October 14 – NYC Swing Dance Update

Regular weekly events not included in the calendar below:

Mon: Svetlana & the Delancey Five, The Back Room 102 Norfolk St 8:30pm*
Mon: Glenn Crytzer, Kola House, 408 W15th, $20 min./No cover
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
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 $10 class | $12 dance | $20 both link for location
Fri: 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.

October Swing Events


Tuesday, October 17
$1.25 Quartet
SISTERS Bklyn, 900 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY, 8:30-11 p.m. Wear your dancing shoes to SISTERS, which is no minimum, no cover: just support the venue, and remember to bring something for the tip bucket, which keeps us out of two houses – the poor house and your house…


Thursday, October 19
Frim Fram Anniversary – Sweet 16!
We are thrilled to invite you all to come celebrate Frim Fram’s Sweet 16! This year to celebrate everything you have given to us, we have some special things in store for you including:
Free admission for everyone!
Music requests played all night long by your favorite DJ and Music Coordinator, Ryan Swift!
Strictly Dance Contest with insane prizes including free admission to Frim Fram for a full year for the 1st place winners!
Red Velvet Cake!
Frankie Manning Foundation donation drive (Don’t forget your cash dollars!)
Extra room open for more dancing and hanging out!
We will update this page with more information as it firms up!
Club 412, 412 Eighth Avenue


Thursday, October 19
Hot Club of Flatbush
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn
9pm


Thursday, October 19
Eyal Vilner Big Band and The Hazelnuts
Swing 46
349 West 46th St.
8:30pm – 11:30pm
Ticket
For more on this Israeli band, check out The Hazelnuts


Friday, October 20
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE at Proper West
* Avalon Jazz Band- 3x full sets, from 10pm to late!
* Minx Arcana – classic burlesque dancer
* DJ VaVa Voon
plus
* free beginner swing dance lesson at 10:45pm
* Happy Hour (10-12am) $6 drafts, $7 wine, and $8 well drinks
* old movies on the flat-screens
* wooden floors
Proper West
54 West 39th Street, New York, New York 10018
10pm-1:30am


Friday, October 20
Friday Fall Bash
Dan Levinson’s Palomar Jazz Band
8pm-1am
8pm – Introductory Dance Lesson (included in price of admission)
9pm: Dancing in three dedicated rooms
3 Dance Rooms
Swing Room Featuring Live Music:
Dan Levinson’s Palomar Jazz Band with Molly Ryan
& Swing DJ: Stina Dallons
*note, showcase performances will take place before the band goes on
Ballroom Mix Room with DJ Peter Trewin
West Coast Swing with DJ Brett Nomberg
Admission Information:
If purchased by Friday, 10/13: $15
Standard Pricing: $18
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor


Sunday, October 22
Fleur Seule
Join us in Central Park from 7-11pm on these dates to dance and dine to the sounds of Fleur Seule
Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & West 67th St.
7pm


Friday, October 20
The Hazelnuts
Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen Street
$12
Ticket
For more on this Israeli band, check out The Hazelnuts


Sunday, October 22
Sock Hop Sundays!
Great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s! Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop. Now in our 13th year, we are averaging 160+ guests per event!
7:00-11:30pm
Upstairs at Iguana Cafe
240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
Admission $15, which 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


Monday, October 23
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 5:30-8:30pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover! special hours are 5:30-8:30pm during Oktoberfest
CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST:
* The Hot Toddies (2 long sets from 5:30-6:30 // 7:00-8:00pm)
with Arnt Jeffrey Arntzen (guitar + vocals), Gabe Terracciano (violin), Matt Quinones (bass), Patrick Soluri (drums), and TBA.
* classic burlesque by Dandy Dillinger
* Dj Patrick Soluri
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
please note: no dance lessons in October
712 Third Avenue


Monday, October 23
Champion Fulton Trio
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn
8pm


Tuesday, October 24
Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn
9pm


Tuesday, October 26
Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn
8pm


October 26-29, 2017
20th American Lindy Hop Championships
Tickets and Information


Thursday, October 26
ALHC Thursday Night – Prom for Norma Miller
9pm
2031 5th Ave


Friday, October 27
ALHC Friday Night Party – Glenn Crytzer and his New Yorkers
9pm – 12am
Tickets
Harlem National Black Theater
2031 5th Ave
$25


Friday, October 27
Friday Night Boos with King Solomon Hicks
8:15pm-8:29pm – Class Check-in
8:30pm-9:30pm – Fundamentals Sampler w/ Laura and guest instructor Clyde Wright
9:30pm-10:00pm – DJ Clyde
10:00pm-11:00pm – LIVE MUSIC!! w/ King Solomon Hicks
11:00pm-11:15pm – Costume Contest!!
11:15pm-11:30pm – DJ Clyde
11:30pm-12:30am – LIVE MUSIC!! w/ King Solomon Hicks
12:30am-12:35am – Costume Contest Winners Announced
12:35am-1:00am – DJ Clyde
$10 class / $16 dance / $24 both
Cash only
La Nacional
239 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011


Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28
Fleur Seule
Join us in Central Park from 7-11pm on these dates to dance and dine to the sounds of Fleur Seule
Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & West 67th St.
7pm


Saturday, October 28
Fall Swing Dance at the Django
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-spomping 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!
10:30pm
The Django – 2 Avenue of the Americas
Free if you mention that you are there to see Svetlana.


Saturday, October 28
Ron Sunshine
9:30pm – 12:30am
Harlem National Black Theater
2031 5th Ave
Tickets


Sunday, October 29
ALHC Sunday Matinee – George Gee Swing Orchestra
3pm – 6pm
Harlem National Black Theater
2031 5th Ave
$25
Tickets


Sunday, October 29
Nick Russo+11 celebrating 11 year anniversary of 2006 album Ro
Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches opening
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, New York 11231
Tickets


Sunday, October 29
Cait & The Critters
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn
7pm


Tuesday, October 31
The Salon:Halloween Stomp
* $20 Early Bird Tickets now on sale (limited availability)!
Join us for the 5th annual HALLOWEEN STOMP in a myriad of rooms within a 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.
2nd Floor “Hellish Hot Jazz n’ Swingin Spirits”
– Dan Levinson’s Bogeymen w/ Molly Ryan (3 sets / 8-11pm)
– DJ VaVa Voon
1st Floor “Infernal Blues Ballroom”
– King Solomon Hicks (3 sets / 8:30-11:45)
– DJ Odysseus Bailer
burlesque n’ GoGo by:
* Hazel Honeysuckle
* Velvetina Taylor
* Trinity Starligiht
plus
– MC’d by the lovely Velvetina Taylor
– Brooklyn Swings presents FREE beginner swing dance lesson (7:30-8pm)
– Costume Contest; win great prizes
– and so much more!
Costumes (any style), or vintage attire encouraged and win cool prizes at the Costume Contest
Montauk Club
25 8th Ave Ste A, Brooklyn, New York 10014
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1568071?utm_medium=bks” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>Tickets

 


Tuesday, October 31
Cait & the Critters
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn
7pm


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November Swing Events


Thursday, November 2
Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn
9pm


Sunday, November 5
Sock Hop Sundays!
Great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s! Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop. Now in our 13th year, we are averaging 160+ guests per event!
7:00-11:30pm
Upstairs at Iguana Cafe
240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
Admission $15, which includes coupon for $5 off house liquor, or wine/beer, or 2 free sodas, or $5 off of any food.
www.sockhopsundays.com


Monday, November 6
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 5:30-8:30pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Hannah Gill & After Hours (3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm)
* classic burlesque by Hazel Honeysuckle
* DJ Odysseus Bailer
* beginner swing dance lesson at 7:45pm
* exzellent German food n’ drink specials!
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
712 Third Avenue


Wednesday, November 8
BABY SODA at Dancesport hosted by Milo Saidl
Dancesport 22 W 34 Street, 4 floor
Two sets of live music starting at 8:30 pm
8:30 – 9:30 first set
DJ music and performannces in the break
10:00 – 11:00 second set
DJ music till after midnight
Tickets for $10 at door
DanceSport
22 W 34 Street
4th floor


Wednesday, November 8
Cait & the Critters
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn
9pm


Friday, November 10
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom
8:00pm to 12:30 am
2 Dance Rooms
Mixed Ballroom & Swing
8:00 pm: FREE 1-hour Intro Lesson, with paid admission
9:00 pm: Ballroom and Swing dancing begins with DJs Danny “Scarface” Scarola in the ballroom, and Elena Iannucci and Elle Peas “Tina” Miss Itch in the swing room
Admission $10, $8 for YSBD Students
Special class discount if you know the password!
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor


Saturday, November 11
Svetlana and the Delancey Five/span>
The Roxy Hotel
8pm – 10pm
No Cover
2 Sixth Avenue


Monday, November 13
Cait & the Critters
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn
8pm


Wednesday, November 15
Gordon’s Grand Street Stompers
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn
9pm


Sunday, November 19
Sock Hop Sundays!Sock Hop Sundays!
Great dance music from the 50’s & 60’s! Including Rock-n-Roll, Motown, Soul, R&B, and Doo Wop. Now in our 13th year, we are averaging 160+ guests per event!
7:00-11:30pm
Upstairs at Iguana Cafe
240 West 54th Street btwn Broadway & 8th Ave
Admission $15, which includes coupon for $5 off house liquor, or wine/beer, or 2 free sodas, or $5 off of any food.
www.sockhopsundays.com


Monday, November 20
Champion Fulton
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn
8pm


Tuesday, November 21
Glenn Crytzer Trio
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn
8pm


Wednesday, November 22
Hot Club of Flatbush
Radegast Hall
113 North 3rd St., Brooklyn
9pm


December Swing Events


Friday, December 8
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom
8:00pm to 12:30 am
2 Dance Rooms
Mixed Ballroom & Swing
8:00 pm: FREE 1-hour Intro Lesson, with paid admission
9:00 pm: Ballroom and Swing dancing begins with DJs Danny “Scarface” Scarola in the ballroom, and Elena Iannucci and Elle Peas “Tina” Miss Itch in the swing room
Admission $10, $8 for YSBD Students
Special class discount if you know the password!
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor


Saturday, December 9
Svetlana and the Delancey Five
The Roxy Hotel
8pm – 10pm
No Cover
2 Sixth Avenue


Saturday, December 16
Svetlana and the Delancey Five
The Roxy Hotel
8pm – 10pm
No Cover
2 Sixth Avenue


Wednesday, December 13/strong>
The Big Easy on the Hudson
NY Hot Jazz Festival
We’re bringing an undeniably festive New Orleans parade atmosphere straight to Symphony Space! This blowout evening features international jazz sensations The Hot Sardines, New Orleans piano legend Henry Butler, and Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road featuring the Big Easy’s own Sasha Masakowski as special guest vocalist.
Tickets
Organizer note: There is a carpeted dance floor behind the seats. Symphony Space has wide isles so dancing will be encouraged all the way down.
7:30-9:30 pm


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.

 

 

2018 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: Glenn Crytzer, Kola House, 408 W15th, BigBandMondays.com $20 min./No cover
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.

February Events

February 24 & 25, 2018
Skye and Frida Weekend in NYC
skyeandfrida.com


April Events

April 23-29, 2018
Bal Week 2018
Save the date for Bal Week 2018!
April 23-29, 2018
Visit our website to join our mailing list for more information.

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.