October 13, 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
Wed: Glenn Crytzer Secret Room-707 8th Ave, concrete flr, 7:30-11pm, Oct 2-Nov 12, $15 in adv/ limited quantity
Wed:Dandy Wellington, Dekalb Stages, 445 Albee Square Brooklyn 7-10pm, through Nov 6
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: Secret Room-707 8th Ave, concrete flr, no cover/bar, 7:30pm-12:00am $25 min/Res req/tables
Sun: Baby Soda, St. Mazie’s, 345 Grand St., Brooklyn. 9:30pm *
Sun: Glenn Crytzer Quartet, HoneyBees, 95 Avenue A, 7-10pm


Most NYC dance venues are generally crowded. Those marked with a * are restaurants and bars that have limited space to dance.

 


October Events



Sunday, October 20

Global Trickeration Project: NYC Workshops & Video
NYC takes care of our own–which is why we are so happy to take part in Global Trickeration Project ~ Honoring the life of Norma Miller! Please join us in this campaign to honor and support our very own hometown heroine, Ms. Norma Miller.
Norma Miller, lifelong dancer and educator, often taught the Trickeration routine. Here in NYC, we will host 2 workshop opportunities to learn the routine, taught by NYC’s own Rafał Pustelny, then film a group performance. The video will be compiled with other Trickeration dance videos from around the world to be shown at ILHC in Washington D.C. on Dec. 2, Norma’s 100th Birthday. We are proud to partake in this global celebration of the Queen of Swing!
Workshop Dates:
#1 Sun. Oct. 20: 4:00-6:00 pm *Space Limited*
#2 Sun. Oct. 27: 5:30-7:30 pm (Filming at 7:30 and 8:00 pm)
Filming on Sat. Oct. 27:
7:30 pm at You Should Be Dancing Studios…NYC
8:00 pm in Times Square (46th Street, 7th Ave, and Broadway, near Father Duffy Statue)
All dancers welcome (even if not in workshops)
Workshop Prices: All proceeds from these workshops will go to fundraising efforts by the Frankie Manning Foundation to provide a headstone for Ms. Norma Miller. $20 to attend 1 Workshop Only (Oct. 20 or 27)
$30 Combo Ticket to attend both Workshops (both Oct. 20 and 27)
Filming: Free to Attend, Open to All


Sunday, October 20

Sunday Soul Sessions
The October Sunday Soul Session will be LIT.
We are working on an afternoon workshop to get everyone ready for the dance and LIFE. Stay tuned for info on who/what/how to register. You won’t wanna miss this.
Social/partner/solo/group dancing from 7 pm – 9:30 pm to the best soul, funk, disco and pop tunes by DJs who know their stuff.
Admission $10
412 Eighth Avenue
**Eileen’s note: please note that this is not strictly a swing night, but soul is popular in the swing community. There’s some swing, some blues, so until I can get there myself, I’m trying to support.


Monday, October 21

Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Jeremy Mohney Quartet (swing band from Denver) – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* classic burlesque by Rosie Cheeks
* Beginner swing dance lesson by Jamie Shannon at 7:45
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC – 712 Third Ave
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!


Tuesday, October 22

White Heat: Olga Marina Edition
9:30 – 11:55pm
Come enjoy a night of amazing music led by the incomparable Ian Hutchinson and welcome Olga Marina, all the way from Sweden.
You Should Be Dancing…! Dance Center
412 8th Avenue, 4th Floor


Tuesday, October 22

$1.25 Quartet
SISTERS Bklyn
900 Fulton Street
8:30-11 p.m., no cover, no minimum.
It’s a free show, but bring a thirst, an appetite and $5 cash for the old kitty!


Thursday, October 24

Framiversary! WOW, we are 18!
It is time to celebrate all things Frim Fram! Save the date!
More details to come, but prepare yourself for Cake! Dance Contest with amazing prizes! Other fun stuff!
Lesson at 8 pm taught by Heather Flock MAY have 18 fun figures in it.
412 Eighth Avenue


Friday, October 25

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 St.


Friday, October 25

NYU Halloween Swing Dance!
THE SPOOKIEST SWING EVENT OF THE SEASON
It’s our annual Halloween social swing dance! This is a chance for members of the NYU swing dance community to meet some dancers from the broader scene as well as for everyone to enjoy a fun night of *loosely themed* dancing and food!
This event is open to all and welcomes all levels of dancers, whether you’ve been doing this for years or just started this semester. We will also be running a class for absolute beginners too!
This event is open to all of NYU as well as non-NYU. Please click “going” if you plan to attend so we can add your name to the guest list!
E&LL Auditorium
60 Washington Square


Saturday, October 26

A Harvest Moon Ball Stomp
Columbia University Swing Club and The Harlem Swing Dance Society present A Harvest Moon Ball Stomp! A special and historic evening with Legendary Savoy Ballroom Dancers and Harvest Moon Ball Champions. Also honoring the 60th Anniversary of the Mama Lu Parks Legacy!
Includes Historic Panel Discussion, 2 band sets by Stephanie JNote and the Savoy Four, a complementary beginner lesson, and social dancing!
College Students with current ID | $7
Seniors (60+ at the door) | $10
Early Bird General Public (until 3pm Oct. 26) | $15
Day-of/At the Door General Public | $20
Tickets
6-7pm | Beginner Lesson
7-8 pm | Historic Panel Discussion
8-11pm | Live Music and social dancing!
Wien Hall, Columbia University, 411 W 116th St


Saturday, October 26

Late Nights at Holy Ground
Join us Saturdays for late night cocktails & hot jazz with NYC’s top trad bands playing things a bit more uptempo; perfect for lounging, tippling, Bal n’ Shag… NO COVER!
* Stéphane Séva & Swing Ondule
* DJ & host Patrick Soluri
10pm – 1:00am
We’re excited to create a unique event with this gorgeous venue, and collaborate w/the thriving NYC Balboa & Shag dance communities! Plus, the vintage inspired Holy Ground NYC features an incredible cocktail program & weekly drink specials – where Smokehouse meets Speakeasy
Holy Ground NYC – 112 Reade St., New York


Saturday, October 26 – Sunday, October 27

Olga Marina Workshop
Saturday, Oct 26th
11 am – 1 pm Solo Drills For Balboa Part I (Olga’s famous iBalboa program)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Applications to Social Dancing Part I
Ripley Grier 520 8th Ave, Room 10A
Sunday, October 27th
11 am – 1 pm Solo Drills For Balboa Part II (Olga’s famous iBalboa program)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Applications to Social Dancing Part II
Ripley Grier 939 8th Ave, Room 4A
7 hours of instruction for $115. Olga is a world famous, highly sought after teacher and yet these classes are less expensive than many local classes. And for New Yorkers, there are no travel or lodging costs – win! Classes cannot be bought separately by session or by day.
Register


Sunday, October 20

Global Trickeration Project: NYC Workshops & Video
NYC takes care of our own–which is why we are so happy to take part in Global Trickeration Project ~ Honoring the life of Norma Miller! Please join us in this campaign to honor and support our very own hometown heroine, Ms. Norma Miller.
Norma Miller, lifelong dancer and educator, often taught the Trickeration routine. Here in NYC, we will host 2 workshop opportunities to learn the routine, taught by NYC’s own Rafał Pustelny, then film a group performance. The video will be compiled with other Trickeration dance videos from around the world to be shown at ILHC in Washington D.C. on Dec. 2, Norma’s 100th Birthday. We are proud to partake in this global celebration of the Queen of Swing!
Workshop Dates:
#1 Sun. Oct. 20: 4:00-6:00 pm *Space Limited*
#2 Sun. Oct. 27: 5:30-7:30 pm (Filming at 7:30 and 8:00 pm)
Filming on Sat. Oct. 27:
7:30 pm at You Should Be Dancing Studios…NYC
8:00 pm in Times Square (46th Street, 7th Ave, and Broadway, near Father Duffy Statue)
All dancers welcome (even if not in workshops)
Workshop Prices: All proceeds from these workshops will go to fundraising efforts by the Frankie Manning Foundation to provide a headstone for Ms. Norma Miller. $20 to attend 1 Workshop Only (Oct. 20 or 27)
$30 Combo Ticket to attend both Workshops (both Oct. 20 and 27)
Filming: Free to Attend, Open to All


Sunday, October 27

Savoy Sunday Dinner Dance with Harlem’s Lindy Hop Legends!
The Harlem Swing Dance Society
Amy Ruth’s 113 West 116 Street
1-5pm
$20
Tickets
Savoy Ballroom and Harvest Moon Ball Legends Sugar Sullivan and Barbara Billups give us a rare treat to learn the famous “Stops” routines that they saw perfected at the famed ballroom in the 1950’s. There are two versions: See how you can incorporate these famous steps!
From 1pm to 4pm we’ll be with Eugene Gee’s Harlem Heritage 5 Band, enjoying soul food and social dance. This is part of the Celebration of the Mama Lu Parks 60th Anniversary of her Lindy Hop Preservation Journey within the Harlem Rhythm and Roots Urban Dance Festival. Our Guests and Honorees include (in alphabetical order) Sonny Allen (1958), Barbara Billups (1958), David Butts (1962 and 1980); Crystal Johnson (1972), Willie Raynor (1960) and Sugar Sullivan (1955).


Sunday, October 27

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


Thursday, October 31

The Salon: Halloween Stomp

Join us for the 7th annual HALLOWEEN STOMP in a myriad of rooms within a private Venetian Gothic style 19th Century haunted mansion… filled with curiosities, infernal hot jazz, devilish blues n’ sultry swing music. Come lounge and dance amongst sexy spirits, demonic dandies, fiendish flappers; be one of those “things” that go “bump” in the night.
6-11pm
* Dan Levinson’s Bogeymen w/ Molly Ryan
Swingin sets in the Ballroom from 6:15-7:15 and 8:45-9:45pm;
plus an acoustic set on 2nd floor c.7:35-8:25pm
* King Solomon Hicks
Bluesy sets in the Ballroom from 7:30-8:30 and 10:00-11:00;
plus an acoustic set on 2nd floor c.8:50-9:40pm
* DJ Andrius*
* burlesque by Velvetina Taylor & TBA
* Lillian Lorraine’s Portal to the Underworld
* Harvest Moon Hoppers – led by Bobby White
* beginner swing dance lesson by Tony and Jaime (7-7:30pm)
* MC’d by Velvetina Taylor and Patrick Soluri
* Costume Contest; win great prizes
– 1st floor Ballroom is for dancing;
– 2nd floor parlor features acoustic sets & lounging!
– Costumes (any style), or vintage attire encouraged!
– Win cool prizes at the Costume Contest!
This event sells out every year, so we recommend advance tickets! All ticket are general Admission and includes entry to the event & dance lesson.
$25 – Early Bird Tickets
$29 – Advance Ticket
$35 – Day of / Full Price
THE MONTAUK CLUB
25 Eighth Avenue. Brooklyn, NY 11217
(btw Lincoln & St. Johns Place) in Park Slope
Tickets


Thursday, October 24

Frim Fram – Spooooooky Halloween Edition!
Fun Halloween Shenanigans to be announced, including a costume contest!
8pm Intro lesson by Heather Flock
DJs Heather Flock & Ian Hutchison
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor


November Events




Saturday, November 2

Swing Remix
LIVE MUSIC: Glenn Crytzer
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave
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) LINDY HOP WORKSHOP | TBA Level: Int +
Location: 4th Floor
Description: We’ll explore some of the beautiful Lindy Hop variations. Check back later for details.
Instructor: TBA
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
PRICING ONLINE & DOOR
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, November 8

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


November 8-10, 2019

American Lindy Hop Championships & American Swing Dance Championships Reunion

Grand Prospect Hall 263 Prospect Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 – Park Slope
Basic weekend pass $150. Multiple choices of tickets. Tickets
Celebrate 21 years of the American Lindy Hop Championships and the 30th Anniversary of the American Swing Dance Championships. Featuring the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band and Ron Sunshine & his orchestra.
Workshops with 12 renowned teachers and competition in 13 divisions. At the beautiful Grand Prospect Hall with 3 ballrooms over 4 floors of rooms. Top catering for meals.


Friday, November 8

ALHC – Harlem Blues and Jazz Band

ALHC – Big Frank and the Healers – Friday Night Blues
Details TBA


Saturday, November 9

ALHC – Ron Sunshine
Details TBA


Sunday, November 10

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


Friday, November 15

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.


Saturday, November 16

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


Saturday, November 16


Charles Turner and Uptown Swing
Late Night Dance Party
Cover is 20 $ 10 $ for students
Doors Open at 11:15pm – 1:30am
Dizzy’s Jazz Club
10 Columbus Circle


Sunday, November 17

Bring Your Own Swing And Mug Party !
The gallery space inside PS 109 turns into a huge dance floor with swing music played by DJs. We will be serving some hot drinks filling up your mug and as usual bring your own food !
2-3pm Dance Class – Big Apple Routine by Lalaina Rkt
Requirement: Be comfortable with Solo Jazz Step and Shim Sham
3-6pm Dancing, performances and DJ Battle!
Beginner lesson available on demand.
DJ Mimi And DJ Odysseus
Performance by Swing Swing Out
Entrance: $10 on line in advance. $12 at the door
Class: $10
Early bird 8$ and 16$ with class
Bar for you to purchase drinks.
Caffeine bar (free with your own mug) with Tea, Coffee, Mexican Hot chocolate!
Tickets


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


December Events



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


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


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

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


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.


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.