If you want to add your event to the Lindy Calendar, please post the event flyer and information on the front page of this site. For more details on posting events or for more information and promoting special events with this site, read this page for promoters.
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Did you get the flyer for THIS SATURDAY MARCH 11th for PBDA’s Wearin’ O’ the Green Swing Dance? I think I sent it, but I don’t see the flyer posted. Let me know, thanks, Brian!
Could you upload the flyer here?
Let me know if you received it again. Thanks, Tami
I didn’t get the submission on this site, but I went ahead and found the flyer on Facebook and put it up.
That’s so weird. Anyway, thanks for going the extra mile and posting it. I wonder what I’m doing wrong. I’ll try again next week and see what happens (It’s Aileen Quinn & Her Leapin’ Lizards for us next week). Thanks again!
Just an FYI-Atomic Bobbie McGees was on the calendar for 2/26/23 and was not actually happening.Was told it happened earlier in February.
Ah, thanks for the head’s up!
I am interested in taking swing dance classes with you and I was wondering if you have anything happening around West Hollywood where I am based.
I look forward to hearing from you soon
I personally don’t offer dance classes. Check out the classes and instructors on this page:
I know this isn’t exactly the right forum, but I’m hoping to find someone who can teach western/country swing in LA and am having trouble. Would you be able to point me in the right direction?
Try posting this request on the SwingDance.LA Facebook page:
The PBDA Calendar Listing only seems to list the UPCOMING Bands, and then (after the events), those band names disappear…can you help with that, Brian?
OK, I’ve made an update to preserve events on the Lindy Calendar which are no longer on your site.
The previous behavior was actually by design. Previously, if you deleted an event on your site, it would get deleted on swingdance.la the next day. That was in case you decided to cancel an event, or if you posted one by accident. But, that seems to be an unlikely scenario. Now, scraped events from your site should stay on swingdance.la, even after you remove them from your site, but I’ll monitor it since some debugging may be necessary.
Ah, makes sense…Thanks a bunch, Brian! Really appreciate it (and all that you do!!)
I am a swing dancer from Santa Barbara. I was wondering if you would be open to posting Santa Barbara/Ventura swing dance events on here as well?
I don’t post events outside of LA and Orange County on the Lindy Calendar, however, feel free to post your event flyer on my Home page below the calendar here:
Thank you! I was thinking of starting something like this for my area. Do you think that I could get some help with getting something like this started. I have some basic website design development skills.
This site is pretty advanced; I custom-coded the calendar and flyer feed in PHP on the home page, as well as a screen scraper that runs every night to get events from certain venues. The rest of the site was done on WordPress and Advanced Custom Fields. For the flyer form, I use Fluent Forms Pro (user-submitted posts). You might want to start with a simple calendar or events plugin for your events calendar. Happy to answer any other questions you might have.
I stumbled across your website while first searching for Magic Castle info, which led to Club 33, which led to the Derby… because I was taking a virtual trip down memory lane.
I am a So. Cal native (Thousand Oaks) but now live in Georgia. I was young during the neo-swing revival, but I was in love with it. My dad brought me up on 40’s music and jazz and I was ecstatic that I could actually dance like the couples I saw in old films.
I found a friend forced him to be my partner and we danced everywhere we could. As soon as I could drive we were at Carnation Plaza (because Disney passes weren’t crazy expensive back in the day) on Saturday nights, or PDBA, or Memories, or Cats Corner, and finally when we were old enough- the Derby. I think we drove about a two hour radius from if there was dancing available! And without a cell phone or gps! Map quest printouts!
Anyway- I just wanted to thank you. I used to visit Nocture and I read your explanation of this great site. Thanks for still dancing- thanks for your continued love of swing to facilitate new and old dancers alike.
If I ever get back to CA I’ll know where to look to find out where I can jitterbug.
Thank you for sharing!
Yeah, I have fond memories of all of those venues as well! Glad this site helped you re-live some good times.
The dance scene is roaring back here. Definitely come dancing if you get back to L.A!
some dances are listed as discounted for members. how/where do i join
Yeah, some venues like the Mayflower offer discounts to members. I believe you can just show up and become a member right on the spot.
Hi Brian, things are really going well at PBDA again & we’ve made our weekly Saturday Night Swing Dances THEMED events for the Summer (to add to the fun). I just posted the various themes for July & August (even into Sept.) on our website, & I’m hoping you can add those to your Calendar. Thank you! And hugs for the amazing job you do!
Great to hear from you! I’ve updated the Lindy Calendar for July through September and I see the themes now. Let me know if anything needs to change.
I love the website. I am a moderator of a facebook group very similar to this webpage, but in New Orleans. I would love if you add our group to your section “Where to dance,” so people can join and learn about the different events happening in New Orleans while traveling here. Our group is Swing Dancers of NOLA. I am also visiting in July and will totally utilize this site. Look forward to dancing!