August 17, 2019 – New York City Swing Dancing

NYC Swing Dancing


Regular weekly NYC Swing Dancing events not included in the calendar below:

Mon: Svetlana & the Delancey Five, The Back Room 102 Norfolk St 8:30pm*
Mon: Ethyl’s Uptown 1629 2nd Ave, 8pm-Mid
Mon: The Cotton Club $25 cover
Mon/Tues:Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, Iguana, 240 W. 54th, 20/20 food/drink min*
Tues: Bal Practice, 9:30-11pm, Students free, $5 others, 412 8th ($10 on White Heat nite)
Tues: Swing Practice, 9:30-11pm, Students free, $5 others, 412 8th
Thurs: Frim Fram 412 Eighth Ave, 4th Floor $10/$7 students @9pm, lesson $5 @8pm
Fri: Friday Night Blues
Fri: Brooklyn Swings, Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie St, 7-10pm, $5-10
Sun: Baby Soda, St. Mazie’s, 345 Grand St., Brooklyn. 9:30pm *


Most NYC dance venues are generally crowded. Those marked with a * are restaurants and bars that have limited space to dance.

August Events


Friday, August 23

Fleur Seule – Tavern on the Green
Live Music 7-11pm
Central Park West & 67th Street
Dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting)
No cover, one item minimum


Friday, August 23

Brooklyn Swings Band Night w/ Charles Turner III + Uptown Swing
Brooklyn Swings is proud to host Charles Turner III and Uptown Swing!
Teacher-on-Call: Morgan Lee
DJ: Jennifer Sowden
Admission: Sliding Scale of $10 – 15
231 Ainslie Street (upstairs)
off the Graham Ave stop on the L line
7:00-7:30 Learn a Short Solo Routine
7:30-10:00 Dance!
[And there will be delicious sweet treats!]
So I’m going to learn a ‘Short Solo Routine’?
Yep! At 7:00, one of our fantastic Brooklyn Swings Instructors will teach a short dance combination. It’s something you can dance alone, but everybody will be in a group to make it easier. And you won’t have to perform it! After the lesson, the instructor will be available as Teacher-on-Call to answer any further dancing questions you have the rest of the night.
And what exactly do you mean by ‘Sliding Scale’?
We want to make the dance accessible to everyone, and part of that is affordable admission. So chip in $5 – $10 on DJed nights, or $10 – $15. You pick. This way, we can keep booking the space, and you can keep coming back. Everybody wins!


Saturday, August 24

Fleur Seule – Marriot Marquis
Times Square
Join us for dinner and dancing, tile floor.
Live music 5-9pm.
Crossroads Lounge on the 8th floor, no cover, one item minimum.


Saturday, August 24

Swing with Us NYC
National Black Theatre
Uptown Saturday Night Swing Dance
@the Historic National Black Theatre
2035 5th Avenue, NY, NY
How much?: $10.00
7:15pm to 8pm Dance Lesson
8pm to 11pm Social Dancing
Live DJ (Swing, Blues, R&B, and Soul)
$10.00


Saturday, August 24

Eyal Vilner at the Django*
10:30pm – 1:30 AM
$20 at table / $15 at bar
2 Avenue of the Americas


Saturday, August 24

Hudson River Park’s Blues BBQ Festival
Hudson River Park’s beloved Blues BBQ Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this season! Join the party to close out your summer with a fantastic lineup of artists from across the United States. Enjoy barbecue from local New York City favorites (including Blue Smoke, Butcher Bar, Dinosaur and Mighty Quinn’s!), and sip on beer from Sixpoint while you listen to one of our most exciting lineups ever!
2:00 PM – Kevin Burt
3:15 PM – The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir
4:30 PM – AJ Ghent [j-ent]
6:00 PM – Ruthie Foster
7:30 PM – Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Hudson River Park – Pier 46, near Charles St.
353 West St, Manhattan, New York 10014
Eileen’s note: Please note that I do not know these bands and/or how danceable they may be. There’s no dedicated floor, so it’s a make your own dance space situation. I haven’t been here for a few years, so I cannot vouch for the dance experience. Please be courteous to listening audience


Saturday, August 24 & Sunday, August 25

Jazz Age Lawn Party 2019 – “COUNTDOWN TO THE TWENTIES”
Governor’s Island, Colonels Row, New York, New York 11231
Jazz bands, dance floor, performers.
Tickets
Tickets range from $40-170


Monday, August 26

Jazz Haus: Eyal Vilner Quintet – Farewell gig
** Eyal Vilner Quintet – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* DJ Jeff Liu-Leyco
* classic burlesque by Lillin Lace
* Beginner swing dance lesson upon request at 7:45pm
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbrau Bierhaus – 712 3rd Avenue


Tuesday, August 27

White Heat
White Heat band night is back from summer break! With Ian taking care of your live music needs and Yurina keeping your feet happy during band breaks, you’ll dance the night away.
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor
9:30 – 11:59pm


Friday, August 30

Fleur Seule – Tavern on the Green
Live Music 7-11pm
Central Park West & 67th Street
Dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting)
No cover, one item minimum


September Events




Sunday, September 1

Sock Hop Sundays
Now in our 16th year of great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s! Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop.
We average 175+ guests at Sock Hop Sunday, so come alone or come with friends and join the fun!
Connolly’s 121 West 45th Street btwn 6th & 7th Ave – 3rd floor (elevator available)
$20. Cash at the door
Includes coupon for $5 off liquor, wine, beer, soda or food.
7:00pm -11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


Thursday, September 5

Dance Around Downtown: Swing
The Dance Around Downtown series brings different dance forms to the various plazas in Downtown Brooklyn all summer long. The final stop in our series is Swing at MetroTech Commons!
* Dandy Wellington and His Band<
* DJ Andrius Sc // lesson by Tony & Jaime
SCHEDULE:
5:00-5:30 is DJ
5:30-6:30 band
6:30-7:00 swing dance lesson
7:00-8:00 band
DIRECTIONS:
A / C / F / R train to Jay St Metrotech;
2 / 3 / 4 / 5 to Borough Hall; or B / Q to Dekalb Ave.


Saturday, September 7

Swing Remix with Gordon Webster and Friends
7:30PM Doors Open for General Admission
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave NYC
EARY BIRD DISCOUNT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE beginning Monday JULY 29th.
WORKSHOPS
6:30PM (55min) – SWING WORKSHOP | TBA (Adv Basics and up)
Location: Auditorium L2
Description: A great Exploration of material in the Swing World. Check back later for details.
Instructors: TBA
7:30PM (55min) LINDY HOP WORKSHOP | TBA Level: Int +
Location: 4th Floor
Description: We’ll explore some of the beautiful Lindy Hop variations. Check back later for details.
Instructor: TBA
7:45PM (30 min) BEGINNER SWING | Level: Beginner Open
Location: Auditorium L2
This class is great if you’re new to swing or if you would like a refresher on partnering. You’ll learn techniques that will bring you up to speed with the crowd of swing dancers. This class is FREE with your General Admission ticket.
Instructor: TBA
PRICING ONLINE & DOOR
General Admission
$16 Early Bird Online Price (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$18-20 Online (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$25 DOOR
6:30 Swing Workshop & Dance
$27.00 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$28-30 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$35 DOOR ($12 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
7:30 Lindy Hop Workshop & Dance
$27.00 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$28-30 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$35 DOOR ($12 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
6:30 & 7:30 Both Workshops & Dance
$40 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$50 DOOR ($24 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)


Tuesday, September 10

The Brass Tacks at the ROXY HOTEL
Tuesday, 9/10, from 8-10 pm, Danny Lipsitz and The Brass Tacks will be back at The Roxy Hotel lounge. Plenty of room for dancing, drinking, and all-around shenanigans. Or, you can just sit and enjoy.
No cover charge.
The Roxy Hotel NYC
2 6th Avenue, New York, New York 10013


Thursday, September 12

Dance Around Downtown: Swing
The Dance Around Downtown series brings different dance forms to the various plazas in Downtown Brooklyn all summer long. The final stop in our series is Swing at MetroTech Commons!
* Gordon Webster & Friends
* DJ Odysseus Bailer // MC Dandy Wellington
* lesson by Jennifer Sowden & Brooklyn Swings
SCHEDULE:
5:00-5:30 is DJ
5:30-6:30 band
6:30-7:00 swing dance lesson
7:00-8:00 band
DIRECTIONS:
A / C / F / R train to Jay St Metrotech;
2 / 3 / 4 / 5 to Borough Hall; or B / Q to Dekalb Ave.


Friday, September 14

NY Vintage Dance and Concert
Hosted by Paul Capocasale featuring Charles Turner and Uptown Swing and Edith Hazel.
DJ Greg Golod
The Floor Below at the Ozone Park Jewish Center, 107-01 Crossbay Blvd., Ozone Park
$15
7:30 to midnight.
Performance by NY Findyhoppers & a free dance lesson by Brooklyn Swing . lesson @ 7:30
Large wood dance floor plus stage
All money raised will go to support Queens Center for Progress


Thursday, September 19

Dance Around Downtown: Swing
The Dance Around Downtown series brings different dance forms to the various plazas in Downtown Brooklyn all summer long. The final stop in our series is Swing at MetroTech Commons!
* Charles Turner & Uptown Swing<
* DJ Brian Ferdman // MC Dandy Wellington
* lesson by Nathan Bugh & Gaby Cook
SCHEDULE:
5:00-5:30 is DJ
5:30-6:30 band
6:30-7:00 swing dance lesson
7:00-8:00 band
DIRECTIONS:
A / C / F / R train to Jay St Metrotech;
2 / 3 / 4 / 5 to Borough Hall; or B / Q to Dekalb Ave.


Sunday, September 22

Sunday Soul Session Celebrating YSBD! 20th Anniversary!
You Should Be Dancing is celebrating 20 years of giving our dance community top notch instruction and a place for us all to gather as a community and dance. As part of their celebration in September, admission to this Sunday Soul Session is FREE!!
We have invited bartender extraordinaire, Sevans Martínez to serve up drinks that evening and will have special announcements to make about the drop in lesson and the DJs for the evening shortly.
Do you like to show off? Or do something that scares you a little? At 9 pm we will have our first official Soul Train that you can dance down solo or with a friend. A secret judge will be awarding prizes for free admission to the October Sunday Soul Session.
412 Eighth Avenue – 4th floor
**This is not a regular swing dance night. Soul is popular within the swing community, so I’m trying to support, but wanted to be up front on expectations. I’ve been told the last event is 70% partner dancing and 30% dance circles. I’m hoping to check this event out in September for the long term listing status in the blog**


Sunday, September 22

Sock Hop Sundays
Now in our 16th year of great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s! Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop.
We average 175+ guests at Sock Hop Sunday, so come alone or come with friends and join the fun!
Connolly’s 121 West 45th Street btwn 6th & 7th Ave – 3rd floor (elevator available)
$20. Cash at the door
Includes coupon for $5 off liquor, wine, beer, soda or food.
7:00pm -11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


Thursday, September 26

Dance Around Downtown: Swing
The Dance Around Downtown series brings different dance forms to the various plazas in Downtown Brooklyn all summer long. The final stop in our series is Swing at MetroTech Commons! * Eyal Vilner Big Band w. Queen Esther *
* DJ Ryan Swift from Frim Fram Jam // MC Dandy Wellington
* lesson by Evita Arce
SCHEDULE:
5:00-5:30 is DJ
5:30-6:30 band
6:30-7:00 swing dance lesson
7:00-8:00 band
DIRECTIONS:
A / C / F / R train to Jay St Metrotech;
2 / 3 / 4 / 5 to Borough Hall; or B / Q to Dekalb Ave.


Friday, September 27 – Monday, September 30, 2019

Express Track Blues
2 days of workshops, 3 days of dancing, 5 live bands, 24 hours of class instruction, a competition, and YOU, plus a few hundred of your dance friends.
Registration
Burgandy Williams
“King” Solomon Hicks
Big Frank Mirra and Mike Smith Blues Revue
Irving Lattin and Jack O’Hara
Mara Kaye


Saturday, September 28

YSBD 20th Anniversary Bash
7pm-2am
7pm: Pre-Party Dance Lesson
8:30pm: Dance Performances in the Club Room
3 Dedicated Rooms for:
– Swing Room featuring Danny Jonokuchi and The Revisionists& DJ Stina Dallons between sets
– Latin Room with DJ Junior Arroyo
– Ballroom/WC Mix with Gene Eagle
Cash Bar.
Admission: $20
Tickets

October Events



Saturday, October 5
Swing Remix with Charles Turner & Uptown Swing
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave
7:30PM Doors Open for General Admission
We’ll also be featuring some rockin pre-dance workshops featuring Nathan Bugh, Paolo & Special Guests along with a performance by Yeah Man!. And look out for a fabulous vintage market, vintage films and more.
WORKSHOPS
6:30PM (55min) – SWING WORKSHOP | TBA (Adv Basics and up)
Location: Auditorium L2
Description: A great Exploration of material in the Swing World. Check back later for details.
Instructors: TBA
7:30PM (55min) LINDY HOP WORKSHOP | TBA Level: Int +
Location: 4th Floor
Description: We’ll explore some of the beautiful Lindy Hop variations. Check back later for details.
Instructor: TBA
7:45PM (30 min) BEGINNER SWING | Level: Beginner Open
Location: Auditorium L2
This class is great if you’re new to swing or if you would like a refresher on partnering. You’ll learn techniques that will bring you up to speed with the crowd of swing dancers. This class is FREE with your General Admission ticket.
Instructor: TBA
PRICING ONLINE & DOOR
General Admission
$16 Early Bird Online Price (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$18-20 Online (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$25 DOOR
6:30 Swing Workshop & Dance
$27.00 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$28-30 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$35 DOOR ($12 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
7:30 Lindy Hop Workshop & Dance
$27.00 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$28-30 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$35 DOOR ($12 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
6:30 & 7:30 Both Workshops & Dance
$40 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$50 DOOR ($24 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)


Sunday, October 6

Sock Hop Sundays
Now in our 16th year of great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s! Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop.
We average 175+ guests at Sock Hop Sunday, so come alone or come with friends and join the fun!
Connolly’s 121 West 45th Street btwn 6th & 7th Ave – 3rd floor (elevator available)
$20. Cash at the door
Includes coupon for $5 off liquor, wine, beer, soda or food.
7:00pm -11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


Sunday, October 27

Sock Hop Sundays
Now in our 16th year of great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s! Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop.
We average 175+ guests at Sock Hop Sunday, so come alone or come with friends and join the fun!
Connolly’s 121 West 45th Street btwn 6th & 7th Ave – 3rd floor (elevator available)
$20. Cash at the door
Includes coupon for $5 off liquor, wine, beer, soda or food.
7:00pm -11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


November Events




Saturday, November 2

Swing Remix
LIVE MUSIC: TBA Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave


November 8-10, 2019

American Lindy Hop Championships & American Swing Dance Championships Reunion

Grand Prospect Hall 263 Prospect Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – Park Slope
Basic weekend pass $150. Multiple choices of tickets. Tickets
Celebrate 21 years of the American Lindy Hop Championships and the 30th Anniversary of the American Swing Dance Championships. Featuring the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band and Ron Sunshine & his orchestra. Workshops with 12 renowned teachers and competition in 13 divisions. At the beautiful Grand Prospect Hall with 3 ballrooms over 4 floors of rooms. Top catering for meals.


December Events



Saturday, December 7

Swing Remix
LIVE MUSIC: TBA Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave