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 thinking of is Petunia and the Vipers. Although labeling Petunia as purely “Western Swing” would Continue Reading…


THE TOP TEN SWING VENUES I MISS THE MOST

The Derby

I was on Facebook and saw people reminiscing about the beloved Derby nightclub.  I loved that place too.  That got me thinking about some of the other great swing venues we’ve had in Southern California and the great memories I made at each of them.  So, for all of you old-time swing dancers out there, Continue Reading…


FOLLOWS: TOP 10 TIPS TO GET LEADS TO ASK YOU TO DANCE

Lindygroove

A while ago, I wrote an article entitled, The Top 10 Worst Things Guys Do on the Social Dance Floor. This attracted lots of comments and discussion, which was great. Some follows asked for a similar article about the worst things follows do on the dance floor. But, for various reasons, writing such an article just Continue Reading…


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THE LINDY CALENDAR

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July 2015

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
   
1
Swingtronic at Pour Vous Professor Watson with guest DJ Bellhop 10PM-2PM No cover, but buy drinks
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
2
Joe's Bar Brian Hogan
Lindy Groove Stars & Stripes Celebration! Kick off your 4th July weekend with a night of all American Jazz & Lindyhop!
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
Onyx Lounge Calif Feetwarmers 10PM (Please buy dinner or drinks- this is a restaurant!)
3
Huntington Beach Pier Boyz and the Beez 1:30PM
Union Station Downtown LA Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang!! 4-6PM FREE! This was a blast last year!
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
4
Levitt Pavilion PasadenaClick to see who is going to this event! Dustbowl Revival 7PM FREE!
Disney Fantasy Faire Stompy Jones 7-10:35PM
PBDA DARK-NO DANCE TONIGHT, HAPPY 4th OF JULY
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
5
Knott's Berry Farm Phat Cat Swinger 7-8:45PM
Santa Monica Pier Outdoor Swing dancing with DJ Fons spinning the classics! 3-6PM
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
The Karman Bar Laguna Niguel Alex Wilson's Swinging Speakeasy, lesson 7-8PM, DJ afterwards, 21&over, no cover!
6
Joe's Bar DJ Becky Lynn @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
7
Joe's Bar Flattop Tom 9PM-midnight
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
8
Sassafras Saloon Big Lucky 9:30PM
Rusty's Rhythm Club Pete Jacobs Swingtet
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
9
Lindy GrooveClick to see who is going to this event! DJ Peter Flahiff DJ Vicky Chan
State Social House West Hollywood Barbara Morrison & The Bu Crew 6:30-9PM
Joe's Bar The Stardust Ramblers
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
Onyx Lounge Calif Feetwarmers 10PM (Please buy dinner or drinks- this is a restaurant!)
10
Lindy LoftClick to see who is going to this event! John Reynolds Quartet, lesson 8PM, band 9PM-midnight $15
Don the Beachcomber Huntington Beach Blues & Boogie Bonanza with Nathan James and Sonny Leyland 7:30-11:45PM
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $10
11
PBDAClick to see who is going to this event! THE TIM GILL ALL-STARS BIG BAND $15 (Erin & Tami's Birthday Bash, come for cake!)
Community Marketplace Moorpark Crown City Bombers and Lil' Mo and the Dynaflos Collector Car 6 Car Show 1-7PM $10 donation
Disney Fantasy Faire Swing Machine 7-10:35PM
Sky Room Boyz and the Beez
Clubhouse Dance Studio Clubhouse Swing DJ lesson 8PM, dance 8:30PM, $12
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
12
Cicada ClubClick to see who is going to this event! Broadcast 8:30PM THE GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA FROM NYC BYOP
Knott's Berry Farm Wiseguys Big Band 6:45-8:45PM
Downtown Disney Maureen & the Mercury 5 6-10PM
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
The Karman Bar Laguna Niguel Alex Wilson's Swinging Speakeasy, lesson 7-8PM, DJ afterwards, 21&over, no cover!
13
Joe's Bar The Meredith Axelrod Syncopators f/ Carl Sonny Leyland @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
14
Joe's Bar Swing Dance Lessons - 8pm
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
15
Rusty's Rhythm Club FIRST EVER...TWINSIES NITE! (Dress alike with someone)
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
16
Edison Jennifer Keith Sextet 8:30PM no cover (but please buy food or drinks)
Joe's Bar Switchblade 3
Lindy Groove DJ Jonathan Stout DJ Vicky Chan
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
Onyx Lounge Calif Feetwarmers 10PM (Please buy dinner or drinks- this is a restaurant!)
17
BarkleyClick to see who is going to this event! Jacks Cats 9PM-1AM
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $10
18
Disney Fantasy Faire Swingtown 7-10:35PM
PBDA THE DEAN MORA SWINGTET $15 Bound for ITALY Theme
Sky Room Jennifer Keith Quintet
Third Saturday Swing DJ (SwingDanceLA Pick!)
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
19
Harvelle's Downtown Long Beach Hedgehog Swing! 8:30PM
Automobile Driving Museum Beach Cities Swing Band 7-9:30PM $8 single, $15 couple
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
The Karman Bar Laguna Niguel Alex Wilson's Swinging Speakeasy, lesson 7-8PM, DJ afterwards, 21&over, no cover!
20
UCLA Summer Swing Dance 7:30-11:30PM
Joe's Bar The Long Beach Caravan Trio @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
21
Huntington Beach Concert in the Park Henebry's 1920's Crazy Rhythm Hot Society Orchestra 5PM
Joe's Bar Debra Watson 9PM-midnight
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
22
Rusty's Rhythm Club Tim Gill's Gin Mill Grifters
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
23
Culver City City Hall Hot Lips & Fingertips 7PM FREE!
Lindy Groove DJ Shana Worel DJ Vicky Chan
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
Onyx Lounge Calif Feetwarmers 10PM (Please buy dinner or drinks- this is a restaurant!)
24
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $10
25
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill 7-10:35PM
PBDA DEBRA WATSON & HER SMOKIN' ACES $15 MONTE CARLO Theme
Sky Room Jennifer Keith Quintet
Fourth Saturday Swing 8PM Lesson, 9PM Dance
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
26
Will Rogers State Park Jazz Age Picnic 12-4PM $12 per car
Joe's Bar Summer Dance Party with Crown City Bombers, Little Mo', Brian Hogan, others 3-9PM
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
The Karman Bar Laguna Niguel Alex Wilson's Swinging Speakeasy, lesson 7-8PM, DJ afterwards, 21&over, no cover!
27
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
28
Joe's Bar Swing Dance Lessons - 8pm
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
29
Strutter's Ball Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five!
Rusty's Rhythm Club BIG BAND NITE Upbeat Swing Orchestra
30
Arcadia Concerts in the Park at City Hall Dustbowl Revival!! 6:30-8PM FREE!
Culver City City Hall The Hot Club of Cowtown 7PM FREE!
State Social House West Hollywood California Feetwarmers! 6:30-9PM
Lindy Groove DJ TBA DJ Vicky Chan
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
Onyx Lounge Calif Feetwarmers 10PM (Please buy dinner or drinks- this is a restaurant!)
31
Cicada Club The Wiseguys Big Band Machine 9PM ADMISSION: $20 ADVANCE / $25 DOOR BYOP
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Do Something Blue DJ
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $10
 

NEW SWING EVENT? NEED A RIDE? HAVE A QUESTION?

Post any comments you have here. Are you new in town? Need a ride to a Swing event? 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 USING THE BUTTON BELOW!! NOTE, COMMENT FORM IS NOW AT THE BOTTOM. Tags you can use are: <strong> <em> <img src="">. – Brian


Alice Pye says:

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We are proud to present to you a one of a kind event!

Your favorite gypsy jazz band Hedgehog Swing and amazing New Orleans guitarist John Saavedra are putting on an amazing one night only show at Harvelle’s Downtown Long Beach!

We will have a dance class as well as many performances from the likes of Giselle Anguizola and others throughout the night!

You DO NOT want to miss this!

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/872612792831271/

Brian says:

Thanks for posting this Alice!! Looks like fun! – Brian

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SAVE THE DATE IN AUGUST, AND JOIN US!

Brian says:

Thanks for posting this! – Brian

Brian says:

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Promoters, you can now UPLOAD a photo with your comment!! Click the “Choose File” button to select an image or flyer on your computer to upload! – Brian

Hey Hep Cats!

A swing troupe from Washington D.C. is calling on swing groups and troupes around the world to follow their routine. It is to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. They have put together a routine to “In The Mood” by the Andrews Sisters. Check it out… http://yehoodi.com/comment/176858/in-the-mood-routine-to-commem/

Room2Dance in Covina will be TEACHING this routine on THURSDAYS in JULY starting this coming Thursday, July 2nd. Starting at 8pm! Come and join us to learn this fun routine to support a historic cause! We will perform it for the camera at the end of July or first week of August, and post it for the world to view. Come be a part of it!

http://www.room2dance.com | Twitter: Room_2_Dance

georgegee says:

Get your advance discount tickets, don’t delay: http://www.cicadaclub.com/Gee
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1424241417894747/
(let us know you’re coming to join the #SWINGMAKESYOUHAPPY fun!)

Jim says:

Brian, this summer Knott’s Berry Farm is having swing bands inside the park on Sundays, with sets at 7pm & 8pm. The band this coming Sunday, July 5th, is Phat Cat Swinger. Dancing is outdoors on concrete. I have not had any problems finding follows to dance with but to be safe BYOP.

Brian says:

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the head’s up! I’ve added this event to the calendar.

Brian

Susanna says:

Hello. I am visiting from Seattle for the week and am excited to see so many dance opportunities. I hope to stop by at least one of the posted events, especially in Pasadena, and dance with some swing dancers.

Thanks for maintaining such a comprehensive website for the area!!!

Brian says:

Hi Susanna,

Welcome! There are lots of great Swing dance events in Pasadena!

Brian

Paula says:

Hi! I’m from Brazil and going to a convention in L.A. in july. I dance lindy hop here and would love to go at a dancing party! Please let me know about it! And give me tips! ! Tks! !!

Brian says:

Hi Paula,

Welcome! Check the calendar for the dates that you are here. There are multiple events going on each night!

Brian

Jim says:

Hi Brian, On your calendar June 29th – Monday – I went to the Huntington Beach Concert in the Park website and I did not find anything on Monday. Usually it is a Sunday concert. The only place I saw Moonlight express was on an old event calendar from 2013. Might want to confirm the information. Really enjoy your website.

Hi! I’m Jack Malmstrom, vintage swing clarinetist and bandleader of Jack’s Cats — a 6 piece combo filled with some of the best young players in LA. We’re very proud to bring a New Old Sound To Town 9:00 to 1:00AM on Friday, July 17th at The Barkley in S. Pasadena. C’mon by to listen, dance, eat, drink, and have a swell time? Find out more about us at http://www.jackcats.com.

Brian says:

Thanks for posting this Jack! – Brian

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