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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Saturday, March 23rd 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…


2005 CAMP HOLLYWOOD DVD OPENER

 With Camp Hollywood, around the corner, I have posted their DVD opener from 2005. I love seeing how today’s moves are inspired by and dedicated to preserving what the dancers did in the 30’s and 40’s. See you there! – Brian





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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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/

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!

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.

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.

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

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!

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/

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.

Brian says:

Thanks for posting Arthur! – Brian

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