January 19, 2018 New York City Swing Dancing Update

New York City Swing Dancing Update


Regular weekly 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 (except 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 *
Nightly: Swing46


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


January Events


Monday, January 22
Jazz Haus: Sneak Thievery Orchestra
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC 712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017
7 PM – 11 PM
* Jason Prover’s Sneak Thievery Orchestra (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque Velvetina Taylor
* DJ Odysseus Bailer
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink


Tuesday, January 23
Glenn Cryter Trio*
8pm
Radegast Hall
113 North Third St., Brooklyn


Friday, January 26 – Saturday, January 27
Fleur Seule at Tavern on the Green
Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & 67th St, New York, New York 10023
7-11pm


Saturday, January 27
The Hot Toddies for Saturday Brunch in Harlem*
Row House Restaurant
12-3pm
2128 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, New York 10026
featuring Arnt Jeffrey Arntzen (vocals & guitar), Gabe Terracciano (violin & vocals), Oran Etkin (clarinet & Sax), Matt Quinones (bass), and Patrick Soluri (drums)
All ages / no cover or minimum!


Saturday, January 27
YSBD Winter Bash with Professor Cunningham & His Old School
7pm Pre-Party Dance Lesson
8pm-12am Dancing
3 Party Rooms:
Swing with Live Band: Adrian Cunningham & His Old School
Swing DJ Stina Dallons
WC Swing Room with DJ Brett Nomberg
& Mixed Ballroom & Salsa with DJ David Ho
Performances around 8pm:
– Ache performance under the direction of Frankie Martinez
– & more TBA
Admission Information:
$15 if purchased in advance by Thursday, Jan 25
$18 Standard Pricing
YSBD, 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floo


Saturday, January 27
Get Your Dance On
The NY Vintage Dance Society presents:
“Get Your Dance On”
All proceeds go to:
-The Boys and Girls Club
-Victims of Puerto Rico
Come have fun, make friends, and dress Vintage for a great cause!
$16 pre-ordered On eventbrite, $19 at the door
Schedule:
*7:30pm FREE Swing Dance Lesson by Brooklyn Swings
*8:30pm LIVE MUSIC by “Del and The Rad Rompers”, 3 45 minute sets
*9:15pm vocal performance by “The Jazzy Janes”
With DJ Morgan Lee
Photo opp with Vintage Dodge Coroner
Artwork Presentation by Seth Harris
Accessible off the J and A trains
For more information call Paul at 917-834-7327
Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens
110-04 Atlantic Ave, New York, New York 11419
Tickets


Tuesday, January 30
Jason Prover & his Sneak Thievery*
8pm
Radegast Hall
113 North Third St., Brooklyn


Tuesday, January 30
White Heat
Live music with Cait and the Critters featuring Ian Hutchison!
$10 cover and the most space you’ll ever have to dance in NYC.
Two sets of live music!
9:30-9:45 DJ
9:45-10:45 BAND
10:45-11 DJ
11-12 BAND
DJ Olivia Lau 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!
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor


February Events


Friday, February 2 – Saturday, February 3
Fleur Seule at Tavern on the Green
Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & 67th St, New York, New York 10023
7-11pm


Saturday, February 3
Winter Swing – Dance Party at Django!*
10:30 pm
Swing tunes, fabulous drinks, tasty small platter choices, and cozy speakeasy atmosphere will delight the attendees at DJANGO, the new hot speakeasy club under the Roxy Hotel!
Expect your hot swing classics from Svetlana & The Delancey Five (www.svetlanajazz.com), foot-stomping originals and covers of ‘modern’ standards by the Beatles, Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder and more – as well as lots of dancing, and exciting surprise guests!
The Django
2 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10013


Monday, February 5
Jazz Haus: Cait & The Critters
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!

* Cait and the Critters (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque Pearls Daily
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* no dance lesson this week
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink


Friday, February 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)


Friday, February 9 – Saturday, February 10
Fleur Seule at Tavern on the Green
Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & 67th St, New York, New York 10023
7-11pm


Saturday, February 10
The Hot Toddies
712 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA
7pm to 11pm.
featuring Arnt Jeffrey Arntzen (vocals & guitar), Gabe Terracciano (violin & vocals), Oran Etkin (clarinet & Sax), Matt Quinones (bass), and Patrick Soluri (drums)

All ages / no cover or minimum!


Tuesday, February 13
The Salon: Mardi Gras & Valentines Ball
* Early Bird tickets now on sale starting at $19!
The Big Easy comes to the Big Apple on Fat Tuesday — the day before Valentines — for our 6th annual creole carnival returns with a spectacular lineup to the gorgeous MONTAUK CLUB in Brooklyn (same Victorian private club as our sold-out Halloween Stomp!)
IN THE BALLROOM – back to back bands!
* Gordon Webster & Friends: two sets of our fav lindy-hoppin-globe-trottin pianist + stellar band (7:45-8:45 //9:45-10:45)
* The Grand St. Stompers: featuring Gordon Au playing 2 sets of Dixieland & New Orleans Style jazz (6:45-7:45 //8:45-9:45)
plus
* ragtime master pianist Terry Waldo in the Dinning Room
* DJ Cochon de Lait
* FREE intro SWING DANCE LESSON by Brooklyn Swings
* burlesque by Medianoche and Velvetina Taylor
* stage kitten Trinity Starligiht
* free Mardi Gras Beads
* Open Bar for $25 (pre-order)
* Cajun Buffet for $25 (pre-order)
* Authentic Mardi Gras Carnival masks will be available for purchase for $5-10ea!
— TICKETS —
Our events have been selling out and capacity for this event is limited / capped to prevent over-crowiding, so advance tickets are strongly recommended!
ADMISSION
* $25 – Early Bird Tickets Tier 2
* $29 – Advance Tickets
* $35 – At the Door (cash only)
Includes access to all rooms, plus free mardi gras beads and swing lesson.
FOOD & DRINKS
Add-on one, or both, of the food and drink options while checking out! Drinks cannot be purchased at the venue and must be pre-ordered, as there will not be drink tickets.
* $25 OPEN BAR (6:30-10:45pm)
Unlimited beer, wine & select cocktails!
* $25 CAJUN BUFFET (6:00-8:30pm)
Cajun buffet includes appetizer, choice of entrees, dessert, plus a choice of cocktail, soft drink, beer or glass of wine.
NOTE: Drinks cannot be purchased individualy at the venue (no drink tickets). If you want any alcoholic beverages you must pre-order this open bar package. Non alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available at a concession stand (cash only).
Doors open at 6pm // live music all night, starting at 6:45pm
get tickets and more info at www.TheSalon.biz
THE MONTAUK CLUB
25 Eighth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(btw Flatbush & Lincoln) in Park Slope
by subway – 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza (1 block away); or B/Q to 7th Avenue (5 min walk)
DRESS CODE – Proper attire requested
Mardi Gras, Carnival, Retro Chic, Vintage, Suits, cocktail attire, or biz casual… think Boardwalk Empire, Gatsby, Mad Men. No shorts, t-shirts, torn/tattered jeans, workout or warm-up attire, fitness/athletic shoes, and ball/casual caps. Security will have final say on dress code admittance.


Wednesday, February 14
Roxy Hotel Valentines Day*
Svetlana & The Delancey Five
Thrilled to celebrate Valentine’s Day at one of my favorite venues, the Roxy Hotel! Come be sexy with us! ♥
8 – 10pm, No cover!
The Roxy Hotel NYC
2 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10013


Wednesday, February 14
Fleur Seule at Tavern on the Green
Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & 67th St, New York, New York 10023
5-9pm


Wednesday, February 14
Valentine’s Dinner Dance at Barbetta
Join us on Valentine’s Day and celebrate with a dynamic and fashionable group at one of New York City’s most romantic restaurants.
Gala Multicourse Dinner (Beverages not included)
Ballroom Dancing to the music of The Felix Swing Band
$70 Pre-Theatre (music)
$85 after 8:30pm (music and dancing)
Dress Code: Black Tie Suggested ~ White Tie Divine!
Reservations call (212) 246-9171 or Barbetta100yrs@aol.com
Barbetta welcomes you for a magical night in a magnificent ballroom tucked away in the heart of NYC. Dance under a glistening 18th century chandelier that once hung in the Savoy Palace in Torino, Italy, and be swept away by the music of the Felix Swing Band.
*Eileen’s note: I do not know anything about the dance floor size.


Friday, February 16 – Saturday, February 17
Fleur Seule at Tavern on the Green
Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & 67th St, New York, New York 10023
7-11pm


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


Saturday, February 2
Fleur Seule at Tavern on the Green
Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & 67th St, New York, New York 10023
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


March Events

Monday, March 5 – Monday, March 12
Savoy Ballroom Anniversary Celebration
More info to come!


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.*
Tickets


Tuesday, March 13
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)
personnel TBA
4- 5 p.m.
George Gee Swing Orchestra
George Lee, leader
personnel TBA
Dancer Discount Available, check out: https://www.facebook.com/events/148411655878524/ or email LLobdeLL@optonLine.net for more information


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


April Events


April 8 & 9, 2018
Gotham Jazz Festival – Save the date


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


Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs

Valerie Salstrom runs the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs. A fabulous program supporting the kids in Cleveland who learn how to dance. They are trying to get to events this summer to increase their exposure to dance. If you’re able, take a read through Valerie’s note below and support if you can.
Thanks, Eileen


From Valerie Salstrom
Hello Friends,
This is an ask. I hate asking for money. It doesn’t feel good to ask for money. You feel like “less” when you hold out your hand for money. But, I have to do this for the kids. Ugh, my stomach hurts. I put on a good face that this is great, everything is great. This is actually really difficult for me. Ok, Here we go. Think of the kids, think of the kids.
I wish the arts were valued. I wish swing dancing and it’s African American history was valued. I wish more people realized what being involved in a swing dance program means to children and their families.
In the next few months some of the members of the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs will be making their way to events around the country to take classes, social dance, perform, compete, hang out with other youth who are involved in the dance scene, meet some of their swing dance heroes, and hear stories about the great ones who have passed. We also have three jitterbug relatives traveling with us as chaperones. (We have lots of little bugs whose ages are in the single digits and we need the extra help.)
These efforts require a pretty hefty chunk of change and we are hoping you can help us finish raising the money we need. Our goal is to raise at least $7500 and we have already raised slightly under $3000.
If you would like to donate and have your donation be tax deductible, the Frankie Manning Foundation has kindly agreed to have your donations go through them. You will need to designate your dollars go to the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs, the Cleveland Kids, the Cleveland Youth Program, or something similar. You may further specify that your funds go for travel only, food only, travel to a particular event, accommodations at a particular event, costumes, food and beverages while training in Cleveland, etc. What your donations will NOT cover are studio space rental in Cleveland, training fees while in Cleveland, event passes, or transportation or meals for chaperones. The Brooklyn Branch of the Cleveland Public Library has been letting us use their community room for practice sessions for free. I donate my coaching, choreography, and transportation services for the youth during their summers in Cleveland. Uptown Swingout, the International Lindy Hop Championships, and Camp Hollywood have all donated passes for our Cleveland group. Some of these events also provide food and accommodations for our youth participants.
Here is a break down of what is happening –
Alexis and Cyle are going to Uptown Swingout in Minneapolis. MN. August 11-13. Uptown Swingout
Alexis, Cyle, Jermaine, Jonathan, Mario, Mariana, Gabi, and Aniyah are going to the International Lindy Hop Championships near Washington, DC. August 24-27. ILHC
Alexis, Cyle, Jermaine, Mario, Mariana, and Gabi are going to Camp Hollywood/National Jitterbug Championships in Los Angeles, CA. September 1-4. http://www.camphollywood.net/
Think of everything they will need. Flights to Minneapolis. Rental of a 15 passenger van to get to DC. Tolls, gas, and food on the way to and from DC. Flights to LA. Hotel rooms in LA. Meals in LA. Costumes. Shoes. In case you didn’t know, a 9 year old is practically capable of eating their own weight in food each day. The bills for food are enormous for this group. Wanna sponsor a pizza party or two? Can we get a poolside picnic organized at Camp Hollywood?
Please email, info@gethepswing.com, or message me here on Facebook for more details on our budget and/or information on how to donate to the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs through The Frankie Manning Foundation via paypal or check. There are a few things you should know that can help you decide if a check or paypal is better. We can also let you know how to avoid extra fees through paypal.
Frankie Manning Foundation
I would also like to thank Beantown Lindy Hop Camp for continually supporting the Frankie Manning Ambassadors at their camp. Alexis and Cyle have loved every minute of their time spent with you all. Beantown