This Week in Swing – March 1

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 – http://www.cottonclub-newyork.com/?id=6, $25 cover
Mon/Tues:  Vince Giordano, Iguana, 240 W. 54th, $20 cover/$20 food/drink min.-*
Tuesday:  George Gee at Swing 46, $15, dancers discount $10 – *
Tuesday: Swing Practice, DJ music, 9-10:30pm, Free YSBD Students, $5 , 412 Eighth Ave
Tuesday:  White Heat Bal Practice, DJ music, 9:30-11:30pm, Free YSBD Students, $5
Tuesday:  Dandy Wellington, Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow 8-11pm
Wednesday:  Swing Party w/Jessie Bunting, 9:30pm-$10, free to Dancesport Students 
Wednesday: Gotham City Blues, – check blog near Wednesday for location.
Thursday:  Frim Fram at Club 412, $8 
Thursday:  Michael Arenella Quartet, Red Room, 9:30-11:30pm, 2 drink min, no cover.
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 swing46.com - *
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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, March 4
Gotham City Blues
We are back at Quinn’s this week, with its fabulous party room on the second floor.
All-levels class 8-9pm, included in the $5 for admission.
DJ Shoshi Krieger will make her Gotham City Blues debut, so come cheer her on! Music 9-11:30pm.
Quinn’s NYC
356 West 44th
8-11:30pm 
 
Thursday, March 5
Fleur Seule
Join Fleur Seule for dinner and dancing in the lounge of this Lauren Bacall inspired French restaurant with dance floor on the lower level.
9:00PM-12:00AM
240 Columbus Ave (@71st)
No cover, room to dance
1940s Jazz & Swing with a Latin flair!
Radegast Hall – *
Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery
Brooklyn
9pm
 
Friday, March 6
BIG BAND FIRST FRIDAYS
8pm to 1am
The Ballroom at 4 West 43rd St
* Early Bird Tickets only $20 through March 2nd!
featuring the 17 piece
George Gee Swing Orchestra with a Tribute to The Swing Era Big Bands
and Special Guests playing from 9:30pm – 12:30am
* Free beginner dance lesson by Elena of Dance Manhattan
*Swing DJ and Birthday gal Lainey Silver!
Please join us for the triumphant return of BIG BAND FIRST FRIDAYS featuring the 17 piece George Gee Swing Orchestra!
Dance and lounge all night in a 2,500 sq ft ballroom near the heart of Times Square with a tribute to the Swing-Era big bands (Dorsey, Miller, Basie, Goodman, Ellington), plus the best swing DJs and dance performances New York City has to offer! If you’re new to dancing, or just need a brush-up, take a free lesson from master teacher Elena from Dance Manhattan.
GENERAL ADMISSION
(includes entry, and dance lesson)
$20 – Early Bird (online only Feb. 9th to March 2nd)
$25 – Regular Tickets (online March 3-6th, or at Door)
VIP TICKETS
includes open bar, food, reserved cabaret style seating, and more! (on sale next week)
 
Jitterbug Jam – First Friday Swing Dance – Park Slope Brooklyn
Flying Home and Arturo Perez are thrilled to present the Jitterbug Jam 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
Location:
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West, NY 11215
(718) 768-2972
More info at http://www.brooklynswingdance.com/
 
Saturday, March 7
Radegast Hall – *
Sunnyside Social Club
Brooklyn
3pm
 
Sunday, March 8
Melting Pot Fusion Dance!
7:30- 8:30 – Class
8:30-12:00 DJ’d Music
Prices:
$10 for the class!
$10 for the dance!
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.
 
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!
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 or call Eric at 212.486.9517
www.sockhopsundays.com 
 
Tuesday, March 10
Radegast Hall – *

Gypsy Jazz Caravan
Brooklyn
8pm
Wednesday, March 11

Radegast Hall – *

Gordon’s Grand Street Stompers
Brooklyn
9pm
 
Thursday, March 12
Radegast Hall – *

Hot Club of Flatbush
Brooklyn
9pm
 
Friday, March 13
Motley Hue – Fusion dance event
la Nacional
239 West 14th St.
http://motleyhue.org/ – For details on event and pricing. 
 
Saturday, March 14
Motley Hue – Fusion dance event
Manhattan Ballroom 
29 West 36th, 2nd floor
http://motleyhue.org/ – For details on event and pricing. 
 
Sunday, March 15
Motley Hue – Fusion dance event
Stepping Out Studios
37 West 26th St.
http://motleyhue.org/ – For details on event and pricing. 
Radegast Hall – *

Sweet Meg & The Wayfarers
Brooklyn
8pm
Thursday, March 19

Radegast Hall – *

Emily Asher’s Garden Party
Brooklyn
9pm
 
Friday March 20
Mad Hot Swing n Ballroom
Mardis Gras Party-*
 
Saturday, March 21
Swing Remix
Glenn Crytzer and his Savoy Seven
Auditorium – JCC
334 Amsterdam
Specialty Dance Workshops
6:30pm Title Coming soon | SWING WORKSHOP (Adv Basic +)
Instructor: TBA
7:30pm Topic Coming Soon | LINDY WORKSHOP: (pre intermediate +)
Instructor: Adrienne Weidert
7:30 Doors
7:45 Free Dance Lesson
8:30 LIVE MUSIC
10:45 Performances by The Rhythm Stompers and Give Aways
All Ages
Tickets: $16 advance/$20 door
*specialty dance workshops extra
These workshops can be purchased in advanced for a discount.
 
Radegast Hall – *

Lucky Chops Brass Band
Brooklyn
3pm
 
Sunday, March 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 11th year, we are averaging 160 rockin’ 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 or call Eric at 212.486.9517
www.sockhopsundays.com
 
Radegast Hall – *

Baby Soda Jazz Band
Brooklyn
9pm
 
Thursday, March 26
Join Dandy Wellington and His Band as we finally return to Cafe Tallulah!!!
9:00PM-12:00AM
240 Columbus Ave (@71st)
No cover, room to dance
Join us Thursday February 5th 2015 for a night of sweet melodies from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s as performed by that sartorially swinging outfit, Dandy Wellington and His Band!!!
Dancers:
There is room to dance! However this is a social event rather than swing dance event. Come to hang and dance!
Saturday, March 27

Radegast Hall – *

Lucky Chops Brass Band
Brooklyn
9pm
Tuesday, March 30

Radegast Hall – *

Jason Prover
Brooklyn
8pm
 
Thursday, April 2
Fleur Seule
Join Fleur Seule for dinner and dancing in the lounge of this Lauren Bacall inspired French restaurant with dance floor on the lower level.
9:00PM-12:00AM
240 Columbus Ave (@71st)
No cover, room to dance
1940s Jazz & Swing with a Latin flair!
 
Friday, April 3
Jitterbug Jam – First Friday Swing Dance – Park Slope Brooklyn
Flying Home and Arturo Perez are thrilled to present the Jitterbug Jam 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
Location:
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West, NY 11215
(718) 768-2972
More info at http://www.brooklynswingdance.com/
 
 
Sunday, April 12
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!
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 or call Eric at 212.486.9517
www.sockhopsundays.com
 
Friday, April 17
Mad Hot Swing n Ballroom
Mardis Gras Party
 
Glenn Cryter’s Savoy Seven – Empire City Swing Kick off Dance
There’s no hotter band to warm you up for two days of amazing solo jazz workshops than Glenn Crytzer’s Savoy Seven. The boys’ll be swinging you hard, so be sure you get here early to kick the weekend off right.
Tickets are discounted when you buy an ECS Dance Pass for Friday and Saturday nights.
$40 for both nights
$25 for each dance at the door
TO BUY DANCE PASSES ONLINE, please visit: empirecityswing.com/#!dances/coka
Doors open at 9, band starts at 10.
Band lineup:
Glenn Crytzer (guitar), Charlie Caranicas (trumpet), Tom Abbott (reeds), (2nd reed TBA)
Jesse Gelber (piano), (Bass TBA), Kevin Dorn (drums)
This dance presented by Swingeasy and Empire City Swing. To learn more, please visit swingeasynyc.com and empirecityswing.com.
To register for Empire City Swing: Solo Edition Workshops, please visit:empirecityswing.com/#!registration/ck0q
 
Saturday, April 18
Swing Dance Swing 
92st. Y
Admission: $14 Advanced Admission
(purchased in person at the 92nd Street Y’s box office or online at 92nd St. Y’s pre-sale link)
$19 Door Admission
(HS/College Students & Seniors $15 at door with valid ID)
Dress Code: Swingin’ 1930’s-60’s Swing Fashion
Highly Encouraged for our Buttenwieser Ballroom Venue. (but not required:)
Featuring:
*Complimentary Snacks/Soft Drinks, Coffee/Tea
* Two Fabulous Dance Spaces!
(92Y Ballroom: Swing)
(92Y Lounge: The Hustle & NEW: Latin)
*Cash Bar [Check out our renovated lobby!]
*Dancing (8pm-1am)
*Free Swing Lesson (Basic to Pre-Intermediate 7pm-8pm)
If you know somebody you would like to introduce them to swing dancing, let them know about the free lesson and the event to follow right after!
** No experience or partner required! **
Check out our website for more information:www.SwingDanceSwing.com
 
Emily Asher’s Garden Party plays Empire City Swing
Saturday night is sure to be festive with Emily Asher’s Garden Party. Emily will be playing just the hot music you need to wear your feet out. Test drive those new solo moves and musicality you learned in the day’s workshops and dance the night away!
Tickets are discounted when you buy an ECS Dance Pass for Friday and Saturday nights.
$40 for both nights
$25 for each dance at the door
TO BUY DANCE PASSES ONLINE, please visit: empirecityswing.com/#!dances/coka
Doors open at 9, band starts at 9:30.
Band lineup:
Emily Asher (trombone), Tom Abbott (reeds), James Chirillo (guitar), Jay Lepley (drums)
This dance presented by Swingeasy and Empire City Swing. To learn more, please visit swingeasynyc.com and empirecityswing.com.
To register for Empire City Swing: Solo Edition Workshops, please visit:empirecityswing.com/#!registration/ck0q

Friday, April 25
Seth Weaver Big Band featuring Svetlana
7pm – 2 sets
Zinc Bar
82 West 3rd St
 
 
Saturday, April 25
Band – TBA
Auditorium – JCC
334 Amsterdam
 
Sunday, April 26
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!
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 or call Eric at 212.486.9517
www.sockhopsundays.com
 
Thursday, April 30
Join Dandy Wellington and His Band as we finally return to Cafe Tallulah!!!
9:00PM-12:00AM
240 Columbus Ave (@71st)
No cover, room to dance
Join us Thursday February 5th 2015 for a night of sweet melodies from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s as performed by that sartorially swinging outfit, Dandy Wellington and His Band!!!
Dancers:
There is room to dance! However this is a social event rather than swing dance event. Com
 
Friday, May 1
Big Band First Fridays
George Gee, Dance Manhattan and Patrick Soluri (Prohibition Productions) herald the much-anticipated return of
with a Tribute to The Swing Era Big Bands (Dorsey, Miller, Basie, Goodman, Ellington, and more!) with the FULL 17 piece
George Gee Swing Orchestra
9pm – 1am
with dance lesson, Guest DJ, TBA dance performances, full bar, lounge areas and spacious dance space at the
Ballroom on 43rd
4 West 43rd Street, off Fifth Avenue
$20 online advance
$25 at door
 
 
Jitterbug Jam – First Friday Swing Dance – Park Slope Brooklyn
Flying Home and Arturo Perez are thrilled to present the Jitterbug Jam 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
Location:
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West, NY 11215
(718) 768-2972
More info at http://www.brooklynswingdance.com/
 
Thursday, May 7
Fleur Seule
Join Fleur Seule for dinner and dancing in the lounge of this Lauren Bacall inspired French restaurant with dance floor on the lower level.
9:00PM-12:00AM
240 Columbus Ave (@71st)
No cover, room to dance
1940s Jazz & Swing with a Latin flair!
Friday, May 8
The Salon at the Player’s Club
Prohibition Party
 
Thursday, June 4
Fleur Seule
Join Fleur Seule for dinner and dancing in the lounge of this Lauren Bacall inspired French restaurant with dance floor on the lower level.
9:00PM-12:00AM
240 Columbus Ave (@71st)
No cover, room to dance
1940s Jazz & Swing with a Latin flair!
Friday, June 5
Jitterbug Jam – First Friday Swing Dance – Park Slope Brooklyn
Flying Home and Arturo Perez are thrilled to present the Jitterbug Jam 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
Location:
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West, NY 11215
(718) 768-2972
More info at http://www.brooklynswingdance.com/
 
Saturday, June 13
Swing Dance Swing 

92st. Y
Swing Dance Swing 
92st. Y
Admission: $14 Advanced Admission
(purchased in person at the 92nd Street Y’s box office or online at 92nd St. Y’s pre-sale link)
$19 Door Admission
(HS/College Students & Seniors $15 at door with valid ID)
Dress Code: Swingin’ 1930’s-60’s Swing Fashion
Highly Encouraged for our Buttenwieser Ballroom Venue. (but not required:)
Featuring:
*Complimentary Snacks/Soft Drinks, Coffee/Tea
* Two Fabulous Dance Spaces!
(92Y Ballroom: Swing)
(92Y Lounge: The Hustle & NEW: Latin)
*Cash Bar [Check out our renovated lobby!]
*Dancing (8pm-1am)
*Free Swing Lesson (Basic to Pre-Intermediate 7pm-8pm)
If you know somebody you would like to introduce them to swing dancing, let them know about the free lesson and the event to follow right after!
** No experience or partner required! **
Check out our website for more information:www.SwingDanceSwing.com
 
Thursday, July 14

Fleur Seule
Join Fleur Seule for dinner and dancing in the lounge of this Lauren Bacall inspired French restaurant with dance floor on the lower level.
9:00PM-12:00AM
240 Columbus Ave (@71st)
No cover, room to dance
1940s Jazz & Swing with a Latin flair!
Saturday, November 14
Swing Dance Swing

92st.
Swing Dance Swing 
92st. Y
Admission: $14 Advanced Admission
(purchased in person at the 92nd Street Y’s box office or online at 92nd St. Y’s pre-sale link)
$19 Door Admission
(HS/College Students & Seniors $15 at door with valid ID)
Dress Code: Swingin’ 1930’s-60’s Swing Fashion
Highly Encouraged for our Buttenwieser Ballroom Venue. (but not required:)
Featuring:
*Complimentary Snacks/Soft Drinks, Coffee/Tea
* Two Fabulous Dance Spaces!
(92Y Ballroom: Swing)
(92Y Lounge: The Hustle & NEW: Latin)
*Cash Bar [Check out our renovated lobby!]
*Dancing (8pm-1am)
*Free Swing Lesson (Basic to Pre-Intermediate 7pm-8pm)
If you know somebody you would like to introduce them to swing dancing, let them know about the free lesson and the event to follow right after!
** No experience or partner required! **
Check out our website for more information:www.SwingDanceSwing.com
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Help Save the Renaissance Ballroom and Swing Dancing History

“Harlem’s long crumbling Renaissance Ballroom and Casino will soon be transformed into an 8-story, 134-apartment unit mixed-use building that will include community and retail space…More than 1,400 New Yorkers put their name to an online petition to get a reprieve for the Renaissance Ballroom and Casino.”

To find out how you can help, please check out:  http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/hundreds-sign-online-petition-save-harlem-treasure-article-1.2061416

For updates:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/435022506647169/

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A Lindy Memory…

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.  Thanks.

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