March 16, 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
Tues: George Gee / Swing 46, Dancer discount $10
Thurs: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm
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 *
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

Michael Jagger & Evita Arce


Monday, March 18

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC

Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!* Ian Hutchison & Slap Happy – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Velvetina Taylor
* DJ Jeff Liu-Leyco
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45pm upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink

Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Avenue


Monday, March 18

Ethyl’s Uptown

Every Monday Night at Ethyl’s uptown, the joint is jumping!
Boogie Nights with DJ Ronnie Magri & Hosted by Miss Art Deco, Dandy Dillinger! Get ready to Jump, Jive, and Boogie!
Come dance or chill to the sounds of 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s Swing, Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues & Boogie Woogie!
Each week starting 8:00pm till Midnight! NO COVER! Plenty of room to dance.1629 2nd Ave b/w 84th & 85th St. NYC.


Tuesday, March 19
$1.25 Quartet*
Next Tuesday, we return for our regular third-Tuesday-of-the-month residency at SISTERS Bklyn, 900 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The great Mike Weatherly joins us on string bass! Take the C or G train to the Clinton-Washington stop. We’re on for two sets, 8:30-11:00, there is no cover, no minimum. Bring $5 cash to throw in the tip bucket if we do good.


Wednesday, March 20

Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Chelsea Music Hall

Doors open at 6:30, band plays at 7:30. Come early to enjoy a pre-show drink with Glenn!
Tickets are $20 at the door.
Online there are 3 prices:
Super-early-bird $10
Early-bird $15
General Admission $17
Which price you get online depends on how early you get your tickets. There is a limited number of tickets at each price level.
Dress-code: While there is not a strictly enforced dress code, we request that you avoid wearing tee-shirts or jeans out of respect for the performers.

Tickets: http://glenncrytzer.com/

Note: Glenn has indicated there is plenty of dance space, although the floor is cement.


Thursday, March 21

Boilermaker Jazz Band Live at Fram

Frim Fram Jam
312 Eighth Avenue
4th Floor
Admission for this live event is $15


Friday, March 22
Fleur Seule – Tavern on the Green
Live music 7-11pm.
Join us for dinner and dancing in the Bar Room, wood floor.
No cover, one item minimum.

Central Park West and West 67th St.


Saturday, March 23
Saturday Night Swing Dance
Swing With Us NYC Presents…
Uptown Saturday Night Swing Dance
Saturday, March 23, 2019
@Harlem’s Own National Black Theatre
2035 5th Ave (Between 125th and 126th st.)
7pm- 8pm Dance Lesson
8pm Social Dancing (Generational Line Dances included)
Live DJ (Swing, Blues, R&B, Soul)
$10.00


Saturday, March 23
The Hot Toddies at Bierhaus
We’ll be doing 3 long sets of hot jazz n swing starting at 7pm with a stellar lineup featuring Gabe Terracciano (violin), Dan Levinson (reeds), Justin Poindexter (guitar), Jared Engel (bass), Patrick Soluri (drums), and special guest Leonardo Sandoval (tap dancer) joining us at 8:30pm!
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC
712 Third Avenue


Saturday, March 23
Fleur Seule – Marriott Marquis Hotel Times Square
Join us for dinner and dancing, tile floor.
Crossroads Lounge on the 8th floor, no cover, one item minimum.

5-9pm


Sunday, March 24
Sock Hop Sundays
Celebrate Sock Hop Sunday’s 16th Anniversary with complimentary cake! 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


Monday, March 25

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC

Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* The Grand St. Stompers – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Justease
* DJ Odysseus Bailer
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45pm upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink

Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Avenue


Monday, March 25

Ethyl’s Uptown

Every Monday Night at Ethyl’s uptown, the joint is jumping!
Boogie Nights with DJ Ronnie Magri & Hosted by Miss Art Deco, Dandy Dillinger! Get ready to Jump, Jive, and Boogie!
Come dance or chill to the sounds of 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s Swing, Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues & Boogie Woogie!
Each week starting 8:00pm till Midnight! NO COVER! Plenty of room to dance.1629 2nd Ave b/w 84th & 85th St. NYC.


Friday, March 29
Fleur Seule – Tavern on the Green
Live music 7-11pm.
Join us for dinner and dancing in the Bar Room, wood floor.
No cover, one item minimum.


Central Park West and West 67th St.


Saturday, March 30
Fleur Seule – Marriott Marquis Hotel Times Square
Join us for dinner and dancing, tile floor.
Crossroads Lounge on the 8th floor, no cover, one item minimum.

5-9pm


Sunday, March 31

George Gee Swingin’ Big Band Birthday

17 piece big band
Swing 46, 349 West 46th St.

8:30-11:30pm


April Events


Monday, April 1

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC

Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* The Blue Vipers Of Brooklyn – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Dandy Dillinger
* DJ Ryan Swift
* Beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime Shannon at 7:45pm
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink

Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Avenue


Wednesday, April 3
Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Chelsea Music Hall

Doors open at 6:30, band plays at 7:30. Come early to enjoy a pre-show drink with Glenn!
Tickets are $20 at the door.
Online there are 3 prices:
Super-early-bird $10
Early-bird $15
General Admission $17
Which price you get online depends on how early you get your tickets. There is a limited number of tickets at each price level.
Dress-code: While there is not a strictly enforced dress code, we request that you avoid wearing tee-shirts or jeans out of respect for the performers.

Tickets: http://glenncrytzer.com/

Note: Glenn has indicated there is plenty of dance space, although the floor is cement.


Saturday, April 6
The Hot Toddies at Bierhaus

We’ll be doing 3 long sets of hot jazz n swing starting at 7pm with a stellar lineup featuring Gabe Terracciano (violin), Dan Levinson (reeds), Justin Poindexter (guitar), Ian Hutchison (bass), and Patrick Soluri (drums)!
21+ preferred / no cover or minimum!
Hofbrau Bierhaus
712 Third Avenue


Sunday, April 7

Swing at Starr Bar

7-8:30pm. No cover, but a $10 tip for the band is amicably enforced.
Where: Starr Bar, 214 Starr St. Brooklyn


p>Sunday, April 7

50th Annual Memorial Stomp

NOTE: This event is expected to sell out. Dancer tickets may be limited, so don’t delay.

Bring your dancing shoes and join us for the Pee Wee Jubilee!
Order online at www.njjs.org using Brown Paper Tickets.
Dancer discounted ticket price = $25, advance sales only
(regular price $45 non-members advance; $50 at door)
DANCER DISCOUNT CODE: FRANKIE

Featuring favorites:
Andy Farber and his Orchestra
Special Guest Catherine Russell
Arbors Records All-Stars Adrian Cunningham and Warren Vaché
plus Youth Jazz Ensembles and other guests

PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION:
Hyatt Regency
3 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown NJ 07960
accessible by public transportation; free validated self-parking
Dance floor is 52′ x 20′ — different config than most recent — similar surface, I am told.


p>Sunday, April 7

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

Monday, April 8

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC

Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Dan Levinson’s Hot Four w. Molly Ryan – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Pearls Daily
* DJ VaVa Voon
* Beginner swing dance lesson by at 7:45pm upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink

Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Avenue


Monday, April 15

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC

Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* band is TBA – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Lilin Lace
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* Beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime Shannon at 7:45pm

Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Avenue


Wednesday, April 17

Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Chelsea Music Hall

Doors open at 6:30, band plays at 7:30. Come early to enjoy a pre-show drink with Glenn!
Tickets are $20 at the door.
Online there are 3 prices:
Super-early-bird $10
Early-bird $15
General Admission $17
Which price you get online depends on how early you get your tickets. There is a limited number of tickets at each price level.
Dress-code: While there is not a strictly enforced dress code, we request that you avoid wearing tee-shirts or jeans out of respect for the performers.

Tickets: http://glenncrytzer.com/

Note: Glenn has indicated there is plenty of dance space, although the floor is cement.


Saturday, April 20
The Hot Toddies at Bierhaus

We’ll be doing 3 long sets of hot jazz n swing starting at 7pm with a stellar lineup featuring Gabe Terracciano (violin), Vinny Raniolo (guitar), Ian Hutchison (bass), and Patrick Soluri (drums)!
21+ preferred / no cover or minimum!
Hofbrau Bierhaus
712 Third Avenue


p>Sunday, April 21

Sock Hop Sundays (Bunny Hop)

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, April 21

Swing at Starr Bar

7-8:30pm. No cover, but a $10 tip for the band is amicably enforced.
Where: Starr Bar, 214 Starr St. Brooklyn


Monday, April 22

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC

Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!* MATT, DEL, & TODD (Matt Koza, Shane Del Robles, Todd Allen Gates) – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Lilin Lace
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* Beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime Shannon at 7:45pm
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink

Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Avenue


Sunday, April 28

Gotham Jazz Festival

Join us for our 3rd annual festival for 13hrs of dancing, lounging, n’ listening to over a dozen of NYC’s best hot jazz, swing, & blues bands (nearly 100 musicians) at the stunning & exclusive private Players Club, from NY’s Gilded Age!

Tickets

—- SCHEDULE / 1st HALF (12:00 to 5:30pm) —

THE BALLROOM
* 12:30 to 2:30 – NYHJC Ensembles
* 2:55 to 3:55pm – Queen Esther: vaudeville blues from Alberta Hunter
* 4:15 to 5:30pm – NYHJC Faculty All Stars – with Becky Kilgore, Evan Christopher & Clarinet Road, Nicki Parrott, Jon-Erik Kellso, Dion Tucker, Dalton Ridenhour, Justin Poindexter, Rob Garcia, Bria Skonberg, and Molly Ryan.

THE LIBRARY
* 12:30 to 1:30pm – The Hot Toddies – w/special guests Gordon Webster (piano), Justin Poindexter (guitar), & Leonardo Sandoval (tap)
* 2:15 to 3:30pm – The Anderson Twins (Peter and Will Anderson)
* 4:00 to 5:15pm – Ben Paterson Trio (Winner of the Ellis Marsalis Piano Competition)

KINSTLER ROOM
* 12:00 to 12:40 – TBA
* 2:30 to 3:30 – NYHJC Vocalists
* 3:45 to 4:45 – Champian Fulton

hosted by Bria Skonberg, Molly Ryan, and Patrick Soluri

—- SCHEDULE / 2nd HALF (6:30pm to 1am) —
THE BALLROOM
* 7:00 to 8:15pm – Sisterhood of Swing Seven – with Bria Skonberg, Camille Thurman Music, Emily Asher, Champian Fulton, Molly Ryan, Nicki Parrott, Shirazette Tinnin
* 8:45 to 10:00pm – Eyal Vilner Big Band
* 10:30 to 11:45pm – HIGH & MIGHTY BRASS BAND) New Orleans meets Brooklyn funk)

THE LIBRARY
* 6:45 to 7:45pm – The Ladybugs – with Martina DaSilva of Post Modern Jukebox
* 8:15 to 9:30pm – Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers (Hot Jazz, Blues & Western Swing)
* 10:00 to 11:15pm – John Gill Jazz Band (New Orleans/Ragtime Revival)

KINSTLER ROOM
* 6:30 to 7:10pm – TBA
* 8:10 to 8:50pm – TBA
* 10:00 to 11:15pm – Ehud Asherie
* 11:45pm to 1:00am – Late Night All Star Jam, led by Dennis Lichtman with Mona’s Hot Four

hosted by Bria Skonberg, Molly Ryan, and Patrick Soluri

Following last year’s sold-out festival, Prohibition Productions (dir. Patrick Soluri) and NY Hot Jazz Camp (dir. Bria Skonberg & Molly Ryan) have teamed up again. The Festival is 13hrs long and divided into two halves. You may purchase tickets for each half separately or get a day pass.

—————-
— DETAILS —
—————-
12:00pm to 1am
All ages / 21+ to drink

more info – www.gothamjazzfestnyc.com

THE PLAYERS
16 Gramercy Park South
(btw Park Ave and Irving Place on 20th Street) NY, NY
N/R/6 subway to 23rd Street, or 4/5/6/L/N/Q/R subway to 14th St Union Sq. www.ThePlayersNYC.org

Bars serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at the Club, and throughout the entire festival day. We are not sure yet if food will be available. But re–entry is permitted if you want to step outside to grab food etc.

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.

The Festival sells out every year… advance tickets are strongly recommended! The Festival is 13hrs long and divided into two halves. You may purchase tickets for each half separately or get a day pass.

Tickets

** GENERAL ADMISSION **
1st Half Only (12:00-5:30pm)
$25 – Early Bird
$29 – Advance Tickets
$35 – Full Price / Door

2nd Half Only (6:30pm-1:00am)
$35 – Early Bird
$39 – Advance Tickets
$45 – Full Price / Door

Full Day (12:00pm to 1:00am)
$55 – Early Bird
$65 – Advance Tickets
$75 – Full Price / Door

Student Tickets – at door, cash only, with valid Student ID based on capacity: $20 – 1st Half // $25 – 2nd Half // $40 Full Day

Late Night Ticket – $20 (entry after 10:30pm, cash only)

** VIP TICKETS **
$49 – 1st Half
$69 – 2nd Half
$99 – Full Day
Includes: express entry upon arrival, exclusive VIP reserved seating near Main Stage in Ballroom (all day), and Library (1st half only). Limited availability.


Monday, April 29

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC

Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* chorus gals The Bathtub Ginnys
* DJ Jeff Liu-Leyco
* Beginner “bal” dance lesson at 7:45pm

Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Avenue


Monday, April 29

Bal Week 2019

Get ready for a week in New York City worth writing home about: Part workshop, part exchange, all balboa! NYC’s various dance organizers are excited to welcome you to their venues for a bal-focused week of social dancing and workshops around the city. We also have a fantastic lineup of instructors teaching workshops Tuesday through Sunday!
World Class Instructors!
Annabel Quisao and Bobby White
Kelly Arsenault and Mickey Fortanasce
Kate Hedin and Nick Williams
Live music!
Micheal Gamble and His Rhythm Serenaders featuring Laura Windley
More TBA

May Events

Gordon Webster


Wednesday, May 1

Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Chelsea Music Hall

Doors open at 6:30, band plays at 7:30. Come early to enjoy a pre-show drink with Glenn!
Tickets are $20 at the door.
Online there are 3 prices:
Super-early-bird $10
Early-bird $15
General Admission $17
Which price you get online depends on how early you get your tickets. There is a limited number of tickets at each price level.
Dress-code: While there is not a strictly enforced dress code, we request that you avoid wearing tee-shirts or jeans out of respect for the performers.

Tickets: http://glenncrytzer.com/

Note: Glenn has indicated there is plenty of dance space, although the floor is cement.


Sunday, May 5

Swing at Starr Bar

7-8:30pm. No cover, but a $10 tip for the band is amicably enforced.
Where: Starr Bar, 214 Starr St. Brooklyn


Wednesday, May 15

Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Chelsea Music Hall

Doors open at 6:30, band plays at 7:30. Come early to enjoy a pre-show drink with Glenn!
Tickets are $20 at the door.
Online there are 3 prices:
Super-early-bird $10
Early-bird $15
General Admission $17
Which price you get online depends on how early you get your tickets. There is a limited number of tickets at each price level.
Dress-code: While there is not a strictly enforced dress code, we request that you avoid wearing tee-shirts or jeans out of respect for the performers.

Tickets: http://glenncrytzer.com/

Note: Glenn has indicated there is plenty of dance space, although the floor is cement.


Saturday, May 18
The Hot Toddies at Bierhaus

We’ll be doing 3 long sets of hot jazz n swing starting at 7pm with a stellar lineup featuring Gabe Terracciano (violin), Dan Levinson (reeds), Justin Poindexter (guitar), Ian Hutchison (bass), Patrick Soluri (drums), and special guests Leonardo Sandoval (tap dancer) joining us at 8:30pm, and Cait Jones (vocalist) joining us at 9pm!
21+ preferred / no cover or minimum!
Hofbrau Bierhaus
712 Third Avenue


Sunday, May 19
Swing at Starr Bar

7-8:30pm. No cover, but a $10 tip for the band is amicably enforced.
Where: Starr Bar, 214 Starr St. Brooklyn

Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26

Swedes in New York City

*10 hours of 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 African American roots of Lindy Hop from Harlem
*Performances and demonstrations
*3 nights of social dancing ending with a 105th Birthday Celebration to honor the Life and Legacy of Frankie Manning at the historic Alhambra Ballroom
Visiting instructors: eWa Staremo-Burak, Mimmi Gunnarsson, Åsa Heedman, Fredrik Dahlberg, Daniel Heedman, and Lennart Westerlund
Details & registration: http://swedesinnewyorkcity.com/

Dance-Only Passes

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Friday, May 24
Sugar Hill Swings!

PANEL & DANCE HOSTED BY THE HARLEM SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum
898 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032, USA
PANEL: Swing & Jazz Dancing in the 80s – featuring Norma Miller and Chazz Young (Norma’s participation is assuming she’s well enough to travel)!
Times 6pm to 11pm
6pm – Doors Open
7pm – Panel #1 – Where it all began
7:50pm – Norma Miller & Lindy Hop in the 80s
9pm – Band & DJ music
Jazz & Social Dance with Live Music
Included in the full weekend package

Tickets


Saturday, May 25
Swing Remix & Swedes in NYC

PANEL & DANCE HOSTED BY THE HARLEM SWING DANCE SOCIETY

The Swing Remix joins a weekend long series of special events celebrating the Swedes enthusiastic contributions during the 1980s on Lindy Hop and how Frankie Manning and Al Minns influenced them and thousands of enthusiastic dancers from around the world. The spirit of the event is to return to the approach that dancers took 35 years ago when they were first discovering Lindy Hop. Expect some fabulous dance performances, unique vintage video clips and panel discussions our vintage market and lots of social dance time. LIVE MUSIC featuring Anna Cevilia (from Sweden) and The Big Time Band.

WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS
6:30PM (55min) – SPECIAL PANEL | THE SWEDISH PERSEPECTIVE
Location: Auditorium L2
PANEL MEMBERS: Lennart Westerlund, eWa Staremo-Burak, Åsa Heedman discuss their experiences and perspective of Lindy Hop

7:30PM (55min)
LINDY WORKSHOP | EXPLORING THE ROOTS (intermediate level and up)
Location: L4
Description: Influential Lindy Hoppers who trained in the 1990’s with some of the greats from the Swing Era join us in the RARE opportunity to experience their styles and stories. We’ll cover some unique and classic patterns that date back to the beginnings of Lindy Hop.

Instructors: Sing Lim (Singapore) joined by Lindy Hop Veterans Roddy Caravella, Nathan Bush, Paolo Pasta Lanna

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

Tickets


Sunday, May 26
Frankie Manning Tribute Dance – Main Event

Times : 7pm to 12am
Historic Alhambra Ballroom
2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr #3, New York, NY 10027, USA
Charles Turner III and Uptown Swing
Special Guest Performances
hosted by members of the Harlem community, Julia Loving & Ronald Jones
Included in the full weekend package
Admission: $45 (for non-package participants) / special seniors discount at the door for $20 with ID age 60+

Tickets


June Events

n>The Bathtub Ginnys


Wednesday, June 5

Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Chelsea Music Hall

Doors open at 6:30, band plays at 7:30. Come early to enjoy a pre-show drink with Glenn!
Tickets are $20 at the door.
Online there are 3 prices:
Super-early-bird $10
Early-bird $15
General Admission $17
Which price you get online depends on how early you get your tickets. There is a limited number of tickets at each price level.
Dress-code: While there is not a strictly enforced dress code, we request that you avoid wearing tee-shirts or jeans out of respect for the performers.

Tickets: http://glenncrytzer.com/

Note: Glenn has indicated there is plenty of dance space, although the floor is cement.


Saturday, June 8

Intrepid: Battle of the Big Bands

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Prohibition Productions proudly present our fourth annual epic battle of the big bands and swing dance on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid on Saturday June 8, 2019! We expect tickets to go on sale in early May 2019,

March 12, 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: Ethyl’s Uptown, 1629 2nd Ave., 8pm til late
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
Tues: George Gee / Swing 46, Dancer discount $10
Thurs: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm
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 *
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

Michael Jagger & Evita Arce


Thursday, March 14
$1.25 Quartet*
Join us on Thursday, 3/14 at KGB Bar’s Red Room, 9-11:30 for an evening which offers songs that have very little to do with St. Patrick’s Day, but which offers you a lovely, safe spot to sip a cocktail and enjoy some vintage pop and original tunes. Get your drinking in early so that on Sunday, you can avoid the crowds. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes and $5 cash for the tip bucket, if you’re feeling it!


Friday, March 15
Fleur Seule – Tavern on the Green
Live music 7-11pm.
Join us for dinner and dancing in the Bar Room, wood floor.
No cover, one item minimum.


Central Park West and West 67th St.


Saturday, March 16
Fleur Seule – Marriott Marquis Hotel Times Square
Join us for dinner and dancing, tile floor.
Crossroads Lounge on the 8th floor, no cover, one item minimum.

5-9pm


Saturday, March 16

Western Swing at Jalopy

Jalopy Theater – 315 Columbia St.
$10

Tickets


Sunday, March 17

Swing at Starr Bar

Social at 7pm . No cover, but a $10 tip for the band is amicably enforced.
Where: Starr Bar, 214 Starr St. Brooklyn
How much?: $15 at the door


Sunday, March 17

Lindy: How I Train My Dancing with Special Guest Jo Hoffberg

1:30-3:30pm
Level: Intermediate-Advance and Up
Want to train like a professional Lindy Hopper? Now’s your chance! Jo is looking forward to sharing her training regime and will cover:
* Lines, Shapes, and Rhythms of Charleston
* Quality of Movement
* Rhythm
* Improvisation
This is not for the casual swing dancer, but for people who know that great solo movement lends itself to great partnered movement. Best part: you don’t need a partner!!
Max. 32 People
Pricing: $45 In Advance / $55 Day Of
Space is limited due to room size, so signing up in advance is recommended.
412 Eighth Avenue


Monday, March 18

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC

Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!* Ian Hutchison & Slap Happy – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Velvetina Taylor
* DJ Jeff Liu-Leyco
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45pm upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink

Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Avenue


Monday, March 18
Ethyl’s Uptown
Boogie Nights with DJ Ronnie Magri & Hosted by Miss Art Deco, Dandy Dillinger
No cover, room to dance
1629 2nd Avenue between 84th & 85th St.

8pm until late!


Tuesday, March 19
$1.25 Quartet*
Next Tuesday, we return for our regular third-Tuesday-of-the-month residency at SISTERS Bklyn, 900 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The great Mike Weatherly joins us on string bass! Take the C or G train to the Clinton-Washington stop. We’re on for two sets, 8:30-11:00, there is no cover, no minimum. Bring $5 cash to throw in the tip bucket if we do good.


Wednesday, March 20

Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Chelsea Music Hall

Doors open at 6:30, band plays at 7:30. Come early to enjoy a pre-show drink with Glenn!
Tickets are $20 at the door.
Online there are 3 prices:
Super-early-bird $10
Early-bird $15
General Admission $17
Which price you get online depends on how early you get your tickets. There is a limited number of tickets at each price level.
Dress-code: While there is not a strictly enforced dress code, we request that you avoid wearing tee-shirts or jeans out of respect for the performers.

Tickets: http://glenncrytzer.com/

Note: Glenn has indicated there is plenty of dance space, although the floor is cement.


Thursday, March 21

Boilermaker Jazz Band Live at Fram

Frim Fram Jam
312 Eighth Avenue
4th Floor
Admission for this live event is $15


Friday, March 22
Fleur Seule – Tavern on the Green
Live music 7-11pm.
Join us for dinner and dancing in the Bar Room, wood floor.
No cover, one item minimum.


Central Park West and West 67th St.


Saturday, March 23
Saturday Night Swing Dance
Swing With Us NYC Presents…
Uptown Saturday Night Swing Dance
Saturday, March 23, 2019
@Harlem’s Own National Black Theatre
2035 5th Ave (Between 125th and 126th st.)
7pm- 8pm Dance Lesson
8pm Social Dancing (Generational Line Dances included)
Live DJ (Swing, Blues, R&B, Soul)
$10.00


Saturday, March 23
Fleur Seule – Marriott Marquis Hotel Times Square
Join us for dinner and dancing, tile floor.
Crossroads Lounge on the 8th floor, no cover, one item minimum.

5-9pm


Sunday, March 24
Sock Hop Sundays
Celebrate Sock Hop Sunday’s 16th Anniversary with complimentary cake! 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


Monday, March 25

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC

Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* The Grand St. Stompers – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Justease
* DJ Odysseus Bailer
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45pm upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink

Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Avenue


Friday, March 29
Fleur Seule – Tavern on the Green
Live music 7-11pm.
Join us for dinner and dancing in the Bar Room, wood floor.
No cover, one item minimum.


Central Park West and West 67th St.


Saturday, March 30
Fleur Seule – Marriott Marquis Hotel Times Square
Join us for dinner and dancing, tile floor.
Crossroads Lounge on the 8th floor, no cover, one item minimum.

5-9pm


Sunday, March 31

George Gee Swingin’ Big Band Birthday

17 piece big band
Swing 46, 349 West 46th St.

8:30-11:30pm


April Events


Monday, April 1

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC

Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* The Blue Vipers Of Brooklyn – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Dandy Dillinger
* DJ Ryan Swift
* Beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime Shannon at 7:45pm
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink

Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Avenue


Wednesday, April 3
Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Chelsea Music Hall

Doors open at 6:30, band plays at 7:30. Come early to enjoy a pre-show drink with Glenn!
Tickets are $20 at the door.
Online there are 3 prices:
Super-early-bird $10
Early-bird $15
General Admission $17
Which price you get online depends on how early you get your tickets. There is a limited number of tickets at each price level.
Dress-code: While there is not a strictly enforced dress code, we request that you avoid wearing tee-shirts or jeans out of respect for the performers.

Tickets: http://glenncrytzer.com/

Note: Glenn has indicated there is plenty of dance space, although the floor is cement.


Sunday, April 7

Swing at Starr Bar

7-8:30pm. No cover, but a $10 tip for the band is amicably enforced.
Where: Starr Bar, 214 Starr St. Brooklyn
How much?: $15 at the door


p>Sunday, April 7

50th Annual Memorial Stomp

NOTE: This event is expected to sell out. Dancer tickets may be limited, so don’t delay.

Bring your dancing shoes and join us for the Pee Wee Jubilee!
Order online at www.njjs.org using Brown Paper Tickets.
Dancer discounted ticket price = $25, advance sales only
(regular price $45 non-members advance; $50 at door)
DANCER DISCOUNT CODE: FRANKIE

Featuring favorites:
Andy Farber and his Orchestra
Special Guest Catherine Russell
Arbors Records All-Stars Adrian Cunningham and Warren Vaché
plus Youth Jazz Ensembles and other guests

PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION:
Hyatt Regency
3 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown NJ 07960
accessible by public transportation; free validated self-parking
Dance floor is 52′ x 20′ — different config than most recent — similar surface, I am told.


Monday, April 8

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC

Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Dan Levinson’s Hot Four w. Molly Ryan – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Pearls Daily
* DJ VaVa Voon
* Beginner swing dance lesson by at 7:45pm upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink

Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Avenue


Monday, April 15

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC

Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* band is TBA – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Lilin Lace
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* Beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime Shannon at 7:45pm

Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Avenue


Wednesday, April 17

Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Chelsea Music Hall

Doors open at 6:30, band plays at 7:30. Come early to enjoy a pre-show drink with Glenn!
Tickets are $20 at the door.
Online there are 3 prices:
Super-early-bird $10
Early-bird $15
General Admission $17
Which price you get online depends on how early you get your tickets. There is a limited number of tickets at each price level.
Dress-code: While there is not a strictly enforced dress code, we request that you avoid wearing tee-shirts or jeans out of respect for the performers.

Tickets: http://glenncrytzer.com/

Note: Glenn has indicated there is plenty of dance space, although the floor is cement.


Sunday, April 21

Swing at Starr Bar

7-8:30pm. No cover, but a $10 tip for the band is amicably enforced.
Where: Starr Bar, 214 Starr St. Brooklyn


Monday, April 22

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC

Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!* MATT, DEL, & TODD (Matt Koza, Shane Del Robles, Todd Allen Gates) – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* burlesque by Lilin Lace
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* Beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime Shannon at 7:45pm
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink

Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Avenue


Sunday, April 28

Gotham Jazz Festival

Join us for our 3rd annual festival for 13hrs of dancing, lounging, n’ listening to over a dozen of NYC’s best hot jazz, swing, & blues bands (nearly 100 musicians) at the stunning & exclusive private Players Club, from NY’s Gilded Age!

* Tickets go on sale March 12th!


Monday, April 29

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC

Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* chorus gals The Bathtub Ginnys
* DJ Jeff Liu-Leyco
* Beginner “bal” dance lesson at 7:45pm

Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Avenue


Monday, April 29

Bal Week 2019

Get ready for a week in New York City worth writing home about: Part workshop, part exchange, all balboa! NYC’s various dance organizers are excited to welcome you to their venues for a bal-focused week of social dancing and workshops around the city. We also have a fantastic lineup of instructors teaching workshops Tuesday through Sunday!
World Class Instructors!
Annabel Quisao and Bobby White
Kelly Arsenault and Mickey Fortanasce
Kate Hedin and Nick Williams
Live music!
Micheal Gamble and His Rhythm Serenaders featuring Laura Windley
More TBA

May Events

Gordon Webster


Wednesday, May 1

Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Chelsea Music Hall

Doors open at 6:30, band plays at 7:30. Come early to enjoy a pre-show drink with Glenn!
Tickets are $20 at the door.
Online there are 3 prices:
Super-early-bird $10
Early-bird $15
General Admission $17
Which price you get online depends on how early you get your tickets. There is a limited number of tickets at each price level.
Dress-code: While there is not a strictly enforced dress code, we request that you avoid wearing tee-shirts or jeans out of respect for the performers.

Tickets: http://glenncrytzer.com/

Note: Glenn has indicated there is plenty of dance space, although the floor is cement.


Sunday, May 5

Swing at Starr Bar

7-8:30pm. No cover, but a $10 tip for the band is amicably enforced.
Where: Starr Bar, 214 Starr St. Brooklyn


Wednesday, May 15

Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Chelsea Music Hall

Doors open at 6:30, band plays at 7:30. Come early to enjoy a pre-show drink with Glenn!
Tickets are $20 at the door.
Online there are 3 prices:
Super-early-bird $10
Early-bird $15
General Admission $17
Which price you get online depends on how early you get your tickets. There is a limited number of tickets at each price level.
Dress-code: While there is not a strictly enforced dress code, we request that you avoid wearing tee-shirts or jeans out of respect for the performers.

Tickets: http://glenncrytzer.com/

Note: Glenn has indicated there is plenty of dance space, although the floor is cement.


Sunday, May 19
Swing at Starr Bar

7-8:30pm. No cover, but a $10 tip for the band is amicably enforced.
Where: Starr Bar, 214 Starr St. Brooklyn

Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26

Swedes in New York City

*10 hours of 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 African American roots of Lindy Hop from Harlem
*Performances and demonstrations
*3 nights of social dancing ending with a 105th Birthday Celebration to honor the Life and Legacy of Frankie Manning at the historic Alhambra Ballroom
Visiting instructors: eWa Staremo-Burak, Mimmi Gunnarsson, Åsa Heedman, Fredrik Dahlberg, Daniel Heedman, and Lennart Westerlund
Details & registration: http://swedesinnewyorkcity.com/

Dance-Only Passes

June Events

n>The Bathtub Ginnys


Wednesday, June 5

Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Chelsea Music Hall

Doors open at 6:30, band plays at 7:30. Come early to enjoy a pre-show drink with Glenn!
Tickets are $20 at the door.
Online there are 3 prices:
Super-early-bird $10
Early-bird $15
General Admission $17
Which price you get online depends on how early you get your tickets. There is a limited number of tickets at each price level.
Dress-code: While there is not a strictly enforced dress code, we request that you avoid wearing tee-shirts or jeans out of respect for the performers.

Tickets: http://glenncrytzer.com/

Note: Glenn has indicated there is plenty of dance space, although the floor is cement.


Saturday, June 8

Intrepid: Battle of the Big Bands

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Prohibition Productions proudly present our fourth annual epic battle of the big bands and swing dance on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid on Saturday June 8, 2019! We expect tickets to go on sale in early May 2019,

March 4, 2019 – Norma Miller Needs Our Help!

Ms Norma Miller the legendary “Queen of Swing” is in need of our help;. Recently diagnosed with congestive heart failure Norma is still determined to be with us all to celebrate her 100th birthday on Dec 2nd 2019.

Norma’s wish is to stay at home while she recovers and to accommodate her wishes we are raising money for a full time aide to assist Norma so she can keep on Swinging! Thank you in advance for any contribution you may be able to make for Norma! Donations through the Frankie Manning Foundation are tax deductible. https://www.frankiemanningfoundation.org/support-fmf/ and make a note that the donation is for Norma. You can do the donation through the foundation via Check, Paypal or Credit card.

For the Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/help-norma-miller-with-a-fulltime-aid?member=1804010&fbclid=IwAR1UzfiM5tb-OPXxAFivhklpDbQ26lhvRpz44C-8m_ELs_HNd6_2foNQZsc

Thanks to the Frankie Manning Foundation for setting up this fundraiser!

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Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs

Valerie Salstrom runs the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs. A fabulous program supporting the kids in Cleveland who learn how to dance. They are trying to get to events this summer to increase their exposure to dance. If you’re able, take a read through Valerie’s note below and support if you can.
Thanks, Eileen


From Valerie Salstrom
Hello Friends,
This is an ask. I hate asking for money. It doesn’t feel good to ask for money. You feel like “less” when you hold out your hand for money. But, I have to do this for the kids. Ugh, my stomach hurts. I put on a good face that this is great, everything is great. This is actually really difficult for me. Ok, Here we go. Think of the kids, think of the kids.
I wish the arts were valued. I wish swing dancing and it’s African American history was valued. I wish more people realized what being involved in a swing dance program means to children and their families.
In the next few months some of the members of the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs will be making their way to events around the country to take classes, social dance, perform, compete, hang out with other youth who are involved in the dance scene, meet some of their swing dance heroes, and hear stories about the great ones who have passed. We also have three jitterbug relatives traveling with us as chaperones. (We have lots of little bugs whose ages are in the single digits and we need the extra help.)
These efforts require a pretty hefty chunk of change and we are hoping you can help us finish raising the money we need. Our goal is to raise at least $7500 and we have already raised slightly under $3000.
If you would like to donate and have your donation be tax deductible, the Frankie Manning Foundation has kindly agreed to have your donations go through them. You will need to designate your dollars go to the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs, the Cleveland Kids, the Cleveland Youth Program, or something similar. You may further specify that your funds go for travel only, food only, travel to a particular event, accommodations at a particular event, costumes, food and beverages while training in Cleveland, etc. What your donations will NOT cover are studio space rental in Cleveland, training fees while in Cleveland, event passes, or transportation or meals for chaperones. The Brooklyn Branch of the Cleveland Public Library has been letting us use their community room for practice sessions for free. I donate my coaching, choreography, and transportation services for the youth during their summers in Cleveland. Uptown Swingout, the International Lindy Hop Championships, and Camp Hollywood have all donated passes for our Cleveland group. Some of these events also provide food and accommodations for our youth participants.
Here is a break down of what is happening –
Alexis and Cyle are going to Uptown Swingout in Minneapolis. MN. August 11-13. Uptown Swingout
Alexis, Cyle, Jermaine, Jonathan, Mario, Mariana, Gabi, and Aniyah are going to the International Lindy Hop Championships near Washington, DC. August 24-27. ILHC
Alexis, Cyle, Jermaine, Mario, Mariana, and Gabi are going to Camp Hollywood/National Jitterbug Championships in Los Angeles, CA. September 1-4. http://www.camphollywood.net/
Think of everything they will need. Flights to Minneapolis. Rental of a 15 passenger van to get to DC. Tolls, gas, and food on the way to and from DC. Flights to LA. Hotel rooms in LA. Meals in LA. Costumes. Shoes. In case you didn’t know, a 9 year old is practically capable of eating their own weight in food each day. The bills for food are enormous for this group. Wanna sponsor a pizza party or two? Can we get a poolside picnic organized at Camp Hollywood?
Please email, info@gethepswing.com, or message me here on Facebook for more details on our budget and/or information on how to donate to the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs through The Frankie Manning Foundation via paypal or check. There are a few things you should know that can help you decide if a check or paypal is better. We can also let you know how to avoid extra fees through paypal.
Frankie Manning Foundation
I would also like to thank Beantown Lindy Hop Camp for continually supporting the Frankie Manning Ambassadors at their camp. Alexis and Cyle have loved every minute of their time spent with you all. Beantown

Welcome to THIS WEEK IN SWING NYC

Welcome to THIS WEEK IN SWING NYC!

After starting on Blogspot in 2008 and moving to WordPress, This Week in Swing, has a new home!

I hope everyone finds this to be an improvement to finding out where to dance, where to take dance lessons or where to go out and just listen (yes we can just go listen) in our love of all things swing!

Major shout out to Mandi Gould for helping make this happen.

Please check it out, what a couple of videos and check back often as we continue to do updates.