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…


THE MOST RELIABLE SWING DANCE VENUES

Lindy Groove

In Southern California, we are fortunate to have so many great places to swing dance in both Los Angeles and Orange County. Here are my picks for the most consistent venues, where you’ll be able to find the most partners, the best floors, and the best music. SUNDAY If you’re near Long Beach, check out Continue Reading…


THE LINDY CALENDAR

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May 2015

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
     
1
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
2
The Troubadour Dustbowl Revival! 9PM $15
Disney Fantasy Faire Side Street Swing Orchestra 7:30-11PM
PBDA PHAT CAT SWINGER 8-11:30PM $15
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
3
Swingtronic Sundays at Grandpa Johnsons Electroswing DJs TBA 9PM-2AM
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!
4
Joe's Bar The Rolling Figs Orchestra @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
5
Bungalow Santa MonicaClick to see who is going to this event! Calif Feetwarmers 9PM BYOP Call to confirm, limited dance space
Joe's Bar Big Lucky
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
6
Swingtronic at Pour Vous Electroswing DJs 10PM-2AM
Strutter's Ball Ellis Island Boys! 7PM-midnight $20 with lesson, $15 dance only
Culver Hotel Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang 7:30-11PM
7
Lindy GrooveClick to see who is going to this event! DJ Peter Flahiff DJ Vicky Chan
Downtown Disney Rayford Bros (Rockabilly) 6-10PM
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!)
8
Don the Beachcomber Huntington Beach James Intveld plus Gal Holiday $15
Downtown Disney Crown City Bombers with DJ Vintage Pete 6-10PM
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
9
PBDAClick to see who is going to this event! JAMES INTVELD & HIS SWING SINNERS 8-11:30PM $15
BarkleyClick to see who is going to this event! Big Butter Jazz Band 9PM-1AM No cover but please buy food or drinks!
Disney Fantasy Faire Swing Machine 7:30-11PM
Clubhouse Dance Studio Clubhouse Swing DJ lesson 8PM, dance 8:30PM, $12
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
10
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 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!
11
Dancing in RiversideClick to see who is going to this event! DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
Joe's BarClick to see who is going to this event! The California Feetwarmers @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
12
Culver HotelClick to see who is going to this event! Sylvia Rodriguez w/the Ellis Island Boys:John Reynolds & Katie Cavera 7:30PM No cover!
Joe's Bar The Big Butter Jazz Band
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Bungalow Santa Monica Calif Feetwarmers 9PM BYOP Call to confirm, limited dance space
13
Strutter's BallClick to see who is going to this event! 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band
14
Joe's Bar The Rayford Bros
Lindy Groove DJ Justin Zilman DJ Augie Freeman
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!)
15
Downtown Disney Hot Rod Trio 6-10PM
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
16
Third Saturday SwingClick to see who is going to this event! DJ (LA Lindy Hop Pick!)
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill and the All Stars 7:30-11PM
Downtown Disney Rumble King 6-10PM
PBDA STOMPY JONES (from San Francisco!) $20 this special night
Joe's Bar THE LUCKY STARS!
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
17
Automobile Driving Museum El SecundoClick to see who is going to this event! Beach Cities Swing Band 7-9:30PM $8
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!
18
Dancing in RiversideClick to see who is going to this event! DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
Joe's Bar The Benny Brydern Quartet @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
19
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez w/special guest Jonathan Stout!! 7:30PM No cover!
Joe's Bar The Atomic Roots Orchestra
Bungalow Santa Monica Calif Feetwarmers 9PM BYOP Call to confirm, limited dance space
20
Rusty's Rhythm ClubClick to see who is going to this event! Live Band
Swingtronic at Pour Vous D.j. Phunck guest electroswing DJ 10PM-2AM no cover
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
Culver Hotel Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang 7:30-11PM
21
Joe's Bar Brian Hogan
Lindy Groove DJ Kristin Buxton DJ Sailor Mike
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!)
22
Lindy LoftClick to see who is going to this event! California Feetwarmers! 8PM-midnight $15
Disney Fantasy Faire Band TBD 7:30-11PM
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
23
Disney Fantasy Faire Swingtown 7:30-11PM
Fourth Saturday Swing The Swingsations, Frankie Manning's Birthday Celebration! lesson 8PM, band 9PM $10
PBDA FLATTOP TOM & HIS JUMP CATS $15
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
24
Downtown DisneyClick to see who is going to this event! Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Whittier Radisson Swing brunch with Apartment 14 12-4PM
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!
25
USS Iowa San Pedro Military Appreciation Day - The Lindy Sisters, 12 noon $10
Joe's Bar DJ Patrick Morrison of the Feetwarmers - no live band tonight
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
26
Joe's Bar SLIM JENKINS!!
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Bungalow Santa Monica Calif Feetwarmers 9PM BYOP Call to confirm, limited dance space
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
27
Rusty's Rhythm Club Pete Jacobs Swingtet My Favorite Move David Stockin & Barbara Yeh
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
28
Fullterton Farmers' Market Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys 6:30-8:30PM
Edison The New Recessionaires 8:30PM no cover (but please buy food or drinks)
Joe's Bar The Hi-Flyers
Lindy Groove DJ Brett Dahlenburg DJ James Bianco
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!)
29
Don the Beachcomber Huntington BeachClick to see who is going to this event! Big Sandy and Maureen & The Mercury 5
Crest Theater Westwood Leftover Cuties and Dustbowl Revival (NO DANCE SPACE, UGH!) 9PM $20
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
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
30
Disney Fantasy Faire Stompy Jones 7:30-11PM
Downtown Disney Rumble King 6-10PM
PBDA JONATHAN STOUT'S GRAND SLAM SEXTET $15
Cicada Club The Johnny Crawford Dance Orchestra 9PM ADMISSION: $22 ADVANCE / $25 DOOR BYOP
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
31
Santa Monica PierClick to see who is going to this event! Outdoor Swing dancing with DJ Fons 3-6PM! FREE!
Whittier Radisson Swing brunch with Apartment 14 12-4PM
Breezy Knees Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang! 7PM lesson, 8PM band, $15
The Karman Bar Laguna Niguel Alex Wilson's Swinging Speakeasy, lesson 7-8PM, DJ afterwards, 21&over, no cover!
      

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Let’s swing dance the night away at Lady Day’s 100th Birthday celebration at The Barkley in South Pasadena on Friday, June 5th. Featuring Maria De la Vega and the Wayward Five!

Jack & Jill Dance contest with Danielle from Fred Astaire Pasadena @ Don the Beachcomber Fri. May 29 in Huntington Beach.
Dance to Maureen & The Mercury 5 for cash prizes and much more. Then enjoy dancing to Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys until midnight.
All ages are welcome at Beachcomber. Dinner available. Large dance floor in a vintage tiki ballroom. Experience it once and you will be back often! 714-809-6146.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-sandy-plus-mm5-plus-fred-astaire-dance-contest-tickets-16623928618

Brian says:

Hi Christopher,

Thanks for posting!

Brian

christopher burkhardt says:

Jump Swing Blues at Don The Beachcomber Fri. June 19 with Candye Kane and the Mighty Mojo Prophets. $10

https://www.facebook.com/events/756257761158755/
https://candye-kane-laura-chavez-mmp.eventbrite.com