A TRAGIC SITUATION – WHAT SHOULD WE DO?

Stone walkway

On January 22nd, 2015, a woman in the Lindy Hop community on the East Coast (not in Los Angeles), created a blog which had only one entry. In it, she detailed how she was sexually assaulted by a prominent, nationally-known Swing dance instructor (who has taught and performed in LA before). She was only 18 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 MOST COMMON BEGINNER SWING DANCING MISTAKES

Any veteran swing dancer can spot the “newbies” right away by some tell-tale signs.  Avoid these bad habits and your dancing will look better immediately and more people will want to dance with you.  Here are the top mistakes that beginner swing dancers make.


THE LINDY CALENDAR

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January 2015

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
    
1
Santa Monica PierClick to see who is going to this event! New Year's Dance w/DJ Fons 2:00-5PM, meet under the pier (might start a bit late please wait!)
Joe's Bar Steve Waddington & the Retro Rockin All-Stars
Lindy Groove DJ Hilary Alexander DJ Justin Zilman
2
Sky Room Sylvia & the Rhythm Boys w/Dean Mora 7:30-11PM
Hip Kitty Jazz RUMBLE KING 8pm - midnight $5 cover charge
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ
3
PBDAClick to see who is going to this event! JAMES INVELD & HIS SWING SINNERS $15
Rugcutter Saturdays Pasadena California Feetwarmers! Lesson 8PM, DJ 9PM, band 10PM-1AM $10
The Hinge at the Women's Club South Pasadena DJ Dan and Jack playing hustle and East Coast swing, 8-1045PM, $10 cover
Hip Kitty Jazz GINGER and the HOOSIER DADDIES 8pm - midnight $5 cover charge
Hip Kitty Jazz GINGER and the HOOSIER DADDIES 8pm - midnight $5 cover charge
Downtown Disney Live Band
Viva Cantina Live Band
4
Breezy Knees DJ Dance 8-11:30PM $5
5
Joe's Bar The Benny Brydern Quartert @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Free 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
6
Moonrise Club at El Cid Dustbowl Revival!
Joe's Bar Doubleheader! 9pm- Randi Cee 10:30pm- Slim Jenkins
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
7
Rusty's Rhythm ClubClick to see who is going to this event! Live Band
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
8
Edison Dustbowl Revival!! 8:30PM No cover!! LA Lindy Hop Pick!
Joe's Bar ELVIS PRESLEY'S 80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Lindy Groove DJ Liz Henkels (San Diego)
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
9
Hip Kitty JazzClick to see who is going to this event! FLATTOP TOM and his JUMP CATS 8pm-midnight $5 cover charge
Lindy Loft Hedgehog Swing & Balboa contest! Lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM, $15 cover
Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet Crown City Bombers 7-11pm $2 admission
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $5
10
Downtown DisneyClick to see who is going to this event! Live Band
PBDA FLATTOP TOM & HIS JUMP CATS (plus special guests from THE HOLLYWOOD COMBO) $15
Barkley Big Butter w/special guest Lily Faye 9PM
The Swing Pit DJ (LA Lindy Hop Pick!)
Viva Cantina Live Band
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
11
Breezy Knees DJ Dance 8-11:30PM $5
12
Joe's BarClick to see who is going to this event! The Grand Slam Sextet @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Free lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
13
Bungalow Santa Monica Calif. Feetwarmers 9-11PM limited dance space!
Moonrise Club at El Cid Long Beach Caravan Trio 7:30 lesson & entry $10, 9PM entry $5
Joe's Bar Doa Oxford
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
14
Swingtronic at Pour Vous California Feetwarmers and Play it Again Rob (electroswing) 9PM-2AM
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
15
Joe's Bar Brian Hogan
Lindy Groove DJ / Birthday Boy David Frutos (Ventura) DJ Vicky Chan
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
16
HRM Steampunk Symposium at the Queen Mary Lee Press-On and the Nails! $12
Downtown Disney Crown City Bombers 6-10PM
Hip Kitty Jazz The TIM GILL ALL-STARS 8pm - midnight $5 cover charge
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $5
17
Third Saturday SwingClick to see who is going to this event! DJ (LA Lindy Hop Pick!)
PBDAClick to see who is going to this event! STOMPY JONES (from San Francisco) $20
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill 7:30-11PM
Viva Cantina Live Band
18
Automobile Driving Museum El Segundo Beach Cities Swing Band 7-9:30PM $8 admission BYOP
Breezy Knees DJ Dance 8-11:30PM $5
19
Joe's BarClick to see who is going to this event! The Rolling Figs Orchestra @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Free 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
20
Joe's Bar PROHIBITION NIGHT W/ THE BIG BUTTER JAZZ BAND
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
21
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band
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
22
Joe's BarClick to see who is going to this event! Aileen Quinn & The Leapin' Lizards
Edison Leftover Cuties! 8:30PM No cover!! LA Lindy Hop Pick!
Honky Tonk Hacienda at El Cid Petunia and the Vipers, Kenny Vaughan Trio 8:30PM, $10 advance
Lindy Groove Pre California Balboa Party Main Ballroom
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
23
Downtown Disney Maureen & the Mercury 5 6-10PM
The Grove LA Jumpin Joz 6-9PM FREE!
Hip Kitty Jazz PHAT CAT SWINGER 8pm - midnight $5 cover charg3
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $5
24
UCLA Kerckhoff Grand SalonClick to see who is going to this event! Swing Inc. 8-12PM
Disney Fantasy FaireClick to see who is going to this event! Swingtown 7:30-11PM
PBDA THE TIM GILL ALL-STARS BIG BAND $15
Fourth Saturday Swing 8PM Lesson, 9PM Dance
Viva Cantina Live Band
25
Hip Kitty Jazz THE BASTARDS OF BELLEVILLE 7pm - 11pm
Breezy Knees DJ Dance 8-11:30PM $5
26
Joe's Bar The Mood Indigo Trio @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Free lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
27
Joe's Bar The Atomic Roots Orchestra
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
28
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! Baguette Quartet - Gypsy Jazz band debut! DJ Professor Watson 9PM No cover!
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
29
Edison The New Recessionaires! 8:30PM No cover!
Joe's Bar The Hollywood Hucksters
Lindy Groove DJ Jonathan Stout DJ Peter Flahiff
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
30
Downtown DisneyClick to see who is going to this event! Rumble King 6-10PM
Arroyo Vista Rec Center Moorpark Fundraiser for Moorpark High School Jazz Ensembles 6PM, Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra 7:30
Hip Kitty Jazz LIL A and the ALLNIGHTERS 8pm - midnight $5 cover charge
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ
Do Something Blue DJ
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $5
31
Downtown DisneyClick to see who is going to this event! Crown City Bombers 6-10PM
PBDAClick to see who is going to this event! THE FABULOUS ESQUIRES BIG BAND $15
Viva Cantina Live Band
       

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. – Brian

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THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL returns to The Edison on Thursday, March 26th! Let’s make it one memorable three-set night!

Brian says:

Hi Juliann,

Thanks for the head’s up! I’ve posted this on the Lindy calendar!

Brian

Brian says:

Okay, missing the Cal Bal Classic on the Lindy Calendar was a big omission! Totally spaced. Apologies to the organizers of that event – it wasn’t intentional! Someone let me know next time I miss a major event on the calendar! :-) Brian

Anonymous says:

If you are interested in taking classes check out the LIndy Loft