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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Friday, April 19th 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…


CLIFTON’S CAFETERIA – A MENAGERIE OF DELIGHTS

Clifton's Cafeteria

Clifton’s Cafeteria is a cafeteria, vintage bar, and kitschy “natural history museum” all rolled into one amazing multi-level building. It’s one of the last remaining vestiges of golden-age Los Angeles charm.





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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April 2019

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
 
1
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
2
Joe's Bar The 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
3
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!
4
Joe's Bar Maureen & the Mercury 5 concert and DJ Dr. Nate $15 8PM-midnight
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band at the courtyard
Lindy Groove DJs Hilary Alexander & Andrew Jose & Vicky Chan
5
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
6
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Cats Big Band and Kittens
UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom Dutch Newman Musical Melodians 7:30PM lessons, band 9-11:30PM FREE but donations accepted
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
7
UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom Great Gatsby 1920's Ball (6th Annual) 7-11PM FREE but donations requested
Joe's Bar Work In Progress featuring Woody Mankowski
8
Joe's Bar The Rolling Figs @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
9
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers at the courtyard
Joe's Bar The Fresh Rhythm
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
10
Pour Vous NO SWINGTRONIC TONIGHT
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
11
Ken Miller Rec Center Torrance Liz Holmes Retro Swing Band 1-3PM $12
Joe's Bar LA Shag Festival Pre-Party with James Intveld
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel & Vicky Chan
12
Original Mike's Santa Ana Carolyn Sills Combo (Western Swing) 7:30PM $10 and up
LA Shag Festival California Feetwarmers AND Holy Crow Jazz Band!!! $45 at door or get weekend pass
Downtown Disney Fabus Four & Ntle. Mendoza at the main stage
Cliftons Downtown La Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang! 10PM $10 cover after 10PM
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
13
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
LA Shag Festival Southwest Biscuit Company AND Candy Jacket Jazz Band!!! $45 at door or get weekend pass
Cliftons Downtown La Hot House Gang: Broadway Shakedown 10PM $10 cover after 9PM
PBDA Live Band
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
14
LA Shag Festival Lil Mo and the Dynaflos AND Carl Sonny Leyland Quartet plus Dave Stuckey!!! $45 at door or get weekend pass
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
15
Joe's Bar The Casey MacGill & John Reynolds All-Stars @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
16
Joe's Bar A Jay Wade and the Tennessee No. 09
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
17
Pour Vous NO SWINGTRONIC TONIGHT
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
18
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band at the courtyard
Joe's Bar PAULIE CERRA's Birthday Show
Lindy Groove DJs Grace Babbes & Andrew Jose & Vicky Chan
19
Barkley Big Butter Jazz Band 9PM-1AM. No cover, but please buy drinks.
Cliftons Downtown La Fabus Four w Natalie Hanna Mendoza! 10PM $10 cover after 10PM 21 and over only
Cliftons Downtown La Candy Jacket Jazz Band! 10PM $10 after 9PM 21 and over
Cicada Club The Jive Aces 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
20
Disney Fantasy Faire The Fresh Rhythm Big Band
PBDA Chester Whitmores Opus One Swing Orchestra Special Easter Fun! $20.
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
Third Saturday Swing DJ 8PM-1AM
21
Soho Dance La Bobby Barron featuring Valerie Peterson with guest instructors Ronnie and Kendall!! lesson 7PM, dancing till10:30PM $15
22
Joe's Bar Hedgehog Swing @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
23
Joe's Bar The Moontones
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
24
Rusty's Rhythm Club Danny Freyer & The Red Hot Flyers A Rusty's Debut!, 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
25
Joe's Bar Woody Mankowski & the Rumproller All-Stars
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel & Vicky Chan
26
Downtown Disney Fresh Rhythm Big Band at the main stage
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
27
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill's All Stars
The Eclectic Music Festival South Pasadena FREE city event from 3PM-10PM with multiple stages. 6:15PM-7:45PM is Dustbowl Revival!
PBDA Crown City Bombers (cd Release Party!) $20.
Cicada Club Chester Whitmore'scentral Ave. Revue 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
28
Gaslamp Long Beach Sylvia & The Rhythm Boys 5:30 lesson, 6:30 dancing till 9PM $12 cover
Original Mike's Santa Ana Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, The Moontones 1-5PM, $15 and up
Joe's Bar 4:00PM -- Don Scribner
29
Joe's Bar The Penny Matches @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
30
Joe's Bar The Southwest Biscuit Company
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
    

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Arthur White says:

More authentic lindy hop swing dance classes from Chester Whitmore, Lord of the Swing, for March 2019!

Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25. Beginner 7:30p-8:30p. Intermediate 8:30p-9:30p. 2501 West 237th St, Torrance 90505.

$60 for the series or $20 per class. Register at laswingdanceposse@gmail.com.

Anonymous says:

https://www.facebook.com/UnionStationLA/photos/gm.642090882891576/2309532809103842/?type=3

Brian says:

Doo-Wop and 60’s live music at Union Station on Valentine’s Day! Thanks, added to the Lindy Calendar!

Brian

All the RED in the room at PBDA’s Valentine’s Dance was amazing last Saturday Night! Stompy Jones is coming THIS Saturday Night, Feb. 16th!

Brian says:

Looks great, thanks for posting Tami!

Best,
Brian

Saturday, February 9, 2019 – You are invited to the 25th Anniversary party for Mora’s Modern Rhythmists thirteen-piece ensemble devoted to playing classic jazz and swing tunes of the 1920s and early 1930s. Using period arrangements and transcriptions from the original recordings, this group has established itself as one of the foremost interpreters of early big-band music.

DEAN MORA is a Los Angeles-born pianist whose interest in the 1920s and 1930s was forged early on as a child; when he was 11 years old, he watched the movie “The Sting”, and was instantly smitten with the cars, clothes, and music associated with the film.

After graduating from California State University, Northridge in the mid-1980s, Dean joined up with noted ragtime scholar Galen Wilkes’ Palm Leaf Ragtime Orchestra, and later on with another local ragtime group, The Magnetic Magtime Orchestra. In 1994 Dean decided to forge ahead into more “modern” music with the formation of his 1920s/1930s band, Mora’s Modern Rhythmists. The rest, they say, is history…

Details:
The Cicada Club
617 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
CicadaClub.com

Brian says:

Thanks for posting Maxwell! That should be a great event!

Best,
Brian

Bailey Dee’s Hillbilly Jazz Matinee

Chicago’s swingin’ Rock N’ Souler and Ruby Records recording artist – BAILEY DEE – found the rockabilly handbook and she reads it right! 
She comes out swinging with the ferocity of a young Etta James, the sweetness of Lorrie Collins, and the soulful swagger of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. 

Recently awarded Rockabilly Female of The Year by the Ameripolitan Music Association in Memphis, this young lady will surely show you what she’s been showing crowds all over the world; the love, respect and pure joy she brings to her vintage sound. 
Her impressive range and warm, rich voice will embrace you and put you in a spell, all while bringing a raw, edgy sound with her guitar. A not to miss up-and-comer!
A full band backs her featuring members of legendary R&B Chicagoan Andre Williams band plus Ashley Kingman, Kevin Stewart and Mando Dorame on sax.
Whether she is screaming on a rocker in a way that would make Jay Hawkins proud, or coaxing tears from jaded audiences with a pining ballad, Bailey Dee covers the spectrum with ease. 
Come see what the fuss is about with this THREE TIME AMERIPOLITAN NOMINEE and most recently the 2018 WINNER IN THE ROCKABILLY FEMALE CATEGORY.

Joining the Sunday matinee show are everybody’s favorite vintage R&B band – The MOONTONES.
Special appearance by Robby Ravenwood on ukelele.

Free parking, great menu. all ages, full bar and large dance floor!

This is a MATINEE SHOW FROM 1-5 pm

Valentines Day with James Intveld

Once a year, a special day for lovers rolls around… and it has become a Valentine Day tradition to enjoy an evening with James Intveld as he croons love songs, sings ballads and plays swing music.
This year, Original Mike’s beautiful new showroom hosts the popular event, complete with hardwood dance floor, a delectable prix fixe menu – and an early start time so everybody can enjoy James on a Thursday.
As an added bonus, James will personally deliver a red rose to all ladies in attendance while he sings to each and every one.
The band is a special combo of his Swing Sinners and his Honky Tonk Palominos that we call “The Swinging Palominos.”
Make reservations now for this annual chance to dance and romance!
Here is what the $20 prix fixe dinner includes:
2 Dinner salads w/ Champagne dressing
Baby greens w/ walnuts & cheese
Choice of:
Ribeye w/ mashed potatoes and gravy w/ veggies
OR
Salmon with white rice and veggies
Dessert: Brownie a la mode
PLUS 2 Complimentary Champagnes
Please order one per person in your party. (optional dinner menu – veggie option also available onsite – there will be an appetizer menu available as well)


Big Band “Swing Thing” and MORE!
March 8, 2019 – 7 p.m., Saddleback College McKinney Theatre
28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo
Come party and dance on the McKinney Theatre stage with the Saddleback College Big Band as they recreate authentic Swing Era music from the 1930s through the 1950s under the swingin’ direction of Joey Sellers in this special showcase event. Dancing! Drinks! Food! Fun!
$25 per/person
http://www.saddleback.edu/arts
(949) 582-4565

Brian says:

Hi Janet,

Thanks, I’ve added your event to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

Valentine’s Dance, Wear Red! Special Valentine’s festivities and FUN! Couples & Singles of ALL ages.

Brian says:

Thanks for posting Tami!

Best,
Brian

The Cicada Club has given Jack’s Cats the night off tonite, Sunday, Feb. 3rd! (Can’t fight So. Cal. rain and the Super Bowl.) But c’mon and jump on the Jack’s Cats bandwagon at the Cicada on Thursday 2/7 and for the rest of our scheduled nights in February.
P.S. Thanks to the incredible dancers (and non-dancing listeners too!) who made our first two nights of our residency truly amazing!

Brian says:

Thanks for posting Jack! Glad your residency at the Cicada has started out so strong!

Best,
Brian

Wear the Logo or the Colors of your favorite Sports team THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at PBDA! It’s Sports Night with The Tim Gill All-Stars Big Band & special Sports themed fun!

Hi Brian and Juliann,

We have a fun swing dance event coming up on the Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa this Valentine’s Day. Swing Under the Stars will be from 6-9pm on February 14th featuring Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang as well as free East Coast swing classes. Our address is 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Here is the event page: https://scfta.org/events/2019/swing-under-the-stars-free

Here is the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2316754498557426/

Thanks,
Patrick
____________________________________
Patrick McCormic
Marketing Associate, Institutional
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
T (714) 556-2122 x 4587 E pmccormic@scfta.org

Brian says:

Hi Patrick,

Thanks for posting! This looks amazing! I’ve added it to the Lindy Calendar.

Best,
Brian

Mark A. says:

Here are the details for Chester’s class. (sorry for the multiple posts)

Brian says:

Hi Mark,

Thanks for posting!

Best,
Brian

Arthur Whte says:

Wanted to let you know about an awesome opportunity to learn from the Master himself, Chester Whitmore. He will be teaching the beginner and intermediate classes for the month of February. Classes will be held on Mondays, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25. Beginner is from 7:30p-8:30p and Intermediate will be from 8:30p-9:30p. Classes will be held at 2501 West 237th St, Torrance, CA 90505.

For those that don’t know Chester, he is a renowned Lindy Hop instructor, who has taught at many different places outside of California and outside of the United States. So we are very fortunate to have him in our own backyard to teach us for a very discounted rate.

Classes will cost $50 for the series (4 classes, 1 hour each) or $20 per class. There is also a special student rate (high school, college) which is $12.50 per class. Please pass this information around if you know anybody who is interested in learning how to swing dance.

Please email to register. Thank you for your support.

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