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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, June 5th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Wednesday, June 6th
FROSTY & THE SILVERTONES and WHISKEY KISS
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 12:00 am, $5, 21+

Friday, June 8th
Second Friday Swing Social at Dance Starz in Phoenix
Dance Starz AZ - 5555 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ
7:30pm - 8:30pm: Dance lesson - new swing era dance each month - June is East Coast Swing
8:30pm-9:00pm: Open social dance time
All Ages Welcome, No partner needed, No dance experience necessary
$10 includes dance lesson and dance

Friday, June 8th
THE PALADINS and GRAVE DANGER
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
9:00 pm - 1:00 am, $16-$20, 21+

Tuesday, June 12th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Saturday, June 16th
Bad News Blues Band
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
9:00 pm - 1:00 am, $8, 21+

Sunday, June 17th
CASH'D OUT and THE EARPS
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm, $15, 21+

Tuesday, June 19th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Wednesday, June 20th
Swing dance at Copper Blues
Copper Blues - 50 W. Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ
Live rockabilly and swing from Gary & the Gamblers.
8:00pm - Swing dance lesson with Steve Conrad
8:30pm - 11pm dance to live music
FREE, All ages until 10pm

Friday, June 22nd
Fourth Friday Swing Social at Dance Starz in Phoenix
Dance Starz AZ - 5555 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ
7:30pm - 8:15pm: East Coast Swing lesson with Steve and Chloe
8:15pm-9:00pm: Int. East Coast or Charleston lesson with James and Pippa
9:00pm - 10:30pm: Dance to Swing DJs
All Ages Welcome, No partner needed, No dance experience necessary
$10 includes dance lesson and dance

Friday, June 22nd
The Sugar Thieves
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10, 21+

Tuesday, June 26th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Tuesday, July 3rd
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat - Stars and Stripes night
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

 

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/

June 1 - 3, 2018
Mala Swing Festival
Chengdu, China
https://www.facebook.com/events/595789350755405/

June 8 - 10, 2018
Paris Balboa Weekend
Paris, France
http://www.parisbalboaweekend.fr

June 15 - 17, 2018
Perth Lindy Jam
Perth, Australia
www.facebook.com/perthlindyjam

June 28 - July 5, 2018
Beantown
Beverly, Massachusetts
http://www.beantowncamp.com

June 30 - August 4th, 2018 (Five separate weeks)
Herräng Dance Camp
Herrang, Sweden
https://www.herrang.com/

July 19 - 22, 2018
Hamburg Balboa Exchange
Hamburg, Germany
http://www.hamburgbalboaexchange.wordpress.com

August 5-12, 2018
Northern Lights Lindy Cruise - Alaskan Swing Dance Cruise 
7-night cruise to Alaska leaving from Vancouver, CAN
http://www.suburbanswing.com/cruise/northernlights.html

August 31- September 3, 2018
Camp Hollywood
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.camphollywood.net/

September 21-23, 2018
Edinburgh Lindy Exchange
Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
http://www.edinburghlindyexchange.co.uk/

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/

Global Shim Sham for Frankie - Lindy hop communities around the world celebrate Frankie Manning's birthday - he would have been 104 on May 26th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_k_BIA_unI

Tribute to Frankie Manning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m34eD21QzUw

Dance Etiquette - Being declined

A Lindy hoppers guide to Dance etiquette
Being declined is always unpleasant. For beginners and shy individuals it is even harder to take, and may discourage them from social dancing. Dance etiquette asks to avoid declining a dance under most circumstances. For example, there is no correct way of refusing an invitation on the basis of preferring to dance with someone else. According to tradition, the only graceful way of declining a dance is either (a) you do not know the dance, (b) you need to take a rest, (c) you have promised the dance to someone else, or (d) you have any reason not to dance with the person asking such as - they hurt you physically or say something to you that makes you uncomfortable. If the reason is (d) please talk to the organizer of the dance and report any behavior that is not appropriate at a dance.

 

Contemplations - from comedian Mitch Hedberg

"I'm against picketing, but I don't know how to show it."

 

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

AZ Swing Dance - Join the AZ Lindy Hop Society for the best swing dance events in the greater Phoenix area!!