December 8, 2018 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* (off 12/31)
Mon: The Cotton Club, $25 cover
Mon/Tues:Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, Iguana, 240 W. 54th, 20/20 food/drink min* (off 12/24-25 & 12/31-1/1)
Tues: Bal Practice, 9:30-11:30pm, Students free, $5 others, 412 8th ($10 on White Heat nite) (off 12/25 & 1/1)
Tues: Swing Practice, 9:30-11pm, Students free, $5 others, 412 8th (off 12/25 & 1/1)
Tues: George Gee / Swing 46, Dancer discount $10 (off 12/25)
Thurs: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm
Fri: Swing practice, 8:30-9:30, Students free, $5 others, Dancesport 22 W 34 Street, 4 flr
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: Swing 46 (off 12/24-25)


Most NYC dance venues are generally crowded. Those marked 4th a * are restaurants and bars that have limited space to dance.


December Events


Friday, December 14
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
Elena Iannucci and Tina Micic DJing the Swing room
Danny Scarola is DJing the Ballroom
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)


Saturday, December 15
MTA Museum Vintage Train Party – Museum Event
Hop on board our Nostalgia Swing Train for a special express ride from the 96th Street–Second Avenue station to the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn! Then, triple-step your way through our 1936 decommissioned subway station with live jazz bands, the hottest swing dancing, and the slickest vintage outfits – an after-hours boogie for the ages! Ticket price includes a one-way ride on the Nostalgia Swing Train, and admission to the party at the Museum.

Tickets for this event are $20 for museum members and $30 for the general public. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, November 28th at 11:00 am. Act Fast! Tickets to this event often sell out quickly.
Tickets


Saturday, December 15
Holiday Tea at Three
Mark your calendars for this annual holiday treat~
Chartwell Booksellers & the Park Avenue Plaza present “Holiday-Tea at Three” with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks!
On Saturday, December 15th take a break from your holiday shopping and enjoy a special afternoon dance from 3p-6p. This is FREE and open to the public of all ages. LOTS OF ROOM TO DANCE!
Park Avenue Plaza
55 E 52nd St, New York, New York 10055


Saturday, December 15
Eyal Vilner Big Band
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan – 334 Amsterdam Avenue
Swing Remix Year’s End Dance Contest crowning the 2018 Swing Remix Dance Champions
Contest Details
Early Bird Tickets available as of October 15th
Tickets
Pricing – Dance Contest Night (special pricing)
General Admission
$18 Early Bird Online Price (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$20 Online (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$25 DOOR (Price change – look for updates in October)
6:30 Swing Workshop & Dance
$27 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$30 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$40 DOOR ($15 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
7:30 Lindy Hop Workshop & Dance
$27 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$30 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$40 DOOR ($15 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
6:30 & 7:30 Both Workshops & Dance
$40 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$55 DOOR ($25 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)


Sunday, December 16
Sock Hop Sundays: Holiday Party
Now in our 15th 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!
NEW LOCATION: Connolly’s 121 West 45th Street btwn 6th & 7th Ave – 3rd floor (elevator available)
$20. Cash at the door
8:00pm -12:00am
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


Sunday, December 16
SWING Dance Holiday Party
Jazz Dance Empress Mickey Davidson and friends will lead a Swing Dance Party as a part of the Intergenerational Jazz Jam Series at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Dancers, musicians, singers all encouraged to come join the party. Co-led by Eli Yamin (piano) along with special guests Antoinette Montague (voice), Jennifer Vincent (bass), Dwayne Cook Broadnax (drums) and Benny Rubin Jr. (sax).
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
58 West 129th Street, New York, New York 10027


Sunday, December 16
Fleur Seule
Tavern on the Green
7-11pm
Dancers are asked to observe a 1 item minimum
Central Park West & 67th St.


Monday, December 17
Jazz Haus
Every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
Holiday Celebration!
* Molly Ryan & Manhattan Premier – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* chorus gals The Bathtub Ginnys
* DJ VaVa Voon
* 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


Thursday, December 20
Holiday Jazz Party / Benefit for Palm of Hope
Featuring Svetlana and the Delancey Five
All events’s proceeds (after costs) will be donated to Palm Of Hope – a small group of volunteers supporting kids with life-threatening or incurable diseases in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan with essential nutrition supplies and critical medical equipment.
The event will take place in Evans beautiful gallery on the West Side and will include drinks, live music by Svetlana and her band (www.svetlanajazz.com), artworks by Nikita Polyansky, Marina Gershman, raffle (including including year pass to Evans Gallery events, Russian and American LP records, Artwork, and more – raffle donations accepted!)
Each event participant will also receive a download and a signed new record Night at the Movies from Svetlana (mailed after the event).
Evans Real Estate Investments
249 West 60th Street
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Tickets


Saturday, December 21
Fleur Seule
Tavern on the Green
7-11pm
Dancers are asked to observe a 1 item minimum
Central Park West & 67th St.


Saturday, December 22
Fleur Seule
Crossroads Lounge
Marriott Marquis – 8th Floor
Times Square
Tile Dance Floor. Dancers are asked to observe a 1 item minimum


Saturday, December 22
Fleur Seule
Tavern on the Green
9-11pm
Dancers are asked to observe a 1 item minimum
Central Park West & 67th St.


Monday, December 24
Jazz Haus – No Bierhaus Tonight


Saturday, December 28
Fleur Seule
Crossroads Lounge
Marriott Marquis – 8th Floor
Times Square
Tile Dance Floor. Dancers are asked to observe a 1 item minimum


Saturday, December 29
Fleur Seule
Tavern on the Green
9-11pm
Dancers are asked to observe a 1 item minimum
Central Park West & 67th St.


Sunday, December 30
THE SALON: New Years Eve Eve 2018
7:30 PM 11:59 PM
THE PLAYERS
16 Gramercy Park South New York, NY 10003
* Early Bird Tickets now on sale

SWING (in the Ballroom)
* Eyal Vilner Big Band
HOT JAZZ (in the Library)
* Tamar Korn & A Kornucopia
SULTRY SWING n BLUES (in the Kinstler Room)
* King Solomon Hicks Quartet
* piano ragtime master Terry Waldo
GYPSY JAZZ (in The VIP Room / aka Card Room)
* Adrien Chevalier Gypsy Jazz Trio
— plus —
* MC Dandy Wellington
* chorus gals The Bathtub Ginnys
* Djs VaVa Voon & Andrius Sc
* FREE Beginner swing lesson (7:45-8:15pm) by Jaime Shannon
classic burlesque by
* Velvetina Taylor / Justease / Delysia LaChatte II

* Full Bar in the Ballroom (Dining Hall), and a VIP bar in the Card Room. No food will be available or for sale.

doors at 7:00 / ends at 1am
21+ (ID required)

DRESS CODE – Proper attire requested – 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,

GENERAL ADMISSION
$49 – Advance Tickets
$59 – Door Tickets
Includes access to all rooms on three floors (except VIP Room), and swing lesson.
$30 – Late Night Ticket
entry only after 10:30pm, purchase at door (cash only / based on capacity)
VIP TICKETS
$99 – Early Bird Tickets (limited availability)
$109 – Advance Tickets
$119 – Door Tickets
Includes 3hr open bar from 8-11pm (all bars / all floors ), skip any lines at the door; swing lesson; exclusive access to the VIP Room with private bar & dedicated band. Limited availability.


Monday, December 31
New Year’s Eve Open Bar Party
Ring in the New Year with a Hofbrau Bier! Join us as we watch the ball drop on our giant projector screen in the heart of Midtown, Manhattan. Enjoy our three hour open bar (10pm-1am) which includes bier, wine, and well drinks along with unlimited wings and fried pickles. At midnight we’ll celebrate the new year with a champagne toast. Cheers to 2019!
Doors open at 9pm with live hot jazz & swing music. Open bar from 10pm-1am.
band: The Hot Toddies (4x sets / 9pm-1:30am)
DJ: Andrius Sc
burlesque: Justease
chorus gals: The Bathtub Ginnys
beginner swing dance lesson at 9:45pm by Jaime Shannon
Ticket DOES NOT guarantee you a table. Seating on first come, first serve basis starting at 9pm.
www.bierhausnyc.com
Must purchase tickets in advance here


Monday, December 31
NYE 2019 Masquerade Mardi Gras Ball at DROM
Masquerade Mardi Gras Ball *NEW YEAR’S EVE
at DROM
Costumes Strongly Encouraged!
DROM
85 Avenue A, New York, New York 10009

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
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
Thurs: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm
Fri: Swing practice, 8:30-9:30, Students free, $5 others, Dancesport 22 W 34 Street, 4 flr
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.


January Events


Friday, January 11 – Sunday, January 13 NYC Winter Jazz Fest
Multiple Venues
6:00 PM until Late
$50 ADV / $60 DOS – Single Night Pass
$90 ADV / $105 DOS – Two Night Pass
Lineup, schedule, venues and check-in info will be posted here.
Make your own dance space.

This signature two-night event straddles venues on the North and South ends of Greenwich Village, taking over numerous stages South, East and West of Washington Square Park. As in past years, we’ll have stages curated by Revive Music, New York Hot Jazz Festival, and the return of the ECM Records stage. Additionally, we are proud to present CHICAGO OVERGROUND, a two-night showcase of Creative New Music From the Windy City, curated by Scottie McNiece and Piotr Orlov.


Saturday, January 12
Swing Remix (save-the-date)


Sunday, January 20
Sock Hop Sundays
Now in our 15th 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
8:00pm -12:00am
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


Saturday, January 26
YDBD Winter Bash (save-the-date)


February Events

February 16-17
Skye and Frida Workshops (save-the-date)


Sunday, February 10
Sock Hop Sundays
Now in our 15th 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
8:00pm -12:00am
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


March Events


Saturday, March 2
Swing Remix (save-the-date)


Saturday, March 2
NYU Intercollegiate Swing Exchange (NISE) 2019
Save the date because NYU Swing Dance Society is excited to invite you to this year’s NYU Intercollegiate Swing Exchange!!

How much?: For admission to all workshops, competitions and the social: $12 for students (of any university), $25 for everyone else
A day of workshops by professional instructors (Adrienne Weidert, Sam and Brian Lawton, Laura Jeffers)
The NYU Kimmel Centre, 60 Washington Square South
Join us for a day of workshops lead by some of NYC’s best instructors, competitions, performances and a social dance to top it all off!
This event is open to all dancers, of all skills levels; there are 3 workshops streams (beginner, intermediate, advanced) so there’s something for everyone.
If you just want to come to the social, or just the workshops, there are alternative pricings available.
Please refer to the facebook event for all the up-to-date information and schedules: https://www.facebook.com/events/256867351648718/


Tuesday, March 5
THE SALON: Mardi Gras (save-the-date)
6:00 PM 11:00 PM
TBA
New York, NY (map)


April Events


Saturday, April 13
Swing Remix (save-the-date)/


Sunday, April 28
GOTHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL (save-the-date)
12:00 PM 11:59 PM

Please join us for our 3rd annual 13 hour festival with over a dozen of NYC’s best hot jazz, swing & blues bands (nearly 100 musicians) at the stunning & exclusive private club from the Gilded Age, The Players!
Prohibition Productions is partnering again with NY Hot Jazz Camp (dir. Bria Skonberg & Molly Ryan) for this year’s festival, and feature performances by their incredible faculty, students, & alumni during the first half of the festival.
The Players
16 Gramercy Park South New York, NY


Monday, April 29
Bal Week-Jazz Haus
Live music
Hofbräu Bierhaus
712 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017
9:00 PM -12:00 AM
Price: Free!
(support the bar and have some dinner and drinks)
Info


Tuesday, April 30
Bal Week – White Heat
Live Music!
You Should Be Dancing, 412 8th Ave, 4th Floor
9:30 PM-1:00 AM
Price $10
Info


May Events


Thursday, May 2
Bal Week – Bal Night at Frim Fram
Guest DJ’s
You Should Be Dancing, 412 8th Ave, 4th Floor
9:30 PM-1:00 AM
Price $10
Info


Friday, May 3
Bal Week – Bal Week Friday Night Ball
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 $35
*Friday, Saturday and Sunday night dances are included in the Bal Week Weekend pass​
Info


Saturday, May 4
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
Price $35
*Friday, Saturday and Sunday night dances are included in the Bal Week Weekend pass​
Info


Sunday, May 5
Bal Week – Wrap Up Dance
4:30 PM-7:30 PM
You Should Be Dancing, 412 8th Ave, 4th Floor
Price: $15
*Friday, Saturday and Sunday night dances are included in the Bal Week Weekend pass​
Info


May 24-26
Save the Date – Swedes in New York City

May will mark the 35 year anniversary of three Swedes, Anders Lind, Henning Sörensen, and Lennart Westerlund, visiting New York for the first time looking for the roots of the Lindy Hop. It was then that they met Al Minns and first saw Frankie Manning. Lennart’s close relationship with Frankie began soon after with a deep friendship and a 35 year legacy of studying Lindy Hop from both of their teachings. The date happened to also coincide with Frankie’s birthday, which has been an important date for all Lindy Hoppers everywhere since the revival.

The event will include:
*Traditional workshops with three generations of Swedish teachers dedicated to the New York old-school tradition, as they were taught by Frankie Manning, Al Minns, and others
*Lectures, interviews, film shows, and panel discussions on the historical context of the Jazz Era and Black roots of Lindy Hop from Harlem
*Performances and demonstrations
Visiting instructors: eWa Staremo-Burak, Mimmi Gunnarsson, Åsa Heedman, Fredrik Dahlberg, Daniel Heedman, and Lennart Westerlund

More Information Soon


June Events


Saturday, June 8
Intrepid: Battle of the Big Bands 2019 (save-the-date)
8:00 PM 11:59 PM
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
640 W 46th St New York, NY, 10036 United States


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.