Dawn Hampton – The Light is On Update

The Dawn Hampton Fund has been reconfigured and relaunched. Please consider donating to help toward her final expenses.

https://www.youcaring.com/dawn-hampton-659313

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This Week in Swing – 9/23

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 8:30pm*  
Monday:The Cotton Club – http://www.cottonclub-newyork.com/?id=6, $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 (except White Heat nite)
Tuesday: Dandy Wellington, Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow 8-11pm*
Tuesday: George Gee / Swing 46, Dancer discount $10
Wednesday: Swing Party w/Jessie Bunting, 9:30pm-$5, free to Dancesport Students 
Wed:  Gotham City Blues: facebook.com/groups/1394387574154053/ 
Thursday: Frim Fram at Club 412, 412 Eighth Ave, $10, Students $7, 9pm 
Friday: Friday Night Blues, http://www.fridaynightblues.nyc/about/locations/
Friday:  Friday Brooklyn Swings, Trinity Grace Church 231 Ainslie St, 7-10pm, $5-10 
Fri/Sat:  Fleur Seule, Tavern on the Green, 6-10pm, Enter 67th and CPW, No cover

Saturday:  Fleur Seule at Tanner Smiths (55th and Bway) – 10pm – Midnight-* Tile floor Sun: Baby Soda, St. Mazie’s, 345 Grand St., Brooklyn. 9:30pm *

Nightly:  Swing46 
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Most NYC dance venues are generally crowded. Those marked with a * are restaurants and bars that have limited space to dance. 
 
Thursday, September 29
Hot Club of Flatbush at Radegast
Location: 113 N 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY 11249
9PM no cover


Friday, September 30
Rebel Night Record Hop w/ Special Guest DJs. Spinning All Vinyl
This month we have special guest DJs, Mike Decay from Monster Hop and DJ Tony
Rebel Night returns for its monthly installment at Revision Lounge in the East Village.
Last month was rockin’ dont miss it!
Come dance, drink and party with crazy Japanese host DJs, DJ Sei, Jun and Hiromu. Always spinning the best in 50’s 60’s rock ‘n roll, rockabilly, r’n’b, blues and more. All dance music.
Revision Lounge
10pm-4am
No cover

Tuesday, October 4
The Hot Sardines
Showtime 8pm
Tickets $25-40
VIP Reserved Seating * $40 * Exact Seating First Come, First Seated General Admission – Seated * $25 Advance / $30 Day of Show * Limited Seating Available First Come, First Served * Full Dinner Menu Available * $10 Minimum Per Person, For All Tables * All Ages * Review Our FAQ @ highlineballroom.com/faq – See more at: http://highlineballroom.com/show/2016/10/04/the-hot-sardines/#sthash.BJcW5RsL.dpuf
Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St. • New York, NY 10011
between 9th & 10th Ave
(212) 414-5994
Dedicated dance space


Wednesday, October 5
Margi Gianquinto at Hotel Chantelle (downstairs)
7-10PM
location: 92 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002

Friday, October 7- Sunday, October 9
Empire City Swing
Kevin & Jo, Peter & Naomi, Rafal & Jessica
Tiers and pricing information online at empirecityswing.com

Friday, October 7
Empire City Swing Dance
Michael Gamble & His Rhythm Serenaders
empirecityswing.com
Manhattan Ballroom
29 West 36th St. 
9pm – 1am
$25 or discount passes or a full event pass online – empirecityswing.com

Friday, October 7
Ida Blue at Jalopy
9pm
da Blue brings the Delta Blues to Brooklyn’s premiere folk-house, The Jalopy Theater. This bohemian hub has proved itself a one-of-a-kind artist commune and education facility with deep reaches across the nation (and down the block). On this night, we’ll celebrate greats like Bessie Smith, Sister Wynona Carr, Robert Johnson, Memphis Minnie and Sister Rosetta Tharpe with a youthful spirit like Ida Blue, who very much has her own condition of The Blues. Filled with blunt, spitting lyrics and a swooning voice with lullaby-like charm, our favorite Brooklyn bred blues babe sets the stage for yet another great show.
$10 cover
Doors open at 8pm
Jalopy Theater – 315 Columbia St., Brooklyn

Saturday, October 8
Empire City Swing Dance
Michael Gamble & His Rhythm Serenaders
empirecityswing.com
Manhattan Ballroom
29 West 36th St. 
9pm – 1am
$25 or discount passes or a full event pass online – empirecityswing.com


Saturday, October 8
The Michael Ingbar Dance-Off Challenge
September 8, 2016
6 PM TO 9 PM
Michael Ingbar Gallery
568 BROADWAY NEW YORK 10012
Location: the Lower Level of 568 Broadway (the Prince Building)
A reception and gallery opening will be held 6 – 8pm, followed promptly by the start of the competition
>>There is no dress code or fees, but Michael would appreciate if you wish to bring him a birthday surprise gift, any 85% or higher dark chocolate…
For more information about the Dance Party Platform, see: www.michaelingbar.com

Sunday, October 9
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 13th year, we are averaging 160+ 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.comwww.sockhopsundays.com


Wednesday, October 12
Margi Gianquinto at Hotel Chantelle (downstairs)
7-10PM
location: 92 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002


Saturday, October 15
Swing Remix with Gordon Webster and Friends
DJ TBA
Specialty Dance Workshops (at the JCC auditorium, Manhattan)
6:30 – Title TBA Swing Workshop*
Instructors: Paolo & Laurentina
7:30 –Title TBA Lindy Hop Workshop*
Lindy Hop Workshop (Pre-Intermediate +) Take your dancing to the next level
Instructors: Roddy Caravella
TIMELINE
7:30 General Admission Doors Open
7:45 BEGINNER Dance Lesson (FREE with dance admission)
8:30 LIVE MUSIC & SOCIAL DANCING
10:45 Dance Performances, Announcements, Give Aways
11:00 LIVE MUSIC & SOCIAL DANCING
1:00AM END
All Ages
$16 early bird (Thursday before event) / $18 Door
*specialty dance workshops extra


Wednesday, October 19
Margi Gianquinto at Hotel Chantelle (downstairs)
7-10PM
location: 92 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002


Thursday, October 20
15th Framiversary with the Boilermaker Jazz Band
More details to come, but here are the highlights:
Live music from the Boilermaker Jazz Band! http://www.boilermakerjazzband.com/
Annual Dance Contest with prizes galore including Free admission to Fram Fram for a year!
Cake!


Saturday, October 22
Evita’s Followers Workshop
Time: 2:30-5:30PM
Price: $40 before October 1, $50 after *Tickets must be bought in advance, no walk-ins
Location:  890 Broadway, 5th floor, Studio 2 (just north of union square)
In this workshop first of all we will break down how to swivel. Then you will train your swivels through the end of the Swingout, counts 7 + 8, and transition into counts 1 + 2.  You will also learn some new variations to add to your repertoire and the whole session will focus on valuable technique skills to apply to your social dancing.

Sunday, October 23
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 13th year, we are averaging 160+ 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.comwww.sockhopsundays.com


Wednesday, October 26
Margi Gianquinto at Hotel Chantelle (downstairs)
7-10PM
location: 92 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002


Saturday, November 6
Michael and Evita teach a Lindy Hop workshop in NYC
Time: 12:00-4:00PM
Price: $60 before October 1, $75 after *Tickets must be bought in advance, no walk-ins
Location: Chelsea Studios, room 603 151 West 26th street, 6th Floor.  btw 6th and 7th Ave.This workshop will teach a complete swing routine that has new steps to add to your repertoire and technique skills to apply to your social dancing. https://michaelandevita.com/new-york-city-pop-up-workshop-november-6th-2016/


Saturday, November 12
Swing Remix with Glenn Crytzer’s Savoy Seven
More details to follow
 
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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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