WHERE TO SWING DANCE NATIONWIDE AND WORLDWIDE

Boston's Dirty Water Lindy Exchange

One of the great things about swing dancing is that you can go to almost any major city in the U.S., Europe, and even Asia now, and go swing dancing and make instant friends.  It is truly an amazing thing if you’ve ever done it.  Here are some sites to check out if you are Continue Reading…


ERIK ROBISON AND SYLVIA SKYLAR 1998 LINDY SHOWCASE

Laura Keat posted this video on Facebook of two of the most influential swing dancers in L.A., Erik Robison and Sylvia Skylar, who were innovators of what became known as Hollywood Style.  They were my personal favorites to watch!  Check them out!


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
Third Street PromenadeClick to see who is going to this event! Outdoor DJ dancing 4-6PM LAST ONE OF THIS YEAR!!
MemoriesClick to see who is going to this event! Vintage Dance with Eddie & Fafa and Jimmy & Lee 3-6PM $15 advance, $20 door
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
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
Don the Beachcomber Huntington Beach Nathan James & The Rhythm Scratchers with Carl Sonny Leyland and Big Sandy 7:30PM
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
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
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
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
PBDA PHAT CAT SWINGERS $15
Sky Room Sylvia & the Savoy 6 8PM-midnight BYOP
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
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
Casa Del MarClick to see who is going to this event! Leftover Cuties 7:30PM no cover! BYOP
Atomic Ballroom Stompy Jones! 8:30PM $15
Downtown Disney Hot Rod Trio 6-10PM
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!)
Disney Fantasy Faire Stompy Jones 7:30-11PM
Downtown Disney Rumble King 6-10PM
PBDA ICY HOT CLUB $15
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
Casa Del Mar Leftover Cuties! 7:30PM No cover BYOP
Do Something Blue Blues DJ
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
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
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill and the All Stars 7:30-11PM
Downtown Disney Rumble King 6-10PM
PBDA LIL' MO & THE DYNAFLOS $15
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
Rusty's Rhythm ClubClick to see who is going to this event! Tim Gill's Gin Mill Grifters
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
Culver Hotel The Calif Feetwarmers BYOP 7:30-11PM
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 Maureen & the Mercury 5 6-10PM
Cicada Club Broadcast 9PM DEAN MORA'S LATINAIRES BYOP
Viva Cantina Live Band
30
Breezy Knees DJ Dance 8-11:30PM $5
      

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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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

Brian says:

Dawn, thank you so much for your detailed report!! If you don’t mind, I’m going to use some of your descriptions on my page for Viva Cantina. I want to check out the place as well! – Brian

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