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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Monday, May 20th 2019

CRAZY SWING AERIALS!

This is a random video I found on YouTube from 2007 but it has a good assortment of aerials… Love the helicopter at about 5 minutes (towards the end).





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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May 2019

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
   
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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Arthur White says:

This is too good to pass up!

Wanna learn from Chester Whitmore before he leaves for Europe to teach?

Look no further! Learn the basics of Lindy Hop from Chester Whitmore in our own backyard. He will be teaching a 4-week basic and a 4-week intermediate class on Mondays, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25.

Register at laswingdanceposse@gmail.com now.

Anonymous says:

This is too good to pass up!

Wanna learn from Chester Whitmore before he leaves for Europe to teach?

Look no further! Learn the basics of Lindy Hop from Chester Whitmore in our own backyard. He will be teaching a 4-week basic and a 4-week intermediate class on Mondays, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25.

Register at laswingdanceposse@gmail.com now.

It’s a Polka Dot Party This Saturday Night at PBDA!

Big Butter Jazz Band has a great & unique vintage sound! Always fun!

Demetre is an amazing Dancer & a great teacher too! This will be a FUN West Coast Swing Workshop & Dance!

Dear South-bay friends: Jack’s Cats is kicking off the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation’s Studio Cabaret Series at the George Nakano on Theater Jan. 18 & 19. A great chance to really hear — and dance to — what the Cats can do. (Good eats too!)

Details and tickets:
https://torrancearts.org/jacks-cats

Brian says:

From Glenn Tesler:

Phat Cat Swinger is at Disneyland, Paradise Gardens Park, every day from a week ago, Dec. 20, through Jan. 8.
Their schedule format is tedious. Dates are on the band’s website, but w/o times:
https://www.phatcatswinger.com/tour

On Disneyland’s website, you have to check each day individually.
https://disneyland.disney.go.com/entertainment/disney-california-adventure/phat-cat-swinger
Click on the date within that page to change to other days. Going one date at a time gives this for the remaining dates:
Dec. 28, 29, 30: 8:15pm, 9:15pm
Dec. 31: 8pm, 9:05pm, 10:45pm
Jan. 1-5: 7:15pm, 8:15pm
Jan. 6 & 7: 8:15pm, 9:15pm
Jan. 8: 8:15pm, 9:15pm

After that series, the band’s website link above also lists additional dates & times at Disneyland and Clifton’s (you have to click the link on each individual event for the time and other details)

Glenn

Chester Whitmore, Lord of the Swing, is teaching his Flow workshop. Register and pay (paypal) at laswingdanceposse@gmail.com

This Saturday Night, Dec. 29th, at PBDA! Join in on the fun!

Hello Brian,

Thank you for informing your readers (by posting at your calendar) that the Ballroom Dance Club at UCLA is hosting it’s 19th Annual 1930’s Swing Night feat. Swing Inc. (ten piece band) on Saturday Jan. 26, 2019, 8 p.m.-Midnight at UCLA Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon (Celebrating the 88th Anniversary of the UCLA student union’s 1931 grand opening). Free Admission. RSVP Requested to ballroom@ucla.edu Donations Welcome. Schedule: 7:45pm Doors Open; 8pm-9pm Swing Dance Lessons with James & Cynthia (Club/Event Co-Founders); 9pm-12am Three music sets. During the band breaks there will be other music presentations. To help pay for the room rental fees (including the new overtime fees), and professional band with singers. Annual Membership/Donations Welcome with Ballroom Dance Club at UCLA. Annual Membership includes 50 Nights of Free Dance Lessons, plus many parties featuring professional bands. http://www.ballroom2.wix.com/BDCIFDCatUCLA

Brian says:

Thanks for this info!
Best,
Brian

Join in the fun at PBDA this Saturday Night, Dec. 22nd!

Brian says:

Thanks for posting Tami! – Brian

Don’t miss the NON-Holiday event of the season — Jack’s Cats’ Annual “It Ain’t A Holiday Concert” Concert — Dec. 28th at the Barkley.

Brian says:

Thanks for posting Jack! Event added to the Lindy Calendar!

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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