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LOCAL SWING DANCE NEWS ON Saturday, May 25th 2019

THE LINDY LOFT

The Lindy Loft featuring Jonathan Stout

Swing dance instructors Dax and Sarah have created a really cool, unique dance studio in Downtown L.A. featuring killer views and 1000 sq. ft. sprung floor.  They have once-a-month Friday Vintage Rhythm Nights featuring top-notch live bands like Dave Stuckey and Jonathan Stout. Check the SwingDance.LA calendar for lineup. There’s a lesson included with entry from 8-9PM, and 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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Sunday March 24 at Original Mike’s Santa Ana

Deke & The Whippersnappers make their official debut as a new band!
Deke Dickerson, Amber Fox and Abby Girl & the Real Deal matinee dance show 1-5 pm

Hi Brian,
Please add the LA Shag Festival night dances to your calendar! Single night tickets are available in advance for a discount. Our lineup is:
Friday, April 12: California Feetwarmers AND Holy Crow Jazz Band
Saturday, April 13: Southwest Biscuit Company AND Candy Jacket Jazz Band
Sunday, April 14: Lil’ Mo and the Dynaflos AND Carl Sonny Leyland Quartet plus Dave Stuckey

Brian says:

Hi Cheryl,

Done, thanks for the reminder!!

Best,
Brian

Jerry Cole says:

I live in Long Beach. Thanks to this Calendar, I discovered the Louis Prima, Jr. show/dance in Bellflower on March 21 at 7pm ($20). Anyone thinking of going?

That is operated by Stellar Shows who also have Western Swing bands at Original Mike’s in Santa Ana – next two are March 23 and 24. https://www-stellarshows-net.seatengine.com/calendar Anyone want to meet me there for either of those shows?

Note: Western Swing (hot) is NOT West Coast Swing (boring) – it’s Country Swing – you can do your East Coast moves.

Brian says:

Hi Jerry,

Totally agree about Western Swing (yes!) vs. West Coast Swing (no).

Brian

Thanks for the notice that Stellar Shows is bringing in plenty of western swing to the OC, in addition to Louis Prima Jr. this Thursday.

On Sun. March 24 is Deke Dickerson’s new western swing band Deke & The Whippersnappers debuting at our Hillbilly Jazz matinee series at Original Mike’s in the Arts District of Santa Ana. Also appearing are Amber Foxx plus Abby Girl & The Real Deal. 1-5 pm. Deke was just named Musician of the Year by the Ameripolitan in Memphis.

Before that, this Tuesday 3/19 the Quebe Sisters bring their progressive western swing to Campus Jax in Newport Beach.

And on Friday April 12, Ameripoliitan’s 2018 Western Swing band of the year comes to Original Mike’s: The Carolyn Sills Comb plus Lil Sue & the Cowtippers.

April 28 is Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys plus the Moontones and Adrianna Marie Blues Band.

All shows feature a dinner menu, cabaret seating, free parking, all ages – and a hardwood dance floor.

Don’t call the venue – just go to http://www.StellarShows.net for a whole lot more. – Christopher 714-809-6146

Brian says:

Thanks for posting Christopher!

I’ve added these to the calendar except for the Big Sandy show – I couldn’t find a link for that one. Let me know when you have it.

Thanks,
Brian

Anonymous says:

Great! That you’ve decided that Western Swing can/should be included here. I hope to go to many of them, especially since Santa Ana is close to me. If anyone’s going, let me know…

Jerry Cole says:

Anonymous is me. Just getting the hang of it.

Saturday, July 13th: BEE’S KNEES SPEAKEASY & SWING DANCE featuring GOT THAT SWING!

A taste of what you’re in for!
https://youtu.be/grk4zCij-EU
And our mini promo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td77cENel_I
Alec’s dance email list signup link: http://eepurl.com/uMs-9
Come see Grace and Alec leading the band through lots of gorgeous tunes!

BEE’S KNEES SPEAKEASY & SWING DANCE featuring GOT THAT SWING!, hosted by the city of Mission Viejo!!!
https://www.facebook.com/MissionViejoLife/
Made possible by the Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts
https://www.facebook.com/MVFriendsoftheArts/

The Bee’s Knees Speakeasy & Swing Dance is a LIVE BAND Swing dance with the theatrics of Alec Marken’s Prohibition Era ingredients! Please RSVP “GOING”, SHARE WIDELY, and INVITE YOUR SO-CAL CONTACTS!

ALL AGES WELCOME

Saturday 7/13/19
Beginner Swing dance lesson: 6:30pm
Live music and dancing 7-9:30pm
$15 for adults, cash only (most live band Swing shows are $15 to $30 AND IN L.A., so this is a steal!)
KID FRIENDLY! Children 10 & under: $10
Beer and wine (and snacks) available, bring your ID!
Food and beverages brought to you by Friends Of The Arts: a 501c3 which supports arts in Mission Viejo! This event is made possible by the Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts:
https://www.facebook.com/MVFriendsoftheArts/

At the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center:
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
HUGE DANCE FLOOR!!!
Coming from Marguerite, continue up La Paz, turn LEFT onto Veterans Way, and proceed to the end, arriving at the long parking lot!

Live band GOT THAT SWING!
https://www.facebook.com/GOT-THAT-SWING-1438212619765560/
Plus Prohibition era theatrics w/Alec Marken & friends!

Hosted By:
City of Mission Viejo
Friends Of The Arts: a 501c3 which supports arts in Mission Viejo
https://www.facebook.com/MVFriendsoftheArts/

Produced by Alec Marken
http://www.alecmarken.com
Swing Avec Alec: http://www.facebook.com/SwingAvecAlec

Our lovely Grace Fae’s professional page:
https://www.facebook.com/GraceFaeOfficial

Show Mission Viejo that you want this event to continue! If YOU come out and support an amazing event/experience like this, it may continue. Give yourself, and everyone else in SoCal, the possibility of experiencing the Bee’s Knees again in Mission Viejo! Join us, and tell EVERYONE you know in SoCal, who has any appreciation for Swing music, a live Swing band, and a spacious dance floor!

Bee’s Knees Speakeasy & Swing Dance featuring Got That Swing!
A taste of what you’re in for!
https://youtu.be/grk4zCij-EU
And our mini promo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td77cENel_I
Alec’s dance email list signup link: http://eepurl.com/uMs-9
Come see Grace and Alec leading the band through lots of gorgeous tunes!

BEE’S KNEES SPEAKEASY & SWING DANCE featuring GOT THAT SWING!, hosted by the city of Mission Viejo!!!
https://www.facebook.com/MissionViejoLife/
Made possible by the Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts
https://www.facebook.com/MVFriendsoftheArts/

The Bee’s Knees Speakeasy & Swing Dance is a LIVE BAND Swing dance with the theatrics of Alec Marken’s Prohibition Era ingredients! Please RSVP “GOING”, SHARE WIDELY, and INVITE YOUR SO-CAL CONTACTS!

ALL AGES WELCOME

Saturday 7/13/19
Beginner Swing dance lesson: 6:30pm
Live music and dancing 7-9:30pm
$15 for adults, cash only (most live band Swing shows are $15 to $30 AND IN L.A., so this is a steal!)
KID FRIENDLY! Children 10 & under: $10
Beer and wine (and snacks) available, bring your ID!
Food and beverages brought to you by Friends Of The Arts: a 501c3 which supports arts in Mission Viejo! This event is made possible by the Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts:
https://www.facebook.com/MVFriendsoftheArts/

At the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center:
24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
HUGE DANCE FLOOR!!!
Coming from Marguerite, continue up La Paz, turn LEFT onto Veterans Way, and proceed to the end, arriving at the long parking lot!

Live band GOT THAT SWING!
https://www.facebook.com/GOT-THAT-SWING-1438212619765560/
Plus Prohibition era theatrics w/Alec Marken & friends!

Hosted By:
City of Mission Viejo
Friends Of The Arts: a 501c3 which supports arts in Mission Viejo
https://www.facebook.com/MVFriendsoftheArts/

Produced by Alec Marken
http://www.alecmarken.com
Swing Avec Alec: http://www.facebook.com/SwingAvecAlec

Our lovely Grace Fae’s professional page:
https://www.facebook.com/GraceFaeOfficial

Show Mission Viejo that you want this event to continue! If YOU come out and support an amazing event/experience like this, it may continue. Give yourself, and everyone else in SoCal, the possibility of experiencing the Bee’s Knees again in Mission Viejo! Join us, and tell EVERYONE you know in SoCal, who has any appreciation for Swing music, a live Swing band, and a spacious dance floor!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Danielle O’Neill or Christina Coffey
740 E. Green Street,
Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
Phone: (818) 415-8695 or (818) 326-6394
Email: westernswingout@gmail.com
Website: http://www.westernswingout.com
Date: May 24th-27th, 2019

Western Swing Out, Memorial Day Weekend in Tehachapi, CA

Tehachapi, CA – May 24th – 27th, 2019 – Denimbelle and Up & Up Productions presents the third annual Western Swing Out Weekender. Three days and three nights of live music, fashion and dancing of the vintage 1930s-1950s era. Dance Classes Taught by Dave Frutos and Kim Clever, & Stephen Sayer and Corinne.

20 Live Bands, 6 DJ’s Spinning Vinyl, 10 Vintage Vendors, Couples Dancing, Best Dressed Competition, Swing Dance Classes, Classic Car Show, Memorial Day Parade & Picnic, Beer Garden, Best Boots Contest, Whiskey Tasting, Vintage Western Fashion Show, Jive vs. Lindy Contest, And Much Much More!

Friday Evening Kicks off the weekend with a meet and greet that includes Live music Performances, a DJed record Hop, cocktails and dancing.
Saturday is a full day and Night of swing dance classes, Vintage Western Fashion Show, Best Dressed Competition, Best Boots Competition, and Live Music Performances, DJed Record Hop, Cocktails and Dancing!

Sunday Kicks off our First Annual Vintage Classic car and Motorcycle show! It includes Four Live Music Performances, Swing Dance Classes, Whiskey Tasting, DJed Record Hop, Cocktails and Dancing. Sunday evening continues for full weekend pass holders with More lives Performances, the Lindy Vs Jive Competition, DJed record hop, cocktails and Dancing.

Monday wraps up the event at the Philip Marx Gazebo in the Park. Live music and vintage picnicing until 6pm

Website http://www.westernswingout.com has a full list of bands, times and location addresses for the entire event.

Ticket prices start at $45 for a car show only ticket and $159 for the full weekend pass.

For Sponsorship, Press Info or advertising opportunities Contact Danielle O’Neill (Contact Info Listed Above)

Brian says:

Awesome, thanks for posting Christina!
Best,
Brian

Brian says:

By the way, if you’d like to write a guest blog post about this event (i.e.,, what it’s like to attend, what activities there will be, bands, etc.) I’d be glad to work with you on that and publish it on this site!

Brian

Virginia says:

Hi there everybody!

My name is Virginia, I am coming from Spain, Europe, and will be in LA area during a few weeks, arriving tomorrow March, 7!!!
I would looooove to go to some social dance.
Please, for this upcoming weekend, where could I go?? I dance Lindy Hop (follower and leader), Balboa, Rock and Roll, some Shag and some Blues….hahaha
Also maybe I could help in your March 30 class, I have been dancing for 5 years now and I have some (little) experience teaching.
Well, I hope to meet people around!!
Best regards,

Brian says:

Hi Virgina,

Welcome to LA! We’ve got a ton of swing dance events here! Unfortunately one of my favorite weekend venues, Clifton’s, is on hiatus for dancing right now. But, other venues that I like are Lindygroove on Thursdays, Pour Vous and Rusty’s on Wednesdays, Joe’s Bar on Mondays, and Third Saturday Swing and PBDA on Saturdays.

More info here:
https://www.swingdance.la/the-best-swing-dance-venues/

You can also try joining this group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SwingDanceFriendsLA/

Best,
Brian

Anna says:

Inspiration weekend in Fullerton is March 1st-3rd

Brian says:

Hi Anna,

Wow, how did I miss that??? Thanks for letting me know! Added to the Lindy Calendar!

Best,
Brian

Arthur White says:

Learn some history with your Lindy Hop techniques with Chester A Whitmore!

Brian says:

Thanks for posting Arthur!
– Brian

Dancer says:

Tonight (3/1) and 3/8 Downtown Disney – Jazz Cartel (Curtis Perry, former lead singer of Phat Cat!)

Phat Cat on a bunch of nights this month at California Food & Wine Fest in Disneyland (California Adventure, I believe).

Be sure to check out the FB group for Disney Park Dance Bands- lots of good stuff!

Tom Donini (DJ Professor) says:

Hi Brian.
Can you post this?
March 23rd at Buena Park Ehlers Community Center

Mostly a Senior Crowd. Lost of Good Dancers. Huge Dance floor.

Lots of Swing… but other stuff too!

Brian says:

Hi Tom,

Yes, but can you provide a link to a website for this event?

Thanks,
Brian

Jared says:

We are looking to hire a couple to teach swing and 1940’s social dance at a church singles event Friday march 30th 8:30-11. can email me at losangelesmsa@gmail.com or reply to this thread.

Brian says:

Hi Jared,

Thanks for posting! I shared your call out on Facebook as well. Hopefully there will be some takers.

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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