This is the largest and most popular weekly Swing dance event in Southern California (and perhaps the whole country?). It is the place to go swing dancing on Thursday nights. People drive from as far away as San Diego and Santa Barbara to dance at LindyGroove on a normal night. There are plenty of people to dance with of all skill levels, especially the 20-something crowd (unlike a lot of other weekly Swing venues that have mostly older folks). The vibe is very informal.

DJ’s are sometimes flown in from around the country. The music is sometimes a bit on the slower, “groovier” side, good for improvising and slow Lindy (some love it, some hate it). But lately there has been more variety and a good mix of music. Floor is nice and big.

A new welcome development is the side dance room, called “The Lab”, where they often play Blues music, or other non-Swing music. It can be fun to stretch your limits here.

They also have fantastic beginner and intermediate classes before the main dance.

Don’t miss their special events, like their famous Haunted Halloween Ball:

Lindy Groove Halloween 2009

Parking has changed in the past few years, and unfortunately the parking garage across the street is off-limits, but check this page for the latest parking info.

Note, this is a hard core swing dancing venue; there is no bar and no band to watch (except for special occasions).  It’s all about dancing. Not a good place to bring non-dancer friends (unless they want to take the lessons, which are excellent). If you want to dance, Lindy Groove is the place to be!

When:Thursdays, Beginner and intermediate lessons 7:30-8:15, general dancing 8:15-12 midnight
Cost:$8 (can be more for special events like Halloween, which was $12 with costume/$15 without)
Crowd:All-ages. Beginner to advanced, plenty of partners available. Check out photos of the amazing 2008 and 2009 Halloween Parties!
Dress:Super casual, unless it's a special occasion like Halloween
Pasadena Masonic Hall, 200 South Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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mbworldZ says:

I am 47 with no dance skills at all. Would that be a problem going there.

Brian says:

No, there are lots of beginners. You have to start somewhere. Go early and take the lesson. Keep practicing and taking lessons. That’s how we all started!


Kayleah Rhyme says:

Anything happening this Halloween?

Brian says:

Hi Kayleah,

Yes, absolutely. Lindygroove’s Halloween party will be this Thursday. It’s probably the best Swing dance Halloween party around.


Melissa says:

Since there is no alcohol is there an age requirement to enter the dance hall? My son is a senior this year and he would like to learn how to dance in preparation for his Senior Prom. I have been teaching him as much as I can and I would accompany him at all times but he really needs to be in an environment where he can experience this live. If your dance hall does not permit accompanied minors do you know of a place that does? Any assistance you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

Brian says:

Hi Melissa,

Lindygroove is all-ages, so no problem having your son there.


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Brian says:

Welcome, Antti! Yes, Lindy Groove is good. Check the calendar on the main page for other events during that time. – Brian

Brian says:

Always lots of people to dance with, good floor. Check it out!