This Week in Swing – November 22

This Week in Swing NYC / Eileen’s Lindy Blog is a calendar of swing dance events in the NYC area and those easily accessible to NYC.  Please make sure you scroll down to see all of the swing dancing events listed, as it includes everything announced  to date.
Weekly events not included in the calendar below:
Monday: Svetlana and the Delancey Five, The Back Room 102 Norfolk St. – *
Monday: The Cotton Club –, $25 cover
Mon/Tues:  Vince Giordano, Iguana, 240 W. 54th, $15 cover/$20 food/drink min.-*
Tuesday:  George Gee at Swing 46, $15, dancers discount $10 – *
Tuesday: YSBD Swing Practice, DJ music, 9-10:30pm, Free YSBD Students, $5 , 412 Eighth Ave
Tuesday:  White Heat / YSBD Bal Practice, DJ music, 9:30-11:30pm, Free YSBD Students, $5, 412 Eighth Ave.
Wednesday:  Swing Party w/Jessie Bunting, 9:30pm-$10, free to Dancesport Students
Thursday:  Frim Fram at Club 412, $8 – off Thanksgiving
Friday:  Friday Night Blues, Stepping Out Studios, 37 W 26, lesson $10, dance $10
Friday:  Fleur Seule, Tavern on the Green, W 67th, 7-11pm, No cover
Sunday:  St. Mazie’s, Brooklyn.  Subject to change/cancellation – *
Sunday:  Pegu Club All Stars, Glenn Crytzer and Friends, 77 W. Houston, 6:30-9:30pm-*
Nightly:  Swing 46 – check out - *
Most NYC dance venues are generally crowded. Those marked with a * are restaurants and bars that tend to be very popular with dancers and may have limited space to dance.
 Wednesday, November 26
Lucky Chops Brass Band
Radegast, Brooklyn*
Friday, November 28
Professor Cunningham and his Old School
Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen St.
No Cover
Saturday, November 29
Brooklyn Sugar Stompers
Radegast, Brooklyn
Sunday, November 30
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 11th year, we are averaging 160 rockin’ guests per event!
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 or call Eric at 212.486.9517
Melting Pot Fusion Dance!
8:30-12:00 DJ’d Music
$10 for the dance!
Pricing for the workshop- see workshop details
Where: Dardo Galletto Studios
151 West 46th Street, 11th floor, New York, New York 10036
We play a variety of music, which will probably include Pop, Blues, WCS, Alt Tango, Lindy, Alternative, Zouk, and Electronica.
Monday, December 1
Winter’s Eve Celebration – The Hot Sardines
Apple Store located on Broadway and 67th Street starting at 7 P. M. as part of the entertainment during the Winter’s Eve celebration.  Note, I do not know what kind of dance space there will or will not be.
Tuesday, December 2
Gypsy Jazz Caravan
Radegast, Brooklyn*
Thursday, December 4
Emily Asher’s Garden Party
Radegast, Brooklyn*
Friday, December 5
First Friday Swing Dance – Park Slope Brooklyn
Flying Home and Arturo Perez are thrilled to present a new monthly swing dance night in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The evening begins with a half-hour dance class with renowned instructor Arturo Perez, and then the dance floor opens with live 30s and 40s swing music from Flying Home–playing the music of the King of Swing, Benny Goodman, with special guest singers each month!
8–11pm, first Friday of the Month.
Admission: $15 / $12 Seniors, Students, PSFC Members / $10 Kids 12 and under
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West, NY 11215
(718) 768-2972
More info at
Saturday, December 6
Come down to the first Holiday Swing dance event at the Sunset Park Park Recreation Center!
They’ll be a 30 minute beginner swing dance lesson at 5pm. Plus, plenty of dancing, performances, and snacks aplenty!
Get dressed up and come down to this free event.

43rd street and 7th avenue at the Sunset Park Recreation Center, within Sunset Park. The easiest Subway commute would be the R to 45th street, or the N/D to 36th street (which are the fastest since it’s the second stop they make in Brooklyn).
Brooklyn Museum – Target First Fridays
Hot Sardines
Sunday, December 7
Molly Ryan and her Seven Deadly Sinners – NYSDS
St. Jean Baptiste Church has a beautiful floor, is right by the #6 subway at Lexington Avenue and 77th Street. Beer and wine are available. Doors open at 7 pm. Unless otherwise noted, a lesson will be offered from 7-8 pm. The band plays from 8-12. General Admission is $18; Students (with photo ID) and Seniors – $14. There is a place to hang your coats, but there is no formal coat check at this time.
Monday, December 8
Jason Prover
Radegast, Brooklyn*
Wednesday, December 10
Brooklyn Sugar Stompers
Radegast, Brooklyn*
Thursday, December 11
The Frim Fram Annual Holiday Craft Fair is coming your way!
Come to Frim Fram for an evening of dancing and shopping at booths manned by your talented and fashionable dance colleagues. The studio side at 412 8th Avenue will be filled with clothing vendors VaVa Voon andLainey Silver, custom clothing and vintage by Stina Dallons Isaksen, the return of ice cream by Stan Cho, cool cards and other fun stuff by Christen Smith and more to be announced!
Dancing will run as normal on the Club side for your dancing pleasure.
Saturday, December 13
Swing Remix
Jan Marie and The Mean Reds
Where: JCC Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Avenue
Playing a special holiday songbook, MICHAEL ARENELLA & HIS DREAMLAND ORCHESTRA will be joined by a spectacular programme of musical and dance novelties, including
8PM – 1AM (Live entertainment from 8:30 – midnight)
85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn NY 11217
(Just 6 short blocks from Atlantic Avenue Subway and LIRR terminals/Barclays Center)
General Admission: $150
(tickets available here:
All tickets include:
*3 open bars serving a holiday inspired cocktail menu b
*A savory spread provided by Déppanneur
*A seasonal grab n’ go ‘candy bar’
*Complimentary coat check service
*A portrait taken upon Santa’s lap
Limited VIP Tables beginning at $500.
(Please send inquiries with number of guests and questions to: DREAMLANDVIP@GMAIL.COM)
VIP tickets include:
*Premium seating: private balcony table with optimal viewing*Table service*Private VIP bar
*Delectable savory spread featuring charcuterie, cheese, (include some fancier options)
*Chocolate fountain + take home sweet treats provided by Handsome Dan’s
*Expedited entrance*Expedited coat check service*Winter Ball gift bag
Lucky Chops Brass Band
Radegast, Brooklyn*
Wednesday, December 17
Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery
Radegast, Brooklyn*
Friday, December 19
Mad Hot Swing ‘n’ Ballroom
9:30pm – 12:30am
YSBD – 412 Eighth Avenue
$10, $2 off for YSBD students
Lucky Chops Brass Band
Radegast, Brooklyn
Saturday, December 20
You Should be Dancing
Eight to the Bar
Non-stop music on 3 dance floors
DJ Mixed dance room
DJ salsa room
Free dance lesson at 7pm
8pm to midnight
$15 before 9pm, $18 after.
Sunday, December 21
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 11th year, we are averaging 160 rockin’ guests per event!
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 or call Eric at 212.486.9517
Tuesday, December 30
The Salon at the Player’s Club
New Year’s Eve Eve
Basie – Ellington evening with JC Hopkins Biggish Band
David Rubenstein Atrium – Target 
Wednesday, December 31
 NEW YEAR’S EVE – December 31, 2014
It’s a casting call for ingenues, leading men, studio moguls and celluloid stars this New Years Eve, as Dances of Vice stages a cinematic journey through the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Dinner is $80 + gratuity, and includes private table seating in the Dining Hall for the night. Not a fan of waiting for your drink? Bottle service options are available below.
Ragtime Piano by Mister Uncertain Natasha KingSamantha and Brian
THE DECO BALLROOMHot Jazz by Gelber & ManningRosie CheeksTansy Tan DoraAnatolia FiregoddessLily Faye
Syncopated City Dance Company
Boogie-woogie, Big Band & Swing by The Tickled Pinks
STUDIO REZIN – Hollywood portraitsAngela Friedman – Corset fittings and lingerie Katie Bickert – Email to reserve your vintage hair makeover session at $40Stephen LaMarche
Additional live performances TBA
Dinner Hours: 8:30-10:30 PM
GA: 10 PM – 3 AM

Saturday, February 7
Swing Remix – Gordon Webster
Auditorium – JCC
334 Amsterdam
Tuesday, February 17
The Salon at the Player’s Club
Mardis Gras (Fat Tuesday)
Saturday, February 20
Mad Hot Swing n Ballroom
Mardis Gras Party
Sunday, March 1
Pee-Wee Russell Memorial Stomp
It’s 4 great bands, 5 hours of music STARTING AT NOON* — a chance to spread out and show off your snappy dress and your balboa, charleston, fast lindy, peabody and swing chops in a beautiful ballroom with a spectacular dance floor.
Dancers: this year’s discount code and procedures WILL BE ANNOUNCED as all details become available.
For directions and more information, please see our Website:
or call our Hotline: 1-800-303 NJJS
If you have questions, please email Linda at or call 201-306-2769.
Friday March 20
Mad Hot Swing n Ballroom
Mardis Gras Party
Saturday, March 21
Glenn Crytzer and his Savoy Seven
Auditorium – JCC
334 Amsterdam
Friday, April 10
The Salon at the Player’s Club
Billie Holliday Centennial
Friday, April 17
Mad Hot Swing n Ballroom
Mardis Gras Party
Saturday, April 18
Swing Dance Swing 
92st. Y
Saturday, April 25
Band – TBA
Auditorium – JCC
334 Amsterdam
Friday, May 8
The Salon at the Player’s Club
Prohibition Party
Saturday, June 13
Swing Dance Swing 
92st. Y
Saturday, November 14
Swing Dance Swing 
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