MY TOP 10 SWING DANCE DATE IDEAS IN LOS ANGELES

Dustbowl Revival at MacArthur Park

Swing dancing is a great social activity when you’re single, but it can also be a really fun and classy date idea. Here are my top ten Swing dance date venues in the Los Angeles/Orange County area, starting with my all-time top pick: The Cicada Club! 1. The Cicada Club The Cicada Club is at the Continue Reading…


STRUTTER’S BALL

This is a popular Orange County venue usually featuring DJ’d music, but they sometimes have live bands. If you want to go dancing in Orange County on a Wednesday night, this is the place to be. Plenty of partners available, from intermediate to pros. They also offer lessons, so check their website. Highly recommended! – Continue Reading…


THE LINDY CALENDAR

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August 2015

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
      
1
Ivy Substation Culver City Tuba Skinny (no dance space, boo) 8PM
Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival Boyz and the Beez 5-9:30PM
Long Beach Swing Dance Community Saturday Swing Social, class 4PM, dance 5PM, $15/$5
Skirball Center California Feetwarmers! 12Noon $10 admission
Stubrick's Fullerton Crown City Bombers 10PM-1AM
Disney Fantasy Faire Swing Cats 7-10:35PM
Downtown Disney Tim Gill 6-10PM
PBDA Live Band
Revolution Speakeasy Agoura Hills Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys 8:30-11:30PM
2
Huntington Beach Central Park Jamie Wood & Daddy-O 5PM
Knott's Berry Farm Wiseguys Big Band Machine 6:45-8:45PM
Polliwog Park Manhattan Beach Scott Bruce (Elvis) 5-7PM FREE!
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
3
Lindy Hop StopClick to see who is going to this event! DJ, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7
Joe's BarClick to see who is going to this event! Tuba Skinny from New Orleans!!!! - don't miss this!!! @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
4
Joe's Bar The Big Butter Jazz Band returns! 9PM $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
5
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
6
Lindy GrooveClick to see who is going to this event! DJ Shana Worel & Melissa Marzigliano DJ Vicky Chan
Downtown Disney Rumble King 6-10PM
Joe's Bar Brad Hayman & the Loco Locals feat. Big Manny
7
Atomic BallroomClick to see who is going to this event! Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Fairfax Farmers MarketClick to see who is going to this event! California Feetwarmers!! 7-9PM West Patio
8
Anaheim Packing DistrictClick to see who is going to this event! Boyz and the Beez 7-9PM FREE!!!
Huntington State Beach Summer Festival Maureen & the Mercury 5 12-2PM
Pomona Summer Concerts Jumpin' Joz 6PM FREE!
Revolution Speakeasy Agoura Hills Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys w/special guest Jonathan Stout! 8:30-11:30PM
Swingin' on the Promenade Anaheim Jim Zeigler's Swingsations, lesson 6PM, band 6:45PM FREE!!
Disney Fantasy Faire Swing Machine 7-10:35PM
PBDA Live Band
Clubhouse Dance Studio Clubhouse Swing DJ lesson 8PM, dance 8:30PM, $12
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
9
Santa Monica PierClick to see who is going to this event! Outdoor Swing dancing with DJ Fons 3-6PM FREE!!
Huntington State Beach Summer FestivalClick to see who is going to this event! Lil Mo and the Dynaflos 12-3PM
Knott's Berry Farm Jumpin' Joz 6:45-8:45PM
Sierra Madre Concerts in the Park Gem City Jazz Cats 6-8PM FREE!
Third Street Promenade Darrell's potluck dance 6PM
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
10
Joe's Bar The Swingsations @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
11
Joe's Bar Swing Dance Lessons - 8pm
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
12
Swingtronic at Pour Vous DJ Professor Watson and live band Devil Winds 10P-2AM
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
13
EdisonClick to see who is going to this event! Dustbowl Revival!! 8:30PM No cover!
Azusa Summer Concerts in the Park Wise Guys Big Band 7-8:30PM FREE
Honky Tonk Hacienda at El Cid The Baguette Quartet (4-piece Gypsy Jazz / New Orleans Band) 8PM
State Social House Sunset Janet Klein & her Parlor Boys 8:30-10:30PM
Downtown Disney Phat Cat Swinger, Rumble King 6-10PM
Joe's Bar The Hollywood Hucksters
Lindy Groove DJ Augie Freeman & Juan Cuadra DJ Vicky Chan
14
Lindy LoftClick to see who is going to this event! Big Butter Jazz Band! Lesson 8PM band 9PM $15
Levitt Pavilion PasadenaClick to see who is going to this event! California Feetwarmers! 7PM FREE!
Downtown Union StationClick to see who is going to this event! Dustbowl Revival!!! 4-6PM FREE!
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
15
Third Saturday SwingClick to see who is going to this event! Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang! SwingDance.LA Pick!
Echo Park BoathouseClick to see who is going to this event! World's Finest Apples 12-2PM
Don the Beachcomber DEKE DICKERSON and the Blast-o-Fonics plus J.P. McDERMOTT 7:30PM
Long Beach Crawfish Festival California Feetwarmers! Noon-2:30PM $15
Shoreline Village Long Beach Crown City Bombers 6-9PM FREE!
Barkley World's Finest Apples (hot swing and vintage jazz) 9PM-1AM
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill 7-10:35PM
Downtown Disney Phat Cat Swinger 6-10PM
PBDA Live Band
Revolution Speakeasy Agoura Hills Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys 8:30-11:30PM
16
Knott's Berry Farm The Wiseguys 6:45-8:45PM
Peninsula Park Newport Beach Swing by the Sea 6-9PM
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
17
Joe's Bar The Rolling Figs @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Lindy Hop Stop DJ, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
18
Bungalow Santa Monica California Feetwarmers! 8:30PM
Joe's Bar The Swingin' 88's 9PM $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
19
Temple City Concerts in the Park Sharon & The Chevelles (50s and 60s) 7PM FREE!
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
20
Lindy GrooveClick to see who is going to this event! DJs Shana Worel & Jonathan Stout DJ Vicky Chan
Barley Forge Brewing Co Costa Mesa Conrad Friesen's Night Owls 830PM no cover!
Joe's Bar The Rayford Bros.
21
Don the Beachcomber Huntington BeachClick to see who is going to this event! Friday Swing Fling with Maureen and the Mercury 5 8M less, band 9-11PM
Barkley Big Butter Jazz Band! 9PM-1AM (Please buy drinks or dinner!)
Fairfax Farmers Market SideWynders (rockabilly) 7-9PM West Patio
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
22
Fourth Saturday SwingClick to see who is going to this event! Pre Camp Hollywood Party Jack and Jill Contest with Jonathan Stout and his Campus 5
Anaheim Packing House Randi Cee with Jim Ziegler and Randy Woltz! 7-9PM
Disney Fantasy Faire Stompy Jones 7-10:35PM
Downtown Disney Phat Cat Swinger 6-10PM
Sky Room Boyz and the Beez
PBDA Live Band
Revolution Speakeasy Agoura Hills Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys 8:30-11:30PM
23
Stewart Park Santa MonicaClick to see who is going to this event! California Feetwarmers!!! 5-7PM BYOP FREE!
Knott's Berry Farm Phat Cat Swinger 6-8PM
Levitt Pavilion Pasadena Gonzalo Bergara (Gypsy Jazz) 7PM FREE!
Polliwog Park Manhattan Beach The Wiseguys Big Band Machine 5-7PM FREE!
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Newport Beach Glenn Miller Orchestra 6PM $25-$45
The Viaduct Dustbowl Revival! 6:30PM $10
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
24
Joe's Bar The Carl Sonny Leyland Quartet @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
25
Annenberg Community Beach House Santa MonicaClick to see who is going to this event! Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five feat Hilary Alexander, lesson 6PM, band 6:30-8:30PM FREE but registration required
Joe's Bar Atomic Roots Orchestra 9PM $6 minimum plus donation
26
Rusty's Rhythm ClubClick to see who is going to this event! Live Band
Swingtronic at Pour VousClick to see who is going to this event! Professor Watson and Red Light District Soundsystem live! 10PM-2AM no cover!
Aquarium of the Pacific Long BeachClick to see who is going to this event! Leftover Cuties 7-9PM $22, dance floor unknown
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
27
Lindy GrooveClick to see who is going to this event! DJs Brett Dahlenburg & Peter Flahiff DJ Vicky Chan
State Social House West Hollywood Carl Sonny Leland! Band 8-10:30PM, DJ until midnight
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Joe's Bar The Retro Rockin' All-Stars featuring Susan Ritter & Steve Waddington!
28
Sassafras SaloonClick to see who is going to this event! Rayford Bros. 11PM-1AM
Cicada Club The Johnny Holiday Show 9PM ADMISSION $25 ADVANCE OR AT DOOR BYOP
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Do Something Blue DJ
29
Downtown DisneyClick to see who is going to this event! Phat Cat Swinger 6-10PM
Don the Beachcomber Big Sandy w/Memphis Kings and Amber Foxx 7PM
Long Beach BBQ Festival California Feetwarmers noon-1:30PM
The Blue Swing San Bernadino Swing and blues DJ 7:15PM-1AM $5
Veterans Park Culver City La Fiesta Ballona with the Jumpin' Joz Band 7-9PM Dance floor provided!
Disney Fantasy Faire Swingtown 7-10:35PM
PBDA The Ladd Mcintosh Full Swing Orchestra $20 This Special Night, Our summer Passport Concludes With the Wonderful World Of Disney --prizes And Extra di..
Revolution Speakeasy Agoura Hills Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys 8:30-11:30PM
30
Knott's Berry Farm Pete Jacob's Swingtet! 5:45-8PM Farewell Hawaiian Shirt Theme!
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
31
Dancing in RiversideClick to see who is going to this event! DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
Claremont Concerts in the Park Blooming Jazzmen 7-8:30PM
Joe's Bar John Reynolds @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
     

LEAVE A COMMENT OR POST YOUR EVENT FLYER!

Do you have a correction to anything on this site? Please post any swing dance events that I might have missed and I’ll add them to the Lindy Calendar. NOW YOU CAN UPLOAD IMAGES!!  – Brian


Mo Herms says:

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Super excited to have Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five for our Dapper Day after party this year! It will be too fun!

Brian says:

Hi Mo,

Awesome, thanks for posting this! I’ll add it to the calendar!

Brian

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There’s now a cool new spot to get your dance on in lovely San Bernardino!

Grand Opening Saturday August 29th

Dancin’ Dave

Brian says:

Thanks for posting Dave! I’ll add this to the SwingDance.LA calendar!

Brian

The Atomic oots Orchestra is at Joe’s Tuesday August 25 from 8:30pmtil.

Brian says:

Hi John,

Thanks for posting! As soon as Joe’s Bar puts that on their calendar, it will appear on the SwingDance.LA calendar.

Thanks,
Brian

The Atomic Roots Orchestra is at Joes in Burbank tonight Aug 25 from 8:30 til, prepare to wiggle wobblw loo cause it’s so good for you!

Lorenzo says:

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Thursday, 8/13, 8:30 pm: Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys @ State Social House (8782 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069)!!!
Hot, naughty and sweet 1920-30s songs for your dancing and listening pleaseure by some of your favorite artists in town.
NO COVER * Hardwood Floor * Full Bar * Great Food*

Brian says:

Awesome flyer and event! Thanks for posting Lorenzo!

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Please join us this weekend! We will be having an outing after to keep the SPIRIT OF ’45 ALIVE!

RSVP NOW!

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The 2015 Spirit of ’45 event will not feature a USO dance this year. This event is not cancelled, but SwingDance.LA carried forth last year’s event schedule to their site, no doubt with the best of intentions. We regret any disappointment, but hope to bring it back in later years’ events.

Brian says:

Hi Randy,

Thanks for the correction!

Brian

Debbie Alva says:

Is the Swing dance on the Queen Mary Aug 9 from 5-9 still going on?? Nothing on the web site indicating a swing dance and when I call the Queen Mary they say they don’t know anything about it. Please post comment.

Brian says:

Hi Debbie,

Sorry about that. It’s not having a dance this year.

Brian

Room2Dance says:

New SWING Series starts TONIGHT at 7pm. Join us!

Intermediate Swing at 7pm

Lindy Hop all levels at 8pm

Fran Tassin says:

Los Angeles Swing Dance Club meets 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month at the Golden Sails Hotel in Long Beach from 3-6:30 p.m. Always a live band.
Our 45th Anniversary Dinner Dance will be held on Sat., Sept. 26, 2015, at the Elks Club in Santa Ana.
Live Band “Ray and the Idols”.

Brian says:

Hi Fran,

Thanks for posting! Just so people know, this is West Coast Swing (let me know if I am mistaken).

Thanks,
Brian

Simple Tan-Morin says:

Aug. 9: Gem City Jazz Cats
FREE CONCERT in the park in Sierra Madre!!
Memorial Park Bandshell:
222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
6 – 8 p.m. – Sunday Evening

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