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