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If you want to add your event to the Lindy Calendar, please post the event flyer and information on the front page of this site. For more details on posting events or for more information and promoting special events with this site, read this page for promoters. For questions or inquiries about where to dance, lessons, etc., please use one of the comment forms so that everyone can benefit from the conversation. I read all comments on this site, but I don’t always see comments on social media, so please comment on the site. Thanks!!Brian

Fourth Saturday Swing

Fourth Saturday Swing

This event is no longer happening. :-( Fourth Saturday Swing is a great Swing dance event that has dancers of all skill levels and all ages from both Orange County and Los Angeles. Fourth Saturday Swing is at MADhaus Long Beach. The space has a vintage lounge / barn-dance feel.  There is a full bar and other local and/or vintage/Swing vendors there every time. There is a hard-wood dance floor with stringed lighting above, giving the place a nice glow. There is a lesson from 8-9PM, with either a live band or DJ starting at 9.  This event is run by long time Swing…

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The Gorbals

The Gorbals

NOTE: The Gorbals is closed and is now called The Little Easy.    The Gorbals is a rather mysterious, hard-to-find restaurant which has absolutely no online indication that the California Feetwarmers play there every Thursday night. But, somehow a group of swing dancers has figured it out and shows up every week! The Gorbals itself is inside the historic Alexandria Hotel in downtown L.A. The area is a tad sketchy but not too bad. I parked in a dubious underground parking garage for $5, valet only (someone please let me know if there is somewhere better to park!) The entrance…

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The Swing Pit

NOTE: The Swing Pit is no longer happening as of February 2015. Old-school swing dancers will have fond memories of the Swing Pit, a weekly event put on by award-winning swing dancers Tip and Mike. Well, it’s back! The new Swing Pit is a monthly event that happens on second Saturday of the month. Because it is run by swing dancers, you can be sure that there are going to be some great dancers there and very danceable DJ’d music. Highly recommended if you are in O.C. (and even in L.A.) and want to hang out with some great dancers!!

Types of Swing Dances

Here are some types of swing dances that you might have heard of: What is Swing? “Swing” is a term for a family of mostly partner dances originating from the Savoy Ballroom in the 1930’s. It is a street dance originally done to jazz or big band music. What is Lindy Hop? Lindy Hop is the original “swing” dance, descended from Charleston. It has an eight-count basic pattern that goes in either a circular or slot shape on the floor. What is East Coast Swing? East Coast Swing (also called “Jitterbug”) is a subset of Lindy Hop that was promoted…

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