April 21, 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
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
Tues: George Gee / Swing 46, Dancer discount $10
Thurs: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm
Fri: Friday Night Blues
Fri: Brooklyn Swings, Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie St, 7-10pm, $5-10**See below
Sun: Baby Soda, St. Mazie’s, 345 Grand St., Brooklyn. 9:30pm * Sun: Glenn Crytzer Quartette, Peppi’s Cellar, 406 Broome, 7-10
Nightly: Swing46


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


April Events



Friday, April 26

From Swing to Soul Dance Party

9:00pm
Live Swing Music by Dandy Wellington and His Band
Rhythm and Blues by DJ La Vamba
Dance Lesson by LaTasha Barnes
$10.00
Norwood Club
241 W 14th St,
New York, NY 10011
RSVP Required
NOTE: Norwood is a members only club so in order to attend all guest must be announced.
RSVP



Saturday, April 27

From Swing to Soul Dance Party

7pm Pre-Party Dance Lesson
8pm-midnight Dancing
Around 8/9pm Performances
3 Party Rooms:
Swing with Live Band: Eyal Vilner’s Swing Band
Swing DJ Stina Dallons
Salsa Room with DJ Jason Myra
Mixed Ballroom with DJ Gene Eagle
Performances:
– Salsa Performance Class under the direction of Jason Myra
– West Coast Swing Performance Class under the direction of Sophie Cazeneuve
– Swing/Lindy Performance under the direction of Adrienne Weidert & Rafal Pustelny
– Balboa Performance Class under the direction of Lainey Silver
– Ricardo Torres & Ramonita Martinez
New Students:
Get 20% off a Private Lesson, Group Class or Class Card Package if you make your purchase at this event.
Admission Information:
$15 if purchased in advance by Thursday, April 25
$18 Standard Pricing
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor



Sunday, April 28

Gotham Jazz Festival 2019

Join us for our 3rd annual festival for over 12 hours of dancing, lounging, n’ listening to over a dozen of NYC’s best hot jazz, swing, & blues bands (over 100 musicians) at the stunning & exclusive private club from the Gilded Age, The Players… we sold out last year, so be sure to get tickets now!!
—- SCHEDULE / 1st HALF (12:00 to 5:30pm) —
THE BALLROOM
* 12:30 to 2:30 – NYHJC Ensembles
* 2:55 to 3:55pm – Queen Esther: vaudeville blues from Alberta Hunter
* 4:15 to 5:30pm – NYHJC Faculty All Stars – with Becky Kilgore, Evan Christopher & Clarinet Road, Nicki Parrott, Jon-Erik Kellso, Dion Tucker, Dalton Ridenhour, Justin Poindexter, Rob Garcia, Bria Skonberg, and Molly Ryan.
THE LIBRARY
* 12:30 to 1:30pm – The Hot Toddies – w/special guests Gordon Webster (piano), Hannah Gill (vocals), Justin Poindexter (guitar), & Leonardo Sandoval (tap)
* 2:15 to 3:30pm – The Anderson Twins (Peter and Will Anderson)
* 4:00 to 5:15pm – Ben Paterson Trio (Winner of the Ellis Marsalis Piano Competition)
KINSTLER ROOM
* 12:00 to 12:40 – Jesse Gelber
* 2:30 to 3:30 – NYHJC Vocalists
* 3:45 to 4:45 – Champian Fulton
—- SCHEDULE / 2nd HALF (6:30pm to 12:30am) —
THE BALLROOM
* 7:00 to 8:15pm – Sisterhood of Swing Seven – with Bria Skonberg, Camille Thurman Music, Emily Asher, Champian Fulton, Molly Ryan, Nicki Parrott, Shirazette Tinnin
* 8:45 to 10:00pm – Eyal Vilner Big Band
* 10:30 to 11:45pm – HIGH & MIGHTY BRASS BAND) New Orleans meets Brooklyn funk)
THE LIBRARY
* 6:45 to 7:45pm – The Ladybugs – with Martina DaSilva of Post Modern Jukebox
* 8:15 to 9:30pm – Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers (Hot Jazz, Blues & Western Swing)
* 10:00 to 11:15pm – John Gill Jazz Band (New Orleans/Ragtime Revival)
KINSTLER ROOM
* 6:30 to 7:10pm – Jordan Piper
* 8:10 to 8:50pm – solo piano
* 10:00 to 11:15pm – Ehud Asherie
* 11:15pm to 12:30am – Late Night All Star Jam, led by Dennis Lichtman with Mona’s Hot Four
Festival MC’s & Hosts: Bria Skonberg, Molly Ryan, & Patrick Soluri
Festival DJ’s: Odysseus Bailer & Andrius Sc

Tickets

THE PLAYERS
16 Gramercy Park South
(btw Park Ave and Irving Place on 20th Street) NY, NY
Full Bars serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available during the 2nd half only… no bar service is available during 1st half. Re-entry is permitted if you want to step outside to grab food etc.
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.
— TICKETS —
The Festival sells out every year… advance tickets are strongly recommended! The Festival is divided into two halves, and you may purchase tickets for each half separately or get a day pass.

** GENERAL ADMISSION **
1st Half Only (12:00-5:30pm)
$29 – Advance Tickets: now on sale!
$35 – Full Price / Door
2nd Half Only (6:30pm-12:30am)
$39 – Advance Tickets: now on sale!
$45 – Full Price / Door

Full Day (12:00pm to 1:00am)
$75 – Full Price: now on sale!

Student Tickets – at door, cash only, with valid Student ID based on capacity: $20 – 1st Half // $25 – 2nd Half // $40 Full Day

Late Night Ticket – $20 (entry after 10:30pm, cash only)

** VIP TICKETS **
$49 – 1st Half
$69 – 2nd Half
Includes: express entry upon arrival, exclusive VIP reserved seating near Main Stage in Ballroom (all day), and Library (1st half only). Limited availability.

small print: our events go on rain or shine, and tickets are non-refundable… but you can sell/transfer them to other people.



Monday, April 29 – Sunday, May 5

Bal Week

Visit our website to join our mailing list for more information.Information
Get ready for a week in New York City worth writing home about: Part workshop, part exchange, all balboa! NYC’s various dance organizers are excited to welcome you to their venues for a bal-focused week of social dancing and workshops around the city. We also have a fantastic lineup of instructors teaching workshops Tuesday through Sunday!
World Class Instructors!
Annabel Quisao and Bobby White
Kelly Arsenault and Mickey Fortanasce
Kate Hedin and Nick Williams


Monday, April 29

Jazz Haus

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists w/Hannah Gill – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* chorus gals The Bathtub Ginnys
* DJ Jeff Liu-Leyco
* Beginner “bal” dance lesson at 7:45pm
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Stone floor – bring appropriate shoes
Hofbrau Bierhaus – 712 3rd Avenue
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Monday, April 29

Jazz Haus

JAZZ HAUS: every Monday from 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC
Hot Jazz n’Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists w/Hannah Gill – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
— plus —
* chorus gals The Bathtub Ginnys
* DJ Jeff Liu-Leyco
* Beginner “bal” dance lesson at 7:45pm
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Stone floor – bring appropriate shoes
Hofbrau Bierhaus – 712 3rd Avenue
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Tuesday, April 30

Rooftop Jazz: Ian Hutchinson & Slap Happy

SEASON PREMIERE!!
* live music by: Ian Hutchison & Slap Happy
3 sets / 6-9pm / All Ages (21+ to drink)

Join us every Tuesday for our rooftop music series featuring some of NYC’s best Hot Jazz & Swing bands on an intimate rooftop lounge and bar featuring great drink & food specials, and the best part… NO COVER!

Cambria Hotel – Chelsea
**Please note dance space is limited. I’m listing as it’s a fun social hang and the season kick off. Follow Patrick’s mailing list to be informed on future events.



Tuesday, April 30

White Heat with Pardon My French

YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor
9:30pm – 1:00:am
$10



Thursday, May 2

Bal Week at Frim Fram

Frim Fram is thrilled to participate in NYC BAL WEEK 2019! Balboa dancers from all over the world are converging on NYC for a full week of Bal-centric events!
Join us and dance to classic swing music from special guest DJs Laura Windley & Ann Sychterz and a performance by Lainey Silver’s Balboa performance class!
Special Balboa lesson at 8pm by Mimi and Jeff Liu-Leyco, dance floor opens at 9pm.
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th floor



Friday, May 3

Bal Week – Friday Night Ball

Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders Octet featuring Laura Windley
University Settlement
184 Eldridge St.
8pm – 12AM
Door Price: $35



Saturday, May 4

Bal Week – Saturday Night Dance

Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders Octet featuring Laura Windley
University Settlement
184 Eldridge St.
8pm – 12AM
Door Price: $35



Saturday, May 4

CU Swing Presents: A Prohibition Ball

Join CU Swing at The Prohibition Ball! Featuring music by Del and the Rad Rompers! Come in your 20s themed attire or however you want! There will be a Beginner Lindy Hop lesson with Evita Arce included with admission.
Charleston Hour + Social Dance: General $20 | Students $15
Social Dance: General $12 | Students $10
Free for registered CU Swing Club members!
Wien Hall, Columbia University – 411 W. 116th St.
6pm-11pm



Sunday, May 5

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



Sunday, May 5

Bal Week – Wrap Up Dance

DJ’d dance – Ann Sychterz and Kate Hedin
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue
$15



Saturday, May 18

The Hot Toddies at Bierhaus

We’ll be doing 3 long sets of hot jazz n swing starting at 7pm with a stellar lineup featuring Gabe Terracciano (violin), Dan Levinson (reeds), Justin Poindexter (guitar), Ian Hutchison (bass), Patrick Soluri (drums), and special guests Leonardo Sandoval (tap dancer) joining us at 8:30pm, and Cait Jones (vocalist) joining us at 9pm!
21+ preferred / no cover or minimum!
Hofbrau Bierhaus – 712 3rd Avenue



Sunday, May 19

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



Saturday, May 25

Swing Remix & Swedes in NYC

The Swing Remix joins a weekend long series of special events celebrating the Swedes enthusiastic contributions during the 1980s on Lindy Hop and how Frankie Manning and Al Minns influenced them and thousands of enthusiastic dancers from around the world. The spirit of the event is to return to the approach that dancers took 35 years ago when they were first discovering Lindy Hop. Expect some fabulous dance performances, unique vintage video clips and panel discussions our vintage market and lots of social dance time. LIVE MUSIC featuring Anna Cevilia (from Sweden) and The Big Time Band.
WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS
6:30PM (55min) – SPECIAL PANEL | THE SWEDISH PERSEPECTIVE
Location: Auditorium L2
PANEL MEMBERS: Lennart Westerlund, eWa Staremo-Burak, Åsa Heedman discuss their experiences and perspective of Lindy Hop
7:30PM (55min)
LINDY WORKSHOP | EXPLORING THE ROOTS (intermediate level and up)
Location: L4
Description: Influential Lindy Hoppers who trained in the 1990’s with some of the greats from the Swing Era join us in the RARE opportunity to experience their styles and stories. We’ll cover some unique and classic patterns that date back to the beginnings of Lindy Hop.
Instructors: Sing Lim (Singapore) joined by Lindy Hop Veterans Roddy Caravella, Nathan Bush, Paolo Pasta Lanna
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
Tickets

PRICING ONLINE & DOOR
General Admission
$25 Early Bird Online Price (Includes Panel at 6:30)
$28 Online (limited quantity for panel)
$35 DOOR
7:30 Lindy Hop Workshop & Dance
$35.00 Early Bird price (Also includes Panel 6:30)
$38 Online purchase (Also includes Panel 6:30)
$45 DOOR
VIP ADMISSION
$65.00 ADMISSION (Includes Panel 6:30)
$85.00 WORKSHOP & ADMISSION (Includes Panel 6:30)



Sunday, May 26

Frankie Manning Tribute dance at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem

A Harlem Lindy Hop Day Celebration!
Join us for a 105th Birthday Celebration to honor the Life and Legacy of Frankie Manning at the historic Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem featuring Charles Turner III and Uptown Swing.
The event will include live streaming as part of the global #FrankieMonth celebration and will be a Harlem Lindy Hop Day celebration!
7pm to 12am
Historic Alhambra Ballroom
2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr #3, New York, NY 10027, USA
Charles Turner III and Uptown Swing
Special Guest Performances
Livestreaming around the world as part of #FrankieMonth celebrations
Hosted by members of the Harlem community, Julia Loving & Ronald Jones
Included in the full weekend package for workshop participants
Admission: $45 (for non-package participants) / special seniors discount at the door for $20 with ID age 60+

Tickets



Wednesday, June 5

Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Chelsea Music Hall

Join the award-winning Glenn Crytzer Orchestra for music from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s at the Chelsea Music Hall.
Doors open at 6:30, band plays at 7:30. Come early to enjoy a pre-show drink with Glenn!

Tickets are $25 at the door.
Online tickets are $20.

Dress-code: While there is not a strictly enforced dress code, we request that you avoid wearing tee-shirts or jeans out of respect for the performers.

Plenty of space for dancing, concrete floor
Limited advance tickets at $15 online using discount code SAVOY.
Additional advance tickets at $20
Tickets at the door $25
Chelsea Music Hall Tickets



Saturday, June 8

Intrepid Battle of the Big Bands

* details coming soon… tickets go on sale May 6th at noon!

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Prohibition Productions proudly present our fourth annual epic battle of the big bands and swing dance on the flight deck of the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid on Saturday June 8, 2019! We expect tickets to go on sale in early May 2019, so be sure you are on our email list & join the Facebook event page to get the latest updates!



Sunday, June 9

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



Sunday, June 23

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

March 4, 2019 – Norma Miller Needs Our Help!

Ms Norma Miller the legendary “Queen of Swing” is in need of our help;. Recently diagnosed with congestive heart failure Norma is still determined to be with us all to celebrate her 100th birthday on Dec 2nd 2019.

Norma’s wish is to stay at home while she recovers and to accommodate her wishes we are raising money for a full time aide to assist Norma so she can keep on Swinging! Thank you in advance for any contribution you may be able to make for Norma! Donations through the Frankie Manning Foundation are tax deductible. https://www.frankiemanningfoundation.org/support-fmf/ and make a note that the donation is for Norma. You can do the donation through the foundation via Check, Paypal or Credit card.

For the Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/help-norma-miller-with-a-fulltime-aid?member=1804010&fbclid=IwAR1UzfiM5tb-OPXxAFivhklpDbQ26lhvRpz44C-8m_ELs_HNd6_2foNQZsc

Thanks to the Frankie Manning Foundation for setting up this fundraiser!

Please scroll down to see this week’s listing for This Week in Swing NYC.

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.