Promote Your Event on SwingDance.LA

SwingDance.LA is the number one Google search result for “Los Angeles Swing Dancing” and many other Swing dance-related search terms.  That’s why I encourage you to promote your Swing dance event on SwingDance.LA for free!

Here are some ways for you to promote your swing event, band, lessons, or dance troupe on SwingDance.LA for FREE.


Add Your Event Flyer or Info to the Home Page Feed

The Home page of this site has a feed where you can post your event flyer or description.

This can have a great visual impact, and it’s just below the calendar, where a lot of people will be looking.

In addition, when you post, a URL containing your flyer is automatically generated. If your event doesn’t have a website, this URL can be used to share your flyer on social networks or by email.

Get Your Event on the Lindy Calendar

When you post your flyer or event info on the Home page, I’ll take a look at it, make sure it is truly a Swing dance event, then add it to the Lindy Calendar on the Home page!

The Lindy Calendar Requirements

When you post, I’ll see your event and add it to the calendar if it’s appropriate. To be listed on the Lindy Calendar, your event must meet these conditions:

1. It must have Swing dancing!
I will make exceptions for Blues. Sorry, no Tango, Salsa, Ballroom, or West Coast Swing on this site. And I generally don’t post lessons or else it would get out of control quickly.

2. It needs to have a dance floor or space to dance.
I won’t post events that don’t have space to dance, such as a jazz concert with no dance floor. In addition, some restaurants and bars don’t have enough space to dance without blocking the view of the band or annoying other patrons. I won’t post events at these venues either so we, the Swing dance community, can be good ambassadors of the dance and not be annoying, and so that partner dancing doesn’t interfere with the venue’s business model.

3. It needs to be in the greater Los Angeles or Orange County area.
If your event is out of town, I encourage you to post it on the comment walls. However, the calendar is only for local events unless it’s a very special big event out of town.

If you have a special event, can work on a special promotion. Let me know what you have in mind. For example, the Hollywood Bowl offered SwingDance.LA readers discount tickets to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Leave a comment below to discuss.

Submit an Article to SwingDance.LA

I’m always looking for content! Talk to me in advance and we can work on an article about your event that would work on SwingDance.LA.


How promoters can contact me

If you want to discuss a special event to promote, you can contact me privately here, or leave a comment below.

How you can help me

Because I am a swing dancer, I welcome free passes to your events! :-)

Also, I would tremendously appreciate it if you linked to https://www.swingdance.la on your site and mentioned it on your Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Thanks, Brian.

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Jennifer Niedringhaus
2 years ago

Hello Brian,

My name is Jennifer and I am with the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. We will be presenting the West Coast premiere of Caleb Teicher’s newest dance piece More Forever on February 12 at Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, and I wanted to offer you and your readers a 20% discount on tickets.

A little more about the presentation—described as humorous and sentimental, whimsical and heartbreaking, More Forever, is a stunning and sensitive evening-length work that explores the unique potential of sand-dancing using such American dance traditions as tap, vernacular jazz, and lindy hop.

Tickets available at PhilharmonicSociety.org or by phone: (949) 553-2422.
Save 20% with promo code FOREVER.
Offer valid until February 12 at 7pm

I hope to see you there!

Christopher Burkhardt for Stellar Shows

We have a really strong dance weekend coming up in Long Beach!
Friday night is Wayne “the Train” Hancock at the PCH Club.
Wayne plays hillbilly boogie, texas blues and western swing and dancers love him.
He starts at 8:15- 10:15 so it is not a late night. He is followed by an after-party rockabilly band.

Saturday night is Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Russell Scott and His Red Hots plus Lil’s Sue & the Cow Tippers for a fun night of dancing on a big hardwood floor. 8 – 11:30.

PCH Club is inside the Golden Sails Hotel at 6285 E/ Pac Coast Hwy Long Beach
Free parking, dinner available and great atmosphere.

Samantha Newman
3 years ago

Hi Brian,

My name is Samantha Newman and I am an event coordinator for a 1920s-themed New Years Eve Party for 2019. Since we are going into the new decade of the 20s, I wanted to do something to commemorate the 100 years it took to get us here.

I want this party to be more than just your typical “Gatsby” themed party, and really inspire the guests with art, poetry, music, and performances much like the private parties of A’Leila Walker.

I came across your blog and wanted to reach out to you to extend a free invitation to the party.

I was also hoping that you could help get the word out about my party as well. We are currently raising funds to cover the costs of the event: https://www.gofundme.com/roarin039-2020-new-years/

We have been doing well so far, but I really want to reach people who might be interested in attending, and I think your audience covers that. We will have a dance floor and swing music :)

A little bit more about the party: It is in Woodland Hills at the Penfield Mansion, and so far we have booked a magician, swing dance instructor, and a Casino Night service. The Casino Night is a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. We would like to shoot for around 200 people to be there. We will also have a “speakeasy room” where we will be featuring local artists and poets to showcase their work in a relaxed environment away from the main area of the party.

You can read more about the event on our website, http://www.roarin2020.com

We can also be found on
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2020nye
Instagram: @2020nye
and our Press Release: http://www.crowdfundingpr.org/group-of-friends-host-gatsby-party-and-make-a-wish-fundraiser-for-new-years/

Best,

Samantha

Blair Agan
3 years ago

Hi Brian, I read your information about promoting dance opportunities in the greater LA area. Can you direct me to a spot to promote an event celebrating our one year anniversary of Bend Lindy Hop in Bend, Oregon? We are partnering with Boise City Swing and bringing over instructors to host a weekend lindy exchange. I am responsible for contacting scenes in California. Thank you for your assistance if you have the available time to respond.

christopher burkhardt
christopher burkhardt
4 years ago

Bop till you drop this Friday 2/16 at Don The Beachcomber!
Carl Sonny Leyland trio, Ashley Kingman & the talented singer Kay Marie combine to bring you the best in Boogie Woogie, Rockabilly & Swing music in the tiki palace in Huntington Beach.

It’s Rocka-Boogie Bop w/ Leyland, Kingman and Marie and it is a chance to dance, dine and/or drink with some of the best music in the land.

Full dance floor and free parking.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiLahrkbIAI

Seats at http://bit.ly/ROCKA-BOOGIE-BOP

And don’t forget JAMES INTVELD VALENTINE PARTY Wed. Feb. 14!
http://bit.ly/INTVELD-VALENTINES