February 17, 2018 New York City Swing Dancing Update

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/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: George Gee / Swing 46, Dancer discount $10
Tues: Svetlana & the Delancey 5, Roxy Hotel*, 2 Sixth Avenue, 7-10pm, No cover
Wed: Gotham City Blues
Wed: Swing practice, 9:30-10:30, Students free, $5 others, Dancesport 22 W 34 Street, 4 flr
Thurs: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm
Fri: Friday Night Blues
Fri: Friday Brooklyn Swings, Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie St, 7-10pm, $5-10
Sun: Baby Soda, St. Mazie’s, 345 Grand St., Brooklyn. 9:30pm *
Sun: Glenn Crytzer All Stars, Flatiron Lounge, 37 W. 19th 6:30-9:30, No cover
Nightly: Swing46


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


February Events


Sunday, February 18
Sock Hop Sunday
Now in our 14th 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!
7:00-11:30pm
Iguana Cafe
240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
Admission $15 CASH ONLY at the Door
***Includes coupon for $5 off house liquor, or wine/beer, or 2 free sodas, or $5 off of any food.
Questions? Comments? Email: sockhopsundays@gmail.com
www.sockhopsundays.com


Sunday, February 18
Glenn Crytzer’s All Stars
The Flatiron Lounge
37 W 19th St, New York, New York 10011
6:30-9:30pm
The Flatiron Lounge has a beautiful vintage decor and fantastic cocktails. For you dancers, they boast just about as much room for dancing as we had at Pegu! Plus I’m told that they purchased the gorgeous old wooden bar from a venue that Sinatra used to frequent, so YOU can sit where Ol’ Blue Eyes once did and enjoy a libation with some live jazz!
No cover just make sure to support the heck out of the bar and tip your bartenders (and band) heartily. Come on in and join us for a grand time!!


Sunday, February 18
Cait & the Critters
Radegast Hall
113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
7pm


Monday, February 19
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Tamar Korn & Kornucopia (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by Velvetina Taylor
* DJ Odysseus Bailer
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Tuesday, February 20
Wild Party at Sisters Bklyn* with The Buck and a Quarter Quartet
SISTERS Bklyn, 900 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
8:30-11 p.m.
No cover, no minimum; just support the venue and bring cash for when we pass the tip bucket. Supporting the venue is easy: SISTERS has a swell kitchen and well-stocked bar; try the brussels sprouts!
*limited room to dance


Friday, February 23
Buck and a Quarter Quartet/Wahoo Skiffle Crazies at Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn
9PM
$10 admission


Friday, February 23
Brooklyn Swings
Ian Hutchinson and Pardon my French!
Ellie Goodman sawin’ the fiddle
Danny Jonokuchi tootin’ on the trumpet
Charlie Castelluzzo strummin’ lead guitar
Josh Kaye rockin’ rhythm guitar and
Ian Hutchison bangin’ that bass!
All Welcomed!
No partner needed
Teacher-on-call: Galit Weinfeld
DJ: Lewi Gilamichael
Admission is $10 – 15 (sliding scale)
Location: 231 Ainslie Street (upstairs)
off the Graham Ave stop on the L line

7:00-7:30 Learn a Short Solo Routine
7:30-10:00 Dance!


Saturday, February 24
NYU Intercollegiate Swing Exchange
60 Washington Sq S, New York, NY 10012-1019, United States
The NYU Swing Dance Society is thrilled to invite you to this year’s NYU Intercollegiate Swing Exchange!!
REGISTER NOW
Join us for an entire day of lessons, social dancing, special performances, and competitions!
We have workshops in the morning from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, offered for beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancers.
Lesson instructors TBD.
Competitions will take place from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and are only open to students. There will be: Beginner Jack & Jill, Open Jack & Jill, and Solo Charleston.


Saturday, February 24
Fleur Seule at Tavern on the Green
Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & 67th St, New York, New York 10023
6-10pm


Saturday, February 24
The Hot Toddies at Bierhaus
Join The Hot Toddies for a swinging night of dancing & lounging at one of our fav spots, Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC!! They’re gonna clear tables for dancing (like they do for us on Mondays).
We’ll be doing 3 sets of hot jazz n swing starting at 7pm. Featuring Arnt Jeffrey Arntzen (vocals & guitar), Gabe Terracciano (violin & vocals), Matt Quinones (bass), and Patrick Soluri (drums)
All ages / no cover or minimum!
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017
7-11pm


Saturday, February 24-Sunday, February 25
Skye & Frida NYC Weekend
Adelante Studios – 25 W 31st Second Floor, New York, New York 10001
We are excited to welcome you to our Skye and Frida New York City Weekend! We hope to offer a fun intensive in Lindy Hop and Jazz dancing for the dedicated enthusiast.
Tracks: Solo Jazz or Lindy Hop (of course if you are feeling fit and ambitious you are more than 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.
Saturday
11 am-2 pm Jazz
2 pm-3 pm lunch
3 pm-6 pm Lindy Hop
Sunday
11 am -2 pm Jazz
2 pm-3 pm lunch
3 pm -6 pm Lindy Hop
Sign up here


Sunday, February 25
Glenn Crytzer’s All Stars
The Flatiron Lounge
37 W 19th St, New York, New York 10011
6:30-9:30pm
The Flatiron Lounge has a beautiful vintage decor and fantastic cocktails. For you dancers, they boast just about as much room for dancing as we had at Pegu! Plus I’m told that they purchased the gorgeous old wooden bar from a venue that Sinatra used to frequent, so YOU can sit where Ol’ Blue Eyes once did and enjoy a libation with some live jazz!
No cove just make sure to support the heck out of the bar and tip your bartenders (and band) heartily. Come on in and join us for a grand time!!


Monday, February 26
Jazz Haus: Ian Hutchison & Slap Happy
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC 712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017
7 PM – 11 PM
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!

* Ian Hutchison & Slap Happy (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by Dandy Dillinger
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
(no beginner swing dance lesson this week)


Tuesday, February 27
Glenn Crytzer Trio
Radegast Hall
113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
8pm


Tuesday, February 27
White Heat
White Heat with live music from the Ian and Kim Band!
Featuring everyone’s favorite bassist Ian Hutchison and vocalist Kim Hawkey!
$10 cover and the most space you’ll ever have to dance in NYC.
9:30-9:45 DJ
9:45-10:45 BAND
10:45-11 DJ
11-12 BAND
DJ Mimi Liu-Leyco during the band breaks.
Bal Bar!!!!! (please bring cash to tip your bartenders!) Hand-crafted cocktails for our lovely dance scene by your favorite bartenders!
You Should Be Dancing…! Dance Center
412 8th Ave Fl 4, New York, New York 10001


Thursday, February 28
Jason Prover & his Sneak Thievery Orchestra*
Radegast Hall
113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9pm


February is Black History Month
Learn More About Our Legends
Dawn Hampton
Frankie Manning


March Events


Monday, March 5 – Monday, March 12
Savoy Ballroom Anniversary Celebration
Facebook event for updates


Wednesday, March 7
Carte Blanche
Radegast Hall*
113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9pm


Thursday, March 8
Buck and a Quarter Quartet Speakeasy Thursday at the Red Room*
85 East 4th Street, East Village, Manhattan, 3rd floor
9-11:30 p.m.
No cover, one-drink minimum, tip bucket
*limited room to dance


Thursday, March 8
Cait & the Critters
Radegast Hall*
113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9pm


Thursday, March 8
Swing 46 Big Band Night 
The return of The George Gee SWING46 Big Band First Thursdays (on 2nd Thursday this month only) with the 17 piece dance orchestra tribute to the 1940s Swing Era!
8:30-11:30pm
Swing 46, 349 West 46th St.


Friday, March 9
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom
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
(Ballroom & Latin w/ DJ Danny & Swing w/ DJs Elena & Tina)
FREE Refreshments
Admission at the Door:
Current YSBD Students, $8
General Public, $10
You Should Be Dancing…! studios
412 8th Ave, 4th flr NYC (1/2 block south of Penn Station)
(To be buzzed in:
press ‘6’ followed by the ‘CALL’ button on the number pad to the left of the door)


Tuesday, March 13
New Wonders CD Release
The debut album by the New Wonders is now available from CD Baby! Celebrate with us at the beautiful Norwood Club with a live performance of the album, hosted by Dandy Wellington. *NOTE: Norwood is a members-only club. In order to attend this event all tickets must be purchased in advance. NO tickets will be sold on the premises.*
Norwood
241 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011
8-10pm
Tickets


Wednesday, March 14
Jason Prover & His Sneak Thievery
Radegast Hall*
113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9pm


Saturday, March 17
Swing Remix: The Eyal Vilner Big Band
JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave
DJ Voon
DETAILS
6:30pm workshop
Theme: Playful Patterns for your Swing
Level: Advanced Basics & Up
Instructors: TBA
7:30pm workshop
Theme: The Big Apple (Jazz Footwork routine)
Level: All Levels welcome (swing basics recommended)
Instructors: Nathan Bugh

7:45pm beginner class
Instructor: Spencer
8:30pm Live Music begins
10:45pm – 11:00pm performance slots
Performance #1 TBA
Performance #2 The Big Apple (LIVE with BAND)
Level: All Levels welcome (swing basics recommended)
Instructors: Nathan Bugh
7:45pm beginner class
Instructor: Spencer
8:30pm Live Music begins
10:45pm – 11:00pm performance slots
Performance #1 TBA
Performance #2 The Big Apple (LIVE with BAND)

General Admission:
$16 Early Bird Online Price before FEB 20th (limited quantity)
$18 Online after FEB 20th (limited quantity)
$25 DOOR
6:30 Swing Workshop & Dance
$27 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$35 DOOR
7:30 Lindy Hop Workshop & Dance
$27 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$35 DOOR
6:30 & 7:30 Both Workshops & Dance
$40 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$50 DOOR
Tickets


Sunday, March 18
49th Annual Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp
4 great bands, 5 hours of music STARTING AT NOON* — a chance to spread out and show off your snappy dress and your balboa, charleston, fast lindy, peabody and swing chops in a beautiful ballroom with a spectacular dance floor.
Noon- 1 p.m.
Daryl Sherman Quartet
Daryl Sherman (piano and vocal)
Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet)
Jay Rattman (reeds)
James Chirillo (guitar)
Jay Leonhart (bass)
Kevin Dorn (drums)
1:15- 2:15 p.m.
Professor Cunningham and His Old School
“Professor” Adrian Cunningham (clarinet/sax and vocals)
Jon Challoner (trumpet)
Jim Fryer (trombone)
John Merrill (guitar)
Oscar Perez (piano
Daniel Foose (bass)
Paul Wells (drums)
2:30- 3:30 p.m.
Warren Vache’s Quintet
Warren Vache (cornet)
Houston Person-tenor sax
Steve Ash-piano
Earl Sauls- bass
Steve Williams-drums
4- 5 p.m.
George Gee Swing Orchestra
George Gee – bandleader
Shenel Johns, John Dokes – vocalists
Julius Tolentino, Michael Hashim, Tony Lustig – saxophones
Andy Gravish, Freddie Hendrix – trumpets
David Gibson – trombone
Steve Einerson – piano
Marcus McLaurine – bass
Brian Fishler – drums
Dancer Discount Available, check out: https://www.facebook.com/events/148411655878524/ or email LLobdeLL@optonLine.net for more information


Tuesday, March 20
Glenn Crytzer Trio
Radegast Hall*
113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
8pm


Tuesday, March 27
Jason Prover
Radegast Hall*
113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
8pm


Tuesday, March 27
Carte Blanche
Radegast Hall*
113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9pm


Wednesday, March 28
Swing Dance Party at Dancesport hosted by Milo Saidl
Featuring live music: The Glenn Crytzer Quartet
2 rooms of dancing (second room for blues dancing)
8:30
Dancesport 22 W 34 Street, 4 floor
$15 at door


Thursday, March 29
The New Wonders
Radegast Hall*
113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
9pm


Saturday, March 31
The Hot Toddies at Bierhaus
Join The Hot Toddies for a swinging night of dancing & lounging at one of our fav spots, Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC!! They’re gonna clear tables for dancing (like they do for us on Mondays).
We’ll be doing 3 sets of hot jazz n swing starting at 7pm. Featuring Arnt Jeffrey Arntzen (vocals & guitar), Gabe Terracciano (violin & vocals), Oran Etkin (clarinet & xax) Matt Quinones (bass), and Patrick Soluri (drums)
All ages / no cover or minimum!
7-11pm
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


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April Events


Sunday, April 8, 2018
Gotham Jazz Festival – Save the date
12pm – 1am
Confirmed acts:
* NYHJC ALL STARS: Catherine Russell – Evan Christopher – Randy Reinhart – Jim Fryer – Dalton Ridenhour – Justin Poindexter – Nicki Parrott – Rob Garcia
plus
* David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band
* Adrien Chevalier’s Gypsy Jazz Quartet
* Jon-Erik Kellso’s The EarRegulars
* Mike Davis’ The New Wonders
* Hannah Gilll & After Hours Jazz Band
* King Solomon Hicks
* Kat Edmonson
* The Hot Toddies
* The Xylopholks
and
* late night All Star Jam w. Bria Skonberg & Gordon Webster


Saturday, April 14
Swing Remix: Gordon Webster & His Gang
JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave
6:30pm workshop
Theme: Intro To Collegiate Shag
Instructors: Paolo & The Flying Camels
7:30pm workshop
Theme: Dynamic Partnering (pending)
Instructors: Gaby Cook & Nathan Bugh
7:45pm beginner class
Instructor: TBD
10:45pm – 11:00pm performance slots
Performance #1 The Bathtub Ginny’s Dancing to the band LIVE!
Performance #2 The Flying Camels (Collegiate Shag)


April 23-29, 2018
Bal Week 2018
Save the date for Bal Week 2018!

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!
Mia (Goldsmith) Halloran
Jeremy Otth
Kate Hedin
Annabel Quisao and Bobby White
Kelly Arsenault and Mickey Fortanasce
Nelle Cherry and Adam Speen
Jennifer Lee and Andreas Olsson


Tuesday, April 24
White Heat
Live Music – TBA
You Should be Dancing, 412 Eighth Avenue
9:30pm – 1am, $10


Thursday, April 26
Bal Night at Frim Fram
You Should be Dancing, 412 Eighth Avenue
9pm – 1am, $10


Friday, April 27
Bal Week Friday Night Ball
Michael Gamble and the Classic Rhythm Serenaders Sextet feat. Laura Windley
University Settlement
184 Eldridge St
NY, NY 10002
8:00 PM-12:00 AM
Door Price $25​


Saturday, April 28
Bal Week Saturday Night Dance
Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders Octet feat. Laura Windley
University Settlement
184 Eldridge St
NY, NY 10002
8:00 PM-12:00 AM
Door Price $25


Sunday, April 29
Bal Week Wrap Up Dance
Info TBA
8:00 PM-12:00 AM
Door Price $15


May Events

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.