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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Wednesday, January 23rd 2019

ATOMIC BALLROOM FULLERTON GETS THE RUG PULLED OUT FROM UNDER THEM

Atomic Ballroom Fullerton

In a surprising and disappointing development, Shesha and Nikki Marvin announced yesterday that they are being forced to close the newly-opened ATOMIC Ballroom Fullerton effective today due to the landlord transitioning the lease to the CF Dance Academy, the children’s dance school on the third floor of the same building. ATOMIC Ballroom Fullerton opened just Continue Reading…


WEEKLY SWING MUSIC IS COMING TO THE CICADA CLUB IN 2019!

Jack's Cats at the Cicada Club

In exciting news, Jack’s Cats has announced that they’re starting a three-night-per-week residency at the elegant Cicada Restaurant, one of the most authentic Art Deco venues in Los Angeles, and one of my personal favorite places to dance! Their nights will be part of Maxwell de Mille’s Cicada Club and will start on January 31st, Continue Reading…


A SWING DANCER’S BUCKET LIST

Camp Hollywood 2013

Here is a bucket list for LA/OC Swing dancers. No, I haven’t done all of these, but I figure it’s a good list to strive for. How many have you done? Check the boxes and see your percentage below! You can check off a few of these items this weekend at Camp Hollywood! 1. Take Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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January 2019

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
  
1
Our FB page is LA Lindy Hop Please see our Events list on LA Lindy Hop for swing bands' FB events!
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
Joe's Bar HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Joe's is open but no show tonight!)
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
2
Pour Vous Swingtronic with Gareth Price & The Nifty Heelers 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy drinks
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
3
Joe's Bar Roy Wilson & the Buzzards
Lindy Groove DJs Augie Freeman & Melissa Marzigliano & Vicky Chan
4
Downtown Disney Fabus 4 W/ Natalie Mendoza
Cliftons Downtown La The Moontones 10:30PM, beginner swing class at 9:15PM, no cover but please buy drinks
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
5
Disney Fantasy Faire The Side Street Swing Orchestra
Cliftons Downtown La Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang $10 after 10PM
PBDA Live Band
6
Joe's Bar Art Fein presents the 34th Annual Elvis Presley Birthday Show
7
Joe's Bar Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang @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
8
Joe's Bar Atomic Roots 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
9
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!
10
Joe's Bar THE BBB featuring Bernie Dresel
Lindy Groove DJs Grace Babbes, Kelly Young & Vicky Chan
11
The Petroleum Club Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys 7PM lesson, live music 8-10:30PM $10 cover
The Mixx Pasadena Crown City Bombers 8:30PM-12:30AM. No cover, but please buy drinks
Downtown Disney Fresh Rhythm Big Band
Cliftons Downtown La Bob Parins Sextet 10PM-12:30AM no cover but please buy drinks
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
12
Bee's Knees Speakeasy Mission Viejo Got That Swing! 6:30 lesson, dancing until 9:30PM $15 all ages
Disney Fantasy Faire Dave Eastly's Swingtown
Joe's Bar Retro Relief 2! 7PM-1AM, Moontones, Dave & Deke, Southwest Biscuit Co., Unholy 4, Alex Ridio, Seatbelt, Packrats - Donate what you can for fire vi..
Original Mike's Santa Ana The Sleepwalkers, Abby Girl 7:30PM $10 and up
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
13
Original Mike's Santa Ana Hillbilly Jazz w/Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, The Moontones 2-6PM $15 and up
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
14
Joe's Bar The California Feetwarmers @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
15
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
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
16
Strutter's Ball The Grand Slam Sextet! Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight $15?
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band, Beginner & Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
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!
17
Joe's Bar Closed Thursday for filming
Lindy Groove Official Cal Bal Pre-Party
18
Downtown Disney Phat Cat Swinger
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach California Balboa Classic weekend Jan 18-21
Torrance Cultural Arts Center Jack's Cats 7:30PM $33
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
19
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Cats Big Band and Kittens
Cliftons Downtown La Phat Cat Swinger 10PM-12:30AM $10 after 10PM
NO Third Saturday Swing this month See you at TSS in Feb!
Torrance Cultural Arts Center Jack's Cats 7:30PM $33
PBDA Live Band
20
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley
SOHO Dance West LA Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang $15 7-10PM
Joe's Bar 6pm - Jonny Whiteside presents The Messaround
21
Joe's Bar John Reynolds @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
22
Downtown Disney Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang
Joe's Bar Joey Heredia Annual NAMM Jam (no swing show tonight)
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
23
Pour Vous Swingtronic! with Holy Crow Jazz Band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy drinks
Rusty's Rhythm Club Carl Sonny Leyland , 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
24
Joe's Bar Woody Mankowski & the Rumproller All-Stars
Lindy Groove DJs TBA & Vicky Chan
25
Do Something Blue 12 year Anniversary Party! lesson 8:30PM, dancing til 1AM $10
The Yost Santa Ana Jamie James & the Kingbees, the Rockin Rebels, Chris Casello 7PM $10 and up
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
26
Disney Fantasy Faire Phat Cat Swinger
Burbank Holiday Inn Casting Call Lounge Crown City Bombers 8:30PM - No cover, but please buy drinks
UCLA 19th Annual 1930's Swing Night at KGS 8pm-12am
LACMA Dapper Day and Swinging Soiree with DJ Professor Watson! 7-10PM free but see site for details
PBDA Chester Whitmore & His Opus One Swing Orchestra $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
27
Cicada Club Gunhild Carling 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $30 BYOP
Joe's Bar Work in Progress Blue Edition featuring Tita Hutchison
28
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
29
Joe's Bar Bobby Barron and the Swing Thing Band featuring Kat Kennedy (of the Starlite Sisters) w/ John Spazz Hatton
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
30
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
31
Troubadour Lizzy @ the Triggermen 7PM $15 adance, $20 door
The Troubadour Lizzy & The Triggermen $15 advance $20 day of show 7PM doors
Cicada Club Jack's Cats Swing Quintet 8 PM THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL! BYOP
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel & Vicky Chan
  

POST FLYERS, UPDATES, COMMENTS HERE!

Post your event flyers and updates here! Dancers, feel free to comment about an event! Jump to comment form. - Brian

Reader Comments

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!

identicon 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.

identicon 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

identicon 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!

identicon 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

identicon 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).

identicon 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

identicon 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

identicon 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.

identicon 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!

identicon Brian says:

Looks great, thanks for posting this Tami!

Best,
Brian

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