The Pacific Crossroads Church Great Gatsby Ball

1930's Party

UPDATE: The Great Gatsby Ball was a huge success with about one hundred people attending from Pacific Crossroads Church, Vintage church, and other churches plus friends! We were so excited by the turnout! For info on future PCC swing dance…

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Swing Dancing Ends at Soho Dance LA

Swing Dancing at Soho Dance LA

Soho Dance LA, the “largest dance studio in West Los Angeles”, has ended its monthly Sunday Swing dance nights. The event’s organizer, David Stockin, canceled all future Swing dance events on Facebook last Monday, July 11th after their last Swing…

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Bee’s Knees Speakeasy and Swing Dance

I have not been to this event, which usually takes place in south Orange County, but here’s a writeup from Alec Marken, host of the event: BEE’S KNEES SPEAKEASY & SWING DANCE featuring GOT THAT SWING!, hosted by the city…

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Clifton’s Cafeteria – A Menagerie of Delights

Clifton's Cafeteria

Clifton’s Cafeteria is a cafeteria, vintage bar, and kitschy “natural history museum” all rolled into one amazing multi-level building. It’s one of the last remaining vestiges of golden-age Los Angeles charm.

A Swing Dancer’s Bucket List

Camp Hollywood 2013

Here is a bucket list for LA/OC Swing dancers. No, I haven’t done all of these, but I figure it’s a good list to strive for. How many have you done? Check the boxes and see your percentage below! You…

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Don the Beachcomber

Don the Beachcomber

Unfortunately, Don the Beachcomber has closed as of April 15, 2018, due to high rents. We’ll miss this venue! Original Article Don the Beachcomber is a huge Tiki-themed restaurant and bar in Huntington Beach with three stages. The promoters at B&B’s…

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A New Revival of Western Swing?

Sage from the Lucky Stars

I went to a few events recently that made me think about the popularity of Western Swing, and how the dance crowds seem to be getting bigger for bands of this genre compared to previous years. The first band I’m…

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The Onyx Lounge

The Onyx Lounge

UPDATE: There is no longer any dancing here unfortunately (from the California Feetwarmers FB Page): We will not be at the Onyx Lounge in downtown this Thursday, nor will we be there for the foreseeable future. Due to permit constraints…

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What Happened to LA Lindy Hop?

LA Lindy Hop.com is now SwingDance.LA!  As much as I hate to mess with things, I had several reasons for the change. The main problem was that very few beginners and people off the street had the slightest clue what “Lindy…

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