August 10, 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*
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
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 (3/30 moved to 4/1)
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.

August Events

The Brooklyn Bombshells perform at Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center.

Tuesday, August 14
Jazz Haus: Dan Levinson’s Hot Four
Free outdoor lunch concert on the NE Corner of 51st & Park in Midtown. The Swingadelic Big Band featuring Vanessa Perea & John Bauers on vocals. Possibility of a rain-out, so check in here. *Not confirmed, but hoping there is enough space to make your own space to dance on concrete
NYSC Lexington Ave & 51st Street
575 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10022
12:30-1:30


Tuesday, August 14
Free Midtown Lunch Concert with Swingadelic*
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
8pm
Check in case of rain


Wednesday, August 15
Super Fine at Hotel Chantelle*
It’s swingin’ jazz… It’s classic cocktails… It’s fine cuisine and room to dance… It’s Super Fine at Hotel Chantelle! Wednesdays, 7:00-10:30, no cover, on the LES. What’s finer than that?
92 Ludlow St, New York, New York 10002
AUG 15: Martina DaSilva, Gordon Au, Alex Wintz, Ian Hutchison


Thursday, August 16
Swingadelic at Sinatra Park
Swingadelic celebrates 20 years of gigs in Hoboken! We will be there with our Big Band at this great location for this free concert with plenty of seating and dancing room. Food and beverages available at Ol’ Blue Eyes cafe. After party at Court Street!
Sinatra Dr N, Hoboken
New Yorkers – this is right across the river and walkable from the Path Train station in Hoboken


Thursday, August 16
Mike Davis & The New Wonders
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
9pm


Friday, August 17
Sunset on the Hudson
Friday nights mean great local music on Pier 45! Join us Friday night at
Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 – Greenwich Village – at 7pm to hear Baby Soda Jazz Band!


Saturday, August 18
Hudson River Park’s Blues BBQ 2018
The 19th annual Hudson River Park Blues BBQ Festival returns to Hudson River Park’s Pier 97 – enter at 56th St. – for a (FREE) day filled with smoky goodness and great music.
Join local pit powerhouses like Mighty Quinn’s, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Pig Beach fire up their smokers while you take in live blues and roots performances.
Sip on beer from Sixpoint and sample a taste of Glenfiddich while you enjoy NYC before the summer ends with a blues and BBQ explosion.
2:00 pm – Slam Allen Band
3:15 pm – Danielle Nicole Band
4:30 pm – Welch Ledbetter Connection
6:00 pm – Dawn Tyler Watson Band
7:30 pm – Vieux Farka Touré
**Note from Eileen – this is not a dance event, but I know dancers have attended in the past and made their own space to dance.**


Sunday, August 19
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!
Iguana 240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
$15. Cash at the door
7:00-11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


Monday, August 20
Jazz Haus: Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
* Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by Gin Minsky
* DJ Odysseus Bailer
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Tuesday, August 21
White Heat
White Heat with live music from the Ian Hutchison Swing Band featuring Myriam Phiro!
$10 cover and the most space you’ll ever have to dance in NYC.
9:30-9:45 DJ
9:45-10:45 BAND
10:45-11 DJ
11-12 BAND
DJ Mimi Liu-Leyco during the band breaks.
Bal Bar!!!!! (please bring cash to tip your bartenders!) Hand-crafted cocktails for our lovely dance scene by your favorite bartenders!
YSBD – 412 8th Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10001


Tuesday, August 21
Sweet Meg & The Wayfarers*
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
8pm


Tuesday, August 21
$1.25 Quartet*
Sisters Brooklyn
900 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, 8:30-11 p.m
Two sets, no cover, no minimum, please use the tip bucket


Wednesday, August 22
Glenn Crytzer’s Quartette*
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
9pm


Wednesday, August 22
Super Fine at Hotel Chantelle*
It’s swingin’ jazz… It’s classic cocktails… It’s fine cuisine and room to dance… It’s Super Fine at Hotel Chantelle! Wednesdays, 7:00-10:30, no cover, on the LES. What’s finer than that?
92 Ludlow St, New York, New York 10002
AUG 22: Martina DaSilva, Gordon Au, Vinny Raniolo, Brandi Disterheft


Sunday, August 26
Cait & The Critters*
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
7pm


Monday, August 27
Jazz Haus: Matt, Del, & Todd
AZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
* Matt, Del, & Shane (Matt Koza, Shane Del Robles, Todd Allen Gates) 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
* classic burlesque by Pandora Burlesk
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Tuesday, August 28
The Bailsmen*
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
8pm


Wednesday, August 29
Super Fine at Hotel Chantelle*
It’s swingin’ jazz… It’s classic cocktails… It’s fine cuisine and room to dance… It’s Super Fine at Hotel Chantelle! Wednesdays, 7:00-10:30, no cover, on the LES. What’s finer than that?
92 Ludlow St, New York, New York 10002
AUG 29: Hannah Gill, Gordon Au, Vinny Raniolo, Rob Adkins


Thursday, August 30
Gordon’s Grand Street Stompers*
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
9pm


September Events


Sunday, September 2
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!
Iguana 240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
$15. Cash at the door
7:00-11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


Thursday, September 6
Mara Kaye & The Boys
Early Blues and Hot Jazz Band with Swing Dancers
Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge
Free!
Shanghai Mermaid creates an intoxicating mix of hot jazz and live performance that transports guests to the 1920s and 1930s. The evening features early blues and hot jazz band Mara Kaye & The Boys, together with swing dancers Gaby Cook and Nathan Bugh. This is a live blues and jazz music at the Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge. There is plenty of room to dance in front of the band and the event is organized by DUMBO BID!


Thursday, September 6
Jason Prover & His Sneak Thievery*
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
9pm


Saturday, September 8
Swing Remix
Charles Turner III & Uptown Swing
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
General Admission
$16 Early Bird Online Price (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$18 Online (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$25 DOOR
6:30 Swing Workshop & Dance
$26.50 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$28 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$35 DOOR ($10 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
7:30 Lindy Hop Workshop & Dance
$26.50 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$28 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$35 DOOR ($10 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
6:30 & 7:30 Both Workshops & Dance
$40 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$50 DOOR ($20 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)


Sunday, September 9
Swing Beach Party 2018
Low Tide Bar
97-01 Shorefront Pkwy, Rockaway Park 11693
2pm – 10pm
Details TBA


Sunday, September 9
Harlem Jazz Tour & Swing Dance
Celebrate our Ambassador of Lindy Hop, Frankie Manning, Duke Ellington, Illinois Jacquet, Miles Davis and others in the final resting place
12 noon -4pm rain or shine
The Jazz Corner at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York
$40.00 until 9/1. $45.00 after
Tickets
A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Frankie Manning Foundation. Yes, there will be swing dancing – combo of grass and concrete.
The price includes the trolley tour of the graves of some of our jazz greats,


Tuesday, September 11
The Bailsmen*
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
8pm


Thursday, September 13
Speakeasy Thursday at Red Room at KGB Bar*
$1.25 Quartet
Red Room, 85 East 4th Street, East Village, Manhattan, 3rd floor, 9-11:30 p.m.
Two sets of hot music and originals, $5 cash cover, one-drink minimum.


Thursday, September 13
Gordon’s Grand Street Stompers*
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
9pm


Friday, September 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)


Tuesday, September 18
$1.25 Quartet*
Sisters Brooklyn
900 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, 8:30-11 p.m
Two sets, no cover, no minimum, please use the tip bucket


Tuesday, September 18
Jason Prover*
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
8pm


Thursday, September 20
Mike Davis & The New Wonders*
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
9pm


Friday, September 21
Queen Esther
Teacher-on-Call:
DJ:
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!
Sliding scale: $10-$15


Sunday, September 23
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!
Iguana 240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
$15. Cash at the door
7:00-11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


Tuesday, September 25
Sweet Meg & The Wayfarers*
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
8pm


Wednesday, September 26
Glenn Crytzer’s Quartette*
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
9pm


Thursday, September 27
Hot Club of Flatbush*
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
9pm


Sunday, September 30
Cait & The Critters*
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
7pm


October Events


Tuesday, October 11
Speakeasy Thursday at Red Room at KGB Bar*
$1.25 Quartet
Red Room, 85 East 4th Street, East Village, Manhattan, 3rd floor, 9-11:30 p.m.
Two sets of hot music and originals, $5 cash cover, one-drink minimum.


Friday, October 12
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)


Tuesday, October 16
$1.25 Quartet*
Sisters Brooklyn
900 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, 8:30-11 p.m
Two sets, no cover, no minimum, please use the tip bucket


Saturday, October 20
Swing Remix
Professor Cunningham and his Old School
Details TBA


November Events


Friday, November 9
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)


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)


August 3, 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*
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
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 (3/30 moved to 4/1)
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.

August Events

The Brooklyn Bombshells perform at Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center.

Wednesday, August 8
Preservation Hall Jazz Band in Central Park
SummerStage NYC New York, New York 10065
6 PM – 10 PM


Wednesday, August 8
Jason Prover & his Sneak Thievery Orchestra
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
9pm


Thursday, August 9
Fleur Seule
FREE MUSIC ALERT! The Fleur Seule Big Band will be playing a free concert THURS 8/9 in Astoria Park from 7:30-9pm. Grab a blanket or a chair and join us on the Great Lawn for Latin Jazz and Salsa classics. Dancing encouraged! Located on Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool.


Thursday, August 9
$1.25 Quartet
We’re back at the RED ROOM, our home in Manhattan’s East Village, Thursday, August 9th for Speakeasy Thursday. Red Room is the third floor, above KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, East Village, Manhattan. We’re on 9-11:30 p.m. with Sean Cronin on gut stringed bass and Adam Brisbin sitting in on guitar for two sets of hot music, vintage pop and originals, $5 cash cover, one-drink minimum.


Friday, August 10
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)


Monday, August 13
Jazz Haus: Dan Levinson’s Hot Four
AZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
* Dan Levinson’s Hot Four (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by Pearls Daily (and it’s her birthday!)
* DJ Jeff Liu-Leyco
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Tuesday, August 14
Carte Blanche
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
8pm


Thursday, August 16
Swingadelic at Sinatra Park
Swingadelic celebrates 20 years of gigs in Hoboken! We will be there with our Big Band at this great location for this free concert with plenty of seating and dancing room. Food and beverages available at Ol’ Blue Eyes cafe. After party at Court Street!
Sinatra Dr N, Hoboken
New Yorkers – this is right across the river and walkable from the Path Train station in Hoboken


Thursday, August 16
Mike Davis & The New Wonders
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
9pm


Friday, August 17
Sunset on the Hudson
Friday nights mean great local music on Pier 45! Join us Friday night at
Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 – Greenwich Village – at 7pm to hear Baby Soda Jazz Band!


Saturday, August 18
Hudson River Park’s Blues BBQ 2018
The 19th annual Hudson River Park Blues BBQ Festival returns to Hudson River Park’s Pier 97 – enter at 56th St. – for a (FREE) day filled with smoky goodness and great music.
Join local pit powerhouses like Mighty Quinn’s, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Pig Beach fire up their smokers while you take in live blues and roots performances.
Sip on beer from Sixpoint and sample a taste of Glenfiddich while you enjoy NYC before the summer ends with a blues and BBQ explosion.
2:00 pm – Slam Allen Band
3:15 pm – Danielle Nicole Band
4:30 pm – Welch Ledbetter Connection
6:00 pm – Dawn Tyler Watson Band
7:30 pm – Vieux Farka Touré
**Note from Eileen – this is not a dance event, but I know dancers have attended in the past and made their own space to dance.**


Sunday, August 19
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!
Iguana 240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
$15. Cash at the door
7:00-11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


Monday, August 20
Jazz Haus: Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
* Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by Gin Minsky
* DJ Odysseus Bailer
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Tuesday, August 21
White Heat
White Heat with live music from the Ian Hutchison Swing Band featuring Myriam Phiro!
$10 cover and the most space you’ll ever have to dance in NYC.
9:30-9:45 DJ
9:45-10:45 BAND
10:45-11 DJ
11-12 BAND
DJ Mimi Liu-Leyco during the band breaks.
Bal Bar!!!!! (please bring cash to tip your bartenders!) Hand-crafted cocktails for our lovely dance scene by your favorite bartenders!
YSBD – 412 8th Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10001


Tuesday, August 21
Sweet Meg & The Wayfarers
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
8pm


Wednesday, August 22
Glenn Crytzer’s Quartette
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
9pm


Sunday, August 26
Cait & The Critters
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
7pm


Monday, August 27
Jazz Haus: Matt, Del, & Todd
AZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
* Matt, Del, & Shane (Matt Koza, Shane Del Robles, Todd Allen Gates) 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
* classic burlesque by Pandora Burlesk
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* Beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45 upon request
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Dancers… stone floor, bring appropriate shoes!
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Tuesday, August 28
The Bailsmen
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
8pm


Thursday, August 30
Gordon’s Grand Street Stompers
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
9pm


September Events


Sunday, September 2
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!
Iguana 240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
$15. Cash at the door
7:00-11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


Saturday, September 8
Swing Remix
Charles Turner III & Uptown Swing
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
General Admission
$16 Early Bird Online Price (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$18 Online (limited quantity – sales deadlines)
$25 DOOR
6:30 Swing Workshop & Dance
$26.50 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$28 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$35 DOOR ($10 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
7:30 Lindy Hop Workshop & Dance
$26.50 Early Bird price (limited quantity)
$28 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$35 DOOR ($10 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)
6:30 & 7:30 Both Workshops & Dance
$40 Online purchase (limited quantity)
$50 DOOR ($20 Add On for those who purchased General Admission online)


Sunday, September 9
Swing Beach Party 2018
Low Tide Bar
97-01 Shorefront Pkwy, Rockaway Park 11693
2pm – 10pm
Details TBA


Friday, September 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)


Friday, September 21
Queen Esther
Teacher-on-Call:
DJ:
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!
Sliding scale: $10-$15


Sunday, September 23
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!
Iguana 240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
$15. Cash at the door
7:00-11:30pm
Questions: sockhopsundays@gmail.com


October Events


Friday, October 12
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, October 20
Swing Remix
Professor Cunningham and his Old School
Details TBA


November Events


Friday, November 9
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)


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)


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

Welcome to THIS WEEK IN SWING NYC

Welcome to THIS WEEK IN SWING NYC!

After starting on Blogspot in 2008 and moving to WordPress, This Week in Swing, has a new home!

I hope everyone finds this to be an improvement to finding out where to dance, where to take dance lessons or where to go out and just listen (yes we can just go listen) in our love of all things swing!

Major shout out to Mandi Gould for helping make this happen.

Please check it out, what a couple of videos and check back often as we continue to do updates.

 

 

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.