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L.A. Swing Dance News on Monday, April 6th 2020

Where to Purchase Music by Swing Bands We Love

Damon Kirsche

The COVID-19 shutdowns are a huge challenge to the livelihoods of our local and worldwide musicians, who’ve had nearly all of their gigs canceled. And, it’s a bummer for us fans who miss hearing the great music they make. So,…

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Camp Hollywood 2017 – Open Lindy Final

This is the first in my series of Featured Videos which I’ll be showcasing on the home page. With Camp Hollywood not far off, I thought it would be appropriate to start with the 2017 Camp Hollywood Open Lindy Final!…

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THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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April 2020

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
   
WEDNESDAY APR 1
Strutter's Ball ON HIATUS UNTIL APRIL 22
Rusty's Rhythm Club Dark (dance is Friday this week)
Pour Vous Swingtronic with DJ Professor Watson at 9PM and live band at 10PM, no cover but please buy drinks!
Las Hadas Northridge Top Hat Big Band playing Swing and Latin 7-9PM no cover, BYOP
THURSDAY APR 2
Lindy Groove DJ
Phoenix Club Anaheim Big Band Swing and ballroom dancing 7PM $10 BYOP
FRIDAY APR 3
Rusty's Rhythm Club The Moontones Swing into Spring, Guest instructor 7:30, Beginner lesson 8PM
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
SATURDAY APR 4
Disney Fantasy Faire The Fresh Rhythm Big Band
Joe's Bar Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics The Outta Sites Venturesmania! and The Go-Nuts -- Chris Sprague Farewell Party/Show 15
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
SUNDAY APR 5
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
MONDAY APR 6
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
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
TUESDAY APR 7
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 for $5, no cover but two drink minimum
Las Hadas Northridge Big Band Alumni mornings 11:30AM-1:30PM, $15 cover with $5 food voucher, BYOP
WEDNESDAY APR 8
Strutter's Ball ON HIATUS UNTIL APRIL 22
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band, Beginner & Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Las Hadas Northridge Top Hat Big Band playing Swing and Latin 7-9PM no cover, BYOP
THURSDAY APR 9
Lindy Groove DJ
Phoenix Club Anaheim Big Band Swing and ballroom dancing 7PM $10 BYOP
FRIDAY APR 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
SATURDAY APR 11
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
PBDA Live Band
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 7-10PM $10 cover
SUNDAY APR 12
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
MONDAY APR 13
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
TUESDAY APR 14
Cook's Chapel Anaheim Swingin' Jonathan Stout and lesson by DJ Mike $7 7-10PM
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 for $5, no cover but two drink minimum
Las Hadas Northridge Big Band Alumni mornings 11:30AM-1:30PM, $15 cover with $5 food voucher, BYOP
WEDNESDAY APR 15
Strutter's Ball ON HIATUS UNTIL APRIL 22
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band, Beginner & Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Pour Vous Swingtronic with DJ Professor Watson at 9PM and live band at 10PM, no cover but please buy drinks!
Las Hadas Northridge Top Hat Big Band playing Swing and Latin 7-9PM no cover, BYOP
THURSDAY APR 16
Lindy Groove DJ
Phoenix Club Anaheim Big Band Swing and ballroom dancing 7PM $10 BYOP
FRIDAY APR 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 9PM, 21 and over only
SATURDAY APR 18
Disney Fantasy Faire The Jazz Cartel
Disneyland Hotel Dapper Day Expo 2020 bands and DJs TBD $24
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
Third Saturday Swing DJ with complimentary lesson and snacks 8PM-1AM $10 all-ages
SUNDAY APR 19
Joe's Bar 6pm - Jonny Whiteside presents The Messaround
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
MONDAY APR 20
Alpert Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Big Swingin' Nights with the Beach City Big Band 7:30PM FREE!
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $10 for DJ, $18 for live band
TUESDAY APR 21
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 for $5, no cover but two drink minimum
Las Hadas Northridge Big Band Alumni mornings 11:30AM-1:30PM, $15 cover with $5 food voucher, BYOP
WEDNESDAY APR 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
Las Hadas Northridge Top Hat Big Band playing Swing and Latin 7-9PM no cover, BYOP
THURSDAY APR 23
Lindy Groove DJ
Phoenix Club Anaheim Big Band Swing and ballroom dancing 7PM $10 BYOP
FRIDAY APR 24
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
SATURDAY APR 25
Disney Fantasy Faire Phat Cat Swinger
PBDA Live Band
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 7-10PM $10 cover
SUNDAY APR 26
Grand Central Market Vignes Rooftop Revival! 7-9PM FREE! but please buy food and drinks!
Lindy Social Orange ON HIATUS
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
Soho Dance La Lesson 7PM, live band 8-10:30PM $15
MONDAY APR 27
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
Huntington Beach Senior Center Big Band 7:30-10PM all ages
TUESDAY APR 28
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 for $5, no cover but two drink minimum
Las Hadas Northridge Big Band Alumni mornings 11:30AM-1:30PM, $15 cover with $5 food voucher, BYOP
WEDNESDAY APR 29
Strutter's Ball DJ, Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight,$10 or $15 if live band $2 discount for student/military
Las Hadas Northridge Top Hat Big Band playing Swing and Latin 7-9PM no cover, BYOP
THURSDAY APR 30
Lindy Groove DJ
Phoenix Club Anaheim Big Band Swing and ballroom dancing 7PM $10 BYOP
  


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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. Don’t miss the Leap Day Swing Dance event with Live Music with Jacquie Landon, Harbor Jazz Ensemble, Almita Delone
    When: 02/29/2020 at 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM (Free Dance Lesson at 7PM)
    Entry Fee: $10/person
    Where: Janny’s Showroom at People’s Place
    365 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731
    Contact: Jan Kain @ 310 547-2348

  2. Dinner reservations for Jack’s Cats’ Friday concert at the Cicada Club SOLD OUT! There may still be room at the bar…. :D Happy Valentine’s Day. Hope to see you soon!

  3. Trying to get a regular Sunday Night swing dance going. This our first event! Find us on Facebook: @socialdanceburbank

        1. Thanks, Brian!

          I’ll make sure to put you (+1) on the guest list!

          raz

  4. They say Love is a Battlefield.

    So we have two great dance bands Battle for your Heart with an epic Battle of the Bands:
    Lil’ Mo & the Dynaflos versus the Moontones​!

    This is a Valentine Party like no other:
    When these two groups get together, the hardwood floor is smoking hot.

    They will mix it up with several combinations of players to give you the most unique and compelling Valentine show ever!
    First, Abby Girl will deliver Valentine love ballads at 8 pm.

    PLUS- the chefs at Original Mike’s have created some fresh entrees that will help make this one of the most romantic and remarkable Valentine Parties of your life.

    You may attend as singles or couples and still have an unforgettable Valentine experience, covering those three basic needs of your heart:

    Dining, Dancing and Drinking!

  5. Come join us to learn from Charlie DecaVita and Rebecka DecaVita for their first US workshop! Saturday, Feb. 29th from 1-4pm, in the historic downtown Pomona arts district! This is going to be an amazing time to learn from these energetic and wonderful dancers! We are beyond excited! See you there! ;-)

    Just what will they be teaching?!

    ~~Lindy Charleston~~
    We’ll work on fun Charleston moves and transitions for social dancing and give tips for how to make it flow in faster tempos while keeping the connection light and perfecting your rhythm.

    ~~Tricks & Choreo~~
    Learn a fun and musical choreography for performance or practice. And a bunch of fun new moves and easy tricks within the combo.

    ~~Fun & Flash~~
    In this class we’ll introduce fun and fancy moves and techniques that work for slower tempos and are useful in both social dancing and performance. Topics include quality of movement, musicality, connection and flow.

    **PRESALE! BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! $AVE!
    $20/per class or $60 for all 3 hours
    OR
    AT THE DOOR
    $25/per class or $75 for all 3 hours

    >>PRESALE payment via PayPal<<
    r.decavita@gmail.com

    !**Workshop brought to you by: Hop to the Beat**!

    No partner needed. DM with any questions.
    Location: 237 E. 2nd St.// Pomona, CA

  6. I’m very proud to present Jack’s Cats to all my local friends at a free dance concert on Saturday, Feb. 8th from 6:30 to 9. We’re excited to be the February installment of the Altadena Library’s Second Saturdays music series. Here’s why you should go:

    • it’s FREE
    • the Pasadena Conservatory of Music Jazz Ensemble will be our warm-up act
    • there’ll be snacks, and…
    • the Library is going to lay out A DANCE FLOOR!

    Our six-piece band will be filled with the most in-demand players in LA’s jazz and swing scene:
    Joining bandleader Jack Malmstrom will be
    Kitten Angell: vocals
    Phil Small: piano
    Geoff Rakness: bass
    Mark San Filippo: drums
    Craig Fundyga: vibraphone

    We’re so excited to be playing for our home-town friends. Come see us do our best!

    The facebook event gives all the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2271708896276380/

    For more information about the band and live videos, visit: http://www.JacksCats.com.

    More info from the Library: https://www.altadenalibrary.org/programs/#/?i=2

  7. Swing your way to Janny’s Place on February 15, 2020. Featuring the Fabulous Esquires Big Band. Beginner’s Swing Dance Lesson Included! Call us now for reservations or more info…

  8. Chester Whitmore is back at it again! Another 4 week workshop in February for beginner / intermediate Lindy Hop in Torrance.

  9. Chester Whitmore is back at it again! Another 4 week workshop in February for beginner / intermediate Lindy Hop!

  10. 3 days of Music and Dancing with the best live music of LA. Tracks of Collegiate Shag and LA Style Lindy. Competitions, Performances, Jackpot Cash Prizes and more. Register now!

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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.

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