SWING NEWS ARCHIVES

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF LA LINDY HOP!

One year ago, I started LA LINDY HOP because my favorite LA/OC swing site, nocturne, had gone away after many years of service.. I started this site mainly because I wanted the swing info for myself, so I thought I might as well share it with the LA/OC swing community. So many people have thanked Continue Reading…



THE DERBY CLOSES SUDDENLY: THE END OF AN ERA

The Derby

Last Sunday, the manager of the Derby informed patrons that the Derby is closing its doors on January 31st. Next Sunday will be the last night of swing dancing at the world famous nightclub. Even he had only been told about it just the day before. Apparently, Louse’s restaurant next door will remain open, so Continue Reading…


LAST NIGHT AT THE DERBY

The Derby

The Derby was ground zero for the swing resurgence that occurred in the late 90’s. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was the weekly house band (as can be seen in the movie, “Swingers”). During its heyday, there was a swing dancing to live bands EVERY night of the week, something unheard of now. There would be Continue Reading…


LINDY GROOVE HALLOWEEN 2008 STARTS A TRADITION

The Lindy Groove 2008 Halloween ball had an impressive turnout of creative costumes. I’d say this is when Lindy Groove started to become the best swing event for Halloween. Amazingly, next year managed to top it. – Brian 11/1/2008


THE 2008 SWING VENUE POLL

For a few months you’ve seen the swing venue poll questions on this site and have responded. Here are the results (note that I eliminated repeat votes to make this accurate): MOST POPULAR SWING VENUE (where you go most often): 1st Place: Lindy Groove / PBDA (21% each, tie) 3rd Place: Atomic Ballroom / The Continue Reading…