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L.A. Swing Dance News on Monday, November 18th 2019

What Shoes Should I Wear to Go Swing Dancing?

Shoes at Camp Hollywood

Whenever I invite my non-Swing friends to go Swing dancing, one of the most common questions they ask is, “what kind of shoes should I wear?”  I’ve interviewed my Swing dancing friends and drawn from personal experience and observations to provide…

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The Cicada Club

The Cicada Club

The Cicada Club in downtown LA is one of my favorite vintage swing dance venues. You really feel like you’re going back in time when you enter this amazing Art Deco space, which has been featured on many movies and TV…

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THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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November 2019

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
     
1
Cliftons Downtown La Marquis & The Rhythm Howlers w/ DJ Little Red 10PM-1AM $10 w/costume, $20 without
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
2
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill's All Stars
Cliftons Downtown La The Moontones w/DJ Dr. Nate $10 after 9PM 21 and over only
PBDA Live Band
3
Social Soul Sunday at Alex's Bar Long Beach Lindy to 1960's Soul music DJ 3-7PM 2 drink minimum
Joe's Bar 6pm - Outerwave The Tiki Creeps The Neptunas Insect Surfers - Fundraiser for Danny Amis
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
4
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 $10 for DJ, $18 for live band
Old World Banquet Hall Huntington Beach Beach Cities Big Band 7-9PM no cover but please buy food and drink
Palm Garden Hotel Thousand Oaks Harry Selvin Big Band 7-1PM, lesson at 8:30PM $10, BYOP
5
Joe's Bar Maria De La Vega & the Wayward Five feat. Mark San Filippo
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Las Hadas Northridge Johnny Vanna's Big Band Alumni mornings 10:30AM-12:30PM, BYOP
6
Pour Vous Chelsea's Birthday featuring the Big Butter Jazz Band at Swingtronic! 9PM-2AM please buy drinks
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
Las Hadas Northridge Top Hat Big Band playing Swing and Latin 7-9PM no cover, BYOP
7
Joe's Bar Morganfield Burnett & Da Blues
Lindy Groove DJs Kelly Young, Juan Cuadra & Vicky Chan
Phoenix Club Anaheim Big Band Swing and ballroom dancing 7PM $10 BYOP
8
Killer Yacht Club Marina Del Rey Jennifer Keith Sextet 9PM-12:30AM tell doorman you are Jennifer's gues
Downtown Disney Fabus Four with Natalie Mendoza
Cliftons Downtown La The Jazz Cartel with DJ Nate 10PM-1AM $10 after 9PM 21 and over
Joe's Bar James Intveld (cover charge)
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
9
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
Cliftons Downtown La Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang! 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM 21 and over only
PBDA Live Band
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 7-10PM $10 cover
10
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
11 VETERAN'S DAY
Joe's Bar The Carl Sonny Leyland Quartet f/ Mara Kaye @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
12
Cooks Chapel Anaheim Packing House Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang! 7-10PM lesson with Sailor Mike $7 cover
Joe's Bar Aileen Quinn & the Leapin' Lizards
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Las Hadas Northridge Johnny Vanna's Big Band Alumni mornings 10:30AM-12:30PM, BYOP
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
Las Hadas Northridge Top Hat Big Band playing Swing and Latin 7-9PM no cover, BYOP
14
Joe's Bar Bunglehoffer
Lindy Groove DJs Kelly Young & Hilary Alexander & Vicky Chan
Phoenix Club Anaheim Big Band Swing and ballroom dancing 7PM $10 BYOP
15
SOHO Dance Steve's Swingin' Soul Friday W/ Dave Frutos! 7PM lessons, dancing till12:30AM, classes $5 each, dance $10 cash only
Cliftons Downtown La Holy Crow Jazz Band with DJs Sailor Mike & Amy Dickinson 10PM $10 after 9PM 21 and over only
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
16
Disney Fantasy Faire The Side Street Swing Orchestra
Third Saturday Swing NO DANCE TONIGHT - MOVED TO NEXT WEEK
Cliftons Downtown La CLOSED TONIGHT - moved to the Edison!
Edison Lizzy & the Triggermen special event, moved from the Edison 9-11PM mention Cliftons to get in free
Holiday Inn Burbank Crown City Bombers 9PM-12:30AM, 2-drink minimum, 21 and over
PBDA Live Band
17
Original MikesSanta Ana Hillbilly Jazz w/The Moontones, Lil' Mo & the Lonesome Crows 2PM $12.50 and up, all ages
Lindy Social at Roxanne's Long Beach Sugar Shack: The Permeation Of Soul, Swing lesson at 3:15PM, dancing till 8PM free admission
Soho Dance La Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang! 6:30-11PM $15 for dance, $20 with lesson at 7PM, band at 8PM
Joe's Bar 6pm - Jonny Whiteside presents The Messaround
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
18
Joe's Bar The Candy Jacket 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 $10 for DJ, $18 for live band
19
Joe's Bar The Southwest Biscuit Company
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Las Hadas Northridge Johnny Vanna's Big Band Alumni mornings 10:30AM-12:30PM, BYOP
20
Rusty's Rhythm Club Aileen Quinn & The Leapin' Lizards SPECIAL: CD Release Party!, 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
Pour Vous Swingtronic with DJ Professor Watson at 9PM and live band at 10PM, no cover but please buy drinks!
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
Las Hadas Northridge Top Hat Big Band playing Swing and Latin 7-9PM no cover, BYOP
21
Joe's Bar Woody Mankowski & the Rumproller All-Stars
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel & Vicky Chan
Phoenix Club Anaheim Big Band Swing and ballroom dancing 7PM $10 BYOP
22
Killer Yacht Club Marina Del Rey Jennifer Keith Sextet 9PM-12:30AM tell doorman you are Jennifer's gues
Downtown Disney Fresh Rhythm Band
PBDA Harvest Moon Swing Out DJ Dance, lesson 8PM, dance 9-11PM $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 9PM, 21 and over only
23
Disney Fantasy Faire The Jazz Cartel
Third Saturday Swing DJ with complimentary lesson, 8PM-1AM $10 all ages
Pasadena American Legion Post 13 Swing Dancing & Karaoke Night 7-10:45PM $10, lesson at 8PM
Cliftons Downtown La Barrelhouse Wailers 10PM-1AM $10 after 9PM 21 and over only
PBDA
Cicada Club The Jive Aces 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 7-10PM $10 cover
24
Lindy Bomb in the Orange Circle! Lindy Social presents free outdoor Swing dancing in the historic Orange Circle! 3-5PM
Joe's Bar Rick Holmstrom
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
25
Joe's Bar The Penny Matches @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
26
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Joe's Bar Swing dancing with live band and DJ Nate, int lesson at 8PM, beginner at 8:30PM
Las Hadas Northridge Johnny Vanna's Big Band Alumni mornings 10:30AM-12:30PM, BYOP
27
Strutter's Ball Pre-Thanksgiving dance with Jonathan Stout Orchestra! 7:45PM-midnight $15
Rusty's Rhythm Club Jumpin' Joz Thankswinging Dance, Beg and Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
Las Hadas Northridge Top Hat Big Band playing Swing and Latin 7-9PM no cover, BYOP
28
Lindy Groove LindyGroove is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. See you next Thursday!
Phoenix Club Anaheim Big Band Swing and ballroom dancing 7PM $10 BYOP
29
Barkley Lindy Social Motown Soul Night 9PM-1:30AM 2 drink minimum encouraged
Downtown Disney Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang
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 9PM, 21 and over only
Do Something Blue Blues DJ, lesson 8:30-9:15PM dancing till 1AM $10
30
Disney Fantasy Faire Dave Eastly's Swingtown
PBDA Hollywood & Vinyl (a Fun 1970s Vibe, With A Great Variety Of Swingin Sounds!) $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
       


POST FLYERS, UPDATES, COMMENTS HERE!

Promoters, post your event flyers and updates here! Dancers, feel free to comment or ask a question about an event! Scroll to the bottom to comment. - Brian

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  1. Say, have you heard? The 20’s are approaching and we’ve got to celebrate- in style. Let’s turn back the clock as we step forward into 2020! The Charleston is alive and well, plus champagne will be a flowing, so let’s RING IN THE ROARING 20’s!

    Time 2 Swing in conjunction with Alebrije’s Corona, are hosting a New Year’s party for the new decade. Just what will the event entail?
    **Full Bar
    **Kitchen menu available
    **DJ AristoCat (spinning Electro Swing, Vintage Tunes, and New Tunes, as well)
    **Casino Games
    **Costume Contest (Dress to Impress Mr. Gatsby for a PRIZE)
    **Photo Booth with a lovely moon provided by Paper Moon Shoppe!!
    ~~NOTE: This is a 21+ event~~
    Cover: only $12 (rumor is…ask for the password to get a discount upon entry)

    PLUS!! FREE Charleston dance lesson AND FREE glass of CHAMPAGNE for the midnight toast. You do NOT want to miss this. Doors open at 8:30pm.

    Brian, can you kindly add this to the calendar, please? Thank you!

  2. The Orange Show Halloween “Rave” has pushed our Blue Swing Halloween Dance to Halloween Night, Thursday Oct. 31st. There is a $100 best costume prize here at our cozy little swing dance venue in San Berdoo.

    P.S. We are changing our schedule to 2nd Saturday of the month Swing Dancing.

    Ciao, Dancin’ Dave

  3. Friday – Wayne The Train Hancock in Long Beach Oct. 25!

    The plan is to have Wayne Hancock open and do 2 hours of his texas boogie, western swing and rockabilly.

    Then the after-party features the ROAD KILL KINGS starting about 10:15.

    A Hardwood Dance floor of course!

    It’s at PCH Club Long Beach 6285 E. Pac Coast Hwy next to gaslamp inside Golden Sails Hotel

  4. Lindy Hop Swing class, taught by Chester Whitmore. Wednesdays, 10/23, 10/70, 11/6. 7p-9p Class, 9p-10p Dancing.
    $10 per class, followed by an hour of dancing.
    Class and dancing held at Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center. 4305 Degnan Blvd #101, Los Angeles, CA 90008
    Email: laswingdanceposse@gmail.com

  5. Make it a HAUNTED HOOTENANNY this Halloween!
    Join our spooktacular show on Sat. Oct. 26 with
    Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
    Lil’ Sue & the Cow Tippers
    Prizes for best costumes!
    Large dance floor. Free parking. All ages. Dinner menu.

    Doors at 7, show at 8
    The PCH Club in Long Beach
    (inside Golden Sails Hotel)
    6285 E. Pac Coast Hwy
    $15 and up
    http://bit.ly/HAUNTED-HOOTENANNY

    1. Petunia & The Vipers
      Abby Girl and the Real Deal
      Thurs. Oct. 17 at Original Mike’s in Santa Ana
      100 S Main st.
      6:30 doors, 7:30 Abby, 8:30 Petunia
      $15 and up
      http://bit.ly/PETUNIA-VIPERS-ABBY-GIRL

      Wayne the Train Hancock
      (no opener needed)
      Fri. Oct. 25 at PCH Club in Long Beach
      Doors 7, show at 8
      6285 Pac Coast Hwy
      $15 and up
      http://bit.ly/WAYNE-The-Train-HANCOCK

      The Haunted Hootenanny
      w Big Sandy & Fly-Rite Boys
      Russell scott & the Red Hots
      Lil’ Sue & the Cow Tippers
      Prizes for best costumes!
      Doors 7, show at 8
      Sat. Oct. 26 at PCH Club in Long Beach
      (inside Golden Sails Hotel)
      6285 E. Pac Coast Hwy
      $15 and up
      http://bit.ly/HAUNTED-HOOTENANNY

      Hillbilly Jazz matinee
      W/ Lil’ Mo and the Lonesome Crows
      The Moontones
      Lil’ Sue & The Cow Tippers
      Sun. Nov. 17 Original Mike’s
      100 S. Main st. Santa Ana
      Doors 1 pm, show 2 – 6 pm
      http://bit.ly/HILLBILLY-JAZZ-MOONTONES-11-17

      All can be reached at http://www.StellarShows.net

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