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.


January Events


Friday, January 11 – Sunday, January 13 NYC Winter Jazz Fest
Multiple Venues
6:00 PM until Late
$50 ADV / $60 DOS – Single Night Pass
$90 ADV / $105 DOS – Two Night Pass
Lineup, schedule, venues and check-in info will be posted here.
Make your own dance space.

This signature two-night event straddles venues on the North and South ends of Greenwich Village, taking over numerous stages South, East and West of Washington Square Park. As in past years, we’ll have stages curated by Revive Music, New York Hot Jazz Festival, and the return of the ECM Records stage. Additionally, we are proud to present CHICAGO OVERGROUND, a two-night showcase of Creative New Music From the Windy City, curated by Scottie McNiece and Piotr Orlov.


Saturday, January 12
Swing Remix (save-the-date)


Sunday, January 20
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!
Connolly’s 121 West 45th Street btwn 6th & 7th Ave – 3rd floor (elevator available)
$20. Cash at the door
8:00pm -12:00am
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


Saturday, January 26
YDBD Winter Bash (save-the-date)


February Events

February 16-17
Skye and Frida Workshops (save-the-date)


Sunday, February 10
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!
Connolly’s 121 West 45th Street btwn 6th & 7th Ave – 3rd floor (elevator available)
$20. Cash at the door
8:00pm -12:00am
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


March Events


Saturday, March 2
Swing Remix (save-the-date)


Saturday, March 2
NYU Intercollegiate Swing Exchange (NISE) 2019
Save the date because NYU Swing Dance Society is excited to invite you to this year’s NYU Intercollegiate Swing Exchange!!

How much?: For admission to all workshops, competitions and the social: $12 for students (of any university), $25 for everyone else
A day of workshops by professional instructors (Adrienne Weidert, Sam and Brian Lawton, Laura Jeffers)
The NYU Kimmel Centre, 60 Washington Square South
Join us for a day of workshops lead by some of NYC’s best instructors, competitions, performances and a social dance to top it all off!
This event is open to all dancers, of all skills levels; there are 3 workshops streams (beginner, intermediate, advanced) so there’s something for everyone.
If you just want to come to the social, or just the workshops, there are alternative pricings available.
Please refer to the facebook event for all the up-to-date information and schedules: https://www.facebook.com/events/256867351648718/


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


April Events


Saturday, April 13
Swing Remix (save-the-date)/


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


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