Swingtronic at Pour Vous

Swingtronic at Pour Vous

Don’t be misled by the plain white building across the street from Paramount Studios. When you walk into Pour Vous, you will be transported back in time to a turn-of-the-century Parisian cocktail lounge. On your right is a circular conversation…

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Hip Kitty Jazz

NOTE:This venue is CLOSED! This is a “bring-your-own-partner” night club that serves fondue and has a funky 60’s style in the old Claremont packing house with wood floor. It’s not primarily a dance venue. There is a smallish dance floor…

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Memories

NOTE: Memories is no longer hosting Swing dance events on a regular basis. We hope it returns some day!! This historic (1902) venue in the heart of downtown Whittier has a huge dance space upstairs and smaller one downstairs (usually only…

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Third Saturday Swing

Third Saturday Swing

Third Saturday Swing is Back is one of the best places to find lots of Swing dance partners of all levels. You definitely don’t need to bring a partner. Ben and Sheri are prominent local dancers/instructors/competitors run this popular event with…

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UCLA Ballroom Dance Club

UCLA Kerckhoff Grand Salon

UCLA has a ballroom dance club that holds swing dances about once per quarter, usually with a live band, Swing Inc. These usually have mostly students and staff of UCLA, with a few West Side locals. Go if you’re nearby…

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The Casino on Catalina Island

The Casino on Catalina Island

This classy landmark on Catalina island was once hosted some of the best bands of the swing era. Huge wooden dance floor and awesome ambience. Tables surround the floor, and a balcony runs around the whole building, offering a great…

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The Sky Room

The Skyroom dance floor

  NOTE: The Sky Room is closed for two years of renovations now. I look forward to when it re-opens in 2020! – Brian The Sky Room is a spectacular vintage restaurant on the top floor of the historic Breakers Hotel…

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Do Something Blue

Do Something Blue

If you are into Blues dancing, this monthly event in Pasadena the place to be at. As a swing dancer primarily, I was skeptical about Blues because I tend to like fast music, but the DJ’s here play some great…

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Gangnam Style Invades Swing Venues

Looks like they’ll be playing “Gangnam Style” at Lindy Groove! There’s no excuse not to learn it now – check out the step-by-step instructional video below!

LindyGroove Halloween 2009 Hits a Grand Slam

Lindy Groove Halloween 2009

If you weren’t at the 2009 Lindy Groove Haunted Halloween Ball, you missed a great party and some incredible costumes. People actually exceeded last year’s high standards in creativity and effort. It was a blast! Check out the photos below. –…

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Dancing with the Stars at Lindy Groove

On Monday, March 30th, 2009, ABC’s Dancing With the Stars featured a visit by David Alan Grier and Kym Johnson to Lindy Groove in Pasadena! The episode even included a Lindy Groove shout-out by David during the back room interviews!…

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No More Juke Joint at Paladino’s

Yet another beloved Los Angeles area swing venue will be no more at the end of summer 2009. Kim and Dave’s Juke Joint at Paladino’s Lounge hosted some of the best dancers in the early 2000’s. Dave Frutos is in…

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One Year Anniversary of LA Lindy Hop!

One year ago, I started LA LINDY HOP because my favorite LA/OC swing site, nocturne, had gone away after many years of service.. I started this site mainly because I wanted the swing info for myself, so I thought I…

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The Derby Closes Suddenly: The End of an Era

The Derby

Last Sunday, the manager of the Derby informed patrons that the Derby is closing its doors on January 31st. Next Sunday will be the last night of swing dancing at the world famous nightclub. Even he had only been told…

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Last Night at the Derby

The Derby

The Derby was ground zero for the swing resurgence that occurred in the late 90’s. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was the weekly house band (as can be seen in the movie, “Swingers”). During its heyday, there was a swing dancing…

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Lindy Groove Halloween 2008 Starts a Tradition

The Lindy Groove 2008 Halloween ball had an impressive turnout of creative costumes. I’d say this is when Lindy Groove started to become the best swing event for Halloween. Amazingly, next year managed to top it. – Brian 11/1/2008

The 2008 Swing Venue Poll

For a few months you’ve seen the swing venue poll questions on this site and have responded. Here are the results (note that I eliminated repeat votes to make this accurate): MOST POPULAR SWING VENUE (where you go most often):…

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