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If you have a question about a Swing dance event, or want to publicize your event, please leave a comment on the front page so everyone can benefit from the discussion. I read all comments on this site.

If you’d like to add an event to the calendar or publicize your event, please read this page.

If you are looking for Swing dancers for your event, you can post on my front page comment wall or post on my Facebook Page.

You can find me on Twitter at @BrianShimLA.

I get a lot of Facebook friend requests from bands and promoters in the Swing scene. I’m flattered, but I only friend people that I’ve met in person.

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Thanks!!
Brian

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Reader Comments

Ariel says:

I am interested in booking swing dancers for the Fontana Arts Festival can you please email me.

Brian says:

Hi Ariel,

Try posting in this Facebook group with your request:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SwingDanceFriendsLA/

Best,
Brian

https://youtu.be/aUmNLfDvNew

Check this out, Brian. It’s about SOHO

Brian says:

Cool, thanks for sharing Doug!

Best,
Brian

Peter Moyes says:

I need some help or better yet some info. My dad is 87. He is slowly going blind and is losing most of the things he likes to do. I’m looking for something out of the house to which I can take him. He loves Swing. Grew up loving swing. I’m looking for a venue or show that would be not difficult to attend for an 87 year old blind man. Early evening or days shows are best. I figure you might know the lie of the land as far as venues and shows. I asked a friend of mine who is a musician in Sac and he pointed me to this webpage as a place that might be able to share some local info.

Brian says:

Hi Peter,

There are a few events that have great live swing music as well as a good number of older folks who attend regularly. These include:
http://rustyfrank.com/rhythmclub.asp
http://www.pasadenaballroomdance.com/dances

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

Best,
Brian

Melissa Ocampo says:

Hello! I am a tv producer in Los Angeles working on a dating series & looking to film at Swing Dance LA. Is there an organizer I can speak with to go over details & information. Email is melissatv7@gmail.com

Brian says:

Hi Melissa,

SwingDance.LA is a website with a directory of venues and calendar of swing dance events. It’s not a venue.

These are some great swing dance venues in the LA area however:
https://www.swingdance.la/the-best-swing-dance-venues/

Best,
Brian

Javier says:

Hello everyone. I am asking for your assistance, and would like to know if you have contacts for interested dancers in other parts our Country. I have a swinging orchestra in El Paso and we are trying to find our dancers. We hold monthly dance events at a great venue, but I do not believe we are reaching many of our swing dancers that we know our out there. Feel free to check out our facebook.
Please send me an email. Thanks for the help and keep swinging!!!

https://www.facebook.com/PDNbigband/

HBDC says:

Hi, Please fix date: The 6th Annual Great Gatsby 1920s Ball at UCLA is Saturday April 6 (not Sunday April 7)
April 6 is Tonight! Thank you. Historical Ballroom Dance Club at UCLA

Here is what you have at your website:

UCLA ACKERMAN GRAND BALLROOM
GREAT GATSBY 1920’S BALL (6TH ANNUAL) 7-11PM FREE BUT DONATIONS REQUESTED
SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH, 2019

(Gatsby Ball is Saturday April 6th, 2019)

Brian says:

Sorry I missed this – it was mistakenly held up as spam. Please continue to comment if you see any errors.

Brian

Kristen says:

Hello, I was wondering if you accept donation requests for fundraising events? If so, how do you prefer they be submitted?

Thank you for your time.

Brian says:

Hi Kristen,

I’d be glad to list fundraising events that feature swing dancing on the Lindy calendar on the front page of this site. Is that what you mean?

Thanks,
Brian

David says:

Hi Brian,

I don’t see Clifton’s being listed on the calendar any longer, have they stopped hosting live jazz band’s on Friday and Saturday?

Brian says:

Hi David,

Please read this article:
https://www.swingdance.la/swing-dancing-halted-at-cliftons/

Although Swing dancing is supposed to return in 2 weeks, a lot of people and I are skeptical.

Sign up for email updates in the sidebar of this site!

Best,
Brian

Loren S says:

Hi there Brian! I’ve just started a 5-piece jazz ensemble in LA/OC area. We have a lot of dance tunes on our set list, and I have four years of experience playing in a dance band in another state. Even though we’re brand new, is there a way we could get listed on your dance resources page? We’d really appreciate the exposure. We’re on Instagram/Soundcloud/Facebook @SatinRagdollJazz.

Ron Crosthwaite says:

I went to the MIXX in Pasadena last night to see Crown City Bombers listed on the site as 8:30 to 12:30 with no cover. Shows don’t start there until 9. There is no cover but the staff told me there is a 2-drink minimum. Thanks for your work on the site. I use it a lot to find places to dance.

Brian says:

Hi Ron,

Thanks for the report! I’m dependent on the bands and promoters to supply me with info, which unfortunately is not always completely accurate. I appreciate the head’s up!

Best,
Brian

Hebah says:

Hey! Your site has been super helpful. I’m totally new to the scene and am completely in love with some of the solo dance styles. I am particularly interested in learning solo dances like solo jazz. Is there any place you would recommend for lessons and just to get out on the dance floor and test out moves I’m learning from videos??

Brian says:

Hi Hebah,

Welcome aboard! Where to go for lessons and dancing highly depends on where you live.

Around Pasadena, there is Lindygroove and PBDA.

In downtown LA, I recommend the Lindy Loft.

On the West Side, there is Rusty’s.

In North Hollywood/Burbank, I recommend Steve Sayer’s classes.

In Orange County, there is Atomic Ballroom.

More details here:
https://www.swingdance.la/lessons/

Best,
Brian