September 15, 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 Big Band: Tickets: 707 8th Ave 7:30-11pm, Oct 2=Nov 12
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 Fridays: Dancers Discount MUST RSVP: 707 8th Ave 7:30-11pm, dancer discount MUST RSVP
Sun: Baby Soda, St. Mazie’s, 345 Grand St., Brooklyn. 9:30pm *
Sun: Glenn Crytzer Quartet, HoneyBees, 95 Avenue A, 7-10pm, Starting 9/22


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

September Events




Monday, September 16

Jazz Haus: Sneak Thievery Brass Band (Oktoberfest)
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Sneak Thievery Brass Band (Oktoberfest) – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* classic burlesque by Velvetina Taylor
* Beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime Shannon at 7:45pm
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC – 712 Third Ave
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!


Tuesday, September 17

$1.25 Quartet
SISTERS Bklyn is a great spot for fine food, inexpensive drinks and live music in the back room. Join us at 900 Fulton Street, right near the C-train’s Clinton-Washington stop,
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. Our pal Mike Weatherly’s on guitar and banjo for the evening!


Thursday, September 19

Dance Around Downtown: Swing
The Dance Around Downtown series brings different dance forms to the various plazas in Downtown Brooklyn all summer long. The final stop in our series is Swing at MetroTech Commons!
* Charles Turner & Uptown Swing<
* DJ Brian Ferdman // MC Dandy Wellington
* lesson by Nathan Bugh & Gaby Cook
SCHEDULE:
5:00-5:30 is DJ
5:30-6:30 band
6:30-7:00 swing dance lesson
7:00-8:00 band
DIRECTIONS:
A / C / F / R train to Jay St Metrotech;
2 / 3 / 4 / 5 to Borough Hall; or B / Q to Dekalb Ave.


Friday, September 20

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.


Sunday, September 22

Sunday Soul Session Celebrating YSBD! 20th Anniversary!
You Should Be Dancing is celebrating 20 years of giving our dance community top notch instruction and a place for us all to gather as a community and dance. As part of their celebration in September, admission to this Sunday Soul Session is FREE!!
We have invited bartender extraordinaire, Sevans Martínez to serve up drinks that evening and will have special announcements to make about the drop in lesson and the DJs for the evening shortly.
Do you like to show off? Or do something that scares you a little? At 9 pm we will have our first official Soul Train that you can dance down solo or with a friend. A secret judge will be awarding prizes for free admission to the October Sunday Soul Session.
412 Eighth Avenue – 4th floor
**This is not a regular swing dance night. Soul is popular within the swing community, so I’m trying to support, but wanted to be up front on expectations. I’ve been told the last event is 70% partner dancing and 30% dance circles. I’m hoping to check this event out in September for the long term listing status in the blog**


Sunday, September 22

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


Sunday, September 22

Sazerac Sundays with the Glenn Crytzer Quartet
The Glenn Crytzer Quartet is back in action at the LES’s hottest new cocktail spot, HoneyBee’s. Join the band for craft cocktails featuring the evening’s sponsor, Bertoux , delicious vegan bites, and live music from the Jazz Age and Swing Era every Sunday evening.
No cover charge, wood floors for dancing, and vintage decor!
Honeybees, 95 Avenue A


Monday, September 23

Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Baby Soda Jazz Band – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
* DJ Yurina Shin
* classic burlesque by Saphire Jones
* Beginner swing dance lesson upon request by Jaime Shannon at 7:45pm
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC – 712 Third Ave
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!


Tuesday, September 24

White Heat: Pumpkin Spice Edition
Come enjoy the fine tunes led by Ian Hutchinson and all the balboas!
YSBD, 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor


Thursday, September 26

Dance Around Downtown: Swing
The Dance Around Downtown series brings different dance forms to the various plazas in Downtown Brooklyn all summer long. The final stop in our series is Swing at MetroTech Commons! * Eyal Vilner Big Band w. Queen Esther *
* DJ Ryan Swift from Frim Fram Jam // MC Dandy Wellington
* lesson by Evita Arce
SCHEDULE:
5:00-5:30 is DJ
5:30-6:30 band
6:30-7:00 swing dance lesson
7:00-8:00 band
DIRECTIONS:
A / C / F / R train to Jay St Metrotech;
2 / 3 / 4 / 5 to Borough Hall; or B / Q to Dekalb Ave.


Friday, September 27 – Monday, September 30, 2019

Express Track Blues
2 days of workshops, 3 days of dancing, 5 live bands, 24 hours of class instruction, a competition, and YOU, plus a few hundred of your dance friends.
Registration
Burgandy Williams
“King” Solomon Hicks
Big Frank Mirra and Mike Smith Blues Revue
Irving Lattin and Jack O’Hara
Mara Kaye


Saturday, September 28

YSBD 20th Anniversary Bash
7pm-2am
7pm: Pre-Party Dance Lesson
8:30pm: Dance Performances in the Club Room
3 Dedicated Rooms for:
– Swing Room featuring Danny Jonokuchi and The Revisionists& DJ Stina Dallons between sets
– Latin Room with DJ Junior Arroyo
– Ballroom/WC Mix with Gene Eagle
Cash Bar.
Admission: $20
Tickets

Sunday, September 29

Swing and BBQ party
BYOS Production
El Barrio’s ArtSpace PS109 215 E.99th Street, New York, New York
BYOS = bring your own swing!
As the days are getting shorter and cooler, let’s seize the moment by dancing and eating together!
1-4pm
The big (actually huge!) gallery space will turn into a dance floor with swing music played by DJ, and we will be grilling some food in the court yard right next to the gallery.
1-1:30 beginners dance lesson by Aleta Nicole Brown
3:15 performance by Spencer Pond
3:30-4 DJ battle Andrius Sc and DJ Renata
Dancing + eating all in between as you please.
$10 for entrance
+ $10 for fabulous food(can be order only online)
Bar for you to purchase drinks
You can bring your own food to grill if you desire, or buy the $10 ticket for the food we will be providing.
Tickets


Monday, September 30

Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Mimi & The Podd Brothers – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
* DJ Brian Ferdman
* classic burlesque by Tansy Tan Dora
* Beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime Shannon at 7:45pm
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC – 712 Third Ave
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!


October Events



Wednesday, October 2
Glenn Crytzer and his Famous Orchestra
707 8th Ave 7:30-11pm
Tickets
Tickets are $25 in advance (cover charge includes one complimentary drink) or $30 at the door.


Saturday, October 5
Swing Remix with Charles Turner & Uptown Swing
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Ave
7:30PM Doors Open for General Admission
We’ll also be featuring some rockin pre-dance workshops featuring Nathan Bugh, Paolo & Special Guests along with a performance by Yeah Man!. And look out for a fabulous vintage market, vintage films and more.
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)


Sunday, October 6

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, October 7

Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Danny Lipsitz & The Brass Tacks – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
* DJ Odysseus Bailer
* classic burlesque by Lilin Lac
* Beginner swing dance lesson upon request at 7:45
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC – 712 Third Ave
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!


Monday, October 14

Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* JAZZ HAUS ALL STARS led by Gordon Webster featuring: King Solomon Hicks, Danny Jonokuchi, and more!- 3 sets / 7:00-10:30pm
* DJ Andrius Sc
* classic burlesque by Justease & Delysia LaChatte II
* Chorus Gals The Bathtub Ginnys
* 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!


Saturday, October 19

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
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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!
* JJeremy 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!


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


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


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)


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.


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


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


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


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

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