November 17, 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.

 


November Events






Thursday, November 21

Subway Swing: A Boogie for the Ages – TICKETS ON SALE NOTICE
TICKETS ON SALE – 11AM There will be four bands and the tickets go on sale on Thursday, November 21st at 11am. There will be no train ride this year to the event, which will be held on December 12 at: New York Transit Museum – 99 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 I will post the entire event as soon as the band’s are announced, but I wanted to make sure dancers have a chance to get tickets asap.


Saturday, November 23

Holy Ground*
Join us at our new weekly 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:The Hot Toddies(3x sets from 10pm-1am)
112 Reade St.


Saturday, November 23

Frankie 105 Tribute/Swing Dance Swing 14th Anniversary
Featuring earlier time: 4pm – 8pm
Basic Swing Lesson: 4:15pm – 5pm
Grace & St. Paul’s Church, main floor
123 West 71st St. (bet. Bdwy & Columbus Ave.)
[Beautiful venue, plenty of dance & seating space!]
Admission: $14
$12 Seniors / Students with valid ID
No experience or partner needed to join the fun!
Light snacks & lesson included with admission!


Sunday, November 24

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, November 25

Jazz Haus: The Blue Vipers
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
** The Blue Vipers Of Brooklyn – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm — plus — * DJ Yurina Shin * classic burlesque by Justease * birthday jam for Adam Mimran c.8:55 * 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, November 27

Speakeasy Sessions*
Milkman & Sons
Join us every Wednesday at SUGAR EAST… doors at 5pm, live hot jazz & swing bands from 7-10pm; and secret cocktails… NO COVER!
7-10pm
Sugar East, 1125 First Avenue, New York


Friday, November 29

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


Saturday, November 30

Holy Ground*
Join us at our new weekly 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:
Ian Hutchinson & Slap Happy (3x sets from 10pm-1am)
112 Reade St.


Saturday, November 30

Fleur Seule at Marriot Marquis
Join us for dinner and dancing, tile floor.
Live music 5-9pm.
Crossroads Lounge on the 8th floor, no cover, one item minimum.
Times Square


December Events



Monday, December 2

Jazz Haus: Prof Cunningham & his Old School
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Professor Cunningham and his Old School – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm — plus — * DJ Brian Ferdman * classic burlesque by Rosie Cheeks * birthday jam for Jaime Shannon c.8:55 * 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 4

Speakeasy Sessions*
Danny Lipsitz & Brass Tacks
Join us every Wednesday at SUGAR EAST… doors at 5pm, live hot jazz & swing bands from 7-10pm; and secret cocktails… NO COVER!
7-10pm
Sugar East, 1125 First Avenue, New York


Thursday, December 5

Holiday Vintage and Craft Fair
If you are a maker, a baker or vintage collector that is interested in selling your wares at the fair, now is the time to secure your spot. Each spot is $20 and will be managed by the enchanting Elisha Dora
Frim Fram Jam will be running like normal on the Club 412 Side, lesson at 8 pm, dancing from 9 pm – 1 am
412 Eighth Avenue


Saturday, December 7

Swing Remix
LIVE MUSIC: TBA Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave
Our 8th Annual Dance Contest and Holiday Party with currently $1,500 in Cash & Prizes takes place SATURDAY DECEMBER 7th, 2019 featuring Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists!
The Dance Contest is going to be exceptionally fabulous this year as we bring you world class stars on our Judging panel like Carla Crowen (FKA Carla Heiney), MC Roddy Caravella, Todd Yannacone, and more TBA.
We want you all there so please take advantage of the discount Tickets which OPEN on FRIDAY OCT 18th.
WORKSHOPS
6:30PM (55min) – SWING WORKSHOP | TBA (Adv Basics and up)
Location: Auditorium L2
Description: A great Exploration of material in the Swing World. Check back later for details.
Instructors: TBA
7:30PM (55min) REDIRECT YOUR LINDY HOP – Level: Int +
Location: 4th Floor
Learn to work with the energy of the dance. Capitalize on momentum, counter balance and more to create direction and interesting transitions in the Lindy Hop.
Level: Pre-Intermediate and up ( ideally comfortable with swing out, circle, passes, tuck turns, and mixing up your footwork) Instructor: CARLA CROWEN (FKA Carla Heiney)
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, December 8

Sock Hop Holiday Party
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 -12:00am
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


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


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


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


Friday, December 20

Rebel Night
Otto’s Shrunken Head at 538 E 14th St.
10pm – 4am
Starting at 10pm we do quick dance lessons if anyone there wants to learn, and we teach Rock n’ Roll Jive, Bop and Stroll. Ask at any time and they will teach you. And anyone is welcome to dance whatever dance they like! (as long as they do so considerately of course) A number of our regulars are swing dancers.
Music is mostly 50s and early 60s Rock n’ Roll (with some country, R&B, surf rock, garage etc.), and played on original 45 RPM records pressed in the 50s (sprinkled with music from modern bands that play in those genres too, here and there).
Eileen’s note: I’ve been told the vast majority is swing danceable.


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.


Monday, December 30

New Year’s Eve Eve
Save the date, TBA


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