November 10, 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: Secret Room-707 8th Ave, concrete flr, no cover bar, band 7:15pm $25 min tables (Res Req)
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




$1.25 Quartet*
Join us at our home in the East Village, KGB Bar’s Red Room, 85 East 4th Street, third floor. This month, we have a later start than usual, 10-11:30 p.m. It’s a $5 cash cover, one-drink minimum, and don’t forget your dancing shoes!


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.


Friday, November 15

Big Band Swing Night at Prospect Concerts
Come out for a night of big-band swing-dance music, fun for singles, couples or the whole family! Join saxophonist Lisa Parrott and drummer Rob Garcia as they lead a swing band of world-class jazz musicians. There will also be professional swing dance instructors giving a group lesson of some basic steps. It’s going to be a great night of music, dance, snacks and good vibes to benefit the Park Slope Food Coop from 8-10:30pm
THE SWING SHIFT ORCHESTRA
Lisa Parrott, Lily White – saxes;Dan Blankinship – trumpet;Emily Asher – trombone;Michel Gentile – flute ;Jamie Fox – guitar;Art Bailey – piano;Alexis Cuadrado – bass;Rob Garcia – drums
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
$10 adults; $5 kids


Friday, November 15

Brooklyn Swings Presents: Danny & the Revisionists & a Birthday
It’s a very special Band Night, because a certain co-founder of Brooklyn Swings (*coughcoughJennifer Sowdencoughcough*) is having a BIRTHDAY!!
Please welcome back Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists
All are welcome! No partner needed!
Teacher-on-Call: Galit Weinfeld
DJ: Odysseus Bailer
Admission: Sliding Scale of $10 – 15
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!
[And there will be beverages to sip!]


Saturday, November 16

Evita’s Movement workshop
A Movement Workshop w/ Evita, Saturday, November 16th, 2-5pm at Dardo Galletto Studios. $40 in advance, $50 at the door.
Registration
* This workshop is primarily aimed at those wanting to explore Feminine movement in their dancing. No partners needed.
This workshop is open to ALL Levels and will progress in difficulty as the intensive continues.
Please bring both Heels and Flat shoes to work in.


Saturday, November 16

A Lindy Hop Across the Pond: A 40s-themed dance with CU Swing
Swing by Columbia University for a 40s-themed night of lindy hop, live music from Svetlana & The Delancey Five, and performances! 6:30 pm | Beginner Lesson
7:30 pm | Social Dancing!
8:00 pm | Band Starts!
11:00 pm | Doors close
Tickets are available at the door in cash:
General Public | $15
Students and Seniors | $7
James Room, Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027


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


Saturday, November 16

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 Bailsmen (3x sets from 10pm-1am)
112 Reade St.


Saturday, November 16

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


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 17

Sunday Soul Session – November
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.


Sunday, November 17

Fleur Seule
Tavern on the Green
Live Music 5-9pm
Join us for dinner and dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting).
No cover, one item minimum.
Central Park & West 67th


Monday, November 18

Jazz Haus: Hannah Gill & After Hours
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Hannah Gill & After Hours – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm * DJ Odysseus Bailer * classic burlesque by Lilin Lace * 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 20

Glenn Crytzer’s “Underneath the Mistletoe” CD Release Party
The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra is releasing a new CD called “Underneath the Mistletoe” just in time for the holidays! Join us as we celebrate the CD’s launch at the Secret Room with the 16 piece band!
We’ll be playing selections from the album to get you in the mood for the holidays, as well as other classic swing music from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s for your listening and dancing pleasure!
Secret Room-707 8th Ave


Wednesday, November 20

Speakeasy Sessions*
Baby Soda Jazz Band
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


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


Sunday, December 8

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, 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


October 28, 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 (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
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, 6pm, band 7:15pm $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 (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




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)


Saturday, November 2

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:
* Danny Lipsitz & Brass Tacks (3x sets from 10pm-1am)
112 Reade St.


Saturday, November 2

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


Monday, November 4

Jazz Haus: Ian Hutchison & Slap Happy (
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Ian Hutchison & Slap Happy – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm * DJ Odysseus Bailer * classic burlesque by Pearls Daily * 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


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

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


Friday, November 8

ALHC – Harlem Blues and Jazz Band

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


Friday, November 8

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 9

ALHC – Ron Sunshine
Details TBA


Saturday, November 9

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:
* Cait & The Critters (3x sets from 10pm-1am)
112 Reade St.


Saturday, November 9

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


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


Monday, November 11

Jazz Haus: Charles Turner & Uptown Swing Quintet(
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Charles Turner & Uptown Swing Quintet – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm * DJ Andrius Sc * classic burlesque by Dandy Dillinger * 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, 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.


Friday, November 15

Big Band Swing Night at Prospect Concerts
Come out for a night of big-band swing-dance music, fun for singles, couples or the whole family! Join saxophonist Lisa Parrott and drummer Rob Garcia as they lead a swing band of world-class jazz musicians. There will also be professional swing dance instructors giving a group lesson of some basic steps. It’s going to be a great night of music, dance, snacks and good vibes to benefit the Park Slope Food Coop from 8-10:30pm
THE SWING SHIFT ORCHESTRA
Lisa Parrott, Lily White – saxes;Dan Blankinship – trumpet;Emily Asher – trombone;Michel Gentile – flute ;Jamie Fox – guitar;Art Bailey – piano;Alexis Cuadrado – bass;Rob Garcia – drums
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
$10 adults; $5 kids


Saturday, November 16

Evita’s Movement workshop
A Movement Workshop w/ Evita, Saturday, November 16th, 2-5pm at Dardo Galletto Studios. $40 in advance, $50 at the door.
Registration
* This workshop is primarily aimed at those wanting to explore Feminine movement in their dancing. No partners needed.
This workshop is open to ALL Levels and will progress in difficulty as the intensive continues.
Please bring both Heels and Flat shoes to work in.


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


Saturday, November 16

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 Bailsmen (3x sets from 10pm-1am)
112 Reade St.


Saturday, November 16

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


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 17

Sunday Soul Session – November
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.


Sunday, November 17

Fleur Seule
Tavern on the Green
Live Music 5-9pm
Join us for dinner and dancing in the Courtyard (weather permitting).
No cover, one item minimum.
Central Park & West 67th


Monday, November 18

Jazz Haus: Hannah Gill & After Hours
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Hannah Gill & After Hours – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm * DJ Odysseus Bailer * classic burlesque by Lilin Lace * 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


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:
* TBA (3x sets from 10pm-1am)
112 Reade St.


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


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


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


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

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 – November
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.


October 20, 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 (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: Glenn Crytzer Secret Room-707 8th Ave, concrete flr, 7:30-11pm, until Oct 30, $15 in adv/ limited quantity
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



Monday, October 28

Jazz Haus: The Milkman & Sons
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* The Milkman & Sons – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* classic burlesque by Gin Minsky
* 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, 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 31

Frim Fram – Spooooooky Halloween Edition!
Halloween Shenanigans including:
Treats for all!
$2 discount if you show up in a costume (Will gets to decide what constitutes a costume, so be bold!)
Costume contest: finalists for the costume contest will be showcased at 11 pm and will be voted on by your applause! Winner gets free admission to Frim Fram 1x (expires 12/19/19)
8pm Intro lesson including a valiant attempt to teach 18 fun figures 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)


Monday, November 4

Jazz Haus: Ian Hutchison & Slap Happy (
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Ian Hutchison & Slap Happy – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm * DJ Odysseus Bailer * classic burlesque by Pearls Daily * 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, 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


Monday, November 4

Jazz Haus: Charles Turner & Uptown Swing Quintet(
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Charles Turner & Uptown Swing Quintet – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm * DJ Andrius Sc * classic burlesque by Dandy Dillinger * 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, 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


Monday, November 18

Jazz Haus: Hannah Gill & After Hours
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Hannah Gill & After Hours – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm * DJ Odysseus Bailer * classic burlesque by Lilin Lace * 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


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


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


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


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

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


Monday, December 16

Jazz Haus: TBA (
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* TBA 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.


A LINDY MEMORY: Central Park Flash Mob

Central Park Flash Mob

If you haven’t seen this video before, please check it out. This blog is followed around the world, so please share within your local lindy scene. This post is in tribute to a dear friend who conceived and co-choreographed/directed this flash mob and introduced me to the Lindy Hop. If you can, please click through and watch it on YouTube, I’d like to see the view counter rise.