after 9PM over 21 only
PBDA Live Band
17
Soho Dance La Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang! 6:30PM-11PM $15 with beginner lesson
Joe's Bar ST. PATRICK'S DAY 2019! 12:00 Noon-The Ploughboys 3:00pm - Levi Petree & the Radio Publica 6:00pm - Cody O'Bryant 9:30pm - Port O'Thority No cov..
18
Joe's Bar The Holly Street Stompers @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
19
Campus Jax Newport Beach Quebe Sisters (Western Swing) 7PM $20 and up cover
Joe's Bar Rip Masters
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
20
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!
21
French Quarter Bar and Grille Bellflower Louis Prima Jr. Big Band 7-11PM $15 and up
Joe's Bar Joe Finkle
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel & Sailor Mike & Vicky Chan
22
Downtown Disney Fabus Four and Natalie Mendoza
Cliftons Downtown La Bob Parins Sextet and DJ Sailor Mike! $10 after 9PM 21 and over only
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
23
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill's All Stars
Burbank Holiday Inn Casting Call Lounge Crown City Bombers 9PM-12:30AM No cover, but please buy drinks
PBDA Sylvia & The Savoy Six $20.
Cicada Club Tino Productionssaturday Night Dance Party 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
24
Original Mike's Santa Ana Deke Dickerson & The Whippersnappers (Hillbilly Jazz) 1PM $15 and over
Bixby Park Long Beach Outdoor Swing dancing with DJ, lesson 1:45, dancing 2:15-5PM FREE!
Joe's Bar AC Myles
25
Joe's Bar The John Reynolds Quartet @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
26
Joe's Bar Jennifer Keith Sextet
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
27
Rusty's Rhythm Club Big Butter Jazz Band Plus... Rueda Class Showcase, 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
28
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
Joe's Bar Woody Mankowski & the Rumproller All-Stars
Lindy Groove DJs TBA & Vicky Chan
29
Downtown Disney Alpha Rhythm Kings
The Petroluem Club Long Beach The final dance! Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys 7PM lesson, 8PM-10:30PM band with dancing $10
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 10PM, 21 and over only
Do Something Blue Blues DJ, lesson 8:30-9:15PM dancing till 1AM $10
30
Disney Fantasy Faire The Side Street Swing Orchestra
PBDA Douglas Roegiers & The Lucky 7 $20.
Cicada Club Ginger And The Hoosier Daddys 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
31
Joe's Bar Doa Oxford
      

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New 4 week BEGINNER classes offered by the LA Swing Dance Posse.

Every Monday, from Nov 26 – Dec 17, 7:30pm – 8:30 pm in Torrance, CA

What will Lindy Hop Swing Beginner Class cover?
For some, partner dancing is a totally new experience so in the beginner class, we will focus on Fundamentals of Lead and Follow, Basic Swing Hold and Basic Swing Rhythm to get you dancing by the end of the first class!

As we progress, we’ll touch on dance posture and frame towards achieving great partner work. We’ll also work in basic 6 and 8 count figures. By the end of the 4th week, you’ll be able to do the Swing-Out and will be swing dancing on the dance floor!

Brian says:

Thanks for posting these Arthur! – Brian

New 4 week INTERMEDIATE classes offered by the LA Swing Dance Posse.

Every Monday, from Nov 26 – Dec 17, 8:30pm – 9:30 pm in Torrance, CA

Lindy Hop Swing Intermediate class is meant for those who have gone through the Lindy Hop Swing Beginners class or those who have just started learning Lindy Hop Swing and have been dancing for a couple of months. Participants should already know the Basic 6 Count and 6 Count variations and also Basic 8 count Lindy Swingout and Lindy Circle. We will continue to focus on enhancing our Lead and Follow techniques and work on proper hold and posture. We will introduce several basic Swing Out variations and Tandem Charleston. Get ready to have lots of fun!

 

Effie says:

Our gender-free swing dance sock hop is back in Hollywood on Sunday, the 2nd of December!

Doors and soda pop from 7:30pm; Intro ECS lesson at 8pm. 40s/50s/60s music and dancing until 10:30. $5 suggested donation/LGBTQ+ friendly/all ages/everyone welcome.

Brian says:

Hi Effie,

Thanks for posting, added to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

Brian,

Blues Liberation Front is happening tonight because of Signifyin’ Blues happening next weekend Nov 9-11th featuring Barbara Morrison (CA), Missy Andersen (AZ), Cedric Burnside (MS), Brother Yusef (CA) and about 10 others. http://www.SignifyinBlues.com

Brian says:

Hi Jeremy,

Thanks for the head’s up. I’ve updated the Lindy Calendar.

Best,
Brian

I’ve been taking classes in a nearby dance studio, and I’m looking forward to join a swing dance event soon!

Brian says:

Hi Emily,

I encourage you to get out to a swing dance event as soon as you can! Don’t wait until you’re “good enough”! Lindygroove’s Halloween dance tonight will be amazing!

Brian

Come out to Bixby Park in Long Beach for Dance in the Park, Sunday, October 28 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Lindyhop, East Coast Swing, Balboa and Colliget shag. Free water provided. Bring a beach chair if you want to sit.

Hey All,

The Blue Swing will be having our early Halloween Swing Dance Party TONIGHT!

$50 best costume prize in addition to our raffles. Sorry, forgot to advise you of this schedule change earlier Brian. The Orange Show does a Halloween event next weekend so our 4th Saturday event is moved to tonight. Should be fun, try your costume out early and get your dance on – in lovely San Bernardino (safe location within the AMF bowling alley by the way). Event post on Facebook at :

https://www.facebook.com/events/145948093025873/

Dancin’ Dave

Brian says:

Hi David,
OK, thanks for the update!
Best,
Brian

Debbie Christopher says:

I was coming to town and purchased two tickets for the cicada club halloween event, but now my date cancelled and I have 2 tickets I can no longer use. Do you know anywhere I can sell them, I’m looking to sell two tickets for the price of one (1).

Brian says:

Hi Debbie,

Ah, that sucks. Try posting your request here as well:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SwingDanceFriendsLA/

Best,
Brian

Jack says:

Hey friends ~ Please don’t overlook us.
Friday 10-26 from 9PM ’til 1AM at The Barkley, 1400 Huntington Dr. S. Pasadena.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2245225142415658

Brian says:

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

Jumpin’ Joz will be a Metro Pointe Shoppng Center Sat Oct 20th
(In the food court)
Great Music, Great Food, Great Dancing
http://www.metropointe.com/events-at-metro-pointe/
Free

Brian says:

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

Arthur White says:

Beginner Swing Dance classes are now being offered on Mondays, Oct 29-Nov 19, 7:30-9:00pm.

What will Lindy Hop Swing Beginner Class cover?
For some, partner dancing is a totally new experience so in the beginner class, we will focus on Fundamentals of Lead and Follow, Basic Swing Hold and Basic Swing Rhythm to get you dancing by the end of the first class!

As we progress, we’ll touch on dance posture and frame towards achieving great partner work. We’ll also work in basic 6 and 8 count figures. By the end of the 4th week, you’ll be able to do the Swing-Out and will be swing dancing on the dance floor!

First 10 people to register will be eligible for a 30min private class! Register at laswingdanceposse@gmail.com.

Brian says:

Thanks for posting Arthur!

Brian

Over $500. in total prizes at PBDA’s Halloween costume party dance, with Jonathan Stout & His Campus 5!

Brian says:

Looks great, thanks for posting this Tami!

Best,
Brian

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 above. For a quick guide to which swing dance venue is best for you, check out this article.

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