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 ENTIRE HISTORY OF SWING DANCING IN A SIX-MINUTE ROUTINE

The delightful routine performed by Andrew Thigpen and Karen Turman at the International Lindy Hop Championships in 2010 is chock full of homages to everything from Hellzapoppin, Buck Privates, Goovie Moovie, the Gap ad, bad East Coast swing dancers, to popular dancers within our swing community. It’s basically a six-minute history of swing dancing!


THE LINDY CALENDAR

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October 2014

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
   
1
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
2
Lindy GrooveClick to see who is going to this event! DJ
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
3
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ
4
Rugcutter Saturdays in Pasadena DJ 8PM-1AM
PBDA TIM GILL ALL-STARS BIG BAND $15
Disney Fantasy Faire Swingtown 7:30-11PM
Metro Pointe at South Coast Jumpin' Joz 6:30-9:30PM FREE!
Viva Cantina Live Band
5
Third Street Promenade Outdoor DJ dancing 4-6PM, FREE!
Santa Anita Park Chandelier Room California Feetwarmers, DJ Skyler Gilmore 1:30-6:30PM $75
Breezy Knees DJ Dance 8-11:30PM $5
6
Joe's BarClick to see who is going to this event! Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
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
7
Atomic BallroomClick to see who is going to this event! The Balboa Room 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
8
Swingtronic at Pour Vous Hobo Jazz, DJ Anduze, and of course, Professor Watson! 9PM-2AM No cover!
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
9
EdisonClick to see who is going to this event! Dustbowl Revival!! 8:30PM No cover, LA Lindy Hop Pick!!
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Lindy Groove DJ
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
10
Lindy LoftClick to see who is going to this event! Jonathan Stout & His Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander! 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $15
Sky Room Sylvia & the Rhythm Boys 7:30-11 BYOP
Atomic Ballroom Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit $15 8:30PM!!
Downtown Disney Crown City Bombers 6-1PM BYOP
Warner Grand Annex San Pedro Dustbowl Revival 8PM $20 advance, $25 door BYOP
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $5
11
PBDA STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS (from San Francisco) $15
Barkley Big Butter Jazz Band!! 9AM-1AM BYOP, No cover!
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Disney Fantasy Faire Doc Anello 7:30-11PM
The Swing Pit DJ (LA Lindy Hop Pick!)
Viva Cantina Live Band
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
12
Breezy Knees DJ Dance 8-11:30PM $5
13
Memories Free lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
14
Bungalow Santa MonicaClick to see who is going to this event! Calif Feetwarmers String Section 9PM BYOP Call to confirm, limited dance space
The Moonrise Club at El Cid Benny Brydern Quartet 8PM lesson, 9PM band, $5 cover, $10 with lesson, BYOP
Atomic Ballroom The Balboa Room 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
15
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
16
The Mint LA Two Man Gentleman Band, Doo-Rag Ragtime Duo 9PM, headliner at 10PM $10 advance, $12
Lindy Groove DJ
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
17
Harvelle's Long Beach Dustbowl Revival 11PM $10 BYOP
Downtown Disney Rumble King 6-10PM BYOP
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $5
18
Fairfax Farmers MarketClick to see who is going to this event! Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys! 6:30-8PM BYOP
PBDA JAMES INTVELD & HIS SWING SINNERS $15
Disney Fantasy Faire Stompy Jones 7:30-11PM
Hilton Glendale Filipino-American Symphony Orchestra 6PM $100
Disney California Adventure Jitterbuggin the Park Ellis Island Boys 11AM-10PM
Third Saturday Swing DJ (LA Lindy Hop Pick!)
Viva Cantina Live Band
19
Auto Driving Museum El Segundo Beach Cities Swing Band 7-9:30PM $8 BYOP
Memories Sunday Dance, DJ 2:30PM lesson, 3-6:30PM dance $5
Breezy Knees DJ Dance 8-11:30PM $5
20
Joe's BarClick to see who is going to this event! Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
Lindy Hop Stop Boyz and the Beez 7:30-10PM $13
Memories Free lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
21
Atomic Ballroom The Balboa Room 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
22
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! Dustbowl Revival!! DJ Bear Skin Rug 9PM-2AM NO COVER!
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
Culver Hotel The Calif Feetwarmers BYOP 7:30-11PM
23
Lindy GrooveClick to see who is going to this event! DJ
Eviction Defense Network at Heritage Museum Annual Gala with the Calif Feetwarmers $50 dinner included 5-10PM
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
24
Do Something Blue Costume and Pajama Party
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $5
25
Viva CantinaClick to see who is going to this event! Live Band
PBDA CROWN CITY BOMBERS $15
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill and the All Stars 7:30-11PM
Downtown Disney Maureen & the Mercury 5 6-10PM
Fourth Saturday Swing Zombie Attack!! 8PM Lesson, 9PM Dance with DJ Dave Frutos, zombie attire mandatory!
26
The Set Shop Halloween Dance Jonathan Stout and his Swing Orchestra! 7:30PM $20
Breezy Knees Carpool to the Set Shop at 8PM after lessons!
27
Memories Free lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Joe's Bar Happy Feet Balboa Night - Live Band
28
Bungalow Santa MonicaClick to see who is going to this event! Calif Feetwarmers String Section 9PM BYOP Call to confirm, limited dance space
Atomic Ballroom The Balboa Room 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Culver Hotel Sylvia Rodriguez Hot Jazz/ Standards 7:30PM No cover! BYOP
29
Strutter's Ball Halloween Eve Party! DJ, costume contest and Jack and Jill contest! 8:30PM $8
Rusty's Rhythm Club HALLOWEEN PARTY! Costumes Contest - Prizes!
Culver Hotel Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang 7:30-11PM
30
Lindy GrooveClick to see who is going to this event! Haunted Halloween Ball! 7:30 lesson, $12 LA LINDY HOP PICK!
Joe's Bar ROCKIN' HALLOWEEN SHOW!!! 9:00 PM BYOP $6 minimum plus donation
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
31 HALLOWEEN
Atomic BallroomClick to see who is going to this event! Night of the Living Lindy Hop Halloween dance 8:30PM $10
Do Something Blue NO DANCE - was previous week
Downtown Disney Ry Bradley 6-10PM
Casa Del Mar Leftover Cuties! 7:30PM BYOP No cover!
Pour Vous Spookeasy Halloween Masquerade, DJ Lee Anduze, electroswing and Halloween classics 8PM
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo No dance this week
Cicada Club Dean Mora And His Haunted Orchestra 9PM ADMISSION $41 ADVANCE OR AT DOOR BYOP
 

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Ty says:

Halloween Party at the Barkley in South Pasadena on Halloween Night. Starts at 9pm. Angel Town Combo will be playing and there will be burlesque shows featuring The Bella-Donnas.

https://www.facebook.com/events/844439102242580/

debrawatson says:

Debra Watson & The Smokin’ Aces play Joe’s American Bar & Grill, Tuesday, November 25 from 9-12. In town from Austin. Come dance off calories ahead of Thanksgiving dinner!

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