October 12, 2018 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: 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: George Gee / Swing 46, Dancer discount $10
Thurs: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm
Fri: Swing practice, 8:30-9:30, Students free, $5 others, Dancesport 22 W 34 Street, 4 flr
Fri: Friday Night Blues
Fri: Friday Brooklyn Swings, Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie St, 7-10pm, $5-10
Sun: Baby Soda, St. Mazie’s, 345 Grand St., Brooklyn. 9:30pm *
Sun: Glenn Crytzer All Stars, Flatiron Lounge, 37 W. 19th 6:30-9:30, No cover
Nightly: Swing46


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


October Events


Friday, October 12
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom
A fantastic night of Swing and mixed Ballroom & Latin dancing in two dedicated rooms featuring:
. Pre-party basic lesson 8-9pm
. Dancing in two Separate Rooms: 9pm-12:30am
Elena Iannucci dj’s the swing room
Danny Scarola dj’s the ballroom
.FREE Refreshments
Admission at the Door:
Current YSBD Students, $8
General Public, $10
Location:
You Should Be Dancing…! studios
412 8th Ave, 4th flr NYC (1/2 block south of Penn Station)


Friday, October 12
Fleur Seule at Tavern on the Green
Friday, October 12
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom
A fantastic night of Swing and mixed Ballroom & Latin dancing in two dedicated rooms featuring:
Pre-party basic lesson 8-9pm
Dancing in two Separate Rooms: 9pm-12:30am
Elena Iannucci and Tina Micic DJing the Swing room
Danny Scarola is DJing the Ballroom
FREE Refreshments
Admission at the Door:
Current YSBD Students, $8
General Public, $10
You Should Be Dancing…! studios
412 8th Ave, 4th flr NYC (1/2 block south of Penn Station)


Friday, October 12
Fleur Seule at Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & 67th Street, New York, NY 10023
7-11PM


Friday, October 12
Brooklyn Swings – Band Night
This week’s band night will feature Unidos do Swing, from Brazil!
All are welcome! No partner needed!
Admission: Sliding Scale of $10 – 15
Location: 231 Ainslie Street (upstairs)
off the Graham Ave stop on the L line


Saturday, October 13
Fleur Seule at Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
5-9PM


Sunday, October 14
Tucci Swing Orchestra
Starr Bar in 214 Starr St, Brooklyn NY
How much?: $5-$10 band trip strictly / amicably enforced


Monday, October 15
Jazz Haus
Celebrating Oktoberfest!
* Baby Soda – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Minx Arcana
* DJ Odysseus Bailer
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Monday, October 15
Back Room Speakeasy Mondays – Delancey Five ft Cait Jones/span>
The Back Room
102 Norfolk St, New York, New York 10002
9pm – 12:30am


Tuesday, October 16
$1.25 Quartet*
Sisters Brooklyn
900 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, 8:30-11 p.m
Two sets, no cover, no minimum, please use the tip bucket


Wednesday, October 17
Jazz at Elsie Rooftop w. The Hot Toddies*
1412 Broadway (btw 39th & 40th) at 25th floor.
(Open year round, rain or shine with a unique retractable roof)
Note that drinks are expensive.


Saturday, October 20
Swing Remix: Professor Cunningham & His Old School
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023
6:30PM-12:45AM
The Swing Remix Saga continues with our 2nd FALL DATE Saturday October 20th, 2018. We’re featuring PROFESSOR CUNNINGHAM & HIS OLD SCHOOL who is back for his FIFTH appearance with us.
WORKSHOPS
6:30 – BALBOA | Balboa Workshop (Adv Basics and up)
This class is designed to teach and reinforce the fundamentals/foundations of pure balboa and bal swing.
Instructors: Yurina & Paolo
7:30PM SOCIAL SOLO JAZZ JAMMING l Open To All (swing experience recommended)
Want to be more confident on the social dance floor? Join Jessica Miltenberger for a fun and supportive Solo Jazz and Charleston class that will help you break free of the “what move do I do next?” mentality so you can hit the dance floor all night long–with or without a partner! The solo dance skills learned in this class will also benefit your partner dancing!
Jessica Miltenberger
$18 Online (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$25 DOOR
TICKETS


Sunday, October 21
Sock Hop Sundays
“Now in our 15th 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!
Iguana 240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
$15. Cash at the door
7:00-11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


Sunday, October 21
Tucci Swing Orchestra
Starr Bar in 214 Starr St, Brooklyn NY
How much?: $5-$10 band trip strictly / amicably enforced


Monday, October 22
Jazz Haus All Stars / 2nd Anniv & 100th Night
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC 712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
featuring some of our fav musicians from last 2 years… incl Gordon Webster, King Solomon Hicks, Hannah Gill, Ian Hutchison, and more!
3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Velvetina Taylor and Pearls Daily
* chorus gals The Bathtub Ginnys
* DJ VaVa Voon
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink


Tuesday, October 23
Jazz at Elsie Rooftop w. The Hot Toddies*
1412 Broadway (btw 39th & 40th) at 25th floor.
(Open year round, rain or shine with a unique retractable roof)
Note that drinks are expensive.


Tuesday, October 23
The SS Columbia Project Fall Supper Soiree
7pm-10pm
The Montauk Club at
25 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Live vintage jazz performed by Jason Prover and the Sneak Thievery 4 Tet
Early Bird Tickets $125!


Thursday, October 25
Glenn Crytzer Quintette at the Plaza Hotel
I’ll be in the Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel from 6:00-9:00 swinging with my quintet including Kim Hawkey on vocals, Jason Prover on trumpet, Matt Koza on reeds, and Ian Hutchison on bass.
There’s NO COVER charge, just come out and have a drink and be sure to be good to your wait staff! This is a GREAT event to bring non-dance friends and co-workers to as well – you’ll make them feel VERY fancy hanging out with you at the Plaza Hotel!
Room to dance, but please note the surface is carpet.


Friday, October 26
Fleur Seule at Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & 67th Street, New York, NY 10023
7-11PM


Saturday, October 27
YSBD! Fall Bash featuring Cait and the Critters
7pm-12am
Featuring 3 Party Rooms:
Main Room:
Swing Room featuring Cait & The Critters
& Swing DJ Stina Dallons between sets
plus 2 Additional Rooms for:
WC Swing with DJ John Festa
Ballroom Mix with DJ David Ho
7-8pm Pre-Party Lesson included in price of admission
Performances around 8pm:
Big Apple Performance Class under the direction of Lainey Silver
Lindy Hop Performance Class under the direction of Rachel McMullin & Stina Dallons
Ricardo Torres & student, Margarita Ramos
& more
Tickets
$15 in advance by Thursday, October 25
$18 Standard Pricing


Saturday, October 27
Columbia University Swing Dancing Club – Halloween Dance
Columbia University, Wien Lounge, 411 West 116th St.
$8 General Admission, $5 Students, $3 CU Club members
Join Columbia University Swing for our mid-semester dance! Live music will be provided by the fabulous CU Big Band and a few special performances are in the works… Don’t miss this chance to dance to live music in the elegant Wien Hall ballroom. Come dressed for Halloween, or not, but be sure to bring your dancing shoes! A half hour lesson taught by our club members will be held at the beginning of the dance and included in the price of admission, so even if you’ve never danced before, you’ll be able to participate!
7:30 pm | Beginners Lesson
8:00 pm | Band Plays!
11:00 pm | Doors Close


Saturday, October 27
Fleur Seule at Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
5-9PM


Saturday, October 27
Fleur Seule at Tavern on the green
Central Park West & 67th Street, New York, NY 10023
9-11PM


Sunday, October 28
The Shagabonds
2pm – Camp Friendship Brooklyn, 339 8th Street
$5 per class + $5 social dancing ($15 total)
ticket link
1 hour beginner shag class, followed by 1 hour beginner blues class then 1 hour social dancing
Owen and Sarah are heading to NYC for some Halloween hootenanny. We’ll be offering, by popular demand, beginner Collegiate Shag and Blues Dance classes with a spookable theme. No previous dance experience required!


Sunday, October 28
Fleur Seule at Tavern on the green
Central Park West & 67th Street, New York, NY 10023
7-11PM


Sunday, October 28
Tucci Swing Orchestra
Starr Bar in 214 Starr St, Brooklyn NY
How much?: $5-$10 band trip strictly / amicably enforced


Monday, October 29
Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
Celebrating FINAL NIGHT of Oktoberfest 2018 with:
* The Milkman & Sons – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by TBA
* DJ Jeff Liu-Leyco
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
* DJ Jeff Liu-Leyco
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink


Tuesday, October 30
Jazz at Elsie Rooftop w. The Hot Toddies*
1412 Broadway (btw 39th & 40th) at 25th floor.
(Open year round, rain or shine with a unique retractable roof)
Note that drinks are expensive.


Wednesday, October 31
The Salon: Halloween Stomp
** Early Bird tickets now on sale… only $20 thru Oct 19th!
Join us for the 6th annual HALLOWEEN STOMP in a myriad of rooms filled with curiosities, infernal hot jazz, devilish blues n’ sultry swing music. Come lounge and dance amongst sexy spirits, demonic dandies, fiendish flappers; be one of those “things” that go “bump” in the night.
3rd Floor “Hellish Hot Jazz n’ Swingin Spirits” (6-10pm)
– Professor Cunningham and his Old School (2 sets / 7-9:30pm)
2nd Floor “Infernal Red Room” (7pm -1am)
– King Solomon Hicks (3 sets / 8:00-11:30)
plus
– MC Dandy Wellington
– DJ’s Andrius Sc, Mimi Liu-Leyco, Jeff Liu-Leyco
– burlesque by Velvetina Taylor & Pearls Daily
– beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime Shannon (7:15pm)
– Costume Contest; win great prizes!
– bars on each floor & drink specials!
Dance the devil away at our annual vintage inspired hot jazz n’ swing costume party features two dozen performers including two bands on two floors, plus burlesque, go-go dancers, swing DJs, costume contest, and so much more… year after year it’s considered one of the best Halloween parties in NYC by Time Out NY, Wall St Journal, FlavorPill, among others!!
Costumes (any style), or vintage attire encouraged and win cool prizes at the Costume Contest
$20 – Early Bird Tickets (ends Oct 19th at 11:59pm)
$25 – Advance Ticket (Oct 20-31st)
$30 – Door (cash only)


November Events


Sunday, November 4
Tucci Swing Orchestra
Starr Bar in 214 Starr St, Brooklyn NY
How much?: $5-$10 band trip strictly / amicably enforced


Monday, November 5
Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
Celebrating FINAL NIGHT of Oktoberfest 2018 with:
* Dandy Wellington and His Band – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque is TBA
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 by Jaime Shannon
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Friday, November 9
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom
A fantastic night of Swing and mixed Ballroom & Latin dancing in two dedicated rooms featuring:
Pre-party basic lesson 8-9pm
Dancing in two Separate Rooms: 9pm-12:30am
Elena Iannucci and Tina Micic DJing the Swing room
Danny Scarola is DJing the Ballroom
FREE Refreshments
Admission at the Door:
Current YSBD Students, $8
General Public, $10
You Should Be Dancing…! studios
412 8th Ave, 4th flr NYC (1/2 block south of Penn Station)


Saturday, November 10
It’s Another Uptown Saturday Night Swing Dance
Dance and Delight with us Uptown (Harlem)
Live DJ Music: Swing, Blues, R&B
Swing Dance Lesson Included 7pm – 11pm
$10.00
The National Black Theatre: Institute for Action Arts
2031-2033 National Black Theatre Way ( Fifth Ave Btwn 125 – 126 St ), New York, New York 10035


Sunday, November 11
Sock Hop Sundays
“Now in our 15th 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!
Iguana 240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
$15. Cash at the door
7:00-11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


Sunday, November 11
Tucci Swing Orchestra
Starr Bar in 214 Starr St, Brooklyn NY
How much?: $5-$10 band trip strictly / amicably enforced


Monday, November 5
Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* King Solomon Hicks – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Lilin Lace
* DJ TBA
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Sunday, November 25
Sock Hop Sundays
“Now in our 15th 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!
Iguana 240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
$15. Cash at the door
7:00-11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


Friday, November 30- Saturday, December 1
The Great Gatsby Party
Capitale, 130 Bowery, New York, New York 10013
9PM-2AM
Since December 2015, The Great Gatsby Party® has transformed the gilded halls of New York City’s Capitale. Every year, more than 3,000 guests turn up for the sold-out event, outfitted in the fashion of the Roaring Twenties–flapper dresses, silk gloves, tuxedos, top hats–to revel the night away under swinging aerialists and the glitter of disco balls. This year, by popular demand, the Great Gatsby Party returns for the fourth time, for a two-night affair of the cocktails, fanfare, and decadence that so defined Fitzgerald’s celebrated novel.

2018’s Great Gatsby Party will take place on the evenings of November 30th and December 1st from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Capitale will once again play host to the event, bedecked in the elegant grandeur of the era. Similarly inspired by the 1920s, entertainment is scheduled throughout the night, with live music, theatrical acts, dancers, contortionists, showgirls, stilt walkers, and more.

The evening is sure to be a celebration of all the senses, with champagne flowing, spirits well-stocked, and an array of sweet treats specially prepared by a local bakery. So get ready to put on your black tie finery and hit the town with us. Everyone will be talking about this Great Gatsby Party well after the lights come up.


December Events


Friday, December 14
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom
A fantastic night of Swing and mixed Ballroom & Latin dancing in two dedicated rooms featuring:
Pre-party basic lesson 8-9pm
Dancing in two Separate Rooms: 9pm-12:30am
Elena Iannucci and Tina Micic DJing the Swing room
Danny Scarola is DJing the Ballroom
FREE Refreshments
Admission at the Door:
Current YSBD Students, $8
General Public, $10
You Should Be Dancing…! studios
412 8th Ave, 4th flr NYC (1/2 block south of Penn Station)


Saturday, December 15
Eyal Vilner Big Band
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan – 334 Amsterdam Avenue
Swing Remix Year’s End Dance Contest crowning the 2018 Swing Remix Dance Champions
Contest Details
Early Bird Tickets available as of October 15th
Tickets
Pricing – Dance Contest Night (special pricing)
General Admission
$18 Early Bird Online Price (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$20 Online (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$25 DOOR (Price change – look for updates in October)
6:30 Swing Workshop & Dance
$27 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$30 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$40 DOOR ($15 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
7:30 Lindy Hop Workshop & Dance
$27 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$30 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$40 DOOR ($15 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
6:30 & 7:30 Both Workshops & Dance
$40 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$55 DOOR ($25 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)


Sunday, December 30
THE SALON: New Years Eve Eve 2018 (save-the-date)
7:30 PM 11:59 PM
THE PLAYERS
16 Gramercy Park South New York, NY 10003
Tickets should go on sale mid-late November.

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: 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: George Gee / Swing 46, Dancer discount $10
Thurs: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm
Fri: Swing practice, 8:30-9:30, Students free, $5 others, Dancesport 22 W 34 Street, 4 flr
Fri: Friday Night Blues
Fri: Friday Brooklyn Swings, Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie St, 7-10pm, $5-10
Sun: Baby Soda, St. Mazie’s, 345 Grand St., Brooklyn. 9:30pm *
Sun: Glenn Crytzer All Stars, Flatiron Lounge, 37 W. 19th 6:30-9:30, No cover
Nightly: Swing46


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


March Events


Tuesday, March 5
THE SALON: Mardi Gras (save-the-date)
6:00 PM 11:00 PM
TBA
New York, NY (map)


April Events


Sunday, April 28
GOTHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL (save-the-date)
12:00 PM 11:59 PM

Please join us for our 3rd annual 13 hour festival with over a dozen of NYC’s best hot jazz, swing & blues bands (nearly 100 musicians) at the stunning & exclusive private club from the Gilded Age, The Players!
Prohibition Productions is partnering again with NY Hot Jazz Camp (dir. Bria Skonberg & Molly Ryan) for this year’s festival, and feature performances by their incredible faculty, students, & alumni during the first half of the festival.
The Players
16 Gramercy Park South New York, NY


Monday, April 29
Bal Week-Jazz Haus
Live music
Hofbräu Bierhaus
712 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017
9:00 PM -12:00 AM
Price: Free!
(support the bar and have some dinner and drinks)
Info


Tuesday, April 30
Bal Week – White Heat
Live Music!
You Should Be Dancing, 412 8th Ave, 4th Floor
9:30 PM-1:00 AM
Price $10
Info


May Events


Thursday, May 2
Bal Week – Bal Night at Frim Fram
Guest DJ’s
You Should Be Dancing, 412 8th Ave, 4th Floor
9:30 PM-1:00 AM
Price $10
Info


Friday, May 3
Bal Week – Bal Week Friday Night Ball
Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders Octet feat. Laura Windley
University Settlement
184 Eldridge St, NY, NY 10002
8:00 PM-12:00 AM
Door Price $35
*Friday, Saturday and Sunday night dances are included in the Bal Week Weekend pass​
Info


Saturday, May 4
Bal Week – Saturday Night Dance
Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders Octet feat. Laura Windley
University Settlement
184 Eldridge St, NY, NY 10002
8:00 PM-12:00 AM
Price $35
*Friday, Saturday and Sunday night dances are included in the Bal Week Weekend pass​
Info


Sunday, May 5
Bal Week – Wrap Up Dance
4:30 PM-7:30 PM
You Should Be Dancing, 412 8th Ave, 4th Floor
Price: $15
*Friday, Saturday and Sunday night dances are included in the Bal Week Weekend pass​
Info


May 24-26
Save the Date – Swedes in New York City

May will mark the 35 year anniversary of three Swedes, Anders Lind, Henning Sörensen, and Lennart Westerlund, visiting New York for the first time looking for the roots of the Lindy Hop. It was then that they met Al Minns and first saw Frankie Manning. Lennart’s close relationship with Frankie began soon after with a deep friendship and a 35 year legacy of studying Lindy Hop from both of their teachings. The date happened to also coincide with Frankie’s birthday, which has been an important date for all Lindy Hoppers everywhere since the revival.

The event will include:
*Traditional workshops with three generations of Swedish teachers dedicated to the New York old-school tradition, as they were taught by Frankie Manning, Al Minns, and others
*Lectures, interviews, film shows, and panel discussions on the historical context of the Jazz Era and Black roots of Lindy Hop from Harlem
*Performances and demonstrations
Visiting instructors: eWa Staremo-Burak, Mimmi Gunnarsson, Åsa Heedman, Fredrik Dahlberg, Daniel Heedman, and Lennart Westerlund

More Information Soon


June Events


Saturday, June 8
Intrepid: Battle of the Big Bands 2019 (save-the-date)
8:00 PM 11:59 PM
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
640 W 46th St New York, NY, 10036 United States