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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Saturday, May 25th 2019

LINDY HOP STOP

Lindy Hop Stop

If you are looking for a wide variety of fun music to dance to, then this is the place for you. Big band, rock and roll, jump blues and of course some Frank, Dean and Louis. Lindy Hop Stop has a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere and equally nice people to dance with. Good for Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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May 2019

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1
Joe's Bar James Intveld
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!
2
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
Joe's Bar Mark Luvman Pender
Lindy Groove DJs Melissa Marzigliano & Grace Babbes & Vicky Chan
3
Union Station DTLA 80th Birthday Celebration with the California Feetwarmers 1-2:30PM, New Recessionaires 3-4 and 5-6PM! FREE!
Downtown Disney Phat Cat Swinger
Cliftons Downtown La Big Butter Jazz Band! $10 after 10PM 21 and over only
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
4
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
Union Station DTLA Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang! 3:30-4:30PM FREE!
Cliftons Downtown La Holy Crow Jazz Band $10 after 9PM 21 and over only
PBDA Live Band
5
Joe's Bar Lil' Herman's Big Top Hat
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
6
Joe's Bar The Benny Brydern Quartet @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
7
Joe's Bar Crown City Bombers - Album Release Show!
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
8
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
9
Joe's Bar Switchblade 3
Lindy Groove DJs Andrew Jose & Vicky Chan
10
Downtown Disney Alpha Rhythm Kings
Cliftons Downtown La Holy Crow Jazz Band $10 after 10PM 21 and over
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
11
Disney Fantasy Faire Dave Eastly's Swingtown
Altadena Library Aileen Quinn and the Leapin' Lizards 6:30-8:30PM all-ages, FREE!
Third Saturday Swing Second Saturday this month! DJ 8PM-1AM $10 or $4 after 11PM
Cliftons Downtown La Holy Crow Jazz Band $10 after 9PM 21 and over
PBDA Live Band
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
12
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
13
Joe's Bar Holy Crow Jazz Band @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
14
Joe's Bar The Big Butter Jazz Band
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
15
Downtown Disney She Sings She Swings
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
16
The Down & Out DTLA Swingrowers at the Downtown Swing Out
Joe's Bar Morganfield Burnett & Da Blues
Lindy Groove DJs Kelly Young & Juan Cuadra & Vicky Chan
17
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
18
Catalina Island Avalon Ball 6PM-10PM - Dance in historic Casino Ballroom to Dean Mora Orchestra $60 ADSLA Members $75 GA
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill's All Stars
Third Saturday Swing DARK TONIGHT! MOVED TO SECOND SATURDAY THIS MONTH
Burbank Holiday Inn Casting Call Lounge Crown City Bombers 9PM No cover, but please buy drinks
Temple Israel of Hollywood California Feetwarmers! 8PM $15
PBDA Flattop Tom & His Jump Cats $20.
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
19
UC Irvine Student Center Mystery Murder Swing Lindy Party! 6-10PM with lesson and social dancing $10
Soho Dance La Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang! Lesson 6:30, band 8-10:30PM $15
Cicada Club Maria Elena Infantino 8 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
Joe's Bar 6pm - Jonny Whiteside presents The Messaround
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
20
Lindy Hop Stop Crown City Bombers 8PM
Joe's Bar The California Feetwarmers @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
21
Joe's Bar Doa Oxford
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
22
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
23
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
Joe's Bar Work in Progress featuring Woody Mankowski
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel & Vicky Chan
24
Downtown Disney Fabus Four featuring Natalie Mendoza
PBDA Special Friday dance with Douglas Roegiers & the Lucky 7 to kick off World Lindy Hop Weekend 7PM lesson, dancing 8-11:30PM $20
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
25
Disney Fantasy Faire The Side Street Swing Orchestra
PBDA The Jonathan Stout Swing Orchestra! lesson 7:30PM, dance 8-11:30PM $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
26
Gaslamp Long Beach Swing Night with Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys 5-9PM $12 cover
Joe's Bar 3PM: Six String Showdown: A Blues Guitar Celebration
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
27
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
28
Joe's Bar The Blue Rhythm 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
29
Rusty's Rhythm Club Bobby Barron & His Swing Thing Band Featuring Grace Fae, 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
30
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers (courtyard)
Joe's Bar Woody Mankowski with the Rumproller All-Stars
Lindy Groove DJs TBA & Vicky Chan
31
Downtown Disney Fresh Rhythm Big Band
Cicada Club Jack's Catsvintage Swing Band 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
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
 

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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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