This Week in Swing – January 4, 2020

NYC Swing Dancing – 2020 Edition


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 (bring a partner)
Mon/Tues:Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, Iguana, 240 W. 54th, 20/20 food/drink min* (Off Jan 6/7)
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
Thurs: Frim Fram 412 Eighth Ave, 4th Floor $10/$7 students @9pm, lesson $5 @8pm
Fri: Friday Night Blues
Fri: Brooklyn Swings, Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie St, 7-10pm, $5-10
Fri: Prohibition Fri, concrete flr, band 7:15pm, no min at bar/$25 min tables (Reservations Req’d), 707 8th Ave
Sun: Baby Soda, St. Mazie’s, 345 Grand St., Brooklyn. 9:30pm *
Sun: Glenn Crytzer Quartet, HoneyBees, 95 Avenue A, 7-10pm (call to confirm)
Sun: Del & The Rad Rompers, Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe, Brooklyn, 1-4pm


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


January

Sunday, January 12

Sunday Soul Session
The INCREDIBLE John Festa will be teaching a West Coast Swing lesson for Lindy Hoppers and Blues Dancers, you won’t want to miss this!
DJS for the evening are Heather Flock and John Festa.
We really hope we can keep this good thing going, so if you wanted to check it out, now’s the time!
Schedule:
6:30 pm West Coast Swing dancing for Lindy Hoppers and Blues Dancers
7:15 pm – 9:30 pm DJs Heather Flock and John Festa
*9pm Soul Train!
You Should Be Dancing…! Dance Center
412 8th Avenue, 4th Floor


Sunday, January 12

BYO swing and hat party
Bring Your Own Swing and Hat Party!
The gallery space inside PS 109 turns into a dance floor with swing music played by DJs. There will be a contest for the best hat at the party.
2-3pm Dance class – Tranky doo routine taught by Rebecca Lloyd-Jones
3-6pm Dancing, performance, hat contest, DJ battle!
DJ TBD
Performance: Big Apple Lindy Hoppers
Tickets Entrance: $10 on line in advance. $14 at the door
Class: $10
Early bird $8 for party $16 with class
Great wood floor for dancing.
El Barrio’s ArtSpace PS109 215 E.99th Street


Sunday, January 12

Soul Session
We are kicking off 2020 in the best way, by dancing to some great soul and funk tunes!
The INCREDIBLE John Festa will be teaching a West Coast Swing lesson for Lindy Hoppers and Blues Dancers, you won’t want to miss this!
DJS for the evening are Heather Flock and John Festa.
We really hope we can keep this good thing going, so if you wanted to check it out, now’s the time!
6:30 pm West Coast Swing dancing for Lindy Hoppers and Blues Dancers
7:15 pm – 9:30 pm DJs Heather Flock and John Festa
*9pm Soul Train!
Eileen’s Note: Soul has become fairly popular within the swing dance community. It is not strictly a swing dance, but a large portion of the music is swing danceable.


Monday, January 13

Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Baby Soda Jazz Band – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
* DJ Yurina Shin
* burlesque by Delysia LaChatte II
* Beginner swing dance lesson upon request
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017



Wednesday, January 15

Jason Prover’s Sneak Thievery Orchestra
Join us every Wednesday at SUGAR EAST… doors at 5pm, live hot jazz & swing bands from 7-10pm; and secret cocktails…
NO COVER
EXTENDED HAPPY HOUR (5-8pm)
* please RSVP for tables – https://tinyurl.com/yy6cmfnm
* note: this venue allows smoking… one of 5 in the city that was “grandfathered” in. Seems only few people smoke each night, and isn’t too bad as they also have good filtration & circulation.
Sugar East
1125 1st Avenue New York, NY, New York, New York 10065


Wednesday, January 15

Dandy Wellington
DeKalb Market Hall
445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn
7-10pm
Free, Room to dance


Friday, January 17

Rebel Night
Otto’s Shrunken Head at 538 E 14th St.
10pm – 4am
If you’re a dancer who’s all about rock n’ roll, Rebel Night is the party for you! Our DJs spin the best 50s and early 60s music, on original 45 RPM records. Come as you are, or strut in your latest vintage finds!
Our jams are swing- and lindy-friendly and dancers of all stripes are welcome – but we’re happy to teach Rock n’ Roll Jive, Bop and Stroll if you’re interested!
Great music, delicious tiki drinks, and NO COVER!
Eileen’s note: I’ve been told the vast majority is swing danceable.


Saturday, January 18

Fleur Seule
Marriott Marquis
Join us for dinner and dancing, tile floor, room to dance.
Live music 5-9pm.
Crossroads Lounge on the 8th floor, no cover, one item minimum.
Times Square


Saturday, January 18

Nightclub at the Museum: Roaring ’20s
Hey, fabulous flappers and dapper dandies! Get ready to cut a rug with our Jazz Age-themed party, featuring music from Dandy Wellington and his band, drinks from our open bar, pics at our Instagram photo booth, a Rock the Vote table where you can register to vote, and much more. Wear your favorite dance clothes—costumes are welcome!
$25 (Members $20)
History After Dark
Are you a self-identified history nerd? Then join us for History After Dark, New-York Historical’s events for young professionals that features music, mingling, cocktails, trivia, talks, and more—all in a vibrant setting with a price that’s right.
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York, New York 10024
7-10pm


Sunday, January 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


Monday, January 20

Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Gordon Webter & Friends – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
* DJ Brian Ferdman
* burlesque by Tansy Tan Dora
* Beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime Shannon c 7:45
* birthday jam for Ken Bzhelyansky c 8:55
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Wednesday, January 22

Dandy Wellington
DeKalb Market Hall
445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn
7-10pm
Free, Room to dance


Wednesday, January 22

Speakeasy Sessions
Join us every Wednesday at SUGAR EAST… doors at 5pm, live hot jazz & swing bands from 7-10pm; and secret cocktails… NO COVER!
Sugar East
1125 1st Avenue New York, NY, New York, New York 10065


Saturday, January 25

Swing With Us NYC
National Black Theatre
2035 5th Ave. (Btwn. 125th &1 26th St)
$10
7:15pm to 8:00pm Dance Lesson
8:00pm to 11:00pm Social Dancing
LIVE DJ Ron (Swing, Blues, R&B and Soul)


Saturday, January 25

Holy Ground
* The Hot Toddies Jazz Band w/vocalist Hannah Gill
(3x sets from 10pm-1am)
* cocktail of the week drink special!
* this event is now ONCE or TWCE a month
Holy Ground NYC
112 Reade St., New York, New York 10013


Saturday, January 25

Fleur Seule
Marriott Marquis
Join us for dinner and dancing, tile floor, room to dance.
Live music 5-9pm.
Crossroads Lounge on the 8th floor, no cover, one item minimum.
Times Square


Sunday, January 26

40s, 50s, & 60s at The Triad*
In “Mid-Century at The Triad,” Danny Lipsitz fronts his incredible, high-energy, 7-piece band to play a jaw-dropping set of popular music from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. The front area will be cleared of tables and the event caters to dancers and sit-down listeners alike.
Danny is a renowned saxophonist, clarinetist, and vocalist, who has recorded and performed with artists like Ronnie Spector, Julian Lennon, Mark Hudson, Harry Nilsson, Denny Laine, The Hot Sardines, The Losers Lounge, The Gordon Webster Swing Band, and countless others.
In “Mid-Century at The Triad,” Danny Lipsitz fronts his incredible, high-energy, 7-piece band to play a jaw-dropping set of popular music from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. The front area will be cleared of tables and the event caters to dancers and sit-down listeners alike.
7-9pm
Please Note: The Triad has a 2-beverage minimum per person.
$10 Advanced Tickets Recommended


Monday, January 27

Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Alex Owen’s Messy Cookers Jazz Band – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* burlesque by Velvetina Taylor
* Beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime Shannon c 7:45
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Wednesday, January 29

Dandy Wellington
DeKalb Market Hall
445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn
7-10pm
Free, Room to dance



Saturday, January 29

Holy Ground
* TBA
(3x sets from 10pm-1am)
* cocktail of the week drink special!
* this event is now ONCE or TWCE a month
Holy Ground NYC
112 Reade St., New York, New York 10013


February



Saturday, February 1

Holy Ground
* The Hot Toddies Jazz Band w/vocalist Hannah Gill
(3x sets from 10pm-1am)
* cocktail of the week drink special!
* this event is now ONCE or TWCE a month
Holy Ground NYC
112 Reade St., New York, New York 10013


Monday, February 3

Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Mimi and The Podd Brothers – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
* DJ Odysseus Bailer
* burlesque by Rosie Cheeks
* Beginner swing dance lesson upon request c 7:45
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Saturday, February 8

MILO’S SWING DANCE BASH with BABY SODA and WORKSHOP with CHARLOTTE & JOSEPH
Dancesport (new location)
230 W 39th Street (between 7 & 8 Ave)
2nd floor
WORKSHOP with CHARLOTTE & JOSEPH
6:00 – 7:30 swing dance workshop with international teacher from England Charlotte and Joseph.
Workshop topic: ‘Creating Synergy’
Leaders and followers at any level, will learn how to inspire each other on the social dance floor, by being creative, with new moves, variations, flair and style.
Registration SOCIAL DANCE PARTY with BABY SODA
8:00 – 8:30 Pre-party fun class with Milo
8:30 – 9:30 Baby Soda first set
9:30 – 10:00 break DJ music and performances
10:00 – 11:00 Baby Soda second set
11:00 – midnight DJ music
Workshop price $25
Party Admission: $15 (includes the pre-party class)
Dancesport 230 W. 39th St. 2nd fl (btwn 7/8), NYC 10018


Sunday, February 9

Sunday Soul Session
6:30 pm Drop-in Lesson
7-9:30 pm Partner dancing to the best Soul and Funk tunes
West Coast, Blues, Lindy, Fusion and Freestyle dancers welcome!
You Should Be Dancing…! Dance Center
412 8th Avenue, 4th Floor


Monday, February 10

Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Dandy Wellington & His Band – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
* DJ Patrick Soluri
* burlesque by Gin Minsky
* Beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime upon request c 7:45
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Wednesday, February 12

Dandy Wellington
DeKalb Market Hall
445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn
7-10pm
Free, Room to dance
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Friday, February 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
DJ Danny Scarola in the Ballroom
DJ in the Swing Room
FREE Refreshments
Admission at the Door:
Current YSBD Students, $8
General Public, $10
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor



Friday, February 14

Band Night at Brooklyn Swings
Live Music with Mystery Band
7:00 – 10:00 pm
– Solo Lesson 7:00 – 7:30 pm
– Dance 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Suggested Donation: $10-15
All Ages
231 Ainslie Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206


Saturday, February 15

Swing Remix with Eyal Vilner Big Band
TBA


Saturday, February 15

10th Annual Sweetheart Soirée
CELEBRATING A DECADE OF ROMANCE SWEETHEART SOIREE 2020 Our 10 th Anniversary! Even though it’s been 10 years, we assure you the thrill is still brand new. And again, our heart s are a-flutter to host at the only rendezvous befitting: NORWOOD – “A home for the curious”. This landmarked 1847 Victorian mansion is a private club. Enjoy a rare opportunity to experience this bohemian hideaway as our guest. Whether with an amour, wedded to one you adore, or there’s someone you’re looking for, this promises to be an evening of enchantment and intrigue. Plush seating, room for dancing, decadent cocktails and sweets assure a most divine affair. A passionate programme of entertainment will be featured over three floors of this lavish manse: MICHAEL ARENELLA and sextet, your devoted host and beloved bandleader. Jazz royalty, QUEEN ESTHER and trio. Enjoy a dance lesson for both singles and doubles at 9:30pm with ever-dapper and adorable RODDY CARAVELLA. Capture a complimentary portrait in our SWEETHEART KISSING BOOTH . Cupid-approved cocktails, wine and beer are available for purchase at two unique bars. Complimentary sweet treats and canapes will be served throughout the evening. SWEETHEART SOIREE 2020 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 TH , 2020 DOORS AT 9PM LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FROM 9:30PM – 1AM EARLY BIRD ADMISSION: $75 GENERAL ADMISSION: $85 ALL GUESTS MUST BE 21 AND OVER FORMAL EVENING ATTIRE IS ENCOURAGED Tickets to this event are quite limited and available only in advance at Tickets


Saturday, February 15 & Sunday, February 16

Skye & Frida Weekend
Tracks: You can take Solo Jazz or Lindy Hop (of course if you want a physical, and maybe even emotional challenge you are 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. We will take breaks as necessary/appropriate.
Location:
Saturday and Sunday afternoon: Adelante Studios, 25 west 31st- 2nd floor Grand Ballroom.
Saturday and Sunday morning: Studio B at Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave- 12th floor.
Information and Tickets


Sunday, February 16

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


Monday, February 17

Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* Eyal Vilner – 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm
* DJ Andrius Sc
* burlesque by Justease
* Beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime upon request c 7:45
* birthday jam for Andre & Patrick Soluri c 8:55
* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Monday, February 17

Jazz Haus
JAZZ HAUS: every Monday 7-11pm at Bierhaus NYC with Hot Jazz n’ Swing bands, classic burlesque, swing DJs… No Cover!
* TBD
* DJ Odysseus Bailer
* burlesque by Lilin Lace
* Beginner swing dance lesson upon request c 7:45
]* No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017


Friday, February 21

Rebel Night
Otto’s Shrunken Head at 538 E 14th St.
10pm – 4am
If you’re a dancer who’s all about rock n’ roll, Rebel Night is the party for you! Our DJs spin the best 50s and early 60s music, on original 45 RPM records. Come as you are, or strut in your latest vintage finds!
Our jams are swing- and lindy-friendly and dancers of all stripes are welcome – but we’re happy to teach Rock n’ Roll Jive, Bop and Stroll if you’re interested!
Great music, delicious tiki drinks, and NO COVER!
Eileen’s note: I’ve been told the vast majority is swing danceable.


Tuesday, February 25

Save the date – Mardi Gras with Prohibition Productions


March

Sunday, March 8

Soul Session
6:30 pm Drop-in lesson 7 pm – 9:30 pm Partner and Freestyle dance to the best soul and funk tunes!
Eileen’s Note: Soul has become fairly popular within the swing dance community. It is not strictly a swing dance, but a large portion of the music is swing danceable.


Wednesday, March 11

Dandy Wellington
DeKalb Market Hall
445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn
7-10pm
Free, Room to dance
]


Friday, March 13

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
DJ Danny Scarola in the Ballroom
DJ in the Swing Room
FREE Refreshments
Admission at the Door:
Current YSBD Students, $8
General Public, $10
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor


Saturday, March 14

Swing Remix with THe Spicy Pickles
TBA


Friday, March 20

Rebel Night
Otto’s Shrunken Head at 538 E 14th St.
10pm – 4am
If you’re a dancer who’s all about rock n’ roll, Rebel Night is the party for you! Our DJs spin the best 50s and early 60s music, on original 45 RPM records. Come as you are, or strut in your latest vintage finds!
Our jams are swing- and lindy-friendly and dancers of all stripes are welcome – but we’re happy to teach Rock n’ Roll Jive, Bop and Stroll if you’re interested!
Great music, delicious tiki drinks, and NO COVER!
Eileen’s note: I’ve been told the vast majority is swing danceable.


April

Sunday, April 19

Gotham Jazz Festival


Monday-April 27 – Sunday, May 3

Bal Week
Nightly classes and events. Details to follow as the event gets closer.
Registration

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