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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…


LINDYGROOVE

Lindygroove

This is the largest and most popular weekly Swing dance event in Southern California (and perhaps the whole country?). It is the place to go swing dancing on Thursday nights. People drive from as far away as San Diego and Santa Barbara to dance at LindyGroove on a normal night. There are plenty of people to Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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January 2019

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
  
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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

Rick Joswick says:

Jumpin’ Joz will be at Metro Pointe Shopping Center this Friday December 14th from 6:30-9:30. Great dancing, Great listening, Great food and Free. Michael Lai and Olivia and their dancers will be there so there are plenty of people to dance with.

901 S Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

More Info: http://www.metropointe.com/events-at-metro-pointe/

identicon Brian says:

Thanks Rick, added to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

PBDA is road-tripping to Monrovia with Aileen Quinn & The Leapin’ Lizards this Saturday Night, Dec. 8th. It’s a special “Tinsel Hop” event at The Monrovia Community Ctr., 119 W. Palm Ave. Join PBDA THERE this Saturday Night!

identicon Brian says:

Hi Tami,

Thanks for posting this! Added to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Lindy Hop Stop on Monday, December 31st. $10 admission includes a Champagne toast at midnight, hats and party favors.

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Teresa! I added the event to the Lindy Calendar.

Brian

James Intveld’s 2 holiday shows in Orange County:
Sunday Dec. 16
http://bit.ly/HONKY-TONK-CHRISTMAS at Original Mike’s, 100 S Main in Santa Ana – newly remodeled with big hardwood dance floor, private booths and new restaurant seating.
Includes James Intveld & the Honky Tonk Palominos, The Moontones and Ramblin’ James & The Billyboppers plus Ashley Kingman from Big Sandy! It’s a matinee from 1-6 pm w free parking, all ages, and a beautiful menu.

http://bit.ly/JAMES-INTVELD-Pre-NYE-party
James Intveld and His Swing Sinners perform on this Pre-New Years Eve party for those who want to avoid the chaos of NYE.
Sunday Dec. 30 at Campus Jax near John Wayne airport at 3950 Campus Dr. Newport Beach.
Also features Johnny & Jaalene with Kid Ramos. 8 pm w free parking, all ages, and a beautiful menu.

Kirk Ryde says:

Hey everybody! I’m excited for the Los Angeles premiere of my doc “Swing Dance Party” at the Culver City Film Festival on 12/5 Wednesday at 7:30pm at the Cinemark 18 & XD two weeks from today!

This film chronicles the musical journey of Jumpin’ Joz (Rick Joswick) the world’s preeminent swing drummer and a driving force on the Southern California swing scene for over three decades. Joz was at the forefront of the “swing dance revival” here in Los Angeles, starting his swing band in 1983 after coming to LA from Illinois where he was in a college rock & roll band called The One Eyed Jacks which included such talents as hit songwriter Tom Kelly, music producer/superviser Budd Carr, and composer/producer Barry Fasman, and was the first band ever booked by Irving Azoff.

Thanks to the fine musicianship of Jumpin’ Joz, Michael Carr, Barry Pohlmann, Dan “Triple” Lutz, Jerry Moore, Robert Kyle and Michael Uhler, “Swing Dance Party” won Best Soundtrack at the AOF Megafest in Las Vegas last August. I can’t wait for this LA premiere!

This film was shot on location at Rusty’s Rhythm Club, Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association, Don Roberto’s Swing Den (hey Rob that’s you!) and in the swingin’ city of Los Angeles. Did you know that West Coast Swing is the official state dance of California? You’ll see some of it in this film! #swingmusic fans and #swingdancers come to the theater and see a great story, and let’s all get some pics together on the red carpet before the screening. Hope to see you all there! #filmfestival

Tix here (scroll down to “Swing Dance Party”): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/culver-city-film-festival-tick…

Last minute gig addition!
Jack’s Cats’ debut appearance at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill
At long last, we’re looking forward to making new friends at this favorite hang.

Arthur White says:

Only 3 days away!!

Dances, classes, and the LA Swing Dance Posse performing Fri Nov 30 and Sat Dec 1
Vivas Danci and the Central Avenue Dancers performing as well.

Norma Miller, Chazz Young and Chester Whitmore will be in attendance for this Birthday Bash at PBDA.

Once in a lifetime event. See you there!

http://www.pasadenaballroomdance.com

Arthur White says:

Here’s a description of the instructors at the Birthday Bash.

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Arthur!

Brian

Hi Brian and Juliann,
We would love to get our annual event added to your calendar again!!
Planes of Fame Hangar Dance & WWII Warbird Party
Featuring Tim Gill
Saturday, March 9, 2019
7 pm to Midnight
Planes of Fame Air Museum
Chino, CA 91710

identicon Brian says:

Hi Kristen, OK, added to the calendar!

Best,
Brian

Join us for the Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Party at Lindy Hop Stop with Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys! Monday, December 3rd.

Anonymous says:

There is no swing dancing at the Culver Hotel tonight, Thanksgiving. We turned up at 6:15pm and was told there’s some kind of quiet jazz music at 8pm. Not sure if that’s danceable.

Anonymous says:

Ok we found a speakeasy Seventy7 lounge across the street from Culver Hotel down the alley and the owner is playing cool swing music for us dance to. Happy thanksgiving!

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for letting me know, and glad you found an alternative! It was supposed to be outside adjacent to the hotel. Did you look there?

Brian

Anonymous says:

yes we did. there was no dancing outside :-(

The OLIVIA K HARRIS COMBO is BACK at Swingtronic this Wednesday 11/21 at 10pm!!! Come get your Pre-Thanksgiving Swing Dance on!!! This will be a party :) Dance your way into Thanksgiving Day!
Link to Event- https://www.facebook.com/events/337119967081572/

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Olivia! – Brian

LA Swing Dance Posse will be performing at the Swingin’ Birthday Bash at PBDA. Norma Miller, Chaz Young, and Chester Whitmore will be in attendance.

Come out and join us for this special 2-day event, as we will be performing on both nights (Nov 30, Dec 1).

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet Norma Miller, Chaz Young, and Chester Whitmore!

There will also be 2 days of Jazz and Swing workshops and dances.

identicon Brian says:

Thanks for posting Arthur! – Brian

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