THE BEST LOCAL BANDS TO SWING DANCE TO

The California Feetwarmers at Union Station

Southern California has some great bands to swing dance to, from authentic 20’s and 30’s bands, to big bands, to jump blues and rockabilly bands.  We are spoiled!  Currently, it seems that 20’s/30’s Gypsy Jazz/Dixieland Jazz is all the rage (just look at the number of bands in that genre). Of the bands in this Continue Reading…


THE LINDY CALENDAR

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November 2014

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
      
1
PBDAClick to see who is going to this event! LADD McINTOSH FULL SWING ORCHESTRA (Our Halloween Dance, prizes for the best costumes!) $20 this special night.
Rugcutter Saturdays Pasadena Day of the Dead Dance - DJ Niko with contests 8PM
Hip Kitty Jazz FLATTOP TOM and his JUMP CATS 8pm-midnight $5 cover charge
Downtown Disney Live Band
Viva Cantina Live Band
2
MemoriesClick to see who is going to this event! Vintage Dance with Eddie & Fafa and Jimmy & Lee 3-6PM $15 advance, $20 door
Third Street PromenadeClick to see who is going to this event! Outdoor DJ dancing 4-6PM LAST ONE OF THIS YEAR!!
Breezy Knees DJ Dance 8-11:30PM $5
3
Joe's Bar The Hi-Fi Honeydrops @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
4
Bungalow Santa MonicaClick to see who is going to this event! Calif Feetwarmers String Section 9PM BYOP Call to confirm, limited dance space
Joe's Bar Randi Cee amp the Speakeasys w/ John Reynolds BYOP
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
5
Swingtronic at Pour Vous Janet Klein & The Parlour Boys! 9PM-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
6
Lindy GrooveClick to see who is going to this event! DJ Allen Kerr (San Francisco) DJ Vicky Chan
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Joe's Bar Joe Finkle amp The 7/10 Splits BYOP
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
7
Don the Beachcomber Huntington Beach Nathan James & The Rhythm Scratchers with Carl Sonny Leyland and Big Sandy 7:30PM
25 Hour Dance-a-Thon Pasadena Join Maureen (of The Mercury 5) for Actor's Fund benefit. Pay What you Can. 7:45pm, ALL NIGHT
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Hip Kitty Jazz BB & THE BLUES SHACKS & LIL A and the ALLNIGHTERS 8pm - midnight $5 cover charge
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ
8
25 Hour Dance-a-Thon PasadenaClick to see who is going to this event! Join Maureen (of The Mercury 5) for AFA benefit. Pay What you Can. ALL DAY DANCE - M&M5 Live @ 7:30pm
BarkleyClick to see who is going to this event! Big Butter Jazz Band! 9PM No cover
Boiler Maker Fund Raising Swing Dance San PedroClick to see who is going to this event! Beach Cities Big Band (on an actual WWII ship, SS Lane Victory!) $20 advance, $25 door BYOP
Sky Room Sylvia & the Savoy 6 8PM-midnight BYOP
PBDA PHAT CAT SWINGERS $15
Disney Fantasy Faire Doc Anello 7:30-11PM
Fairfax Farmers Market Jumpin' Joz - next to the fountain at the Grove 6:30-9:30PM FREE
Joe's Bar SPECIAL EVENT: The Lucky Stars CD Release Concert! Click for ticket info BYOP
The Swing Pit DJ (LA Lindy Hop Pick!)
Viva Cantina Live Band
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
9
Memories Once a month Sunday Dance 2:30-6:30PM $5
Breezy Knees DJ Dance 8-11:30PM $5
10
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
11 VETERAN'S DAY
The Moonrise Club at El Cid Lauren Donahue Quartet, beginner class 7:30PM BYOP
Joe's Bar Corey and His Cohorts featuring Corey Gemme BYOP
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Bungalow Santa Monica Calif Feetwarmers String Section 9PM BYOP Call to confirm, limited dance space
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
12
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
Culver Hotel The Calif Feetwarmers BYOP 7:30-11PM
13
Joe's Bar Special event: The Go-Getters! On tour from Sweden! BYOP
Lindy Groove DJ Hilary Alexander DJ Brett Dahlenburg
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
14
Casa Del MarClick to see who is going to this event! Leftover Cuties 7:30PM no cover! BYOP
Lindy LoftClick to see who is going to this event! Vintage Rhythm Night with Tim Gill & His Gin Mill Grifters 8PM lesson, 9PM band $15
Downtown Disney Hot Rod Trio 6-10PM
Atomic Ballroom Stompy Jones! 8:30PM $15
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $5
15
Third Saturday SwingClick to see who is going to this event! DJ (LA Lindy Hop Pick!)
PBDA ICY HOT CLUB $15
Disney Fantasy Faire Stompy Jones 7:30-11PM
Downtown Disney Rumble King 6-10PM
Joe's Bar SPECIAL CONCERT - Deke Dickerson - Los Straitjackets - 15 Door Charge BYOP
Viva Cantina Live Band
16
Automobile Driving Museum El Segundo Beach Cities Swing Band 7-9:30PM BYOP! $8
Breezy Knees DJ Dance 8-11:30PM $5
17
Joe's BarClick to see who is going to this event! The Swingsations @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
18
Bungalow Santa MonicaClick to see who is going to this event! Calif Feetwarmers String Section 9PM BYOP Call to confirm, limited dance space
Joe's Bar Suzy Williams amp Her Solid Senders BYOP
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
19
Swingtronic at Pour VousClick to see who is going to this event! Big Butter Jazz Band! 9PM-2AM No cover!
Viva Cantina 4-6PM Richard Freeman Big Band, 7-9:15PM Glen Roberts Big Band
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
20
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Joe's Bar Rip Masters BYOP
Lindy Groove DJ Jonathan Stout DJ Vicky Chan
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
21
Do Something Blue Blues DJ
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Casa Del Mar Leftover Cuties! 7:30PM No cover BYOP
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $5
22
Fourth Saturday SwingClick to see who is going to this event! Hedgehog Swing! lesson 8PM, band 9PM-midnight $10 ALTERNATE LOCATION MADhaus Long Beach
PBDA LIL' MO & THE DYNAFLOS $15
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill and the All Stars 7:30-11PM
Downtown Disney Rumble King 6-10PM
Viva Cantina Live Band
23
Breezy Knees DJ Dance 8-11:30PM $5
24
Joe's BarClick to see who is going to this event! John Reynolds @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Free lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
25
Joe's Bar Debra Watson amp the Smokin' Aces BYOP
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Bungalow Santa Monica Calif Feetwarmers String Section 9PM BYOP Call to confirm, limited dance space
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
26
Culver HotelClick to see who is going to this event! The Calif Feetwarmers BYOP 7:30-11PM
Strutter's Ball Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five 7PM-midnight, $20 w/lesson, $15 without
Rusty's Rhythm Club Tim Gill's Gin Mill Grifters
27 THANKSGIVING: NO SWING EVENTS TODAY
Joe's Bar HAPPY THANKSGIVING! - No Live Music Tonight! BYOP
Lindy Groove We will be closed for Thanksgiving!!!!
28
Do Something Blue NO DANCE
Downtown Disney Crown City Bombers 6-10PM
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $5
29
PBDAClick to see who is going to this event! THE FABULOUS ESQUIRES BIG BAND $15
Disney Fantasy FaireClick to see who is going to this event! Side Street Swing Orchestra 7:30-11PM
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Cicada Club Broadcast 9PM DEAN MORA'S LATINAIRES BYOP
Viva Cantina Live Band
30
Breezy Knees DJ Dance 8-11:30PM $5
      

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Effie says:

Dec 8th: Mid-¢ Shake 8: Sock Hop– starts at 8pm- gender-free East Coast swing dancing lesson at 8:30pm and dancing to DJ’ed 40s/50s/60s music goes until 11pm. Birthday Party themed; retro attire encouraged; photo ops and more surprises! LGBTQ-friendly– $5 suggested donation/all ages– at Pehrspace near Echo Park, 325 Glendale Blvd. 90026

Dawn says:

PS See you at Pour Vous later tonight! ;)

Dawn says:

2nd Update:
Well, I checked out both bands and their present offerings of Big Bands leave a lot to be desired!
I would skip listing this venue on Big Band nights altogether, so sorry I suggested it based on some really good ones in the past! I have been here when really good bands played and a lot of people were dancing. Now they don’t even have the dance floor open! Can’t recommend this anymore based on new experience, sorry!

Dawn

Dawn says:

Update: I stopped by to hear the first band I have never heard before, would not recommend this venue based on it. I have been here to enjoy some really danceable bands, this one was definitely not, no real dance floor in the front room either.

Dawn