December 9, 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 (bring a partner)
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
Wed: Dandy Wellington at DeKalb Stage 446 Albee Square W., Brooklyn, 7-10pm, Free
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
Fri: Prohibition Fri, concrete flr, band 7:15pm, no min at bar/$25 min tables (Reservations Req’d), 707 8th Ave
Sun: Baby Soda, St. Mazie’s, 345 Grand St., Brooklyn. 9:30pm *
Sun: Glenn Crytzer Quartet, HoneyBees, 95 Avenue A, 7-10pm (call to confirm)


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

 


December Events



Monday, December 9

Swing Dancing with Caleb Teicher, Ben Folds and Eyal Vilner
Choreographer and dancer Caleb Teicher, musician Ben Folds, and friends come together for a special performance set in the Guggenheim rotunda. Accompanied by Eyal Vilner Big Band, Teicher will teach an introduction to swing dancing, followed by a party to put the moves in motion.
Tickets $75 and higher
6:30pm – 11pm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue


Monday, December 9

Jazz Haus Holiday Stomp: Grand St. Stompers
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* The Grand St. Stompers – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm — plus — * DJ Brian Ferdman * chorus gals The Bathtub Ginnys * Beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime Shannon at 7:45pm * No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Thursday, December 12

Subway Swing: A Boogie for the Ages
4 bands – including The Brass Tacks and The Revisionists
6:30-9:00pm
Tickets – $35
New York Transit Museum
99 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201


Friday, December 13

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
DJ Danny Scarola in the Ballroom
DJ in the Swing Room
FREE Refreshments
Admission at the Door:
Current YSBD Students, $8
General Public, $10
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor


Saturday, December 14

Holiday Tea at Three
Chartwell Booksellers invites you to Holiday Tea at Three on Saturday, December 14th featuring Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks (in memory of Sol Yaged). 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the lobby of the Park Avenue Plaza building, 55 East 52nd Street, between Park & Madison, NYC.
Dancing is encouraged and admission is free.


Saturday, December 14

Uptown Saturday Night Swing Dance
Swing With Us NYC Presents…An Uptown Saturday Night Swing Dance
@The Historic National Black Theatre
2035 5th Ave. (Btwn. 125th &1 26th St)
7:15pm to 8:00pm Dance Lesson
8:00pm to 11:00pm Social Dancing
LIVE DJ Ron (Swing, Blues, R&B and Soul)
$10.00


Saturday, December 14

Holy Ground*
Join us at our Saturday late night in Tribeca at the gorgeous Speakeasy & Smokehouse w/incredible cocktails & food, plus NYC’s top hot jazz n’swing bands… NO COVER!
featuring:
* Charles Turner & UPTOWN SWING (3X sets from 10pm-1am)
The gorgeous vintage inspired underground speakeasy HOLY GROUND is intimate, with small areas for dancing (tile floors). They feature an incredible craft cocktail program, weekly drink special, and awesome eats! (kitchen usually open until 11pm / reservations recommended for dinner or tables)
112 Reade St.


Sunday, December 15

Vintage Train Ride with Music!
Just the facts: 145th St. A/C/D station, Uptown D platform (lowest level), 11am-6pm. Band list and set times will be posted in this event invite. All are welcome!
Information on the train rides here.
The event needs volunteers to both pass the hat for the bands and to keep them safe. Please check the invite for how to volunteer.


Sunday, December 15

Sunday Soul Session – December
Partner, solo and group dancing to the best soul and funk tunes played by DJs who know their stuff.
Admission $10
Free Drop in Lesson at 6:30 pm
Dancing from 7-9:30 pm – Soul Train at 9 pm
YSBD – 412 Eighth Ave, 4th Floor
**Eileen’s note: This is not strictly swing – soul is popular in the swing community, but will have a healthy amount of swing danceable music. I’m including this until I get a chance to go or hear substantial feedback from attendees.


Monday, December 16

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


Wednesday, December 18

Speakeasy Sessions*
Eyal Vilner Quartet
Join us every Wednesday at SUGAR EAST… doors at 5pm, live hot jazz & swing bands from 7-10pm; and secret cocktails… NO COVER!
Sugar East
1125 1st Avenue New York, NY, New York, New York 10065


Friday, December 20

Rebel Night
Otto’s Shrunken Head at 538 E 14th St.
10pm – 4am
If you’re a dancer who’s all about rock n’ roll, Rebel Night is the party for you! Our DJs spin the best 50s and early 60s music, on original 45 RPM records. Come as you are, or strut in your latest vintage finds!
Our jams are swing- and lindy-friendly and dancers of all stripes are welcome – but we’re happy to teach Rock n’ Roll Jive, Bop and Stroll if you’re interested!
Great music, delicious tiki drinks, and NO COVER!
Eileen’s note: I’ve been told the vast majority is swing danceable.


Friday, December 20

Fleur Seule
Join us for dinner and dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting).
No cover, one item minimum.
7-11pm
Central Park, West 67th St.


Saturday, December 21

Fleur Seule
Marriott 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.


Monday, December 23

Jazz Haus: Molly Ryan & Manhattan Premier
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
Holiday Celebration: * Molly Ryan & Manhattan Premier – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm — plus — * DJ Andrius Sc * burlesque by TBA * Beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime Shannon at 7:45pm * No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Thursday, December 26

Frim Fram
Closed for a long winter’s nap.


Friday, December 27

Fleur Seule
Join us for dinner and dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting).
No cover, one item minimum.
7-11pm
Central Park, West 67th St.


Saturday, December 28

Fleur Seule
Marriott 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.


Sunday, December 29

Fleur Seule
Join us for dinner and dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting).
No cover, one item minimum.
12-4pm
Central Park, West 67th St.


Monday, December 30

New Year’s Eve Eve
SWING (in the Ballroom) – * Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists
HOT JAZZ & SOUL (in the Library) – * Mimi and The Podd Brothers
SULTRY SWING n BLUES (in the Kinstler Room) – * King Solomon Hicks Quartet
GYPSY JAZZ (in The VIP Room / aka Card Room) – * Adrien Chevalier Gypsy Jazz Trio
— plus —
* Dj Andrius Sc
* chorus gals The Bathtub Ginnys
* FREE Beginner swing lesson (7:45pm) by Jaime Shannon
* NYEE tradition continues… countdown at midnight!
* Full Bar in The Ballroom, and a VIP bar in the Card Room.
(No food will be available or for sale)
VIP ROOM
Sip cocktails at Mark Twain’s own poker table, and lounge on couches in our private VIP room filled w historic curiosities featuring a private VIP only bar away from the crowds – mingle amongst the VIP guests and performers… not to mention a 3hr open bar from 8-11pm, and four sets of live music by Adrien Chevalier’s Gypsy Jazz Trio from 7:30 to 11:30.
doors at 7:00 / ends at 12:30am
21+ (ID required)
Tickets
THE PLAYERS -16 Gramercy Park South
DRESS CODE – Proper attire requested – Retro Chic, Vintage, Suits, cocktail attire, or biz casual… think Boardwalk Empire, Gatsby, Mad Men. No shorts, t-shirts, torn/tattered jeans, workout or warm-up attire, fitness/athletic shoes, and ball/casual caps. Security will have final say on dress code admittance.
This event sells out every year, and our capacity for this event is even more limited then last year, so advance tickets are strongly recommended!
GENERAL ADMISSION
$59 – Advance Tickets – ON SALE NOW!
$69 – Full Price / Door Tickets
Includes access to all rooms on two floors (except VIP Room), and swing lesson.
VIP TICKETS
$119 – Early Bird Tickets – ON SALE NOW!
$129 – Advance Tickets
$135 – Door Tickets
Includes 3hr open bar from 8-11pm (all bars / both floors ), skip any lines at the door; swing lesson; exclusive access to the VIP Room with private bar & dedicated band. Limited availability.


This Week in Swing – 2020

NYC Swing Dancing – 2020 Edition


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 (bring a partner)
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
Wed: Dandy Wellington at DeKalb Stage 446 Albee Square W., Brooklyn, 7-10pm, Free
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
Fri: Prohibition Fri, concrete flr, band 7:15pm, no min at bar/$25 min tables (Reservations Req’d), 707 8th Ave
Sun: Baby Soda, St. Mazie’s, 345 Grand St., Brooklyn. 9:30pm *
Sun: Glenn Crytzer Quartet, HoneyBees, 95 Avenue A, 7-10pm (call to confirm)


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


January



Friday, January 3

40s, 50s, & 60s at The Triad
In “Mid-Century at The Triad,” Danny Lipsitz fronts his incredible, high-energy, 7-piece band to play a jaw-dropping set of popular music from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. The front area will be cleared of tables and the event caters to dancers and sit-down listeners alike.
Danny is a renowned saxophonist, clarinetist, and vocalist, who has recorded and performed with artists like Ronnie Spector, Julian Lennon, Mark Hudson, Harry Nilsson, Denny Laine, The Hot Sardines, The Losers Lounge, The Gordon Webster Swing Band, and countless others.
In “Mid-Century at The Triad,” Danny Lipsitz fronts his incredible, high-energy, 7-piece band to play a jaw-dropping set of popular music from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. The front area will be cleared of tables and the event caters to dancers and sit-down listeners alike.
Please Note: The Triad has a 2-beverage minimum per person.
$10 Advanced Tickets Recommended


Friday, January 10

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
DJ Danny Scarola in the Ballroom
DJ in the Swing Room
FREE Refreshments
Admission at the Door:
Current YSBD Students, $8
General Public, $10
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor


Saturday, January 11

Swing Remix
7:30PM Doors Open for General Admission
LIVE MUSIC: George Gee & His Orchestra, 40th Anniversary Year!
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave NYC
See below paragraph for about Nathalie Gomes
Tickets
WORKSHOPS
6:30PM (55min) – SWING WORKSHOP | Title TBA (Adv Basics and up)
Instructors: Nathalie Gomes
7:30PM (55min) TITLE TBA | Lindy Hop Level: Int +
Instructor: Nathalie Gomes
7:45PM (30 min) BEGINNER SWING | Level: Beginner Open
Instructor: TBA
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)


Friday, January 17

Rebel Night
Otto’s Shrunken Head at 538 E 14th St.
10pm – 4am
If you’re a dancer who’s all about rock n’ roll, Rebel Night is the party for you! Our DJs spin the best 50s and early 60s music, on original 45 RPM records. Come as you are, or strut in your latest vintage finds!
Our jams are swing- and lindy-friendly and dancers of all stripes are welcome – but we’re happy to teach Rock n’ Roll Jive, Bop and Stroll if you’re interested!
Great music, delicious tiki drinks, and NO COVER!
Eileen’s note: I’ve been told the vast majority is swing danceable.


Saturday, January 25

Swing With Us NYC
National Black Theatre
2035 5th Ave. (Btwn. 125th &1 26th St)
$10
7:15pm to 8:00pm Dance Lesson
8:00pm to 11:00pm Social Dancing
LIVE DJ Ron (Swing, Blues, R&B and Soul)


February



Friday, February 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
DJ Danny Scarola in the Ballroom
DJ in the Swing Room
FREE Refreshments
Admission at the Door:
Current YSBD Students, $8
General Public, $10
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor


Saturday, February 15 & Sunday, February 16

Skye & Frida Weekend
Tracks: You can take Solo Jazz or Lindy Hop (of course if you want a physical, and maybe even emotional challenge you are welcome to sign up for both.)
Level: Intermediate advanced and higher.
Cost: Each track costs 115 dollars.
Schedule: Each track will have 6 hours of classes spread over two days. We will take breaks as necessary/appropriate.
Location:
Saturday and Sunday afternoon: Adelante Studios, 25 west 31st- 2nd floor Grand Ballroom.
Saturday and Sunday morning: Studio B at Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave- 12th floor.
Information and Tickets


Friday, February 21

Rebel Night
Otto’s Shrunken Head at 538 E 14th St.
10pm – 4am
If you’re a dancer who’s all about rock n’ roll, Rebel Night is the party for you! Our DJs spin the best 50s and early 60s music, on original 45 RPM records. Come as you are, or strut in your latest vintage finds!
Our jams are swing- and lindy-friendly and dancers of all stripes are welcome – but we’re happy to teach Rock n’ Roll Jive, Bop and Stroll if you’re interested!
Great music, delicious tiki drinks, and NO COVER!
Eileen’s note: I’ve been told the vast majority is swing danceable.


Tuesday, February 25

Save the date – Mardi Gras with Prohibition Productions


March

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Friday, March 13

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
DJ Danny Scarola in the Ballroom
DJ in the Swing Room
FREE Refreshments
Admission at the Door:
Current YSBD Students, $8
General Public, $10
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor


Friday, March 20

Rebel Night
Otto’s Shrunken Head at 538 E 14th St.
10pm – 4am
If you’re a dancer who’s all about rock n’ roll, Rebel Night is the party for you! Our DJs spin the best 50s and early 60s music, on original 45 RPM records. Come as you are, or strut in your latest vintage finds!
Our jams are swing- and lindy-friendly and dancers of all stripes are welcome – but we’re happy to teach Rock n’ Roll Jive, Bop and Stroll if you’re interested!
Great music, delicious tiki drinks, and NO COVER!
Eileen’s note: I’ve been told the vast majority is swing danceable.


April

Sunday, April 19

Gotham Jazz Festival