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, April 17th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat - 10 year anniversary!
Live music from the Lava hot Jass Band
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Wednesday, April 18th
Swing dance at Copper Blues - Viva Las Vegas pre-party
Copper Blues - 50 W. Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ
Live rockabilly and swing from Gary & the Gamblers.
7:30pm - Swing dance lesson with Steve Conrad
8:00pm - 11pm dance to live music
FREE, All ages until 10pm

Tuesday, April 24th
Tuesday Night Swing Dance at Fatcat
Fatcat Ballroom - 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, $7, All ages welcome

Sunday, April 29th
Igor and the Red Elvises
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm, $10, 21+

Thursday, May 3rd
Vinyl Hop - Rockabilly Worldwide Mashup Party
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm, FREE, 21+

Saturday, May 5th
Adrianna Marie and Her Groovercutters
Rhythm Room - 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ
9:00 pm - 1:00 am, $10-$12, 21+

Friday, May 11th
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 - May is Blues
8:30pm-9:00pm: Open social dance time
All Ages Welcome, No partner needed, No dance experience necessary
$10 includes dance lesson and dance

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/

April 5-8, 2018
Redwood Coast Music Festival - Emerald Coast Lindy Exchange
Eureka, OR
http://www.emeraldcoastlx.com

April 13-15, 2018
LA Shag Festival
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.lashagfestival.com

April 19 - 22, 2018
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend
Orleans Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
http://www.vivalasvegas.net/

April 20 - 22, 2018
Portland Lindy Exchange
Portland, OR
http://www.pdxlx.com

April 26 - 29, 2018
Midwest Lindy Fest
Minneapolis, MN
http://www.midwestlindyfest.com

May 4 - 6, 2018
Swing Around The Clock
Geneva, Switzerland
http://www.swingaroundtheclock.ch

May 9 - 13, 2018
Castle Hop
Diez an der Lahn, Germany
https://castlehop.weebly.com

May 18 - 20, 2018
Edinburgh Balboa Exchange
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
http://edinburghbalboaexchange.co.uk/

May 25 - 28, 2018
Camp Jitterbug & the Northwest Lindy Hop Championship
Seattle, WA
http://www.campjitterbug.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 30 - August 4th, 2018 (Five separate weeks)
Herräng Dance Camp
Herrang, Sweden
https://www.herrang.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/

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/

Postmodern Jukebox - Don't Stop Believing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UngXu2zwF9E

Behind the Scenes on the Bachelorette Swing Dance Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJayamSp6vA

Dance Etiquette - Personal grooming

A Lindy hoppers guide to Dance etiquette
Dancing is an activity where two people come in close contact. Before a dance it is a good idea to shower and use a deodorant, brush teeth and use mouthwash or breath mint, and abstain from foods that produce strong odors, like those heavy in garlic.
During a dance one can also make dancing more pleasant by checking grooming periodically, freshen up and towel off periodically in the bathroom and in AZ you can bring an extra shirt (or four) with you to the dance, in case you need to change.

 

Contemplations - from comedian Mitch Hedberg

"You know when they have a fishing show on TV? They catch the fish and then let it go. They don't want to eat the fish. They just want to make it late for something."

 

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!!