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  1. Hey Brian, Atomic Ballroom will be open for dancing on the 25th. Not sure about the exact time, but they will be open in the evening.

  2. Hey!

    I’ll be in LA for a few days (near LAX) right before Christmas. Is there any West Coast swing or Shag near there you can refer me to? I won’t have a car.

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Alexa,

      It’s hard to know the swing venue schedules so close to Christmas at this time. Some may be closed for the holidays. Joe’s Bar on Mondays is good for Bal and Shag. Check the Lindy Calendar closer to that time:

      Note, my calendar doesn’t cover WCS though.


  3. Hi it’s Friday Nov 1. I am brand new to LA, living in Santa Monica. Where do you suggest I go for swing dancing tonight?

    1. Hi Craig,

      You have two main options.

      Rusty’s in Playa del Rey is hosting Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang, a swing dancer favorite band.Should be a good turnout with a wide range of ages.

      Clifton’s in Downtown LA has Marquis & the Rhythm Howlers, ideal for Halloween. It has an amazing nighclub atmosphere and young club / bar crowd, but a good number of swing dancers show up.

      Depends on what you’re looking for.


  4. Hey Brian!

    Lindy (I started in ’98 too) and baby Bal (just started this summer) follow from Detroit headed your way.

    Will be in town the evenings of November 17 & 18. Hoping to make it out to Joe’s Bar. Looking forward to it.

  5. Hi. We’re looking for swing dance teachers for a wedding reception. Paid. Any suggestions?


  6. I produce a cabaret rooted in ballroom and have a short list of rotating and wonderful dancers that I work with, creating a fresh experience for audiences every time. I’m looking for a couple of lindy hop / swing dancers who might be somewhat new to performing, but would do a good job, are nice people, and are up for performing improv to four songs. Feel free to reach out if you’re interested, or would like to recommend someone.


  7. Hi! Every year I look forward to Dancing Under the Stars at Paseo Colorado on Friday nights. I can’t find information about it anywhere this year… Do you know if it has been discontinued? 😕


    1. Hi Audra,

      Great question! I used to love that event also! Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any info for it this year either, so it doesn’t look like it’s happening. If I learn differently, I’ll put it on the calendar. Let me know if you hear anything.


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