This Week in Swing – August 2020

 

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 QUARANTINE VIDEO OF THE MONTH

THE HOT TODDIES JAZZ BAND: Glory of Love – feat. Hannah Gill

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Times are tough for our friends who are musicians, dance teachers, studio owners, event promoters.  Here are ways you can help support them, if you are able:

Keep scrolling for what’s happening online…. This Week in Swing NYC.


Regular weekly NYC Swing Dancing events not included in the calendar below:



August



Sunday, August 9

Glenn Crytzer All-Stars Livestream

The stream will be part of the “Arts on Air” series and I’ll be joined by musicians Mike Davis, Jay Rattman, and Ian Hutchison.
We’ll be streaming via Youtube at this link:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Zu2H2xMgjS7ed2WzeqpEg/live
Tune in Sunday at 7:30pm Eastern Time, pour yourself a cocktail, and join us for some hot music and big fun!


Sunday, August 9

Outdoor Swing & Solo Class

This Sunday Aug 9th at 10:30AM we will have a two-part class. First, Jaime Shannon will teach a 30 minute beginner level solo jazz class.
Jaime will lead a basic warm up, and then a short routine. No experience, or talent required.
Second class to follow.
Spencer Weisbond will teach 45 minute Advanced beginner swing/Lindy Hop. Level 2/3
Brush up your basic swing, and push it to the next level with basic Lindy hop 8 count patterns and styling.
Beginner friendly! (Some experience helpful)
BRING YOUR OWN PARTNER.
NO PARTNER ROTATION.
MASKS REQUIRED.
SAFE DISTANCE IN EFFECT.

Location: The Museum Of Natural History entrance @ 77th St.
Directions: 77th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West.
This is a donation based class
Suggested $10-20 for both.
Stone tile floor
20 person maximum
Spencer 212-873-5286


Friday, August 14

Outdoor Swing & Solo Class

Impromptu Socially Distant Swing Dance
One hour outdoor swing dance hosted by Spencer Weisbond with DJ Tomo Tanaka
West 77th St. entrance (outdoor cul-de-sac area) to the Museum of Natural History (77th St. between Columbus Ave & Central Park West).
Chalked social distance circles will indicate where couples can dance 6 feet apart with no partner switching.
7:00-8:30pm
Masks Required
Bring your own partner, it should be someone you live with or socialize with inside your home.
Observe social distancing, please be responsible
Wear a mask properly:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/well/live/coronavirus-face-mask-mistakes.html
Rain date: Saturday, August 15th, 7:00pm-8:30pm
No restrooms
Not endorsed or hosted by the Museum of Natural History


Saturday, August 15

Quarantine Speakeasy

** To attend on Zoom, register anytime (it’s free & easy!) –> https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wRYg2F45QAyA-lUNXFYZKg

Please join us for our new & improved All-Star variety show featuring some of our favorite performers from around the world streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!
Saturday, Aug 15th (7-9pm // all times EST):
* pre-show music w DJ Andrius- at 6:45
* intro by Patrick Soluri of Prohibition Productions – at 7:00
* music by Eyal Vilner Big Band (full band / 1st set)- at 7:05
* dancer by LaTasha Barnes – at 7:25
* cocktails by Eryn Reece (from Freemans at “Banzarbar Shipwreck” a new pop-up outdoor bar) – at 7:30
* music by Champian Fulton – at 7:35
* video preview by The Hot Toddies Jazz Band w/Queen Esther & Gordon Webster – at 7:55
* dancer by LATASHA BARNES – at 8:00
* music by EYAL VILNER BIG BAND (full band/2nd set)- at 8:10
* outro by PATRICK SOLURI – at 8:25pm
* After Party w/DJ ANDRIUS – from 8:30-9:00 (anyone on Zoom can join on video & dance!)
DONATIONS
* $5 suggested donation (will be split amongst all performers).
* PayPal direct link https://paypal.me/ProhibitionProd or to “info@prohibitionproductions.com”
* Venmo to “@Patrick-Soluri” or Zelle to “patrick@soluri.com”
DETAILS
* Dj & “doors” at 6:45pm EST // show starts 7:00pm EST
* Schedule posted on registration & Facebook (subject to change)
* streamed live as a “Webinar” so you’ll only see video of performers (not video of yourself like a regular zoom meeting).
* will also livestream simultaneously from FACEBOOK LIVE


Saturday, August 29

Quarantine Speakeasy – Details to be Announced

This Week in Swing NYC during Covid-19

NYC Swing Dancers, Musicians, Organizers… 

As you well know, these are strange times.  I’ve pretty much broken all of my rules on what I post/don’t post, in an effort to help support our musicians and dance instructors.

What I’d really like do is hear from you.  Is there anything that would be useful for me to include?  Is there anything you wish I wouldn’t?  I’d like to hear from followers of this blog to see how I can best serve the community.  My only firm conclusion is that if there are instructors or musicians from outside of New York, I need to know them and feel comfortable vouching for their instruction and/or musicianship.  I’m also limited to evenings when I can update, as a lot of online postings are happening at the last minute and I’m not hearing directly from many instructors.

Please let me know your thoughts…