This Week in Swing – November 2020




One O’Clock Jump – Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists



Times are tough for our friends who are musicians, dance teachers, studio owners, event promoters.  Here are ways you can help support them, if you are able:

Regular weekly NYC Swing Dancing events not included in the calendar below:


        Swing News

        Some news about our friend Ryan Francois. Please take a look and help if you are able.

        November 27-29

        Virtual ILHC

        So Virtual ILHC will take place online November 27-29, 2020! This year will feature 3 days of stellar competitions, our juniors program and juniors competition, top-level instruction, thought provoking LEDs, and fun dance parties.
        Our mission is to respect and honor the spirit of Lindy Hop by hosting an international competition weekend which is organized, performed, and judged at the highest levels possible and inclusive of all nations wishing to participate. With collaboration by Lindy Hop experts, we are coordinating an exciting online experience to showcase our Lindy Hop dance to the world. See our competition details.
        YOUR support of the event helps to fuel our mission. ILHC has already incurred expenses related to what would have been the in-person event as well as other yearly costs. You can support by joining in on the fun. Also, because of the financial hard times some of our Lindy Family is facing, we have donation opportunities to give passes to others that may need help to attend.
        Our ILHC team will be reaching out directly to our currently registered attendees with information about providing refunds, transfers to Virtual ILHC, or converting part or all of paid registration fees as a charitable gift.
        We look forward to bringing you Virtual ILHC 2020 as a reimagined event that brings dancers, competitors, friends and family together in a showcase that celebrates the global Lindy Hop Community!


          Friday, December 4

          Band Camp First Fridays

          Every First Friday for the rest of the year, Bandcamp is waiving all fees and giving all proceeds from music sold directly to the artists. Many of our favorite artists have music on BandCamp and have lost practically all their income for the forseeable future. If you have the means and want to support our musicians in the swing scene, please go to Band Camp and check it out. A sample of music available can be found here.

          Saturday, December 5

          QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY: Repeal Day

          Our new & improved All-Star variety show featuring some of our favorite performers from around the world streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!
          * $5-10 min. suggested donation (split amongst all performers)
          * PayPal direct link or to “”
          * Venmo to “@Patrick-Soluri” or Zelle to “”
          THE SKINNY
          Our goal during this unprecedented time is to help bring people together from all over the world who share common interests; and provide musicians & performers the opportunity to share their craft with like minded people passionate about music & dance. The QUARANTINE SPEAKEASY now live streams every other Saturday from NYC averaging hundreds of views from over a dozen countries and half the US states.
          instigated by Prohibition Productions / Patrick Soluri in NYC.

          This Week in Swing NYC during Covid-19

          NYC Swing Dancers, Musicians, Organizers…  As you well know, these are strange times.  I’ve pretty much broken all of my rules on what I post/don’t post, in an effort to help support our musicians and dance instructors. What I’d really like do is hear from you.  Is there anything that would be useful for me to include?  Is there anything you wish I wouldn’t?  I’d like to hear from followers of this blog to see how I can best serve the community.  My only firm conclusion is that if there are instructors or musicians from outside of New York, I need to know them and feel comfortable vouching for their instruction and/or musicianship.  I’m also limited to evenings when I can update, as a lot of online postings are happening at the last minute and I’m not hearing directly from many instructors. Please let me know your thoughts…