Upcoming events!

Check out these events and also like the facebook page to get a weekly list of swing dance and music events.

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LIVE MUSIC AND SWING DANCE EVENTS:
Get the weekly list of live music happenings at www.facebook.com/AZLindy

Tuesday, October 9th
Bruce Gates Big Band - 18 piece big band LIVE!
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat

Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $15adv./$19 at door, All ages welcome

Tuesday, October 16th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat

Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Friday, October 19th
The Sugar Thieves
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Sunday, October 21st
Swing Sundays at Fatcat - 5 week progressive courses
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
4:00pm - East Coast Swing (Beg./Int.)
5:00pm - Lindy Hop (Beyond FUNdamentals)
$15 per person per class or discount packages

Tuesday, October 23rd
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat

Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Thursday, October 25th
Frosty and the Silvertones with Whiskey Kiss
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, FREE, 21+

Tuesday, October 30th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat - 11th annual Halloween Party!

Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Friday, November 16th
The 44s, Henry Carvajal (of the Mighty Flyers), Tommy Eliff (of the Mighty Mojo Prophets)
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
9:00 pm - 2:00 am, $10-$12, 21+

Wednesday, November 21st
Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $12-$15, 21+

Friday, November 23rd
The Sugar Thieves
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

 

Swing Out - Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa, and Blues Festivals and Events around the World
see a full list of events all over the world at: http://www.swingplanit.com/

October 3-7, 2018
GoAt Swing Exchange
Poznań, Poland
https://www.goatswing.com/

October 3-7, 2018
Seoul Lindyfest
Seoul, Republic Of Korea
http://seoullindyfest.wordpress.com

October 19-21, 2018
Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout
Denver, Colorado
http://www.balboablowout.com

October 28-28, 2018
Oslo Lindy Exchange
Oslo, Norway
https://www.facebook.com/events/425716114500887/

November 9-11, 2018
Grenoble Swing Dance Festival
Grenoble, France
http://gsdf.grenobleswing.com

December 26, 2018-January 1, 2019
Lindy Focus XVII
Asheville, NC
http://www.lindyfocus.com/

February 17-24, 2019
Swingin' on the Sea Cruise - Caribbean Swing Dance Cruise
New Orleans, Montego Bay, Grand Cayman Island, and Cozumel
www.LindyCruise.com

On the Web

Each month we will offer you some web videos that are making their way around the world.  These are a great cure for office boredom (to watch only on your lunch break, of course).  Sometimes these will have to do with dance but other times these links will take you to places you may not have been otherwise.  We have a new video page up filled with vintage and new swing dance clips: azlindy.com/videos/

A Day at the Races (1937)  featuring the Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. The dance sequence was nominated for the short-lived Academy Award for Best Dance Direction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfav2ocUpMs

LA Varsity Shag at Camp Hollywood - Open Team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDNjUiTcq1c

Dance Etiquette - Unsolicited Teaching

This is unfortunately one of the more common breaches of dance etiquette. This often happens when a dancer stops in the middle of a song to correct his or her partner, or tell them how to execute a dance figure. Ironically, this error is often committed by individuals who are not fit to teach. Experienced social dancers dance at the level of their partners. Even for experienced dancers, the social dance floor is not the place to teach or to correct your partner. It is better to concentrate on patterns that both partners can do and enjoy. Unsolicited teaching can be humiliating and takes the fun out of dancing.

 

Contemplations - from comedian Mitch Hedberg

"A severed foot is the perfect stocking stuffer."

 

Ten ways to improve your dancing

1. Private lessons are the single best way to learn how to dance
2. Go to group classes and social dancing as often as possible
3. Attend weekend camps for an immersion experience and jump start your dancing
4. Travel and dance out of town
5. Dance with a variety of people, of all dance levels, as much as possible.
6. Watch experienced dancers when you go out, on the internet, and anywhere else you can
7. Record yourself dancing and look at your lines and how you can improve
8. Listen to lots of swing music and dance to live music as often as possible
9. Try other dance forms
10. Have fun, be creative, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes

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