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Are you new in town? Visiting? We are so glad you are here and looking to go swing dancing!  In my opinion, the LA/Orange County area has some of the best swing dance events in the country (or the world!)

The bad news is that the LA/Orange County area is vast, and public transportation is not that great (although that is slowly changing). You’ll probably need a car to get around unless you happen to be staying near a swing venue (the highest concentration is in Pasadena for some reason).

I recommend reading this article first: The Most Reliable Swing Weekly Swing Venues.  This will tell you which venues almost always have lots of people to dance with, so you won’t need to bring a partner.

Next, check out the Lindy Map to see where there is swing dancing near you.

If you want to know which bands in L.A. draw the biggest crowd, check out this article.

Of course, you should take a look at the Lindy Calendar on the front page to see which events are happening during your visit.

Read about these transportation options in Los Angeles if you don’t have a car. Or, introduce yourself on the LA Lindy Hop Facebook Page and see if you can bum a ride from a local swing dancer. Swing Dance Friends in L.A. is a good Facebook Group for that kind of stuff as well.

Hope to see you out dancing! – Brian

p.s., for more information on fun things to do in LA, check out my other site!


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Alexis Roulette
3 years ago

Hello,

We are in need of 3 swing dancing couples for an old Hollywood theme event happening on Sept. 28th at night. Would you happen to have any dancers to refer? We are happy to pay each dancer $150 for 3 hours to just have fun.

Appreciate any help in the right direction!

Chelsea Beach
3 years ago

Hi Alexis!
My partner, Marshall Watson, and I would love to help with this event! We have both been dancing for 20+ years and teach locally. Let us know what information you need to make thus happen. We can also help get the other couples too!

Olivia Aserr
Olivia Aserr
3 years ago

Hi Alexis, me and my partner, Jeremy are available and would love to participate. Email me at oaserr@gmail.com!

Arthur White
Arthur White
3 years ago

L.A. Swing Dance Posse is interested in performing for your event and can supply all 3 couples. We have choreography and routines set up and ready to go.

We’ve replied to your email as well. Let us know if we can provide the entertainment for your event.

https://youtu.be/aFtkEwKOAfk
https://youtu.be/wIGVo9aUX4k

Alec Marken
3 years ago

Hiya, Alexis!
Let’s make this happen! Swing for over 20 years here, choreographer, teacher…music videos and flash mobs, and lots of performances with Chester Whitmore. My dance partner Sarah Aisha and I are interested and available!
The other couple in our dance team, The Flying Aces, is as well :-)
Links below. ~Alec
949-370-0523
https://youtu.be/xtPAIh0xbBg
https://youtu.be/fVZoXgxPelA
http://www.alecmarken.com

Colin corlass brown
Colin corlass brown
3 years ago

We will be there staying in Hollywood from Australia end of May
Apart from rusty Wednesday , Erin Saturday and cicada club Saturday where are the best places to swing dance in LA
Regards Colin & Wendy

Andrés Pardo
Andrés Pardo
3 years ago

Hello!

We are some swing dancers from Chile that we’ll go to the LA Shag Festival in April and we’re staying for up to two weeks! And so, we’re looking on taking lessons and attend to your parties in the city, so we can take the most out of this trip. This lead me to the question, do you’ve any suggestions for hotels, inns, airbnb or any other staying options? Any tip are welcome.

Best regards and thanks in advance.
We hope to meet you all!

Andrés P